Abersoch Holiday Cottages
Abersoch is a real treasure which has a special place in the hearts of many, for all sorts of different reasons. It captures the attention of all who visit and remains in the memory forever. Originally a traditional fishing port, boats can still be seen in the pretty bay, though today’s boats aren’t all after a catch. People to take to the water for everything from wakeboarding, to dolphin spotting, to on-boat barbecuing!
The village is set on the south coast of the Llŷn and the anyone looking out into the East on a clear day will be fortunate enough to take in breath-taking sweeping views of Harlech and Barmouth over a halcyon sea, with the St Tudwals’ Islands East and West a little closer to the shore.
Abersoch translates to ‘the mouth of the river Soch’ and the golden sands where the river meets the sea form some of the most stunning beaches in Britain. These beaches are all different in their features but equal in their charm. Whether ambling down to the harbour to catch crabs off the jetty is your thing, or taking the dogs for a walk over the groynes towards Bwlchtocyn, these special beaches really do have something to offer for everyone.
It isn’t all about the beaches either. Abersoch is home to several chain stores including Jack Wills, Fat Face, White Stuff, QUBA and co and Crew Clothing, as well as unique boutiques that you won’t find anywhere else, such as First Light, Coastal Culture and the newly opened Breeze. You’ll never be short of something to eat as there are restaurants to suit all taste buds. Thai restaurant Coconut Kitchen recently won a Food Wales award and Mexican eatery Manana was also shortlisted. There is also the newly opened The Hub which specialises in Italian cuisine and Porter’s Cove just across the street who have quickly gained approval for their hanging kebabs. Just up the road is Fresh, renowned for its fabulous steaks or you can pop down to Zinc to sample something from their grill. If a long day on the beach has worked up a thirst, there is no nicer place to enjoy a cold glass of wine than Abersoch. You can choose from a relaxed pint on the St Tuds patio, complete with children’s play area or a cool cider in the Vaynol beer garden- a real sun trap!
People come to Abersoch for all sorts of different reasons. Walkers will love the simply stunning coastal path with some of the most wonderful views in Wales. Water sports fanatics can wakeboard, paddle board and surf to their hearts’ content and there are lessons available for all of these in several local establishments meaning that anyone from the complete novice to confident experts can take to the water. Abersoch is also home to one of the friendliest golf courses around, comprising of holes that hug the coastline and tremendous panoramic views. Boat trips are available from the village, to fish or simply to go spotting the seals and dolphins who make their home in the bay along with all sorts of other birds and wildlife.
There really is something for everyone in this unique coastal village, whether you be visiting during the height of summer or the Sunday roast season of winter! Locals and visitors alike are welcoming and friendly, and you might even find yourself learning a spot of Welsh!