Originally a fishing port, Abersoch is now a centre for dinghy sailing and other watersports such as windsurfing and jet-skiing. Nearby Porth Neigwl or Hell's Mouth, is also popular for surfing; it can hold large swells in the winter which can reach 1.5m however south-westerly prevailing winds can affect quality.
Central Abersoch has a variety of small shops as well as bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels. Boat trips around St Tudwal's Islands to see the seals and other wildlife are available from the village. It is also popular for its close proximity to Snowdonia National Park, with Snowdon being visible from Abersoch Bay on clear days. The town also has an 18 hole golf course.
Abersoch is the sort of place that people return to year after year. If you fancy getting away from all the hustle and bustle of life - maybe a weekend or day trip to Abersoch out of season might be the answer. If you are lucky with the weather there are plenty of sheltered sun traps - and it is not unusual to see sunbathers on Abersoch Main Beach in February!