Click for larger image   Abersoch
  Abersoch is a small coastal resort in the heart of Welsh speaking North Wales. The year round population is small, this being swelled considerably during the tourist season (generally regarded as being from Easter to October).

Abersoch's rise in popularity as a tourist destination during the last century is due to its idyllic position and the rise of water related leisure activities - especially sailing and more recently powered craft, windsurfing and surfing. The sandy beaches and sheltered bay provide an excellent environment for these activities with well known surf beaches to be found a short distance away.

In the village itself, there is a good selection of restaurants, pubs and shops.

For information on the history of the village - click here.

Location Maps:
To view location and information maps for Abersoch - visit our map section.

Local Government:
For information on Abersoch's local representatives - click here.

Click for larger image   Aberdaron
  Aberdaron has been referred to as the "Land's End of Wales" and is a small and pleasant village, with narrow streets and a medieval hump-backed bridge. From the 7th century, it was the final stop for pilgrims wanting to get to Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island). For the visitor there is a beach and a small selection of places to eat, drink and shop. There are 2 main hotels - the Ship and the Ty Newydd. Trips to Ynys Enlli (Bardey Island) are run from nearby Porth Meudwy. There are some spectacular viewpoints nearby - especially from Uwchmynyyd. For more info see our "interesting places" section.

Click for larger image   Rhiw
  Rhiw mountain overlooks Porth Neigwl and has spectacular views from the top! It is also home to Plas Yn Rhiw, a house of historical interest that is run by the National Trust and open to the public. The village is perched on top of the mountain. Populated from as long ago as the Neolithic period - hence remnants here of hill forts, roundhut settlement sites and standing stones. Views to Porth Neigwl to the SE and Aberdaron and Bardsey to the NW. For Rhiw's website visit: www.rhiw.com

Click for larger image   Porth Colmon
  Tiny settlement with Penllech beach nearby.

Click for larger image   Llangian
  Llangian has won awards for being the best kept village in Wales and it certainly lives up to its reputation with pretty cottages and gardens and its historic church.

Click for larger image   Llanbedrog
  Llanbedrog is an attractive village with an excellent beach and interesting walks. The village can be described as being in two parts - upper and lower. The upper part of the village comprises the bulk of the housing, with a popular local pub, The Ship. In the lower part of the village that runs down from the Glyn y Weddw pub, you will find access to the beach and the Plas Glyn Y Weddw gallery and arts centre and Llanbedrog Church (St. Pedrogs). The beach was recently bought by the National Trust, with new beach huts now installed. The beach is extremely sheltered and is unusual in the fact that it is tree-lined. There is a convenient car park for the beach and a cafe that is open in the season.

Places to Stay In Llanbedrog:
Tremfan Hall - a superb country house overlooking the bay - click here for more details..
For details of other accommodation in Llanbedrog - click here.

Click for larger image   Porth Dinllaen
  Hamlet situated on the western end of the beaches of Nefyn. Beautiful views, sandy beach and the popular beach front pub - the Ty Coch Inn, make this a popular place to visit.

Click for larger image   Llanengan
  Nestling between the village of Abersoch and the beach of Porth Neigwl, is the attractive village of Llanengan. There you'll find a historic church (St. Einion) and a pub that caters for families - The Sun Inn.

Click for larger image   Mynytho
  Mynytho is a village scattered over quite a large area. The views from here are spectacular!

Click for larger image   Nefyn
  Popular village with sandy beaches.

Click for larger image   Nant Gwrtheyrn
  Nant Gwrtheyrn is a former quarrying village and home of Canolfan Iaith Genedlaethol Nant Gwrtheyrn - the National Language Centre for Wales. The centre is the only full-time residential Welsh language teaching centre open in Wales and is open all year. Hundreds of visitors visit the centre to enjoy its unique atmosphere. Information can be obtained from 01758 750334.