Abersoch is the Lleyn's premier watersports resort and is extremely popular and busy all year round.
On our first visit to the area, we camped on a site next to the golf course in Abersoch. Basic but ideal for us. We even had sea views!
Abersoch actually has three beaches, the two main ones being Porth Fawr and Porth Bach, with Porth Ceiriad being further south and more exposed. The town's beaches are choc-a-bloc with boats and watersports of all types, although there is a speed limit for powerboats. Behind the beaches are dunes and the golf course and even beach huts for hire!
We launched our boat here a couple of times but it was a job hauling it back up the soft sand at the end of the day. All we ever caught here were dogfish and lots of them!!!
A busy place indeed, with plenty of shops and chandlers for the boaties and eateries. Plus a chippie!! Nowadays when we visit the Lleyn, we try and avoid Abersoch, it's just too crowded for us.
The Lleyn has quite a few beaches that are popular with surfers, depending on conditions. Porth Neigwl (better known as Hell's Mouth) is probably the best known and is a huge expanse of open beach on the Lleyn's south side. Just the name conjours up ferocious conditions in an inhospitable place. Actually, we've only seen this place in the pouring rain so yes, it was fairly inhospitable!!!
We've watched surfers in gale force winds performing on massive rollers at Dinas Dinlle, in the very north of Lleyn. Even in the motorhome we were being rocked about quite alarmingly! Sometimes I think people are just stark raving mad.....
Equipment: Wet suits, boards etc. and stamina!!
I must say I am not a fan of jet-skis. If they are used in an area where lots of this activity is going on, fair enough. It has to happen somewhere. But not in quiet, peaceful backwaters.
The evening we arrived at Porth Colmon, we walked down to the little harbour to admire the view and watch the sun set. Lo and behold, a jet-ski was upside down in the water. The owner managed to right it and then had the long, hard slog of swimming and pushing it back to dry land. His wife waited anxiously on the beach and was much relieved when he finally made it.
We have no idea what happened but I'm sorry to say we weren't overly sympathetic.
The small slipway is used by sailing boats and fishing boats and is a popular launching place.Once we had inflated our boat, we moored it from the beach or pulled it onto the small beach so as to keep the access clear.
Porth Colmon is also popular with divers who mainly use inflateable boats.
A series of coatal paths exist around some of the most stunning parts of Angelsey. Christmas break 2005 we chose a path stating by the Southstack Lighthouse to make a 2 hour walk around Holyhead mountain to enjoy the coastal scenery around this part of Anglesey and also to view the Northstack Light house which cannot be reached by road. A couple of free car park are near the staring point (by the entrance to South Stack Light house) A marker indicating 7km walk to Holyhead was our initial guide. Jjust follow the rock steps up and follow the waymarks - keep to the right hand side of the power station. Good views of South stack can be had from the old signal station (before the power staion). More pics and info in the travelogue below.
From A @ M Evans Wrexham This is an extremely well run hotel which is done by David an Louise...more
Not a bad place but considering the jenivore hotel next door, which has rooms from £12.50 pppn, and...more
Good for: Families