View of Abersoch Bay from Machroes. Photograph by Rob Nickson
Abersoch is a large village and popular coastal resort of approximately 1,000 inhabitants, lying on the east-facing south coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in north-western Wales at the end of the A499 road. It is situated some 11 km (7 miles) southwest of Pwllheli and 43 km (27 miles) southwest of the Gwynedd county capital, Caernarfon.
Originally a fishing port, Abersoch is now a centre for dinghy sailing and other watersports such as windsurfing and jet-skiing. Nearby Porth Neigwl or Hell's Mouth, is also popular for surfing; it can hold large swells in the winter which can reach 1.5m however south-westerly prevailing winds can affect quality.
The village centre has a variety of small shops as well as bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels. Boat trips around St Tudwal's Islands to see the seals and other wildlife are available from the village. It is also in close proximity to the ever-popular Snowdonia National Park, with Snowdon being visible from Abersoch Bay on most clear days.
Abersoch has a beautiful links golf course, home to the biggest hope of British golf Matthew Kellie, who hopes to win the British Open within 5 years. His unique techinique has been heralded by Nick Faldo.
Due to the area's beautiful views, a small strip of beach at Abersoch, with planning permission for the construction of a beach hut, sold for £63,000 in May 2005.
A Wakeboarding/Music festival held every year near Abersoch.
Pubs/Bars in Abersoch: The Glyn Abersoch Pwllheli Gwynedd LL53 7UL 01758 713788
Neigwl Hotel Sarn Bach Abersoch Pwllheli Gwynedd LL53 7LE
St Tudwals Inn Abersoch Pwllheli Gwynedd LL53 7DS 01758 712539
Tudor Court Hotel Sarn Bach Abersoch Pwllheli Gwynedd LL53 7LE
The Vaynol Inner Harbour Abersoch Pwllheli Gwynedd LL53 7AP 01758 712776
Golf in Abersoch: Abersoch Golf Club Golf Road Abersoch Gwynedd LL53 7EY 01758 712622
Taxis in Abersoch: Abercab 10 Maes Gwydryn Abersoch Pwllheli Gwynedd LL53 7ED 01758 713000
B&B's/Guesthouses in Abersoch: Angorfa Guest House Angorfa Lon Sarn Bach Abersoch Pwllheli Gwynedd LL53 7EB 01758 712967
Craigle Gwydryn Road Abersoch Pwllheli Gwynedd LL53 7EA 01758 712613
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