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Why is Abersoch so popular?

Posted: 29.06.20 / in North Wales

Located on the postcode backdrop of the Llŷn Peninsula river, Abersoch truly offers the best of both worlds as a peaceful retreat or a vibrant resort throughout the year which is holiday goers continue to flock for weekend and short breaks and why Abersoch was named as one of best places to live in Wales in 2017.

Thinking of visiting Abersoch but not sure what’s on? Well perhaps our 6 reasons why you need an Abersoch weekend break will be enough to persuade you to come and visit.

Hell’s Mouth

Any Abersoch weekend break simply wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Hell’s Mouth. To give it it’s full traditional Welsh name of Porth Neigwl, Hell’s Mouth Beach attracts thousands of surfers and watersport thrill seekers every year making it a must-see and must-do attraction. Stretching across a 4-mile long shoreline, the traditional beach certainly lives up to it’s name when the surf is up on those long summer nights. Famous for it’s large waves, Hell’s Beach often attracts a variety of watersport activities which include swimming, surfing, fishing and kayaking.

Glass Butter Beach - Abersoch Weekend Break

Glass Butter Beach

As the only UK-based festival who incorporates live music with world-class wake boarding, Glass Butter Beach is an Aberosoch short break attraction that you simply cannot miss! Having grown and expanded year-upon-year, Glass Butter Beach now houses 5 different music stages and have drawn some some of the biggest, up and coming UK artists such as Wolf Alice, Katy B and Kodaline in recent years.

If that isn’t enough, visitors can come and experience world class wakeboarding and surfboarding with paddle boarding, bungee jumps and street food vendors all there to enjoy! For an Abersoch weekend or short break, Glass Butter Beach is the perfect insight into the night life of Abersoch.

Abersoch Sailing School

Whether you are looking for sailing lessons, rentals or looking for something for the kids to do, Abersoch Sailing School is an essential Abersoch short break must-do activity. Ran by Andrew & Danielle Johnson, Abersoch Sailing school is a fully certified RYA & AALA Training Centre based on Abersoch main beach on the beautiful Llyn Peninsula. Offering activities including sailing, powerboating, paddle boarding, kayaking and yachting, the hardest decision you will have to make is trying to fit it into your Abersoch weekend break.

Catering to all ages and abilities, Abersoch Sailing School can cater for large groups so can also make a great Hen/Stag Do party or the perfect birthday party or corporate retreat activity.

Abersoch Weekend Break Wind Surfing

Extreme Water Sports Activities

As the home of white water rafting and kayaking in the UK, any Aberosch weekend break would simply be incomplete without experiencing any of the water sport activities on offer!

Ranging from fast paced and exhilarating rides to a relaxing river journey, The National White Water Centre offer child friendly rafting taster sessions for small groups, families and individuals from the age of 12 up on a 1-hour or 2-hour water sport adventure through the river Tryweryn. If you are looking for a something slighly different or want to add to white water rafting on your Abersoch short stay break, then Bach Ventures offer a variety of adrenaline alternatives. From sea kayaking through to rock climbing, Bach Ventures are a family run business who have been offering extreme courses since 2000 to families, friends, schools and youth groups.

Abersoch Triple Crown

Regardless of being an elite athlete or just starting out in the triathlon world, Abersoch isn’t just renowned for it’s breathtaking landscape and beaches, it’s also famous for the Abersoch Triple Crown.

With £1,500 of prize money grabs in various events, competitors can enter individually or as part of a relay team and can experience the electric atmosphere during both the races & afterwards. Having sold out the previous 3 years, the Abersoch Sprint Triathlon is now joined by an Olympic distance taking place from Abersoch Beach. The Abersoch Olymic Triathlon consists of a 1,500m swim, a 40km bike ride and if that wasn’t enough a 10k run! All finishers receive a zinc alloy medal with bespoke lanyard + recovery food & drink.

Along with these events, throughout the year, Abersoch plays host to a number of events including Henri Lloyd Abersoch 10k, Half Marathon, Abersoch Holiday Homes 2K Beach Blast. With so many events to choose from, visitors usually plan a Abersoch weekend break or short break around these events.

Abersoch Short Stay Break - Beaches


Although Hell’s Mouth Beech is already listed as it’s own point, missing out on visiting any of the beautiful postcard backdrop beaches simply wouldn’t be an Abersoch weekend break. Only a stonethrow away from Snowdonia, Abersoch is home to one of the most popular beaches across wales on the Llŷn Peninsula. Perfect for lounging on the beautiful golden sand, the sea also provides a first-class water sports venue right on your door step making it excellent for wind-surfing and sailing. Another popular with families is the Abersoch Quarry Beach, with high-speed winds, this makes it an excellent facility for water spots activity with plenty of parking. The other popular beach alternative in Abersoch known as the town beach. Although this can get very busy during the peak summer season, it still remains one of Abersoch’s most popular attractions.

With over 15 beaches to choose from, head over to our Beaches listings and view which is the right one for you.

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