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Abersoch © Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales

AbersochOriginally a small fishing village, Abersoch has become a mecca for the ‘yacht-set’ weekenders with its great beaches and clear waters offering numerous water-sports, diving and fishing, with horse riding and an immaculate golf course all nearby.

Arguably, it biggest attraction is It’s ‘micro-climate’, this being attributed to its location on the Llyn, surrounded by the sea on three sides and its proximity to the Gulf Stream. The harbour beach is great for crabbing and watching the boats being taken out to sea. The larger ‘town’ beach is sandy and gently sloping flanked by some of the most expensive beach huts in Wales. There are a couple of beach cafes which offer refreshments.

AbersochBoats just out to sea at Abersoch
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The village itself has a number of good restaurants and a couple of pubs which have children’s play areas. There are some up-market boutiques and curio-souvenir shops.

Abersoch is home to the annual Jazz Festival, spread over a weekend, the festival attracts artistes and fans from all over the world. In July Abersoch hosts Wakestock, an annual three-day mix of wakeboarding competition and popular music (the music festival held on a large camp site nearby at Penrhos). There is also the Abersoch Regatta, a sailing event and West Coast Surf, an open surfing competition also held every year.

WakestockRight:- Wakestock
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To the west of Abersoch, at Y Rhiw, you will find Plas yn Rhiw, a 17th century Welsh manor house set in ornamental gardens with outstanding views of the bay, Plas yn Rhiw is now owned and run by the National Trust.

As the road climbs and passes by Porth Neigwl or Hell’s Mouth, there is another chance to view this huge exposed stretch of sand and bay which really should not be missed.. This beach is highly rated as the best for surfing in North Wales.

History tells us that in early Christian times the Llyn Peninsular was a land of saint and pilgrims, hill forts, holy wells and small churches, many of which the remains can still be seen. The area is soaked in early celtic history and up to 20,000 saints are allegedly buried on Ynys Enlli or Bardsey Island, the island of ‘strong currents’.

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  Abersoch

Abersoch
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