Beaches of Abersoch and the Llŷn


There is one thing that Abersoch and the surrounding peninsula does exceptionally well, and that's the beach! There are beaches dotted all around the coastline and there is always a beach to suit every mood and occasion, whether that be a family barbecue on one of the longest days of summer, a morning's exploring of creature filled rock pools or a walk to discover a secret sandy cove. 

Abersoch Main Beach with its fine sand and shallow water, is a 2 minute walk from the village centre. The village also enjoys the Harbour Beach and the Warren Beach all within walking distance.

The adjoining coast of the Llŷn Peninsula contains numerous other beaches, 3 of which have with European Blue Flag status. Many are listed in The Good Beach Guide including Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth), Aberdaron, Porthor, Nefyn and Llanbedrog. 

Some of the beaches on the more real side of the peninsula, such as Tywyn in Tudweiliog, Porth Ysgaden and Porth Colmon are less crowded but equally as beautiful and treasured. Another lovely beach with a small shop and cafe on site is Porthor, colloquially known as Whistling Sands because of the unique squeaking sound the sand makes when you walk on it! 


Beach huts at Abersoch

Abersoch Beach

Abersoch Main Beach is a beautiful stretch of sand bordered with particularly infamous beach huts. Its sheltered waters are now host to more water sports than anywhere else on the peninsula. Whether heading for a little trip round the islands or going for a wakeboard, these waters are always favourable. There are dog restrictions from May to September but these are only on one side of the beach. There are no less than three beach cafes so wherever you are on the beach, you'll be in reach of a snack or a beverage! There is also a friendly lady offering hair braids for most of the year and the majestic yacht club just out to the sea on the left hand side. The Yacht Club is the South Caernarfonshire Yacht Club, known as SCYC and is the host of an abundance of local and international sailing events throughout the year. Nearby is Abersoch Sailing School where you can try your hand at some water sports and even gain a qualification. Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the fastest growing water sport and Abersoch Main Beach is the perfect place to grab a board and have a go. This beach is not to be missed and is a Blue Flag Beach as well as being Good Beach Guide recommended. Parking facilities are available at several sites.