Abersoch Main Beach is one of the most visited beaches on the Lleyn Peninsula. This is partly due to the large number of tourists which flock to the fashionable seaside resort of Abersoch, but it is also because it is an excellent beach in its own right.
East facing and sheltered it has no significant rips or currents – consequently it is a good place to swim, although rough water conditions can occur in an easterly wind. It is popular with wind surfers, wake boarders, water skiers and powerboat users; in the summer months there are also many yachts that moor in the bay. If you fancy a boat trip, why not head out for a circuit of the St Tudwal’s Islands or around the end of the peninsula to Bardsey Island? The views on these boat trips are fantastic and there is much wildlife to be seen.
Beach chalets are available for hire, either on a daily or weekly basis. There is a shop and café at the top of the beach but Abersoch also has numerous shops, bars and cafes, plus several watersport shops. The village plays host to a number of sailing events and is home to Wakestock, the famous wakeboard music festival, which is held in July of each year.
The neighbouring Harbour Beach gives a quieter alternative; it is especially good at low tide when a large area of sand is revealed.
Between the 1st of April and 30th September sections of the beach are designated as a dog exclusion area.
Approach / parking:
There is a car park fairly close to the beach.