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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.

     
 

Latest Abersoch News & Coronavirus (Covid 19) News:
Updated: 20th November, 2021:

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

 

 

 

PINNED POST (Latest news below)
Abersoch RNLI New Year's Day Dip Cancelled

Message from the organisers (20/11/2021):
"It is with great regret that Abersoch RNLI is no longer able to hold the traditional New Year’s Day Dip. This is due to new health and safety protocols put in place by RNLI Headquarters and their insurers. The demands of these new requirements are such that we have no alternative to cancelling the Dip... Read more on the news page...

 

 

PINNED POST (Latest News Below)
Abersoch Christmas Weekend To Go Ahead
The organisers of the annual Christmas Weekend in Abersoch have confirmed that an event will take place this year on Fri 26th and Sat 27th Novemeber... details are being added, with more to come... Read more on the news page...

 

 

November 14 2021

Press Release From Ysgol Abersoch Governors

"Gwynedd Council Cabinet’s decision to close Ysgol Abersoch on 31 December 2021 delivers a devastating blow to our children, their families, our community and language. Our efforts to keep open the school have been dismissed through rhetoric and it is beyond belief that this decision has been made in the interests of the children... Read more on the news page...

 

 

November 14th 2021
Abersoch RNLI Receives Kind Donation From Parwich Oddfellows

Sue McCann, volunteer Fundraising Chair, received the donation from Parwich Oddfellows (Derbyshire), who raised £570.00 at a recent race night for Abersoch RNLI...

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

 

 

October 15th 2021
Abersoch RNLI Assist Casualty Taken Ill During Family Day Out.

The volunteer crew received a request from UK Coastguard following reports of a male casualty feeling unwell on board a vessel in Porth Ceiriad. The crew were paged at 14.54 and the ‘Peter and Ann Setten’ Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched at 15.08pm and was requested to give initial medical assistance and then subsequent medical extraction...

Read more on the news page...

 

 

October 01 2021

Consultation On "Strengthening Enforcement Of The Dangerous Use of Recreational & Personal Watercraft"

This is an open consultation. From the UK Gov website:

"Consultation description
Proposes changing legislation to place bring recreational and personal watercraft within scope of the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995... Read more on the news page...

 

 

October 01 2021

Open Consultation - Local taxes For Second Homes & Self-Catering Accommodation

From the Welsh Gov Website:

"We are consulting on the discretionary powers which allow local authorities to levy a higher rate of council tax on second homes... Read more on the news page...

 

 

October 01 2021

Abersoch & Llanengan To Merge In Council Boundary Shake Up

Gwynedd Council is set to lose 6 councillors after Welsh government ministers approved recommendations from a bounday commission. The result of this will be for the wards of Abersoch and Llanengan to merge into one new ward... Read more on the news page...

 

 

September 29 2021
Harbour Hotel Site Development To Finally Begin

In some positive news for the local economy and for future employment opportunities, it has been announced today that the site of the former Harbour Hotel, will see building work commence on a new hotel, spa and apartments. The work is expected to commence in Spring 2022... Read more on the news page...

 

 

September 29 2021

School Governors To Appeal To Gov After Council's Decision To Close School

The cabinet of Gwynedd Council voted yesterday to confirm the closure of Ysgol Abersoch at the end of this year. Pupils currently at the school will be transferred to a neighbouring school in January 2022. School governors have vowed to continue the fight against closure, by appealing the decision to the Welsh government... Read more on the news page...

 

 

September 05 2021
Abersoch RNLI Called To Another Paddleboard Incident
The lifeboat crew were paged by UK Coastguard at 16.41pm Wednesday 1st
September 2021 following reports of two paddleboarders in difficulty at Porth
Neigwl... Read more on the news page...

 

 

September 04 2021
Abersoch RNLI Receive Kind Donation From SCYC Mirror Fleet.

South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club recently hosted the annual Mirror Dinghy Week and kindly donated the entry fees to Abersoch RNLI. Read more on the news page...

 

 

August 27 2021
Several Call-outs To Paddleboarders In Difficulty For Abersoch RNLI.

The busy summer season has seen Abersoch RNLI volunteer crew being tasked a number of times to paddleboarders in difficulty in the bay and they are urging people to be mindful of the weather and tide conditions before setting out... Read more on the news page...

 

 

August 12 2021
Advice For Paddleboarders From The RNLI

Abersoch RNLI have offered some advice due to the increase in call outs for Paddleboarders...
... Read more on the news page...

 

 

August 11 2021
Abersoch RNLI Called Out To Struggling Paddleboarders
Abersoch RNLI volunteer crew were paged by UK Coastguard at 11.21am Monday 9 August to following reports of a paddleboarder in difficulty off Abersoch main beach.

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

 

 

August 09 2021
Further Incidents Over The Weekend
Following on from Friday's tragedy, the Abersoch RNLI lifeboat was tasked to Porth Neigwl to reports of children in difficulty in the water. The call was cancelled, as a member of the public and former qualified beach lifeguard and surf instructor, who was on the beach at the time, was reported to have carried out the rescue... Read more on the news page...

 

 

August 09 2021
Tragedy At Porth Neigwl
As reported below, a man in his 40's and in an unresponsive state, was pulled from the water at Porth Neigwl on Friday. Efforts to resuscitate him by the public and by paramedics who were airlifted to the scene, were sadly unsuccessful.

 

 

August 09 2021
RNLI Rescue 2 Paddleboarders
The volunteer crew were paged by UK Coastguard following reports of two paddleboarders who appeared to be in difficulty some quarter of a mile off the main slipway. Abersoch RNLI were paged at 14.34pm Friday 6 August 2021 and the Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched at 14.45pm... Read more on the news page...

 

 

August 07 2021
Local Emergency Services Respond To Serious Incidents
Emergency services were called to 2 separate incidents on local beaches yesterday. One incident was due to an unresponsive man being pulled from the water at Porth Neigwl. Further information to follow... Read more on the news page...

 

 

July 29 2021

Funnel Cloud Spotted Off Abersoch
A funnel cloud was spotted across the bay off Abersoch on Wednesday, as storms moved across the area... Read more on the news page...

 

 

July 28 2021

Royal Mail Stamp Set Include Abersoch Bottlenose Dolphin
Royal Mail have released a set of stamps under the title of "Wild Coasts" and the photo of the bottlenose dolphin was taken off Abersoch by wildlife photographer, Graham Eaton.
Read more on the news page...

 

 

July 28 2021

New Live Streaming Cam For Porth Neigwl
West Coast Surf have upgraded the webcam overlooking Porth Neigwl, with a new live streaming cam... Read more on the news page...

 

 

July 27 2021

Lifeboat Called Out To Drifting Inflatable Off Porth Neigwl
Abersoch RNLI volunteer crew were paged at 5.04pm Sunday 25 July to investigate an unmanned jet ski and then diverted to assist a drifting inflatable...

Read more on the news page...

 

 

July 16 2021
Abersoch & Porthdinllaen RNLI Called Out To Overturned Dinghy.

Both RNLI volunteer crews were paged by UK Coastguard following reports of three people in the water after their dinghy had capsized off Ynys Enlli... Read more on the news page...

 

 

July 15 2021
Update On Abersoch Regatta Events
Events that will be going ahead this coming August 2021:
11/08/2021 Open Golf Competition. Abersoch Golf Club. Tel: 01758 712622
14/08/2021 Sailing Regatta. 10.00am Abersoch S.C.Y.C Tel: 01758 712338 Click following link for Entry Form & More... Read more on the news page...

 

 

July 15 2021
Llanbedrog Boat Jumble - Sunday 22nd August
A new event for the area will take place across the road from the Llanbedrog petrol station in August... Read more on the news page...

 

 

Updated July 09 2021
Pfizer Vaccine Clinic Saturday 10th July On Pen Llŷn
There will be a Pfizer vaccine clinic in Nefyn on Saturday for the young people of Llŷn!

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

 

 

July 08 2021
Well Done To Abersoch RNLI Fundraiser Louise!
RNLI volunteer fundraiser, Louise Baldwin, took part in the super challenging Pen Llyn Ultra-Marathon on Saturday, 3 July. After many months of training Louise finally took to the roads and beaches of Pen Llyn to complete the brutal 50 mile run all in aid of raising vital funds for Abersoch RNLI... Read more on the news page...

 

 

Updated June 30 2021
Challenging Times For Abersoch Hospitality Businesses
The covid situation and the chronic shortage of staff this season is continuing to bring some very challenging circumstances for the cafes, bars and restaurants in the Abersoch area. Recent closures due to covid include the Zinc restaurant and also The Vaynol... Read more on the news page...

 

 

June 23 2021
Abersoch Regatta Events Mostly Cancelled
The village run Abersoch Regatta events have been motly cancelled again this year, with only the sailing and golf events set to take place. This means those looking forward to events such as the annual raft race, paddle board race, sand castle competitions, best dressed beach hut and crab catching, will have to wait another year... Read more on the news page...

 

 

June 21 2021

Lifeboat Called Out To Rescue Underpowered Inflatable

Another call out for the volunteer lifeboat crew...

The volunteer crew were paged at 2.09pm Friday 18 June after reports were received by HM Coastguard of a small rib drifting out of sight... Read more on the news page...

 

 

June 20 2021
Covid Temporarily Closes Abersoch Businesses
Several businesses in Abersoch voluntarily closed for deep cleaning this week, due to a positive covid test by a staff member and associated concerns... Read more on the news page...

 

 

June 17 2021

Gwynedd Council Confirm Closure Of Ysgol Abersoch

Latest statement from Ysgol Abersoch School Governors (16th June 2020)...

"The decision by Gwynedd Council Cabinet to close Ysgol Abersoch on 31 December 2021 is a devastating blow to our children, their families, our community and language.

The Cabinet has stated that this decision is based on providing the best educational experience... Read more on the news page...

 

 

June 10 2021

Update On The Campaign To Save Ysgol Abersoch / Abersoch School

Statement by the Board of Governors Ysgol Abersoch 10 June 2021...

"We are highly disappointed with the recommendations put forward by the Education Department to close Ysgol Abersoch on 31 December 2021. Despite a strong campaign and an outstanding response from our community, our regeneration proposals have been disregarded and our questions challenging the Council’s approach left unanswered... Read more on the news page...

 

 

May 28 2021

Lifeboat Rescues 3 From Sailing Dinghy

The volunteer crew at Abersoch RNLI were paged by HM Coastguard on Wednesday (26 May) at 13.02pm following reports of people in difficulty in a small sailing dinghy... Read more on the news page...

 

 

May 18 2021

Three Nuns to Three Runners & Over £60,000 Raised For Abersoch RNLI

Peadar O’Reilly, Jon Raven and Tom Cropper completed the gruelling 4x4x48 Challenge on Saturday (15 May) and smashed their 50k fundraising target... Read more 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...

 


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!

 

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