Abersoch has become a haven for the comfortably well off to play with their yachts, jet skis and any other water craft you can think of. The town itself houses numerous boat shops, chandleries and surf shops and can be a lively bustling place in the summer. Even out of season it is usually quite busy and those of you looking for a lively night out or just a pleasant drink whilst people watching would do well to head to Abersoch.
The harbour is also a pleasant place to sit and watch people and craft coming and going.
Abersoch has three beaches, town beach by the harbour can get very busy at peak times with holiday makers. Those seeking out 'forces-of-nature' types activities should head either for Quarry beach to the NE of the town, or to Main Beach to the south of the town.
Quarry beach faces SE, making SW winds cross-shore and can offer good bump and jump sailing conditions. The beach is also good for kitesurfing. Parking is available on grass within 50m of the beach and all the amenities one could want for can be found in Abersoch.
Main Beach is more popular than Quarry Beach and generally offers flat water sailing in a well protected bay. Its enclosed nature makes the bay very suited to beginners and in a decent blow is excellent for intermediates. It can get quite busy though and with the added obstacles of moored boats you are well advised to look where you are going. There is a car park just behind the beach and a slipway onto the beach which many windsurfers with 4-wheel drive vehicles use to drop off and pick up their kit.
There is zoning in operation for watersports and dog restrictions in place in certain areas. Scenic boat trips to the St Tudwal and Bardsey Islands are available.
Surf Conditions at Abersoch are Not Good
Buggying Conditions at Abersoch can be OK
Windsurfing Conditions at Abersoch can be Excellent
Kitesurfing Conditions at Abersoch can be Excellent
Windsurfing at Abersoch
Kitesurfing at Abersoch
Comments on Abersoch
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Last Visit: 24-09-2004
There is a Powerkiteing Ban on all the abersoch beaches (at least there was
last year) so I suggest this is mentioned in the main text. Windsurfing is
Last Visit: 02-06-2004
kitesurfing around Abersoch??
does anyone have an update on the score with kiting around Abersoch, i
imagine the main beach is restricted, any others??
Hells mouth must surely be fine!
Last Visit: 24-09-2004
Have just come back from Abersoch. Kite Buggying and Kite surfing are
banned on the Warren, Harbour and Main Beach. It is still clear on Hells
Mouth but it is a narrow beach for buggying and can be very busy with
surfers so kite surfers beware.