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. Originally 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
Dogs friendly beach?
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.
- Wind surfing
OS grid ref.
SH 3163 2788
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Abersoch Beach Reviews
Beware the Jet-skis
A beautiful beach but spoiled in August by a plethora of jet -skis etc which appear to have taken over and pollute the beach with diesel fumes and noise. Vehicles are allowed to tow along the beach and powered buggies allowed to access beach huts (many of which are looking really scruffy I might add!) Very unsafe for toddlers!
It is a shame that the beach cannot be managed more effectively for the benefit of the vast majority of people who just want a pleasant day on the beach and not be sitting on the beach equivalent of a large traffic island!
I can only assume that this is allowed because is is lucrative for the local community who presumably breathe a somewhat cynical sigh of relief when the summer is over and they can enjoy their beach!
I found the best time for a walk was seven o’clock in the morning. Later in the day with the family you just have to put up with things or drive elsewhere. Such a shame for such a lovely beach which, out of season, must be beautiful.
Love the beach and swimming in the sea
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
PhilipOct 01st 2020
Long sandy beach -best in area?
SteveAug 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!