Abersoch Beach

Abersoch is a popular seaside resort on the Llyn Peninsula about 7 miles southwest of Pwllheli. It takes its name from the Afon Soch River which feeds into the harbour at the south end of the beach. Originaly a fishing port, Abersoch is now a top spot for dinghy sailing and watersports including windsurfing and jet skiing. Occasional surf around the corner at Hell’s Mouth or Porth Ceiriad. 

The Beach regularly hosts international sailing events which provide a wonderful spectacle. If you feel like getting on the water you can take boat trips to St Tudwal and Bardsey Island.

Close to Snowdonia National Park, there are views of Snowdon from the long sandy beach which is east facing and sheltered. The beach is considered safe for swimming and bathing with no waves, currents or rips in normal conditions. In addition there’s an exclusion zone within a series of markers to keep swimmers away from boats and other watersports hazards.
There is a beach café, toilets and a slipway for boats with shops and pubs in the village nearby. Services include beach huts which are available for rent.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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

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  • Sailing
  • Wind surfing

Nearest town



LL53 7DP

OS grid ref.

SH 3163 2788

Water quality

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Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Abersoch Beach Reviews

Lovely beach

Aug 24th 2021

It really is a love beach and town centre.
The beach made so much better by the dog ban, for most of the beach. The kids can play without irresponsible owners allowing there dogs to run around frightening people and children. Dog owners seem to think everyone in the world loves dogs, this is not the case, sorry!

Jul 24th 2021

Love the beach and swimming in the sea


Oct 16th 2020

The beaches are not dog friendly infact in summer dogs are not allowed on any of the beaches in the village,only at the Warren and far end of main beach very unfriendly.

Very nice beach

Oct 01st 2020

Long sandy beach -best in area?

What did we get wrong?