Today, Abersoch is a popular costal resort on the Llyn Peninsula which appeals to holidaymakers Worldwide. Just over two hours from Chester and Shrewsbury, Abersoch is a convenient distance for a family weekend away by the sea. New development has populated Abersoch ever year and we see the village changing on a monthly basis. Abersoch is well known for the highly regarded Abersoch Beach, boutique shops, individual restaurants and property value, a newsworthy sale in 2017 saw an iconic property sell for 2.02m and a beach hut sell for £160,000.
History of Abersoch
Abersoch is a pretty seaside village on the South side of Llyn Peninsula, North West Wales. It’s beaches and shore line run along Tremadog Bay which is a large inlet of Cardigan Bay which is defined by the Cambrian and Llyn coast.
Abersoch along with many other villages on the Llyn was mostly known as a small fishing hamlet before tourism took over. With the river Soch running into a small tidal bay it soon become popular with pleasure boating. Farming was and still does play an important part to the village. Originally a fishing port, Abersoch is now a tourist centre specialising in dinghy sailing and other water sports such as windsurfing, wakeboarding, surfing and jet-skiing.
Lead Mining in Abersoch
Lead mining was another industry and the old shaft housing can be seen to the South of the main beach at the Penrhyn Du headland. During the second half of the nineteenth century two hundred and forty miners, dressers, washers and engine drivers were at work in the mines. Many of these workmen had come to work the mines from other regions with over half from Cornwall and Devon.
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The Main Street Abersoch
Over the last century Abersoch has changed dramatically with modern transport. Firstly the train came to Pwllheli, where people would take a horse and cart the five and a half miles to complete there journey to the village. Then came modern cars, and no longer was Abersoch out of the reach to the working man. Abersoch is also popular for it's close proximity to Snowdonia National Park, Snowdon can be seen from Abersoch bay on a clear day. There is an 18 hole Golf Course in Abersoch, described by some visitors as “The Friendliest Golf Course in Wales”, “A Jewel on the Welsh Riviera” and “Fantastic Golf Course, Stunning Views”.