Probably the most famous resort on the Llŷn
Peninsula is Abersoch. The village lies towards the southern tip of
the peninsula, and it's bay is sheltered by St. Tudwal's Islands.
This makes it ideal for water sports of many kinds. The area has an
active boating community, however, there is no large harbour or
marina here. The harbour there is comprises two parts, the inner
harbour, which is only accessible on very high tides for most boats.
The outer harbour is accessible every high tide, but still dries out
as the tide drops. Many boats are moored up in the bay as it is so
The village has two beaches, both east facing,
separated by the Penbennar headland, with the main beach to the
south and the harbour beach to the north.
The village has a resident population smaller
than that of even Aberdaron at a little under 1,000 - however, this
must swell to at least double that figure during the high season.
The village is the south-western terminus of the A499 giving the
village good access from Pwllheli.
The village centre has a variety of shops, banks,
cafes and restaurants. Free parking in the village is very limited
indeed and high fees are charged on the car parks by the beach, and
it is best to head for the village hall car park where the fee is
not so high or the Bwlchtocyn end of the main beach for free
parking outside of peak holiday periods.
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