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January 01 2019

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda / Happy New Year... RNLI Dip Photos...

Another huge sea dip took place today in Abersoch, all in aid of Abersoch RNLI. Report to follow, however, John Wormald has a selection of great photos on his site at: https://john53.zenfolio.com/nyddip2019


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December 25 2018


Wishing all readers, supporters and advertisers a very happy Christmas and a wonderful 2019...


<- photo: John Wormald.


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December 06 2018

The 2nd Abersoch "San Silvestre" 6K Run

The second addition of this fun run will take place on New Year's Eve on the main beach, where you can run your last run of 2018. The event was inspired by the famous "San Silvestre" runs in Spain and when our favourite Spaniard comes to Abersoch for the festivities and misses his NYE eve race and ends up running it on his own, it was decided to bring a little bit of Spain to Abersoch. So, why not come and join him again for the last race of the year and help bring the San Silvestre race spirit to Abersoch.
This will be a fun event and participants are requested to meet at the yacht club end of Abersoch main beach at 12pm for a 6k run. The after race "debrief" will take place at SCYC with raffle, prize giving and drinks.
Run starts and finishes at the slipway at SCYC end of the beach.


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December 05 2018

New Races Coming To Pen Llyn

3 brand new races are coming to Pwllheli and Abersoch next summer, in the form of the Pen Llyn Trail & Coastal Series.

10K, half marathon and full marathon distances are being organised by the Pen Llyn Ultra team and are set to take place on Sunday 26th May, 2019.

We will have much more info on these races shortly, however, they will be mostly held on the local trails and paths, rather than on the roads - with trail running becoming an increasingly popular alternative (or complement) to simply running on tarmac.

Entries are live at:



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December 05 2018

Coconut Kitchen Pop Up Nights!

The Coconut Kitchen is back - for 3 nights only in the form of a pop up over in the Ship in Llanbedrog! The dates are December 14th, December 28th and 4th January. Details are on the menu - so click on the image opposite.

For further info and booking, please call the Ship on 01758 741111 or email enquiries@thecoconutkitchen.co.uk


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December 05 2018

Wetherspoons' Pwllheli Hotel Plan Back On

The Daily Post is reporting that the £3.5 million project is back on as the company plans to resubmit its planning application.

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December 04 2018

Pwllheli Marina Sale Considered

The BBC are reporting that the marina in Pwllheli could be sold off or leased out to private investors. With refurbishment of the facilities required and also the ongoing problems of silting, it appears the council are reluctant to use the money that the marina brings in, to improve the situation. A council officer is quotes as saying that re-investing in the marina "...would mean having to cut services if that money did not go back to the authority".

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November 29 2018

Christmas Festival Weekend Info

A great weekend in Abersoch coming up, starting tomorrow (Friday 30th) - click on the image opposite for the latest info.


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November 26 2018

Help Keep Local Toilets Open

Gwynedd Council are currently conducting an online survey regarding the provision of local toilets, The survey says... "Assessment of need for the provision of toilets... Gwynedd Council has a responsibility to assess the community's need for toilets in Gwynedd and to put a plan in place to meet identified needs.

We are interested in your views. The information you provide will help us build a picture of community's needs. We will use the information to help prepare a Local Toilet Strategy, which we will publish by 31st May 2019.

For the purpose of the survey and this strategy, the term toilet includes changing facilities for babies and changing facilities for people with disabilities. These can be located in private buildings such as cafes and shops that are a part of the community grant scheme as well as public toilets run by the council."


We urge everyone to complete the online survey asap to help keep our local public toilets open... click here for the survey.


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November 23 2018

Horizon Walking Group - Winter Walks

Sustainable Abersoch Cynaliadwy - SAC – is a local volunteer group with a range of interests and activities working towards a sustainable future for the village community. See their facebook page here

As part of its continuing walks project SAC supports the local Gorwel/Horizon walking group which meets for easy walks at 11 am on alternate Wednesdays. Croeso i bawb - All welcome!

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For more walks see the website of Rhodwyr Llŷn Ramblers (www.rhodwyr-llyn-ramblers.org.uk)


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November 20 2018

The 2019 RNLI Abersoch Sponsored Sea Dip - The Details

Some things are clearly Black and White!
This year the fancy dress theme for the RNLI New Year’s Day Dip is ‘Black and White’, so you can look forward to seeing penguins, dalmatians and zebras, amongst others, dashing across the Abersoch main beach at 12 noon on New Year’s Day.
We hope that everybody will make an heroic effort to raise as much money as possible, as all money raised will go directly to the RNLI to help ensure that our local crew can be equipped with the best equipment, clothing and training when they go out to sea in any weather.
It is expected that if you join the Dip you will raise some money for the crew, who will be on and in the water at the event to look after everybody’s safety, so to take part a sponsorship form is needed. Sponsorship forms are available in the village at Abersoch Boatyard and Abersoch Watersports shop or can be downloaded by clicking here, and will be available at the tent on the beach on the day.
If you intend to join in the fun, or to watch and support, it is essential that you allow sufficient time to get through the traffic to get onto the beach before 12 o’clock. Each year we have seen disappointed people who didn’t manage to arrive in time for the Dip; we cannot delay the event as it would leave people waiting in the cold.
After the Dip hot showers will be available in SCYC, where The Cove will also be open to everybody, serving a hog roast, BBQ, soup, cocktails and mulled wine.


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November 12 2018

Survey & Warning After Porth Neigwl Landslide

A significant, recent landslide onto the beach at Porth Neigwl has led to a survey by Gwynedd Council engineers, according to an article in the Cambrian News. The council has reiterated its advice regading cliffs in the area... for "people to take care while near the coastline. There is an increased risk of landslip during and following periods of intense or prolonged rainfall so care should be taken at all times if walking along the top of, or directly below, a cliff."
The full article can be read on the Cambrian News website at:





November 02 2018

2019 Touring Caravan Seasonal Pitches Available - Abersoch

A small touring caravan site on Bwlchtocyn, Abersoch has some seasonal pitches available for the 2019 season.

Seasonal pitches for tourers are often in high demand and these have water, electric hook-ups and wi-fi included.

For more info - click here.





November 02 2018

Further Recognition For Venetia

Abersoch's Venetia Italian Restaurant has seen its reputation enhanced further this week, with 2 sets of good news.

Firstly, the restaurant has been nominated as one of the top restaurants in Wales at the 2018 Restaurant Awards Wales, which take place in Cardiff on the 26th November.

In addition, it was also confirmed this week that they are now listed in the 2019 Michelin Guide.

Find out more about Venetia at www.venetiawales.com - which includes links to their social media.



November 01 2018

A 1960's View Of Abersoch From The BBC

Film footage from the 1960's has recently been uploaded on the BBC Wales Facebook page and should be of interest to all!

The link to the footage can be found by clicking here.


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October 24 2018

Christmas Festival Weekend Dates Confirmed

Friday 30th to 2nd December are the dates for your diary.

Latest details of this year's Abersoch Christmas Festival Weekend can be found by clicking on the image opposite.


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October 18 2018
Dwyfor Camera Club - New Memebers Welcome

The Camera Club’s new season is now underway underway with weekly meetings (Tuesday 7.30pm), through to the end of April 2019.

Members come in all shapes, sizes, levels of experience and interest, so if you’d like to find out more just come along to any Tuesday evening meeting. There is always room for new members and you will be very welcome.

There are about 30 active members and the programme is built around their various interests and needs.

Examples of the topics and interests include: -
• Practical sessions on getting the best out of your camera
• Tutorials on Photoshop and Lightroom software
• Portraits and still life
• Competitions
• Outdoor photoshoots and projects
• Guest speakers

Recent projects and trips have included photoshoots at Plas yn Rhiw, Criccieth, the Churches of Llyn Peninsular, a visit to Blists Hill and the WW1 Commemoration.
Programme Themes Planned For 2018-19... You and your camera, What did you do last summer?, Action Photography, Commemoration of Centenary of end of World War I, Food Photography, Out and About: Trips and Excursions, Local Photoshoots, Shooting in the Dark and Flash Photography, Competitions, An Annual Summer Exhibition

See more at www.dwyforcameraclub.co.uk


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September 27 2018
Abersoch Taste Weekend 28th to 30th September

Final programme of events is now availale - click on the images for larger versions, or visit the events page for the latest info as further events / promotions may be added.


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September 20 2018
Noel Retires From Abersoch Coastguard Rescue Team
After 23 years of helping keep our coastline safe, Noel Jones is retiring from the busy Abersoch Coastguard Team. Noel is a highly experienced and skilled technician in the team, carrying out cliff rescue operations and has been the deputy station officer for many years.

Noel is pictured on the left, with Osian Evans, the station officer at Abersoch, on the right.

The Cambrian News has an item on this at: www.cambrian-news.co.uk/article.cfm?id=123995

On a personal note - having worked with Noel and seeing the high level of expertise that goes on behind the scenes at the Abersoch Coastguard Station, especially regarding the cliff rescue work, we would like to wish Noel all the best for the future.



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September 19 2018
Abersoch Taste Weekend 28th to 30th September

The list of events and venues is now available - click on the image opposite for a larger - wach this space, or visit the events page for the latest info as further events / promotions may be added.


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September 08 2018
2 Missing Persons Rescued

News from the volunteers at Abersoch Lifeboat... "Abersoch RNLI were paged at 3.01pm yesterday to an emergency call of 2 persons missing in the water following jet ski activities.
The Lifeboat launched at 3.11pm and proceeded to Carreg y trai (half tide rocks),  to start the search with other vessels in the area assisting.
Abersoch Coastguard and the Rescue helicopter were also tasked.
The two people missing were found by a passing vessel and their jet ski who had joined the search at around 3.38 and passed to the Lifeboat for first aid.
One of the casualties was extremely cold, they had been missing in the water for over 40 minutes,  the Lifeboat returned with the casualties to the station and the decision was made to land the helicopter for the onboard paramedic to assess them. After warming up at the station, they were able to return home.
Happy ending with lots of great team work with the other agencies."


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September 05 2018
Christmas Festival Weekend Dates Confirmed

Friday 30th to 1st December are the dates for your diary.

Details of this event to follow as they become available.


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September 04 2018
Dwyfor Camera Club Summer Exhibition

Monday 3rd to Friday 14th September

Dwyfor Camera Club’s popular Summer Exhibition opens on Monday 3rd September for two weeks. It is located in the Entrance to Pwllheli Library and is free of charge.

The annual exhibition is popular with visitors and local people alike, providing a showcase for photos taken by members over the past year. There will be the usual mix of prize-winning images and photos from the local area, so come along and enjoy some special views of local people, places and beyond.

The Club always welcomes new members, so if you’re interested do also come and share a cup of tea, a biscuit and an informal chat at the start-of-season session on Tuesday 2nd October at 7.30pm. The Club meets every Tuesday evening from October to April in Abersoch Village Hall and we’d be delighted if you decide to join us. Visit us also on Facebook at Abersoch Dwyfor Camera Club and see more at www.dwyforcameraclub.co.uk


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September 03 2018
World Clean Up Day Event At Porth Neigwl

Come and be part of the Planet's biggest clean up event.
Saturday 15th September – Porth Neigwl / Hell's Mouth, nr. Abersoch,
Come and help make a difference to our planet and help clear up litter from Hell's Mouth beach near Abersoch.
Every piece of litter could save an animal's life and also ourselves.
Child friendly and bring your dogs too.
Bags and gloves will be provided. Come for an hour or stay for the whole event. This is our time to come together to make a difference.

Meet at the car park at 10am. Event ends at 1pm.

Please contact Simon@SimonJordan.com for further info, marking your email World Clean Up Event.


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September 03 2018

Abersoch RNLI Sponsored Bike Ride

Abersoch RNLI is once again holding a Sponsored Bike Ride for keen cyclists and family groups.  As in previous years, this is a non-competitive cycling event starting and finishing in the centre of Abersoch at The Vaynol.  All money raised from the event will go towards Abersoch RNLI fundraising.

The ride will be on Sunday 7th October and riders will be able to start at any time, of their choosing, between 9:00 and 11:00am.

There are four routes: a 40 mile route, with 3,067 feet of climbing, for experienced cyclists; a shorter 30 mile route, with 2,342 feet of climbing, for those seeking less of a challenge; and two shorter routes of 15 or 9½ miles, for families and those looking for an easier ride.  14-15 year olds may ride unaccompanied on the 15 and 9½ mile routes with parental permission.  Under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult on the 15 and 9½ mile routes.

All routes are tried and tested by local riders and designed around our beautiful North West Wales Llŷn peninsula and were planned to accommodate the riding abilities of all participants.

There is be an individual entry fee of £10 with a requirement to raise at least £15 in sponsorship, or for families an entry fee of £15 with a requirement to raise a minimum of £25 in sponsorship.  We hope that all entrants will raise as much money as possible to support the wonderful volunteers who man our lifeboat in all weathers.  All those who finish the course will receive a commemorative medal and slate coaster.

Registration and entry will open at the Vaynol at 8:45am, but riders will not be released to start until 9:00am.

To download a sponsorship form Click here


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August 21 2018

Overnight Blaze Contained By Fire Service...

A potentially very nasty fire started on Llanbedrog Headland last night, which was contained by the skill and hard work of the local fire service. Phill of Outwest Photos took this spectacular shot, looking across from Abersoch!

You can find more of Phill's wonderful work on his website at:


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August 12 2018

Cheshire Family Thank Wales Air Ambulance For Abersoch Medivac

A family from Cheshire have thanked Wales Air Ambulance who flew to the aid of their eleven-year-old daughter whilst holidaying in North Wales.

The Slater family from Macclesfield were enjoying a family holiday on the Llŷn Peninsula when disaster struck during May half-term 2017.

Richard Slater recalls the frightening experience: “We were on holiday at the caravan in Abersoch just as my wife (Lynne) and I had done as kids. Our son Tom and Daughter Laura were on their scooters with friends enjoying themselves. Laura decided to scoot down a hill and it was at this moment when things took a turn for the worst.

“Whilst scooting down the hill, Laura crashed straight into the side of car, leaving her with serious injuries.

“Fortunately, a friend of ours who is a nurse was nearby when the accident happened, and suspected Laura had broken her femur. Upon the arrival of the Paramedics they confirmed she had indeed broken her femur and an air ambulance was called because of the distance to Bangor.”

“When the helicopter arrived the Doctor and Critical Care Practitioner worked very quickly to stabilise her condition and tend to her other injuries which included a cracked rib and lacerations to her other leg. The initial plan was to fly her to Ysbyty Gwynedd but because of how busy they were, a decision was taken to fly Laura to the Major Trauma Centre at the Royal Stoke University Hospital instead.”

Laura Slater was flown from the scene at Abersoch to the Royal Stoke Hospital in a flight which took less than fifty minutes.

Richard added: “Upon arrival at Stoke, Laura was operated on the next day and had been discharged within a few days to recover at home. It was incredible relief for us when we were told the air ambulance was en route. We realised the seriousness of her injuries so to have the helicopter fly her to the specialist care very quickly meant so much to us.

“We as a family think that Wales Air Ambulance is such an amazing service. Laura is living proof of how important they are in getting quickly to patients who need urgent medical care. We cannot thank the crew enough for what they did for our Laura.”

The Air Ambulance relies on donations to continue its lifesaving work - for more info - visit www.walesairambulance.com


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August 10 2018

Sailing Regatta Back To Saturday...

The organisers of the sailing regatta have decided to run the event as originally planned on Saturday.



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August 07 2018

Sailing Regatta Put Back A Day - Bad Forecast For Saturday...

The Abersoch regatta family events starts this evening with the crab catching at the harbour but please note that the sailing events that were scheduled to take place next Saturday, will now be on the Sunday 12th Aug - weather permitting of course. The low pressure bringing the potential gale and rain on Saturday is still causing some issues with the models in terms of predicting its behaviour, so the forecasts could chop and change a bit, however, Saturday does not look good at this stage.



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July 30 2018

Missing Dog In Abersoch...

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Update: Dog found safe and well today.


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July 25 2018

Latest Abersoch Regatta Timetable...

The latest timetable for the wonderful regatta events is online - click on the image or for more info - see www.abersochregatta.co.uk


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July 22 2018

Bananas In Abersoch!!!...

Local photographer Martin Turtle has been nurturing this huge banana plant for quite some time and this summer it has got two lots of mini bananas growing on it, probably helped by the warmer than average summer temperatures. The plant is a massive 16ft tall and is a hardy Japanese variety, which helped it survive the severe winter and early spring weather. The bananas on the plant are tiny and not really the edible variety that we see in the shops, however, it is fascinating to see such a plant thrive in the Abersoch climate!

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July 14 2018

Abersoch Quality Homes Open Office Showroom In Abersoch...

AQH have opened an office on the high street in Abersoch. The newly refurbished premises are next to the butchers, opposite the St. Tudwal's Inn, where they will be displaying a comprehensive range of holiday homes to rent and properties for sale. Family team, Rhys and Debra Elvins will be on hand 6 Days a week, all year round to help you to choose that perfect self catering property for your next holiday, or help you to buy that dream holiday home.

AQH can be contacted on 01758 730729 or via their website at:




June 27 2018

It's Hot - Incredibly Hot & There's Lots Going On...

Over on the Beach Report Page, we are talking about the potentially record breaking heat on the peninsula, The Abersoch Triathlon and Abersoch Lifeboat... Click here to read more...



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June 13 2018

Abersoch Regatta Timetable Announced...

The timetable for the village run, 2018 Abersoch Regatta events has been released and is available by clicking on the image opposite. The Abersoch Regatta is an annual series of events run by "the Abersoch village community" each August for local people and of course for all the visitors to the area and is one of the only community run regatta type events in the UK. The events are designed to be fun for families and people of all ages and include the famous raft race, a golf competition, sand castle building, crab catching, surf and paddleboarding comps and the famous sailing regatta day at SCYC, where the first Abersoch regatta was held back in 1881! Each year, the various events in the village raise money for local good causes. For more info - see www.abersochregatta.co.uk



June 08 2018

Lots Going On...

Over on the Beach Report Page, there is lots going on today... Click here to read more on the following subjects...

- Rosie & Bex Take On Sea To Summit Challenge...

- Open Weekend At Bryn Cethin Bach...

- Enter The Glasfyn Welsh Open Wakeboard Contest...

- White House Update...

- Memorable Weather...

- Trip Along The North Coast Of The Peninsula


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June 06 2018

The Cove BBQ Launch

The Cove restaurant at SCYC is a spectacular location to dine out and is under new management this season. A BBQ launch is being held on the 16th June, where you can see what the new chefs have prepared for this year. There will be live music from the talented Tom and Annabelle. Details to follow.



June 06 2018

Police Appeal Over Bank Holiday Abersoch Break-Ins

The bank holiday weekend saw a spate of break-ins in the early hours of Monday, 28th May, with the beach cafe and Zinc targeted in Abersoch and also the Aqua Bar in Llanbedrog, which saw damage inside too. The police have issued an appeal for information, particularly regarding the Zinc break in, which saw an amount of cash stolen. The details of the appeal can be seen at: https://www.north-wales.police.uk/news-and-appeals/break-in-at-the-zinc-bar-and-grill-abersoch



May 24 2018

Lots Going On Today - New Shops - New Parking Meters - White House

Over on the Beach Report Page, there is lots going on today... Click here to read more on the following subjects...

- Abersoch Watersports Moving Across The Road...

- First Light Open Second Shop...

- Abersoch Boatyard Clearance Shop Up & Running...

- Parking Charges On Fach Lay By...

- White House Hotel Project Grinds To A Halt...


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May 24 2018
Abersoch RNLI Lifeboat Open Day & Other Events Coming Up...

Abersoch RNLI will be holding their annual Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May. Everyone will be welcome to visit the station, opposite Land and Sea, between 10:30 and 3:00. There will be the opportunity to inspect the boat and meet some of the crew. Refreshments will be available and there will be a barbecue around lunchtime. There will also be a cake stall, tombola, raffle and games to keep all the family entertained.

Llyn Arts Festival...

This takes place daily from the 26th May to the 3rd June - details can be found at the event Facebook Page.

Roundhouse Felin Uchaf Storytelling Events...

Three Storytelling Nights will be taking place in the Roundhouse on 27th, 31st May & 3rd June, as part of the Llyn Arts Festival.

All performances start at 7.30pm £5/3 at the door refreshments available during the break

Byddem yn cynnal rhaglen cyffroes o chwedleua a cherddoriaeth yn y ty Crwn Mawr yma dros yr wythnosa nesa gan ddechrau gyda tri noson yn ystod yr Wyl Gelf. £5/3 ar y drws , pob perfformiad yn dechrau am 7.30yh, lluniaeth ysgafn ar gael yn ystod yr egwyl. Details at www.felinwales.org/events


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May 19 2018
Madryn Castle Open Day...

An increasingly popular holiday home park a few miles from Abersoch is holding an open day next weekend, on Sunday 27th May from 10am... to welcome existing and new customers to the 2018 season.

According to the site owners... "This is a great opportunity for our current owners to meet some other people on the Park. We are also hoping to welcome anyone interested in perhaps buying a holiday home with us. This is a chance to have a good look around the Park, to meet the staff and some existing customers and to view our fantastic range of holiday homes for sale.

Bring your Family and friends and also enjoy some fine Music from Jazz Pianist Mal Fisher, freshly cooked pizzas from our very own pizza oven and last but not least, a glass of Prosecco."
<< click on the image opposite for the event poster.




May 08 2018

The Most Amazing Dolphin Footage...

Drone footage of the area is now a familiar feature of social media, however, something occasionally pops up that simply makes you go "wow!. This is definitely one of those "wow" moments as here is some amazing footage of the dolphins, taken from a drone yesterday - and we have not seen anything quite like it! Many thanks to Andy Huddlestone for sending the link... www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZHXcwHq7Mo&feature=youtu.be



May 05 2018

New Page On The Site

We have introduced a new page on the site - an experimental page with an aim to provide supplementary info to our daily weather forecast page and the news page, with info on various stuff that is taking place in the locality. The page will be updated on most days of the week and will also bring updates from the beach(es). Click here to visit the page...


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April 26 2018

Derwyn Llyn To Represent North Wales At National LABC Awards
Congratulations to DERWEN LLYN CONSTRUCTION LIMITED and partners in the company, Gwilym and Sion Jones, who have been chosen to represent North Wales in the National LABC building awards. The company has built some of the new properties that have sprung up in Abersoch in recent months, notably Pentraeth (as you approach the village from the Pwllheli direction). This property was nominated by Gwynedd Building Control, to represent the council in the prestigious LABC building awards as best individual home built in Gwynedd within the last 12 months. The awards ceremony was held last Friday evening, April 20th, at St Davids Hotel near Chester. Builders Gwilym and Sion were accompanied by their partners Emma and Catrin and much to their delight they won the award for North Wales. They now go onto Cardiff to represent North Wales for the National awards ceremony.
Those of you who travel into Abersoch on a regular basis cannot help notice this stunning property when approaching the village and it comes as no surprise that the house was nominated and won the award for its quality of build and design. The architects on the project were Dobson Owen in Pwllheli.

For more info on Derwyn Llyn - Visit their website at www.derwenllyn.co.uk




April 13 2018

Coastguard Team & Lifeboat Crew Respond To Emergency Calls

Abersoch Coastguard rescue team were called to attend a casualty with a serious ankle injury on Llanbedrog Headland on Thursday afternoon. The casualty was airlifted to hospital. A few hours later, shortly after midnight, the team were called to search for a missing 13 year old boy at the Warren. The search also involved Abersoch Lifeboat, Pwllheli Lifeboat, Criccieth Coastguard team and the Coastguard helicopter. The missing child was eventually located on the Warren. You can find further info of the incidents and news of Abersoch Coastguard's other call out's at their Facebook Page - by clicking here.

Abersoch RNLI also have a Facebook page (click here) where you can read about their latest rescues, training and fundraising activities. The overnight call out was the Lifeboat's second shout of the year, with the first rescue a co-ordinated operation with the coastguard team over the Easter weekend, to assist persons cut off by the tide at Llanbedrog Headland. Remember you can visit the station and see the lifeboat and crew at the station on their training night, from about 6.30pm each Thursday.



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April 13 2018

Update On Llanbedrog Beach - Beach Safe But No Beach Huts

Llanbedrog.info are reporting that the National Trust have decided that the beach huts will be unable to be positioned on Llanbedrog beach this summer, due to the erosion caused by the easterly gales earlier this year. However, there is some good news in that the beach has now been declared safe after the removal of contaminated sand.

You can read more info on this over on the excellent Llanbedrog.info Facebook Page - by clicking here.

Don't forget, for useful info on Llanbedrog - visit www.Llanbedrog.info




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March 29 2018

Serious Issue On Llanbedrog Beach..

Our friends over at Llanbedrog.info are reporting on a serious issue on Llanbedrog beach. The recent easterly storms, combined with high tides to bring some severe erosion to some local beaches and this erosion has uncovered an old refuse tip on the beach! Around 300 tons of contaminated sand has already been removed from the beach and further work is ongoing, however, precautions are urged for visitors to the beach, including no bare feet and the beach huts will not be in place for Easter. You can read the full warning over on the excellent Llanbedrog.info Facebook Page - by clicking here. The story has also been covered by the BBC here.

Don't forget, for useful info on Llanbedrog - visit www.Llanbedrog.info



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March 08 2018

Another (Unexpectedly) Snowy Morning In Abersoch...

On our forecast on Wednesday morning we mentioned the possibility of some wintry precipitation overnight in Abersoch with perhaps some snow for the highest ground of Pen Llyn, however, snow ended up falling right down to sea level this morning, with a 5cm covering reported locally.

Local photographers were out and about early to capture some stunning images, 2 of which are shown opposite and John Wormald of Totally Abersoch has uploaded some photos to his Facebook group - here.

Martin Turtle of www.turtlephotography.co.uk has also been capturing some stunning images, which can be seen in his gallery in the near future.




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March 03 2018

More Photos After The Snowstorm / Blizzards...

Nic Kings has been getting some great shots this morning. Check out the aerial ones opposite and St. Tudwal's Islands in the distance and the high tide on the harbour wall / harbour beach...

Many thanks for Nic for sending these in.




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March 03 2018

More On The Snowfall - Early Morning Photos From Llanengan...

Areas around Abersoch are snowbound this morning after the heavy snowfall of last night and here are some photos from early this morning from the village of Llanengan where up to 10" of lying snow has been reported.

Thanks to Spout at West Coast Surf for the photos.


Although there had been the threat of snowfall and blizzards leading up to last night's snowfall event, the way it unfolded was fairly unexpected. An area of heavier snowfall moved up from the south, through Cardigan Bay and intensified and remained in place for several hours with the Abersoch area of Pen Llyn right in the firing line and under some of the heavier snowfall. The radar image below from 15.50hrs yesterday, shows the situation unfolding with the brighter colours the heavier snowfall. We mentioned on our weather page this morning that if this was an urban area in the firing line, then the Met Office would have probably issued a "flash" amber or even red weather warning, however, despite the ice storm, followed by the blizzard, the warning's were never upgraded from the "yellow" level - which was very surprsing, as road conditions were about as lethal as they could get!


Radar from the excellent netweather.tv



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March 03 2018

After The Ice Storm - The Snow Storm Hits Abersoch...

The snow that we reported falling late yesterday afternoon intensified and settled on the frozen ground to bring blizzard-like conditions to the higher ground of the area and some localised heavy snowfall. Up to 20cm - 25cm of lying snow has been reported in the Llangian / Llanengan areas, with deeper drifts, with around 10cm in the Abersoch village areas.

Spout from West Coast Surf put his snow chains on his van last night to have a look at conditions and the dashboard cam footage from his trip can be found over on the West Coast Facebook page.

Further updates to follow...


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March 02 2018

An Ice Storm Hits Abersoch...

The bitterly cold spell of weather reached a crescendo in Abersoch today with a very unusual weather event for the area - infact it is an extreme weather event - an ice storm. With blizzards in the forecast, instead of snowfall, the village saw a combination of severe gale force winds from an easterly quarter, temperatures near to 0C and a mix of ice pellets, sleet and snow, which has coated most surfaces in a thick layer of ice. This is incredibly rare for this part of the world and has led to some very treacherous surfaces underfoot and reports of trees down in the area, due to the added weight of the ice and the strength of the winds, with cars and pedestrians really struggling. Spout at West Coast Surf has posted this image on the West Coast Facebook page of colleague Eilir, and says the photo doesn't do the layer of ice justice.

The high winds, which have gusted over 60mph in the area, have brought some very rough seas to the bay, as shown by the webcam shot from SCYC.

The weather has led to the cancellation of this weekends Porth Neigwl beach clean up.

At 4.30pm, snow was falling on top of the ice, making for quite an incredible day of weather.


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February 22 2018

Scam Alert.... Scam Alert... Scam Alert...

We and others have been receiving some odd emails over the last 48 hours from "Infinity Cottage", with our invoice header on them. These emails are coming from somewhere around the world, from various random email addresses and have links that are potentially dangerous. Do not click on the links on these emails as they are the work of scammers.


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February 15 2018

Saturday 24th February - St Tuds RNLI Casino Night

The glamour and excitement of Monte Carlo will come to Abersoch on Saturday 24th February, when the landlords of the St Tudwal’s Inn have kindly offered to run a casino night as a fundraising event for the RNLI.  There will be poker, roulette and blackjack tables, with professional croupiers.

 Tickets are £25 each and include gambling chips and a buffet supper.  This should be a fun evening, with smart dress to add to the atmosphere of the event. Tickets are on sale at The St Tudwal’s Inn, Abersoch Boatyard and Abersoch Golf Club.


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February 11 2018

Porth Neigwl Beach Clean Up - CANCELLED

As part of the Spring Clean Cymru 2018 - a nationwide campaign encouraging people across Wales to get together to help clean up our beautiful Cymru - there will be a major clear up of the (mostly) plastic waste on Porth Neigwl on the 4th March. Click on the poster opposite for details and follow @CGD_Gwynedd_KWT on Facebook. All welcome to come and lend a hand.



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February 11 2018

Cai From Abersoch - Becomes A Welsh National Skiing Champion

Congratulations to 9 year old Cai Myers from Abersoch, who recently became the Welsh Minis Champion at the Welsh Alpine Skiing Championships that were held in the Swiss ski area of Les Crosets / Champery. 310 competitors took part in giant slalom and slalom races over 3 days of exciting racing and the under 10's age group also had to tackle the full length, adults, FIS standard giant slalom course. A flying second run in the giant slalom format, where he finished 2nd British U10 and first Welsh boy, whilst also beating most of the U12 field too, was enough to win the overall Welsh title. Cai, who was born locally and lived in Abersoch until the age of 5, attending the village primary school, is currently living in France, spending the summer school holidays back in his home village.



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February 07 2018

The Snowfall Of The 6th February

Martin Turtle captured the beauty of the snowfall that arrived in Abersoch early on the 6th February, managing to get this stunning shot before the snow thawed away.

Martin's work can be viewed at his gallery at Antur Aberuchaf and online via:



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February 07 2018

Graham Eaton's Photo Seen In The Albert Hall
Wildlife and landscape photographer, Graham Eaton has had more awar success, this time at the British Life Photography Awards. Graham's photo, which can be seen opposite, of a storm at Porth Ceiriad, was one of the photos that was selected to be displayed at the Royal Albert Hall.

You can view more of Graham's work at: www.eatonnature.co.uk


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February 07 2018

Social Media Workshop In Abersoch

A workshop for local businesses looking to improve their skills on social media, will take place at Abersoch Village Hall on the afternoon of the 27th February.

For further info and registration details - click here.


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February 06 2018

Snowfall In Abersoch
Every few years, Abersoch receives a snowfall and this morning has brought snow right down to sea level, with snow settling on the beaches! The images are captured from our local webcams.

For the latest Abersoch weather info - our weather page is updated most morning's.







January 20 2018

Angorfa News - B&B Ready For 2018 / But Cafe To Close
News from Angorfa... "Angorfa B&B are busy getting ready to re open on the 16th March lots of decorating and new bits and bobs and carpets going on at the moment so its nice and fresh for our new and returning guests and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018. We are praying for a sunny summer! Bookings can be made via our web site www.angorfa.com.


It is with regret that after 15 years of serving breakfast to the public we will no longer be offering this service and will not be opening the cafe side of the business in 2018. We will be concentrating solely on bed and breakfast accommodation , we would like to thank all our customers over the years for their support. So if you really can't do without that Angorfa breakfast, perhaps you will have to come and stay the night with us!"


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January 09 2018

The Coconut Kitchen Fans Enjoy One Last Curry... Wales’ best Thai restaurant raises £1500 for charities on last night!
Wales’ best Thai restaurant, The Coconut Kitchen may have officially closed its doors on 2 January but invited locals to come for one last curry on Saturday night to say a proper farewell, all in aid of charity.

The restaurant, run by Paul Withington and Preechaya Phetparsert served over 70 meals at their last supper, smashing their target of £1000 and raised £1550 to be split between The Air Ambulance, Cylch Meithrin Llanbedrog (Llanbedrog nursery) and Ysgol Llanbedrog. (Llanbedrog School), Ysgol Abersoch (Abersoch School).

The Coconut Kitchen started life as a food van in 2006 and moved into restaurant premises the following year and was voted Best Oriental Restaurant in Wales at the FOOD AWARDS in 2015 and 2016.
"It was a fantastic night and great to have so many of our regular customers with us on our final night. After 11 years it was quite emotional for everyone but we're really pleased to go out with such a bang. All the customers were very generous with their donations and were really pleased we smashed the target and raised so much for all the local causes.


All is not lost for fans of the eatery as the team behind the restaurant have created award-winning Thai sauces, pastes and marinades so you can make your favourite restaurant dish at dish at home. The sauces are available to buy online or from BOOTHS supermarkets, Dobbies Garden Centres and about 300 independent shops nationwide. For the link of stockists and to buy online... click here.



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January 01 2018

Abersoch RNLI Sponsored New Year's Day Dip - Photos

Photos from another very well attended and supported Abersoch RNLI New Year's Day Dip can be found on the Totally Abersoch website by clicking here.




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