Rugged landscape + sheltered harbour + awesome beaches = the ideal shore ‘n’ surf summer. Note: Abersoch is home to many native Welsh speakers, so brush up on your LL pronunciation before you go.
DID YOU KNOW? It’s home to Wakestock, Europe’s biggest wakeboarding festival. Established here in 2000 and hopefully coming back soon after two years’ time out.
DO SAY “Helo, ti’n iawn?” or “Diolch”
DON’T SAY “Hello, how are you?” or “Thank you”
WHAT TO WEAR Throw on shorts and a Batsford hoodie, keep your swimwear, surfboard and wetsuit handy and you won’t go far wrong.
BEST VANTAGE POINT The top of Llanbedrog. On a clear day you can look out across Cardigan Bay and see Mount Snowdon.
DIARY DATE Glass Butter Beach (19-21st August) is bringing in Professor Green to headline and there’ll be paddle-boarding classes in Abersoch Harbour.
WHO YOU MIGHT SEE Bear Grylls owns an island just off the coast. For those not keen on mouse stewed in urine, don’t worry; his presence hasn’t impacted the local cuisine.
WHERE TO STAY For something different, try the Eye-Pod at the Willows; it’s a wooden-igloo-hobbit-hole hybrid, with Wi-Fi.
WHAT TO DRINK Cocktails at Fresh Café Bar & Grill – the Strawberry Collins is a local favourite – or a beer from Cwrw Llŷn brewery with a Sc’egg (the famous local version of a scotch egg, made from smoked haddock with a runny yolk).
FIND US Aber House, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Gwynedd