Circular Coastal Walk around Abersoch
This circular walk around Abersoch uses the Llyn Coastal Path to explore the beautiful beaches and bays to the south and west of the village.
Starting in the village you first head south along Borth Fawr beach and the Abersoch Golf Club. The route follows the coast path toward Porth Ceiriad and Pistyll Cim with views across to Saint Tudwal's Islands. The islands are known for their seal population. The western island houses the St Tudwal’s Lighthouse, and the eastern has the remains of a priory. At Porth Ceiriad there is a lovely beach and cliffs with several interesting geological features.
The path continues west to Cilan Head, the southernmost point of the Llyn Peninsula. The head is a breeding ground for birds, particularly cormorants.
After rounding the headling you continue north along the coast path to Hell's Mouth beach, passing pretty sand dunes on the way. The route then leaves the coast to follow country lanes back into Abersoch. The popular seaside resort has a number of good pubs and cafes for refreshments after your walk.
To continue your walking in the area follow the coast path east to Llanbedrog and Pwllheli. Heading west will take you to Aberdaron where you can catch the ferry to Bardsey Island and enjoy some birdwatching. The village is also close to the Snowdonia National Park where there are several fine places for walkers to explore. You can see Snowdon itself from the Abersoch Bay on clear days.