Guide to Abersoch beaches holiday cottages

Guide to Abersoch beaches

Laura Kerslake 26 July 2023

Abersoch is one of the best places for a beach break in the UK. Often called the Welsh Riviera thanks to its unique microclimate, Abersoch offers long golden sands, blues seas, and world-renowned sailing waters. Nestled on the southern edge of the Llyn Peninsula, not only does Abersoch offer amazing beach life but there’s also shopping, lots of things to do, and great places to eat – find out more in our ultimate Abersoch guide here.  

But it’s the beaches that are the main draw, and no matter what the time of year, Abersoch’s beaches are the place to be. And with our beautiful holiday cottages in Abersoch, you won’t be far away from them. Our coastal cottages mean you’re near to the water and if that isn’t close enough for you, check out our gorgeous holiday homes that come with a sea view.  

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Traeth Abersoch (Abersoch Main Beach)

A photograph from behind looking out onto Abersoch beach, the sea. In the foreground are the back of some beach huts.

Abersoch Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the Llyn Peninsula. It’s a long sandy stretch with its famous beach huts running along its back. Popular with all manner of visitors, from families taking advantage of the gently sloping sands for summer fun in the sun, to water sports enthusiasts who can make the most of Traeth Abersoch’s windsurfing and sailing opportunities.  

There is also an area on Abersoch Beach for launching boats and jet skis meaning powered craft owners can take straight to the famous waters (vessels must be registered with Gwynedd Council before launching and a fee is payable).   

The beach also regularly holds international sailing events and other sporting events such as Triathlons and beach sprints, perfect for those who like to do more on a beach than relax in the sun!  

Need to know

Is Traeth Abersoch dog friendly?  

There is a dog ban in force from 1 April to 30 September on the northern part of the beach from the jetty by the car park round to the river mouth – the rest of the beach is dog friendly all year.  

Are there toilets at Traeth Abersoch?  


Where do you park for Traeth Abersoch?  

Abersoch Riding Centre, Golf Rd, Abersoch, Pwllheli LL53 7EY.  

What facilities are there at Traeth Abersoch?  

There’s a café on the beach and further pubs, shops, and restaurants can be found a short walk away in the village.  

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Abersoch Harbour Beach

A photo taken from above showing Harbour Beach. The tide is in so there's just a small amount of sand. In the background there are houses.

Abersoch Harbour Beach is a small sandy beach that straddles the mouth of the River Soch right in the centre of Abersoch village. It’s quieter even during summer months than Traeth Abersoch but does have a very high tide, meaning you should time your visits as there is only a small strip of beach once it’s in.   

Being in the centre of the village, Abersoch Harbour Beach is great for visitors as there are numerous shops, bars, and restaurants just a short walk away to pick up supplies for your beach day.  

If you want to see Abersoch from a new perspective or take a trip to St Tudwal's, Abersoch Land and Sea run boat trips from the harbour; ideal for a day out whilst on holiday in Abersoch.  

Need to Know

Is Abersoch Harbour Beach dog friendly?  

Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 1 April and 30 September.  

Are there toilets at Abersoch Harbour Beach?  

There are public toilets in the village, just a few minutes’ walk from the beach.  

Where do you park for Abersoch Harbour Beach?  

Abersoch Village Hall Car Park, Lon Gwydryn, Abersoch, Pwllheli LL53 7EA . 

What facilities are there at Abersoch Harbour Beach?  

The beach is right in the heart of the village, meaning shops, restaurants, and bars are all within a few minutes of the beach.  

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The Warren Beach, Abersoch

A photo taken from above. It shows the sweeping beach and sea. You can see the chalets of The Warren.

The Warren Beach is a beautiful long stretch with golden sands. It’s a private beach for visitors to The Warren Holiday Park, with public access through the park via the entrance opposite the Fach Farm chalet park. You can also access the beach from the Harbour Beach at very low tide, or from the Llanbedrog Headland end of the beach.  

To take full advantage of The Warren Beach in Abersoch, why not stay at one of our wonderful holiday lodges in the park? The beach will just be a short hop from your accommodation, meaning no issues trying to find parking, or lugging all your beach equipment miles from car to sand, it’s all there on your doorstep to enjoy!  

Need to know

Is The Warren Beach, Abersoch dog friendly?  

The Warren Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year round.  

Are there toilets at The Warren Beach, Abersoch?  

Toilets are available at the beach bar in the middle of the beach.  

Where do you park for The Warren Beach, Abersoch?  

Parking is available on the main road near Fach Farm.  

What facilities are there at The Warren Beach, Abersoch?  

Beach bar and restaurant on the beach.  

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Quarry Beach, Abersoch

A photo taken from above of the cliffs and a small beach, the sea stretches out in the background.

Situated at the end of The Warren Beach you’ll find the much quieter Quarry Beach. With its golden sands and turquoise waters, Quarry Beach is a wonderful place to spend a day, swimming, fishing, relaxing, or having family fun. Or to spend an evening with a BBQ, watching the incredible sunsets.  

Facilities are limited at Quarry Beach which keeps it lovely and quiet even in peak season. Ideal if you’re staying nearby, you can take advantage of a peaceful beach whilst just being a short walk away from your facilities in your very own beautiful holiday home.  

Need to know

Is Quarry Beach, Abersoch dog friendly?  

Quarry Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year round.  

Are there toilets at Quarry Beach, Abersoch?  

The closest toilets are at The Warren Beach, Abersoch.  

Where do you park for Quarry Beach, Abersoch?  

There is a small car park at the beach.  

What facilities are there at Quarry Beach, Abersoch?  

The closest facilities are at The Warren Beach, Abersoch. 

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Machroes Beach, Abersoch

A photo of Machroes Beach. On the left is the sand, with beach goers on it, to the right is the water

To the south of Abersoch, you’ll find the beautiful Machroes Beach. It’s a long sandy beach popular with families, swimmers, sunbathers in the summer, and walkers in the winter. The area is also popular with water sports lovers with sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, and jet-skiing all taking place.  

It’s a quieter option to Abersoch Beach but still within close distance to the village and all its amenities, making it perfect for a quieter experience during the busy peak season.  

Need to know  

Is Machroes Beach, Abersoch dog friendly?  

Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 1st April and 30th September.  

Are there toilets at Machroes Beach, Abersoch?  

Toilets can be found at the southern end of the beach.  

Where do you park for Machroes Beach, Abersoch?  

Machroes Beach Car Park, Abersoch. LL53 7EU.  

What facilities are there at Machroes Beach, Abersoch?  

There is a café and small shop at the southern end of the beach.  

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Stay in Abersoch

If our beach guide has got you dreaming of a beach break in Abersoch, check out our holiday homes in Abersoch.  

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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