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Abersoch Attractions

Môr Glas is a quality self catering holiday home in Abersoch. Abersoch is situated on the Llyn Peninsula in Gwynedd, North Wales, an area of outstanding natural beauty with wonderful views of Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia beyond.

LOCAL BEACHES

Abersoch's Blue Flag beach, with its fine sand and shallow water, is a 2 minute walk from the village centre. The village also enjoys the Harbour Beach and the Warren Beach all within walking distance.

The adjoining coast of the Llyn Peninsula contains a total of 19 beaches, 3 of which have with European Blue Flag status and many are listed in The Good Beach Guide including Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth), Aberdaron, Porth Oer, Nefyn and Llanbedrog (National Trust).

Uncrowded beaches are located at Tudweiliog, Porth Ysgader and Porth Colmon. Another lovely beach with small store and cafe is Whistling Sands, named for the squeaking sound made by the sand when you walk on it.

PLACES TO EAT

Abersoch village has 4 pubs - the Vaynol Arms, St. Tudwal's Inn, The Front Door at The Riverside Hotel and The Brig at the Harbour Hotel. The Sun Inn at Llanengan, renowned for bar food, is a 5 minute drive or a 20 minute stroll from Abersoch and 5 Degrees West combines lovely food with a children's play area and great views.

Abersoch has a huge variety of places to eat including bistros, bars, cocktail lounge, fish and chips and a tea shop. There is an excellent choice of restaurants in the area :

Venetia Boutique Hotel and Restaurant in Abersoch serves fine food and wine

Coconut Kitchen opposite Abersoch Harbour with an excellent reputation as one the best Thai restaurants around

Fresh Cafe Bar and Grill one of best cocktail bars in the area together with an a la carte menu including fresh, local produce

Plas Bodegroes a short drive from Abersoch and is reputed to be the only Welsh restaurant to hold a Michelin star

Egryn Taste serves good pizzas in a family friendly environment as well as a choice of steak or tuna cooked at the table on 350c sizzling 'Egryn Rocks'.

SHOPPING

Abersoch village has a variety of craft, gift, clothing and sports shops in addition to two very well stocked supermarkets.

It is a short drive to Pwllheli which has a choice of many local shops and 4 supermarkets, plus the very popular Wednesday market which sells local lamb and the famous Welsh Black beef.

PLACES TO VISIT

Bounce Below - world’s largest underground trampoline in enormous Snowdonia cavern twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral - with a light show.

Zip World - Europe’s longest zip wire, over a mile long, 500 ft high and up to 100 mph - absolutely brilliant !

Watersports - everything from surfing, sailing, motorboats and yachts through to jet-skis and water skiing. Many properties have space to store a boat and there are several beaches from which boats can be launched. Details available from the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club

Walking and bike rides - there are many routes around the Llyn Peninsula including the National Trust protected headland around Abersoch and Cilan and the magnificent Llyn Coastal Path

Impressive golf courses at Abersoch Golf Club, Nefyn and Pwllheli.

Plas Glyn y Weddw - gallery and arts centre with tea shop in Grade II Victorian Gothic mansion, Llanbedrog

Bardsey Island - mystical Bardsey has long been a place of pilgrimage, boat trips available to see the seals, take a boat around St. Tudwall's Islands to fish, view the seals and wildlife

Portmeirion Village and Gardens - classic Italian village and gardens designed by Clough Williams-Ellis, used as setting for "The Prisoner"

Anglesey Sea Zoo - sea water wildlife in specially constructed viewing tanks

Steam Railways - many narrow gauge railways including world famous route from the sea at Porthmadog into the mountains at Blaenau Ffestiniog and the Llanberis Lake Railway

Castles - Conwy, Harlech, Beaumaris, Criccieth and Caernarvon - magnificent buildings with great views

Snowdonia National Park- home to the highest mountain in Wales with its own mountain railway - 2009 sees the formal opening of Hafod Eryri, the new visitor centre on the summit of Snowdon with panoramic views from a "window on the world" wall of glass, as well as act as the terminus for Snowdon Mountain Railway

Many stunning walking and mountain bike routes around the Llyn Peninsula including the magnificent Llyn Coastal Path

8 HIDDEN THINGS TO DO AROUND ABERSOCH 

There are more ways than ever to have fun around Abersoch in North Wales, some of our favourite things to do around Abersoch you may not know were there :

Mickey's Boat Yard - a working boatyard plus trendy new cafe at the Bwlchtocyn end of Abersoch Main Beach - worth a walk down - the sausage sandwiches are fab as are the views

Bear Grylls Survival Academy - survive in the wild the Bear Grylls way, extreme survival techniques, 1/2 day courses on the stunning Llyn Peninsula, ideal for adults, families & kids

Abersoch Lifeboat Station - open to the public every Thursday from 6.30pm

The restaurant at the Porth Tocyn Hotel in Bwlchtocyn is credited with two rosettes and listed in the pages of the Good Food Guide every year since 1957 - but if you just fancy a gin and tonic on the garden terrace with panoramic views across Cardigan Bay it's a fantastic choice

Wakeboarding at Glasfryn Parc - as well as karting, archery, bowling and quadbikes there are 2 Wake Parc laked tucked away behind the centre where you can learn to wakeboard or if you prefer to stay dry watch the competitions

Fish and Chips from Pwllheli market square - then eat them on Pwllheli Beach, lots of parking & stunning views across CArdigan Bay - it's beautiful

Horse Riding at Cilan Fawr, ideally suited for experienced and novice riders as well as children, all rides are escorted and totally road free, magnificent panoramic views of Hell's Mouth Bay (Porth Neigwl), Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli, Isle of the Saints), Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay

Plas Yn Rhiw - National Trust part 16th century Manor House with ornamental gardens down to the sea & fantastic views across Cardigan Bay