Local Towns & Shopping
In addition to the local shops and amenities in Aberdaron, the nearby town of Pwllheli and seaside village of Abersoch offer plenty of opportunity for a day out, without leaving the Peninsula.
Here you will find supermarkets tucked amongst the old slate-roofed houses, and plenty of other good food and general stores, along with individual shops selling everything from antiques to fine wine. There is a busy market in Pwllheli every Wednesday on the Maes (market square). While you are there visit the fish shop, where we buy wonderful fresh fish and local seafood. Pwllheli also boasts two long beaches, perfect for walks and shell-seeking. There is a harbour and marina, near to which is Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre (and also a great venue for a drink or snack at the end of a windy beach walk).
The original small, 1950s fishing village was famed for attracting painters away from St. Ives for its light, landscape and mild climate. Now it is a popular and trendy beach, yachting and surfing resort. The High Street is lined with lively pubs, restaurants, ‘surfer dude’ clothing shops, along with cafes, delis, and specialist water sports shops. Abersoch attracts a ‘well-heeled’ crowd, with many well known faces having second homes in the area, and property prices are correspondingly eye-watering.
Abersoch has a superb, golden sandy main beach, from where dinghies can be launched. Unsurprisingly, it does get very busy in peak summer months, but is definitely worth a visit at any time of year. The stunning view from the beach across to St Tudwal’s Islands (one of which is owned by Bear Grylls) is always uplifting. The line of colourful and picturesque beach huts is a classic image of the village, and these fetch huge sums on the rare occasions when one goes onto the open market!