Best Coastal Walks from Abersoch

By Dave Roberts   

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Best Coastal Walks from Abersoch

Abersoch is one of the most popular resorts on the Wales Coast and there are a number of walks along this section of Llyn Peninsula to suit most tastes. From a 15 minute stroll around the headland at Abersoch to a full day’s outing around the headlands at Trwyn y Wylfa, Trwyn Cilan and the impressive Porth Neigwl (anglicised by some to the more generic ‘Hell’s Mouth’). Abersoch boasts some expensive property prices with some of the more exclusive houses selling for millions of pounds.

view of abersoch

This does mean that there’s a wider range of shops, cafes and pubs than you’d expect in a village of this size. These include the Zinc Bar and Grill, The Vaynol pub, St Tudwals Inn, a well stocked Spar shop and we can heartily recommend the sausage rolls at the Abersoch Deli. Abersoch can be found at the end of the A499 around 7 miles distant from Pwllheli where there’s a railway station with regular services from Birmingham New Street. There is a regular bus service (no 18) between Abersoch, Llanbedrog and Pwllheli which one of the walks below is planned around. More information can be found on the Bws Gwynedd website or on Traveline .

Around the Penbennar Headland

Abersoch Penbennar Walk Route Map
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We’ll start with a very short walk following the Wales Coast Path around the headland at Abersoch that starts from the limited parking at the top of Lon Pen Cei. The walk is only just over 1km in length and should take no more than 30 minutes.

View across Abersoch Harbour

Abersoch to Machroes

You can follow the Wales Coast Path from Abersoch south to the nearby hamlet of Machroes, and if the tidal conditions are favourable you can return on the beach. The coast path takes an easy route through the golf course, and there’s even a Beach Cafe at Machroes which you can use to egg on relucant walkers. The walk should take around an hour, longer if you dally and much longer if you make the most of the cafe.

Abersoch to Machroes Walk Route Map
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Llanbedrog Via the Wales Coast Path

A great option from Abersoch is to walk out on the Wales Coast Path over to Llanbedrog. It’s should only take a couple of hours and you can catch the no. 18 bus back. Those looking for a longer outing have the option of walking the entire section from Abersoch to Pwllheli  which should be sufficient to fill a slow morning.

Abersoch to Llanbedrog Walk Route Map
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Abersoch to Porth Ceiriad

Until recently, most of the coast to the south of Abersoch was out of bounds to the walker. Thanks to the hard work of the Wales Coast Path access officers, the entire coast from Abersoch to Porth Neigwl can now be walked. This shorter walk is an ideal morning’s outing to the beautiful sandy bay at Porth Ceiriad and returning via Bwlchtocyn.

Abersoch to Porth Ceiriad Walk Route Map
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Abersoch to Porth Ceiriad and Porth Neigwl

Even better than the previous walk is this longer walk that takes in all of the spectacular coastline between Abersoch and Llanengan. The route includes excellent views from Mynydd Cilan over Porth Neigwl, the graveyard of numerous ships in its time, and towards the mountains of Snowdonia. There are impressive high cliffs along this section, especially around Trwyn Cilan

Abersoch Porth Ceiriad an Neigwl Walk Route Map
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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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