Latest Abersoch Coronavirus (Covid 19) News:
Updated: 7th May, 2021:

The home page layout has changed for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. Updates will appear here & on the news page.




May 07 2021

4 x 4 x 48 Challenge To Raise Funds For Abersoch RNLI

Next week (13/15 May) Peadar O’Reilly, Jon Raven and Tom Cropper will run 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours, come rain or shine, starting and finishing at The Warren, Abersoch all in support of Abersoch Lifeboat Station... Read more on the news page...



May 05 2021

Abersoch Dinghy Week Cancelled
Abersoch Dinghy Week, which is normally held towards the end of July each year, has been cancelled for the second year running. The organisers posted a statement on their Facebook page, which states... Read more on the news page...



April 29 2021

Abersoch RNLI & Pwllheli RNLI In Man Overboard Rescue

Abersoch RNLI & Pwllheli RNLI lifeboats were called-out on the afternoon of Tuesday 27th April, following the report of a person in the water at Carreg y Defaid, between Llanbedrog headland and Pwllheli... Read more on the news page...



Updated April 24 2021
Latest Timetable As Restrictions Ease In Wales
The Welsh government has announced some changes to its roadmap, if cases remain low, with the 17th May now a key date for the reopening of indoor hospitality and all tourist accommodation... Read more on the news page...



April 19 2021

New Slipway Under Construction On St. Tudwal's West Island

A new slipway is under construction on St. Tudwal's West Island, which is owned by Bear Grylls. The Gwynedd Council maritime department have issued a notice to mariners regarding the works... Read more on the news page...



April 12 2021

Second Shout In 7 days For Abersoch RNLI

Abersoch RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 1.47pm on Saturday 10th April, to assist a motor cruiser with engine failure.

The 16 foot Quicksilver motor cruiser contacted UK Coastguard for assistance after experiencing engine failure. The vessel broke down south east of St. Tudwal’s Island East with one person on board... Read more on the news page...



April 04 2021

Abersoch RNLI First Call-Out Of The Season

The volunteer crew at Abersoch RNLI were paged at 2.38pm on April 2nd to assist a broken down rib. The rib experienced engine failure between St Tudwal's West and Cilan Headland and the Coastguard was contacted. There were 4 people on board, all wearing lifejackets and carrying a means of calling for help. .. Read more on the news page...



April 01 2021

Travel From Rest Of UK To Re-Start On 12th April
The Welsh government has announced that travel into Wales from the rest of the UK can re-start from the 12th April. Hospitality could open outdoors from the 26th April, though the date for the re-opening of indoor hospitality is yet to be announced, with speculation that it could re-open before the bank holiday at the end of May.
.. Read more on the news page...



March 27 2021

Update On The Campaign To Save Ysgol Abersoch / Abersoch School

Message from the school governors...

"We are delighted to understand that over 150 responses to the Statutory Consultation were sent in. The Education Department were due to publish their report during April ahead of a Cabinet decision being made in May, but this process has been delayed as a result of the upcoming Welsh Assembly elections. Given the large number of responses that were received, and since each response requires consideration and addressing, we believe that this may also be a contributing factor... Read more on the news page...



Updated March 26 2021
Stay Local Restrictions End Tomorrow - Saturday 27th March.
Unrestricted travel within the borders of Wales will be allowed from tomorrow (Saturday 27th March), with self contained tourist accommodation also able to re-open. As travel to Wales from other UK nations is not allowed until the 12th April, at the moment, only those in Wales will be able to use the tourist accommodation... Read more on the news page...



Updated March 12 2021
Self Contained Accommodation To Re-Open
The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, is today setting out the Welsh Government's plans for the lifting of restrictions in Wales. This morning, it looks as though self contained accommodation will be allowed to re-open from the 29th March (edit : changed to 27th), but current restrictions in England would mean that people from there would not be able visit... Read more on the news page...



March 06 2021

Council Confirms Doubling Of Council Tax For Holiday Homes

As expected, a meeting of the full council voted this week to double the rate of council tax on holiday homes and empty properties across Gwynedd. The vote was 38 to 16, despite a public consultation which found that 55% of respondents said that second homes brought "positive benefits." However, the consultation also found that the majority of local respondents were concerned about their impact... Read more on the news page...



February 23 2021

Second Home Council Tax Rise Appears A Foregone Conclusion

A report in the Daily Post suggests that Gwynedd Council are set to go ahead with another rise in council tax on second homes, due to the housing crisis in the county. This will result in second homes seeing the premium rise from an additional 50% to 100%, ie double the rate of other houses... Read more on the news page...



Updated February 20 2021
The Path Out Of Lockdown
The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, yesterday announced details of the potential path out of lockdown in Wales. In terms of the tourism industry, the Easter period is the target date for re-opening businesses, with a focus on self-contained accommodation and tourism attractions with social distancing... Read more on the news page...



Updated January 22 2021

Letter From Ysgol Abersoch - Help Save The School

Dear Friend

We are writing to ask for your support for our unique village school, Ysgol Abersoch.
The future of the school is under review by Gwynedd Council, who, on the 12th January commenced a Statutory Consultation on the proposal to close Ysgol Abersoch on the 31st August 2021.
The Council are ploughing ahead with the consultation despite the Covid 19 restrictions and Lockdown which mean that all the County’s schools are currently closed... Read more on the news page...



Updated January 15 2021
Abersoch RNLI Rescue On Saving Lives At Sea

The Abersoch RNLI Lifeboat team were on the BBC "Saving Lives At Sea" series yesterday evening, following the rescue of a young paddleboarder off Aberdaron back in the summer. The dramatic account of the rescue, including footage from the crew cams, highlights the professionalism of all involved, which undoubtedly saved a young man's life. It should be remembered, that the lifeboat crew... Read more on the news page...



Updated January 15 2021
Good News From Llanbedrog
Llanbedrog pharmacy will become the first in Wales to bring vaccines for Covid into the Pen Llyn community. 50 people are expected to be vaccinated today... Read more on the news page...



January 14 2021

Ysgol Abersoch Closure Consultation Extended

The BBC are reporting today that the time to object to the proposed closure of Ysgol Abersoch (Abersoch School), has been extended by a week. However, some feel that this extension does not go far enough.

The BBC reports that, "The original consultation was launched on January 5 to run until February 16, but has been extended to February 23.

Campaigners who fear closure will threaten the Welsh-speaking nature of the village claim the original deadline did not allow enough time to respond... Read more on the news page...



Updated January 08 2021
Abersoch RNLI bid a fond farewell by Zoom to long serving RNLI volunteer.

In keeping with much of the last 12 months, Abersoch RNLI turned to technology to celebrate Steve Fox’s retirement. Steve, more fondly known as Foxy, first joined the volunteer crew at Abersoch RNILI in 1988 following his move to the area from the Wirral. He started as a crew member and after completing his training in Cowes he became a helmsman on the station’s Atlantic 21 lifeboat ‘... Read more on the news page...



Updated December 23 2020
Haulfryn Team Delivers Festive Donations To Pwllheli Food Bank

Team members from the Haulfryn Group, which operates five holiday parks across North Wales, have delivered donations to the Pwllheli Food Bank in time for the festive period.

 Nick McCann and Helen Thomas from Gimblet Rock in Pwllheli, along with Jessie Jones and Jo Sapsford-Williams from The Warren in Abersoch, delivered a car-load of not only essentials, but also Christmas treats including food, mince pies, chocolate selection boxes and toys following collections from staff at both sites... Read more on the news page...



December 2020

Gwynedd Council Survey For Second Home Council Tax Increase

Second homes have been charged a 50% premium on the annual council tax bill in the last year, however, Gwynedd Council are now considering raising the premium to the maximum allowed, which is 100%, which would mean a doubling of council tax. This would also apply to long term empty dwellings... Read more on the news page...



Updated December 20 2020
Another Lockdown
The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, yesterday brought forward restrictions which were planned to come into force after Christmas... Read more on the news page...



Updated December 18 2020
Abersoch RNLI Delighted To Receive A Generous Donation From Lost At Sea Brewery.

Abersoch RNLI said a big thank you to brothers and business owners, Ollie and Mike, of Lost At Sea Brewery following their generous ‘milestone’ donation. The two brothers, who have a long family connection with Pen Llyn, have pledged to donate 5p from the sale of every can of Lost At Sea ale to the RNLI... Read more on the news page...



Updated December 07 2020
New Plans For Abersoch White House
The Daily Post is reporting today that there are new plans for the development of the site which was formerly occupied by the White House Hotel. The old hotel was knocked down in 2016 after many years of standing derelict and it is reported that a new developer, Providence Gate, are aiming to increase the number of rooms available to 60... Read more on the news page...



Updated December 01 2020
Pubs, Cafes & Restaurants See New Restrictions From Friday
The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, announced yesterday that all pubs, cafes and restaurants will be banned from serving any alcohol from Friday and will have to close to customers each day at 6pm. Read more on the news page...



Updated November 13 2020
Local Businesses Make A Generous Donation To Abersoch RNLI.
Abersoch RNLI have said a big thank you to the The Little Tea Rooms and
Mickey’s Boatyard for their generous donations... Business owners Carron Wright, The Little Tea Rooms and Lisa Griffiths, Mickeys Boatyard, wanted to help after hearing that the Abersoch RNLI Annual New Year’s Day Dip for January 2021 had been cancelled due to the current pandemic... Read more on the news page...



Updated November 10 2020
Abersoch RNLI Virtual Challenge Raises £791

From Abersoch Lifeboat... "Well Done to everyone who participated in our Abersoch RNLI Virtual Challenge during October. You all raised a huge £791, that’s 169 miles run, 278miles walked, 12miles hiked, 1079miles cycled and 6miles on a cross trainer...

... Read more on the news page...



Updated November 08 2020
After Lockdown - Rules From Monday 9th November
With the "firebreak lockdown about to come to an end, the Welsh Government has released the details of the rules and regulations which will be in place from the 9th November. In relation to the tourism industry, travel into Wales from other countries...

... Read more on the news page...



November 06 2020

Statement From The Governors Of Ysgol Abersoch

"As governors of Ysgol Abersoch we would like to make it clear that a decision to close Ysgol Abersoch has not been made. Any implication otherwise is highly damaging to the school’s prospects of remaining open, since misleading reports can severely undermine the confidence of prospective parents..." ... Read the full statement on the news page..



November 02 2020

Abersoch RNLI Pumpkin Carving Competiton Winner

The winner has been announced...
... Read more on the news page...



October 30 2020

RIP Rob Smith

Some very sad news, with the passing of Rob Smith.

Many visitors to Abersoch will have known Rob as the manager of Abersoch Boatyard. Rob was a talented musician, passionate cricket and rugby follower, dedicated and enthusiastic shop manager and someone who made an impression on all who knew him.
... Read more on the news page..



Updated October 24 2020 (9.00am)
- Lockdown Part 2
- Abersoch RNLI New Year Sponsored Sea Dip Cancelled
- Ysgol Abersoch Governors Appeal To Council Cabinet

Read more on the news page..



Updated October 19 2020 (12.50pm)
Wales To Go Into Lockdown For 17 Days From Friday 23rd October
A 17 day "firebreak" lockdown will start for the whole of Wales on Friday 23rd October at 6pm.

Details are as follows:

- people must stay at home, except for very limited purposes
- people must not visit other households or meet other people they do not live with
- certain businesses and venues, including bars, restaurants and most shops must close
- secondary schools will provide learning online only for the week after half-term, other than for children in years seven and eight. Primary schools and childcare settings will remain open.
- face coverings continue to be mandatory...

... Read more on the news page..



Updated October 15 2020 (5.20pm)
Wales To Ban Visitors From UK Covid Hotspots
The First Minister has announced that a ban on visitors to Wales from Covid hotspots will come into force from 6pm on Friday (16th October)... Read more on the news page..



Updated October 11 2020 (8.25am)
- Scrutiny Committee Asks Cabinet To Reconsider Abersoch School Closure
- Bangor In Lockdown - But Rest Of Gwynedd Sees No Further Restrictions

Read more on the news page..



Updated October 04 2020 (8.30am)
- Gwynedd Residents Urged To Follow Covid-19 Rules To Avoid Local Restrictions
- Abersoch RNLI Virtual Bike Challenge
- School Closure Decision Goes To Scrutiny Committee

Read more on the news page..



Updated September 30 2020 (7.00am)
Is Travel To Abersoch & Pen Llyn Still Allowed?

With local lockdowns across parts of the north of England and now about to begin in some North Wales counties such as Conwy, we have been asked whether it is still OK to travel to the Abersoch area. The best explantation we have seen so far comes from an article in the Daily Post, written by their business correspondent Owen Hughes... Read more on the news page...



Updated September 23 2020 (7.00am)
Pubs & Restaurants To Close At 10pm From Thursday

The latest restrictions were announced yesterday by First Minister, Mark Drakeford... Read more on the news page..



September 20 2020

Parents & Governors To Fight Abersoch School Closure

There is anger from those involved with the running of Abersoch school and from parents regarding the news that the Gwynedd Council cabinet had voted to embark on a process which would result in the school closing next year.
No one from Ysgol Abersoch School, whether they are staff, governors or parents, have been notified of the cabinet's decision, which was made on Tuesday 15th September... Read more on the news page..



September 16 2020

Gwynedd Council Cabinet Votes For Abersoch School Closure
Abersoch village school is set to close in the summer of next year (2021). This follows a vote taken by the cabinet of Gwynedd Council, who decided to continue with the process which will eventually lead to the school's closure... Read more on the news page..



Updated September 11 2020 (7.30am)
Tightening Of Restrictions Expected

The First Minister of Wales has said this morning that from Monday (14th September), the limit on the number of people who can meet indoors at any one time will be reduced to 6... of which all must be from the same extended household group. Also, the wearing of facemasks will become compulsory in all shops and indoor public spaces... Read more on the news page..


Updated August 31 2020 (8.45am)

A Thought From John Gosling Chair of ADTTA

(Abersoch and District Trade & Tourism Association (and TIC)

"I would like to thank all who have visited Abersoch and this wonderful area since Covid 19 restrictions were lifted. The summer period is always very busy for us as we welcome back visitors many of whom come back year on year. 2020 will be remembered by many of us for different reasons, none more than Covid 19. We who live in Abersoch all year round will remember it for rediscovering our village, beaches and wonderful countryside... Read more on the news page..



Updated August 19 2020 (8.25am)
Strong Winds & High Tides Over The Coming Days

As mentioned on this morning's weather forecast page, there are some gales and severe gales in the forecast for the coming days. As well as the gales, the combination of low pressure, increasing amounts of swell, wind strength and some spring tides, could easily result in the high tides becoming enhanced... Read more on the news page..



Updated August 12 2020 (9.30am)
Abersoch Lifeboat Saves Paddleboarder

A well equipped paddleboarer was pulled from the water last weekend, after being swept out to sea from Aberdaron Bay... Read more on the news page..



Updated August 03 2020 (1.55pm)

Abersoch Lifeboat Call Out To Porth Neigwl

The Abersoch Inshore Lifeboat was called out yesterday after a 999 call reported a young person in difficulty in the sea at Porth Neigwl. The lifeboat was launched quickly. On arrival, the person/persons in difficulty were ashore and safe. Two Abersoch lifeboat volunteer crew members landed on the beach to provide casualty care advice, along with help from the Abersoch Coastguard team... read more on the news page..



Updated July 31 2020 (8.20am)
Indoor Areas Of Restaurants & Pubs To Re-Open On Monday...

The Welsh Government has confirmed that indoor dining at restaurants, pubs and cafes can resume from Monday 3rd August... read more on the news page..



Updated July 23 2020 (8.20am)
Abersoch Lifeboat Call Out 21/07/2020
The Abersoch Lifeboat Volunteer Crew were paged by HM Coastguard and tasked to assist a cruiser with mechanical difficulties anchored off South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club... read more on the news page...



Updated July 22 2020 (9.25am)
Abersoch Lifeboat Call Out 19/07/2020
Abersoch Lifeboat were tasked on Sunday by HM Coastguard following a report of a stranded Kayaker on Gwylan Island off the coast of Aberdaron, who’d got into difficulty with a strong tide running... read more on the news page...


Updated July 19 2020 (3.40pm)
Starting To Look Normal!

The sunshine has returned to Abersoch today, with the main beach looking much more like a normal, sunny, July Weekend day. Those on the beach report that most groups were carrying out social distancing...read more on the news page...



Updated July 11 2020 (8.40am)
The Start Of The 2020 Season Arrives...

Finally, the 2020 summer season can start to begin today, with self contained, self catering properties and caravan / chalet parks able to re-open.

Further easing of restrictions were announced yesterday by the Welsh Governement... read more on the news page...



Updated July 06 2020 (6.15pm)
Extended Households...

The extended household rules are causing a little bit of confusion in terms of the potential impact on holiday accommodation... The Welsh Gov has said that... read more on the news page...



Updated July 06 2020 (7.25am)
Visitors Are Able To Return From Today...

The 5 mile travel restriction across Wales has been lifted today, meaning that Abersoch is once again open to visitors. Those wishing to stay in rented self catering accommodation will have a few more days to wait, as that sector re-opens on the 11th July, which is also the date when the caravan parks are expected to re-open.


Updated July 03 2020 (1.40pm - updated 3.20pm)
Local Services Set To Resume Next Week...

News from the council today regarding the resumption of some of the tourism related services. We'll post more info as we receive it over the coming days... but here is the latest info...

- the beach patrol is expected to re-commence from Tuesday 7th July.

- Lon Golff slipway barrier opened Wed 8th July (open 10am to 8pm)

- launching permitted - all craft must be registered prior to launching. Payments taken by card preferably at the beach office next to Lon Golff toilets (not on slipway as in previous years)...

read more on the news page...



Updated July 02 2020 (1.55pm)
Self Contained Holiday Accomm Opening Brought Forward To 11th July...

The Latest update from the Welsh Government brings forward the date when self contained holiday accommodation can open, to the 11th July This means the Saturday to Saturday booking week can be maintained for that first week of opening... read more on the news page...


March 2020 - June 2020 Covid updates - see the news page...


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Croeso! Mae croeso cynnes Cymreig yn eich aros ar benrhyn Llyn - lle gellwch ddarganfod harddwch a heddwch unigryw - a chlywed iaith hynaf Ewrop yn cael ei siarad.

Abersoch is situated on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales and has become a very popular village seaside resort. Great beaches, internationally recognised sailing waters, pleasant climate and beautiful scenery, all set in the heartland of the Welsh language provide a special combination.Abersoch

Why visit Abersoch? Abersoch is the sort of place that people return to year after year. It has a certain special something that is very difficult to describe in words. We hope this website will provide you with an insight into what makes Abersoch special and be of interest to both those who have never been here and those who are regular visitors.


Chatel News & Events   Abersoch Weather Forecast & Tide Information

The weather forecast page is regularly updated on 360+ days of the year and provides a overview of the Abersoch weather for the next few days, based on a variety of charts and information. Local tide info can be found on the right hand side of this home page.

Click here for the weather page...



Chatel News & Events   Where To Stay In Abersoch

Looking for somewhere to stay? Check out our accommodation section which has links to many local establishments, agencies and self catering accommodation in and around the Abersoch area. Whether it is a B&B, hotel, guest house, cottage, chalet, house, bungalow, caravan or a campsite ... you can find them by clicking here...



Chatel News & Events   Abersoch Webcams & Photos

Abersoch has several webcams that can be accesses via our webcam page. We also have regularly updated photos from the area in our popular "recent photos" section by John Wormald of Totally Abersoch. All these can be accessed by using the webcam tab on the menu at the top of each page.



Chatel News & Events   Abersoch Guides

Our Guides sections (see menu above) give you an opportunity to browse information on many of our local places of interest, beaches, watersports and other activities in the area. There is also a photo tour from our excellent local photographer - Martin Turtle of Turtle Photography. There is also a large selection of old postcards.



Chatel News & Events   Abersoch Events

Abersoch hosts a variety of intersting events each year including ... the RNLI New Years' Day Dip, Glass Butter Beach, The Abersoch Regatta Events including the Raft Race, the Abersoch Triple Crown including 10K Race, Sprint Triathlon and Half Marathon, local national and international sailing events via SCYC and the annual North Wales Open Surfing Contest. For news of these and other Abersoch events click here.



Chatel News & Events   Abersoch Activities & Watersports

Abersoch is a fantastic location for a number of activities and especially watersports. As an internationally famous sailing area, the waters also provide opportunities for powered boating, fishing, surfing, windsurfing, canoeing and the recently very popular sport of paddle boarding. Links to these and other activities can be found via the "actvities" menu tab.



Chatel News & Events   Abersoch Property For Sale

Our property for sale section has a selection of local chalets, caravans and houses for sale and we have helped sell a large number of these over the last few years. If you are looking to buy a chalet, or are interesed in advertising your property for sale on the site, then you can contact us in the property section by clicking here ...



Chatel News & Events   Local Listings / Local Services / Shops & Restaurants

Use the local listings menu tab at the top of the page to access information on local services and tradesmen including builders, electricians, gardeners, cleaners, painters and plumbers alongside adverts for local shops and restaurants, properties for sale, boats for sale and also the latest local job vacancies.



More and more people are visiting Abersoch "out of season" as Abersoch is not just about summertime! More businesses in the village are remaining open longer throughout the year - including the cafes and restaurants and more of the shops. You will find that the shops often have winter sales on with bargains you would not normally find during the "season". So if you fancy getting away from all the hustle and bustle of life - maybe a weekend or day trip to Abersoch "out of season," might be the answer.

If you are lucky with the weather there are plenty of sheltered sun traps - and it is not unusual to see sunbathers on Abersoch Main Beach in mid-winter!