12 Abersoch beaches you have to visit – The Travel Hack

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

Here are 12 beaches in Abersoch that you should visit the next time you visit Abersoch.

The most popular activity in Abersock is visiting the beach. And that’s exactly what it is! The beaches in and around Abersock are stunning and thanks to the famous Llyn Peninsula microclimate, it’s often sunny even when the rest of the UK rains!

Today we’re going to introduce you to Abersoch’s 3 main beaches and 3 nearby beaches you’ll definitely want to visit!

I’ve been visiting Abersock since I was a child and now I’m lucky enough to own a fixed caravan here so I spend most of my weekends and summer holidays on Abersock’s beaches. So here is my Abersock Beach Guide!

1. Abersoch Main Beach

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

Directions: Head to Abersoch Golf Club and just before reaching the golf club turn left into the car park.

Abersoch Main Beach is the largest and probably the one you’ve seen in pictures with its colorful beach huts. The sand here is the most beautiful, protected and the most easily visited area of ​​the beach. Especially if you have small children and lots of beach gear!

There is a large paid car park close to Abersock Golf Club and the beach is just a 2 minute walk from the car park.

As well as basic toilets and outdoor showers, there is also a nice little cafe and small shop on the beach.

To the left of the slip there is a dog-free area during the busy summer months. Dogs are allowed on the right side of the slide all year round. I try to avoid the area around the slide because people drive down here to launch their boats and jet skis and it can get crowded with cars and boats.

If you don’t have a dog and have small children, I would say go to the left side of the slide. I think this is the nicest beach area in Abersoch, but it gets crowded during peak season.

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

Abersoch Main Beach is well known for its beautiful beach huts. You can also climb the sand dunes behind the hut.

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

2. Machroes Beach

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

How to get there: There is a small parking lot near Mickey’s Boatyard or you can walk from Abershock Main Beach

For many people, Macroes Beach is the same as Abersoch Main Beach. If you continue walking to the right from Abersock Main Beach you will eventually reach Macroes Beach.

Although this is the same long stretch of sand as Abersoch Main Beach, Macroes Beach has a very different feel. Beaches in this area allow dogs year-round and tend to be quiet and relaxing.

The Macroes Beach end is not as beautiful as Abersoch Main Beach, but it is a place I often visit with my family. It’s much quieter, has public toilets, a great cafe, picnic benches in the grassy area (so handy if you don’t want to eat on the sand!), and an ice cream van is usually parked here during the summer. Too.

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

Macroes Beach is home to Mickey’s Boat Yard and Little Tea Rooms Cafe. (This cafe used to be called Mickey’s, so when you hear people mention Mickey’s Cafe, this is what they mean.) The cafe is lovely and serves great coffee and ice cream too.

The parking lot here is small, so if you’re driving, we highly recommend arriving early.

When the tide is out, there are plenty of rock pools here and lots of marine life for kids to explore. There is also what looks like a waterfall at the very back, but I think this is actually just a water pipe flowing out of the mountain. It’s very cold, but it’s so much fun to soak your head on a hot day!

This beach is popular for fishing, with good catches of mackerel and bass. It’s also a great place to explore rock pools and local wildlife such as seabirds and marine life.

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

3. Abersoch Harbour Beach

How to get there: Park in the center of Abersock and walk

The third beach is Abersock Harbor Beach, where you can watch tractors move boats in and out of the water.

Many people think they are visiting Abersock Main Beach when they finally arrive at Abersock Harbor Beach.

This beach is a bit more exposed and windy, so it’s more of a walking beach than sitting and sunbathing.

We like to get coffee, cake and ice cream at the Two Islands Cafe and walk to the benches overlooking Harbor Beach. If the tide is out, the kids can go wild and it’s also a great place to go crab hunting!

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

Other beaches near Abersoch

4. Porth Ceiriad

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

Porth Seiliad is nearby and is a beautiful unspoilt beach, usually much quieter than the busy beaches of Abershock.

There is a car park at the top of the beach and you need pound coins to pay.

Porth Ceiriad is accessed via a steep road and is a short walk from the car park. It takes a little effort, but it’s well worth it. Because the views are amazing and this extra effort makes it quieter!

The beach itself is protected by cliffs on both sides and feels like a private, secluded little cove. The cliffs are full of caves to explore and rocks to climb, providing hours of fun for little ones!

Porth Sairiad is a popular spot for surfers, with rolling waves providing ideal conditions for those looking to catch a wave. It’s a good place for novice surfers, bodyboarders, and kids, depending on the situation.

The beach is also great for swimming and sunbathing, and there are plenty of rock pools to explore at low tide.

There are no toilets or cafe facilities at Porth Ceiriad.

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

5. Porth Oer /Whistling Sands

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

Whistle Sands is beautiful! It’s a white sandy beach that could easily be mistaken for a much more tropical location than Wales!

This is a National Trust beach near Abersoch, so if you’re a National Trust member you can park for free in the large car park.

Whistling Sands is a beautiful horseshoe-shaped beach known for its unique sand that makes a high-pitched whistling sound when you walk on it. It actually makes a sound, and it’s pretty cool!

The beach is surrounded by towering cliffs and is accessed via a steep path from the parking lot. There are some disabled spots at the bottom, but they are limited.

Sand has a mix of fine and coarse particles, making it perfect for building sandcastles and sunbathing. The clear blue water is beautiful and this beach is popular with swimmers, snorkelers, and paddle boarders.

There is a seasonal cafe on the beach and toilets (nice toilets!) in the car park.

Whistling Sands is a popular spot for walkers, with the Welsh Coast Path passing through the beach. There are many beautiful walks in the area and a walk to the top of Mynydd Tir-y-Cwmwd will give you great views of your surroundings.

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

6. Llanbedrog Beach

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

Llanbedrog Beach is probably my favorite beach near Abersoch. It’s a beautiful, sheltered and peaceful place, but also very easy to access (which is very convenient if you’re usually alone with 3 kids and lots of beach gear!)

Llanbedrog Beach is also a National Trust beach and members can park for free. The parking lot is only a 3-4 minute walk from the beach, but (unless you want to walk all the way around) you’ll have to walk down some stairs to get to the road leading to the beach.

Llanbedrog Beach has a great cafe and there are pretty good beach toilets near the car park. A National Trust lifeguard is stationed in the car park during peak season, and National Trust Adventure His packs are usually available for hire for children.

The sea at Llanbedrog Beach is very calm, making it perfect for swimming, snorkeling and paddle boarding.

If you’re looking to stay active, walk from Llanbedrog Beach to the Tin Man. He walks 10 to 15 minutes up a steep hill to the top, where the Tin Man is waiting. From there you have a great view of the beach and the colorful beach huts below.

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

The Tin Woodman is a large metal sculpture over 30 feet tall. It was first built in 2007 as part of the Llyn Peninsula Arts Festival and has since become a popular landmark and tourist attraction.

Continuing along the headland from the Tin Woodman, a beautiful circular walk leads us back to The Ship Inn, a lovely pub serving a fantastic Sunday roast!

Next to Llanbedrog Beach is also Plas Glyn y Weddw Gallery. A wonderful building, he is one of the oldest museums in Wales. Step inside to see the exhibits, admire the gardens, and enjoy lunch at the cafe inside.

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

Tips for visiting Abersoch’s beaches

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

If you’re visiting Abersock Beach during the busy summer months, arrive early!

On sunny weekends, the parking lot is often full by 11am, and you may have a hard time finding a good spot on the beach.

Also, have some cash (preferably pound coins) with you, as some car parks may only accept cash, or local farmers may open fields as overflow parking areas that only accept cash. It’s worth it.

Bring toilet paper. The restrooms are usually pretty clean (for a beach restroom), but sometimes they run out of toilet paper.

The best beaches for children and families around Abersoch

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

my children at macroes beach

All of the Abershok beaches listed here are great for kids and families, but my two favorites are:

Llanbedrog Beach – Easy to park near the beach, nice toilets, cafe and the beach is sheltered and quiet.

To the left of the slide is Abersoch Main Beach – again close to parking, toilets and a cafe, and an easy walk into the village.

Dog friendly beach in Abersoch

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

My favorite beach to walk the dog in Abersock is to start at Abersock Main Beach, turn right at the slide and walk all the way to Mickey’s Boatyard. Dogs are allowed on this beach area year-round.

What’s the sea like in Abersoch?

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

The sea around Abersock is amazing. Of course, it’s cold here in England, but on warm summer days there are lots of people swimming and splashing in the sea. Water clarity can also depend on the weather, but when it’s calm and quiet, the sea is beautiful and clear.

If you want to see a calm and glassy sea, it is best to go to the beach early in the morning.

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

Photographed from Macroes Beach around 8am

Can I visit the Warren Beach?

7. The Warren Beach

Warren Beach stretches along The Warren, an upscale holiday park on the outskirts of Abersock, but the beach is also accessible to the public.

Warren Beach is accessed via a footpath from the main road just outside Abersock. As you drive into Abersock, there is a roadside parking space set back from the road and a footpath on the other side.

At very low tide you can also walk to Warren Beach from Llanbedrog Beach and Abersock Harbor Beach. You can walk home along the road, so you don’t have to worry about getting caught in the tide.

Other beaches near Abersoch

Of course, there are other beaches near Abersoch.

8. Hell’s Mouth

Perfect for surfing.

9. Aberdaron Beach

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

Stop for lunch in the beautiful village of Aberdaron.

10. Morfa Nefyn Beach

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

A drink at the famous Thai Kok Inn is the best.

11. Porth Iago Beach

12 Abersoch beaches you must visit - The Travel Hack

A hidden gem! Read my guide to Porth Iago here.

12. Porth Colmon

A quiet and secluded beach.

Read more of my posts about the best beaches in Abersoch…

Which of Abersoch’s beaches are best for paddle boarding?

You can paddleboard from all of the beaches mentioned above, but Hell’s Mouth is probably the most difficult unless it’s a very calm day.

My favorite beaches for paddleboarding near Abersoch are Abersoch Main Beach or Llanbedrog.

Both beaches are perfect for early morning paddles when the water is calm and calm. It’s also a good beach as you can park a short drive from the shore so you don’t have to carry your board far.

Find out more about my women’s paddle board kit and clothing here.

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