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Latest Abersoch Coronavirus (Covid 19) News:
Updated: 24th October, 2020:

The home page layout has changed for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. Updates will appear here & on the news page.

 

Updated October 24 2020 (9.00am)
- Lockdown Part 2
- Abersoch RNLI New Year Sponsored Sea Dip Cancelled
- Ysgol Abersoch Governors Appeal To Council Cabinet

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Read more on the news page..

 

 

Updated October 19 2020 (12.50pm)
Wales To Go Into Lockdown For 17 Days From Friday 23rd October
A 17 day "firebreak" lockdown will start for the whole of Wales on Friday 23rd October at 6pm.

Details are as follows:

- people must stay at home, except for very limited purposes
- people must not visit other households or meet other people they do not live with
- certain businesses and venues, including bars, restaurants and most shops must close
- secondary schools will provide learning online only for the week after half-term, other than for children in years seven and eight. Primary schools and childcare settings will remain open.
- face coverings continue to be mandatory...

... Read more on the news page..

 

 

Updated October 15 2020 (5.20pm)
Wales To Ban Visitors From UK Covid Hotspots
The First Minister has announced that a ban on visitors to Wales from Covid hotspots will come into force from 6pm on Friday (16th October)... Read more on the news page..

 

 

Updated October 11 2020 (8.25am)
- Scrutiny Committee Asks Cabinet To Reconsider Abersoch School Closure
- Bangor In Lockdown - But Rest Of Gwynedd Sees No Further Restrictions

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Read more on the news page..

 

 

Updated October 04 2020 (8.30am)
- Gwynedd Residents Urged To Follow Covid-19 Rules To Avoid Local Restrictions
- Abersoch RNLI Virtual Bike Challenge
- School Closure Decision Goes To Scrutiny Committee

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Read more on the news page..

 

 

Updated September 30 2020 (7.00am)
Is Travel To Abersoch & Pen Llyn Still Allowed?

With local lockdowns across parts of the north of England and now about to begin in some North Wales counties such as Conwy, we have been asked whether it is still OK to travel to the Abersoch area. The best explantation we have seen so far comes from an article in the Daily Post, written by their business correspondent Owen Hughes... Read more on the news page...

 

 

Updated September 23 2020 (7.00am)
Pubs & Restaurants To Close At 10pm From Thursday

The latest restrictions were announced yesterday by First Minister, Mark Drakeford... Read more on the news page..

 

 

September 20 2020

Parents & Governors To Fight Abersoch School Closure

There is anger from those involved with the running of Abersoch school and from parents regarding the news that the Gwynedd Council cabinet had voted to embark on a process which would result in the school closing next year.
No one from Ysgol Abersoch School, whether they are staff, governors or parents, have been notified of the cabinet's decision, which was made on Tuesday 15th September... Read more on the news page..

 

 

September 16 2020

Gwynedd Council Cabinet Votes For Abersoch School Closure
Abersoch village school is set to close in the summer of next year (2021). This follows a vote taken by the cabinet of Gwynedd Council, who decided to continue with the process which will eventually lead to the school's closure... Read more on the news page..

 

 

Updated September 11 2020 (7.30am)
Tightening Of Restrictions Expected

The First Minister of Wales has said this morning that from Monday (14th September), the limit on the number of people who can meet indoors at any one time will be reduced to 6... of which all must be from the same extended household group. Also, the wearing of facemasks will become compulsory in all shops and indoor public spaces... Read more on the news page..

 


Updated August 31 2020 (8.45am)

A Thought From John Gosling Chair of ADTTA

(Abersoch and District Trade & Tourism Association (and TIC)

"I would like to thank all who have visited Abersoch and this wonderful area since Covid 19 restrictions were lifted. The summer period is always very busy for us as we welcome back visitors many of whom come back year on year. 2020 will be remembered by many of us for different reasons, none more than Covid 19. We who live in Abersoch all year round will remember it for rediscovering our village, beaches and wonderful countryside... Read more on the news page..

 

 

Updated August 19 2020 (8.25am)
Strong Winds & High Tides Over The Coming Days

As mentioned on this morning's weather forecast page, there are some gales and severe gales in the forecast for the coming days. As well as the gales, the combination of low pressure, increasing amounts of swell, wind strength and some spring tides, could easily result in the high tides becoming enhanced... Read more on the news page..

 

 

Updated August 12 2020 (9.30am)
Abersoch Lifeboat Saves Paddleboarder

A well equipped paddleboarer was pulled from the water last weekend, after being swept out to sea from Aberdaron Bay... Read more on the news page..

 

 

Updated August 03 2020 (1.55pm)

Abersoch Lifeboat Call Out To Porth Neigwl

The Abersoch Inshore Lifeboat was called out yesterday after a 999 call reported a young person in difficulty in the sea at Porth Neigwl. The lifeboat was launched quickly. On arrival, the person/persons in difficulty were ashore and safe. Two Abersoch lifeboat volunteer crew members landed on the beach to provide casualty care advice, along with help from the Abersoch Coastguard team... read more on the news page..

 

 

Updated July 31 2020 (8.20am)
Indoor Areas Of Restaurants & Pubs To Re-Open On Monday...

The Welsh Government has confirmed that indoor dining at restaurants, pubs and cafes can resume from Monday 3rd August... read more on the news page..

 

 

Updated July 23 2020 (8.20am)
Abersoch Lifeboat Call Out 21/07/2020
The Abersoch Lifeboat Volunteer Crew were paged by HM Coastguard and tasked to assist a cruiser with mechanical difficulties anchored off South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club... read more on the news page...

 

 

Updated July 22 2020 (9.25am)
Abersoch Lifeboat Call Out 19/07/2020
Abersoch Lifeboat were tasked on Sunday by HM Coastguard following a report of a stranded Kayaker on Gwylan Island off the coast of Aberdaron, who’d got into difficulty with a strong tide running... read more on the news page...

 

Updated July 19 2020 (3.40pm)
Starting To Look Normal!

The sunshine has returned to Abersoch today, with the main beach looking much more like a normal, sunny, July Weekend day. Those on the beach report that most groups were carrying out social distancing...read more on the news page...

 

 

Updated July 11 2020 (8.40am)
The Start Of The 2020 Season Arrives...

Finally, the 2020 summer season can start to begin today, with self contained, self catering properties and caravan / chalet parks able to re-open.

Further easing of restrictions were announced yesterday by the Welsh Governement... read more on the news page...

 

 

Updated July 06 2020 (6.15pm)
Extended Households...

The extended household rules are causing a little bit of confusion in terms of the potential impact on holiday accommodation... The Welsh Gov has said that... read more on the news page...

 

 

Updated July 06 2020 (7.25am)
Visitors Are Able To Return From Today...

The 5 mile travel restriction across Wales has been lifted today, meaning that Abersoch is once again open to visitors. Those wishing to stay in rented self catering accommodation will have a few more days to wait, as that sector re-opens on the 11th July, which is also the date when the caravan parks are expected to re-open.


 

Updated July 03 2020 (1.40pm - updated 3.20pm)
Local Services Set To Resume Next Week...

News from the council today regarding the resumption of some of the tourism related services. We'll post more info as we receive it over the coming days... but here is the latest info...

- the beach patrol is expected to re-commence from Tuesday 7th July.

- Lon Golff slipway barrier opened Wed 8th July (open 10am to 8pm)

- launching permitted - all craft must be registered prior to launching. Payments taken by card preferably at the beach office next to Lon Golff toilets (not on slipway as in previous years)...

read more on the news page...

 

 

Updated July 02 2020 (1.55pm)
Self Contained Holiday Accomm Opening Brought Forward To 11th July...

The Latest update from the Welsh Government brings forward the date when self contained holiday accommodation can open, to the 11th July This means the Saturday to Saturday booking week can be maintained for that first week of opening... read more on the news page...

 

 

Updated July 02 2020 (6.35am)
Outdoor Areas Of Pubs, Cafes & Restaurants Opening 13th July?...

The BBC are reporting this morning...

"Some pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants in Wales will be able to reopen outdoors from 13 July, under new Welsh Government plans..." read more on the news page...

 

 

Updated June 30 2020 (6.35am)
Further Guidance Issued By Welsh Government...

The Welsh Government issued further guidance yesterday regarding the re-opening of holiday accommodation, with the key points to be found on the news page ...

 

 

Updated June 28 2020 (8.10am)
Abersoch Waiting For Clarity On Guidelines...

There remains a lack of clarity regarding the re-opening / partial re-opening of the local tourism industry. Local tourism officials suggest that further guidelines from the Welsh Government regarding self catering properties, B&B's, holiday parks and campsites are expected early in the coming week. Also Gwynedd Council have yet to publish... click here to read more...

 

 

Updated June 25 2020 (6.25am)
Latest Guidelines...

The latest guidelines regarding current restrictions can be found at...

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance

Further clarifications are still awaited and these will be posted on the news page as soon as they have been received.

 

 

Updated June 19 2020 (3.35pm)
Announcements Today... Tourism To Resume On 6th & 13th July

Update 8am: The First Minister of Wales has said this morning that non-essential shops will re-open from Monday 22nd, schools from the 29th and the travel restrictions will be lifted from July 6th.

Update 9am: It looks as though bookings for campsites, caravan parks and holiday cottages, along with hotels which have been adjusted to allow "self containment", can be taken from 13th July

Update 3.35pm: There are still some questions regarding what will be allowed from the 6th and 13th July.

The Welsh Gov statement today says:

"Ministers have decided to lift the requirement to stay local on 6 July, provided the conditions allow. With the requirement lifted, people will be able to travel to tourist attractions across Wales... read more on the news page...

 

 

Updated June 09 2020 (8.45am)
The Wait Goes On...

The next announcement on the lockdown in Wales is expected to be on the 19th June. Until then, the tourist industry remains on hold. The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, suggested yesterday that if the number of cases is favourable by the end of next week, "...we will have some headroom to go on in that careful and cautious way of lifting the restrictions in Wales." In summary - all eyes will be on next Friday's announcement.

 

 

Updated May 29 2020 (8.15am and 5.20pm)
More News Today?

Changes to the lockdown measures are expected to be announced today... whether there will be any related to the tourism industry remains to be seen. Updates will appear here.

Update 5.20pm:

Small changes in the lockdown rules for Wales were announced today, though these do not involve any easing on the restrictions on tourism. The next review of the lockdown rules is scheduled to be on 18th June.

Full details can be found at: https://gov.wales/guidance-changes-coronavirus-regulations-1-june

... and the press release can be found at: https://gov.wales/stay-local-to-keep-wales-safe

 

 

Updated May 23 2020 (8.25am)
The Situation Remains The Same Regarding Tourism

Today would normally be the start of a very, very busy Whitsun half term week in Abersoch, however, the current situation means that tourism remains on hold. Hopefully, we will see further guidance from the Welsh government this week on a timetable for easing restrictions.

 

 

Updated May 19 2020 (7.25am)
Abersoch Dinghy Week 2020 Cancelled

Some sad news to report as another event falls victim to the Covid 19 crisis... a statement released on the dinghy week Facebook page says:

"The Abersoch Dinghy Week team and SCYC - South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club Abersoch have been monitoring the RYA, Welsh Assembly and UK Governments' guidance and policies with regard to Covid 19... click here to read more...

 

 

Updated May 16 2020 (8.10am)
Wales' Roadmap Published

Information on Wales potential route out of the coronavirus crisis was released by the Welsh government yesterday. It looks as though the next key date regarding changes to the current restrictions will be in approximately 2 weeks time, but in the meantime, the restrictions remain in place... click here to read more...

 

 

Updated May 15 2020 (8.30am)
Update From Welsh Government Expected Today

Today, the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, is set to provide further details regarding how Wales will exit from the current Lockdown.

This item will be updated when the "road map" is released... click here to read more...

 

 

Updated May 11 2020 (8.15am)
No Major Change In Lockdown Rules In Wales

After a weekend of statements from the Welsh and UK leaders, the guidance for Wales remains very similar, with the only changes to to the lockdown related to being able to exercise more than once per day and some garden centres can open.
Tourism remains on hold... click here to read more...



Updated May 08 2020 (8.35am)

No Further Guidance On Any Potential Easing Of Restrictions

We await updated information from the Welsh government later today and the UK government announcement on Sunday evening.



Updated May 01 2020 (9.10am)
No Further Guidance On Any Potential Easing Of Restrictions

Following on from the item below, regarding whether there are any signs of when the tourism sector might be allowed to resume in some form, no further guidance is currently available.

Updates will appear as soon as they are available. In the meantime, thankyou to all those who are staying away and complying with the lockdown rules.

 

 

Updated April 26 2020 (9.10am)
Looking For Signs When Tourism Might Resume

As May approaches, many will be keeping a close eye on the announcements from the UK and Welsh governments and whether there are any hints on the timing of a possible return of tourism. At the moment, it is impossible to be able to provide any guidance on a potential date when tourism might be able to resume... click here to read more...

 

 

Updated April 23 2020 (8.50am)
Loophole For £10K Grant Closed

An update on the news item below (17th April). Press release from Gwynedd Council...

"Gwynedd Council has welcomed the fact that the Welsh Government has changed the national guidelines for the provision of grants to support small businesses that are suffering as a result of the Coronavirus emergency... click here to read more...

 

 

Updated April 22 2020 (8.45am)
The Daughter Of Abersoch Man Who Died After Contracting Coronavirus Speaks About Her Nightmare

Abersoch has recently lost one of its well loved citizens, due to the Coronavirus. John Griffiths died in Ysbyty Gwynedd on the 9th April, just a few days after being admitted, after falling ill on the 2nd April... click here to read more...

 

 

Updated April 21 2020 (2.10pm)
"Stricter Second Home Lockdown Rules On The Way." Says Daily Post

Today's Daily Post is reporting that:

"The Welsh government looks set to implement stricter clamp downs on people visiting their second homes, the First Minister has confirmed, amid calls to maintain the current lockdown until at least mid-May."... click here to read more...

 

Update: 17 April, 2020: (9.15am)

Latest News Updates Online

BBC website report on second home loophole, Abersoch Lifeboat Crew clap for the NHS and key workers and Indie band The Cuza release video shot at Porth Neigwl.... click here to read more...



Update: 13 April, 2020: (8.30am)

A Quiet Easter - But Local Emergency Services Have Been On Call

Abersoch Coastguard Rescue Team have been working all weekend, helping North Wales Police to ensure that government guidance is being followed. On Saturday they also assisted Abersoch RNLI Lifeboat, who were called out to reports of an upturned boat at Porth Ceiriad.
... click here to read more...

 

 

Updated April 10 2020:
Good Friday Photos

Photos of Abersoch under lockdown... click here



Updated April 08 2020: 9.00am
Thankyou For Helping To Keep The Community Safe This Easter

Under normal conditions, Abersoch would awaiting the huge number of visitors arriving for the first really big weekend of the season and those visitors would be excitedly counting down the days and hours until their arrival. Sadly, this year, that is not going to be possible, however, those feelings of anticipation and excitement will return, hopefully in the not too distant future... click here to read more...


 

Updated April 06 2020 9.50am
Abersoch Dinghy Week 2020 Uncertainty

The organisers of the famous Abersoch Dinghy Week, which is set to begin on the 25th July, have posted a message regarding the prospects for the event going ahead... click here to read more.

 

 

Updated April 06 2020: 9.10am
Websites For Checking The Number Of Cases

click here to read more.

 

Update: 5th April, 2020: 1.45pm

Abersoch Life Comes Under Fire For Slow Response

The AbersochLife (Sensation Magazine) website has finally updated its homepage to reflect the important message that Abersoch is currently closed to visitors. Despite nearly 2 weeks of this crisis passing, a message was finally posted on the homepage of the site on the evening of the 4th April, seemingly, only after criticism was posted on social media from members of the local community... click here to read more.

 

Update: 4th April, 2020: 2.50pm
The Message Remains The Same - Please Stay At Home

We have not received any reports of people deciding to ignore the instructions from the government, police and healthcare professionals, by making a trip to the coast, so far this weekend. We hope this remains the case!

 

How One Local Business Is Being Affected: Wern Fawr, Llanbedrog

One local B&B and self catering provider was recently interviewed by the Cambrian News.

Alan Harper-Smith, who owns and runs Wern Fawr in Llanbedrog, spoke about how the Covid19 outbreak and subsequent shutdown of the tourism sector has affected his business...

- click here to read more.

Update: 31st March, 2020: 9.15am
Most Second Home Visitors Return Home

Reports suggest that most visitors to second homes in the area have followed the instructions of the Welsh and UK governments and returned to their primary residences, for which the community is very grateful. However, some second homes are still being used, the reasons for which are unclear.

 

Update: 28th March, 2020: 9.30am

Events Postponed

The Abersoch Triathlon events, which were due to be held in June have been postponed until October - click here to read more.

 

 

Update: 26th March, 2020: 10.10am

Councillors Appeal To Holiday Home Visitors To Return Home

The 2 Gwynedd councillors who represent the populations of the Abersoch and Llanengan areas have both issued appeals overnight, for those who have arrived to stay in holiday homes, to return to their primary residence - click here to read more.


Update: 24th March, 2020: 10.10am

Lockdown

You cannot visit the area at this time.

"Essential travel does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays. People should remain in their primary residence. Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk."

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

 

Update: 23rd March, 2020: 9.30am

Now Is Not The Right Time To Visit - An Update

Further to the message below, this advice has now been confirmed by Gwynedd Council and Visit Wales. Almost all businesses in Abersoch have closed for the duration of the outbreak. Caravan / holiday parks such as the Warren and Fach Farm are in the process of closing for the duration of the outbreak. Check the news page for the latest upates.



Update: 22nd March, 2020: 9am

Now Is Not The Right Time To Visit.

The official UK government advice regarding unnecessary travel has been posted on this site for some days now, however, there appears to be confusion amongst some of the population as to what this means... click here to read the full message.

 

..click here to read more Abersoch news...

 


Croeso! Mae croeso cynnes Cymreig yn eich aros ar benrhyn Llyn - lle gellwch ddarganfod harddwch a heddwch unigryw - a chlywed iaith hynaf Ewrop yn cael ei siarad.

Abersoch is situated on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales and has become a very popular village seaside resort. Great beaches, internationally recognised sailing waters, pleasant climate and beautiful scenery, all set in the heartland of the Welsh language provide a special combination.Abersoch

Why visit Abersoch? Abersoch is the sort of place that people return to year after year. It has a certain special something that is very difficult to describe in words. We hope this website will provide you with an insight into what makes Abersoch special and be of interest to both those who have never been here and those who are regular visitors.

 


Chatel News & Events   Abersoch Weather Forecast & Tide Information
 

The weather forecast page is regularly updated on 360+ days of the year and provides a overview of the Abersoch weather for the next few days, based on a variety of charts and information. Local tide info can be found on the right hand side of this home page.

Click here for the weather page...

     

 

Chatel News & Events   Where To Stay In Abersoch
 

Looking for somewhere to stay? Check out our accommodation section which has links to many local establishments, agencies and self catering accommodation in and around the Abersoch area. Whether it is a B&B, hotel, guest house, cottage, chalet, house, bungalow, caravan or a campsite ... you can find them by clicking here...

     

 

Chatel News & Events   Abersoch Webcams & Photos
 

Abersoch has several webcams that can be accesses via our webcam page. We also have regularly updated photos from the area in our popular "recent photos" section by John Wormald of Totally Abersoch. All these can be accessed by using the webcam tab on the menu at the top of each page.

     

 

Chatel News & Events   Abersoch Guides
 

Our Guides sections (see menu above) give you an opportunity to browse information on many of our local places of interest, beaches, watersports and other activities in the area. There is also a photo tour from our excellent local photographer - Martin Turtle of Turtle Photography. There is also a large selection of old postcards.

     

 

Chatel News & Events   Abersoch Events
 

Abersoch hosts a variety of intersting events each year including ... the RNLI New Years' Day Dip, Glass Butter Beach, The Abersoch Regatta Events including the Raft Race, the Abersoch Triple Crown including 10K Race, Sprint Triathlon and Half Marathon, local national and international sailing events via SCYC and the annual North Wales Open Surfing Contest. For news of these and other Abersoch events click here.

     

 

Chatel News & Events   Abersoch Activities & Watersports
 

Abersoch is a fantastic location for a number of activities and especially watersports. As an internationally famous sailing area, the waters also provide opportunities for powered boating, fishing, surfing, windsurfing, canoeing and the recently very popular sport of paddle boarding. Links to these and other activities can be found via the "actvities" menu tab.

     

 

Chatel News & Events   Abersoch Property For Sale
 

Our property for sale section has a selection of local chalets, caravans and houses for sale and we have helped sell a large number of these over the last few years. If you are looking to buy a chalet, or are interesed in advertising your property for sale on the site, then you can contact us in the property section by clicking here ...

     

 

Chatel News & Events   Local Listings / Local Services / Shops & Restaurants
 

Use the local listings menu tab at the top of the page to access information on local services and tradesmen including builders, electricians, gardeners, cleaners, painters and plumbers alongside adverts for local shops and restaurants, properties for sale, boats for sale and also the latest local job vacancies.

     

 

More and more people are visiting Abersoch "out of season" as Abersoch is not just about summertime! More businesses in the village are remaining open longer throughout the year - including the cafes and restaurants and more of the shops. You will find that the shops often have winter sales on with bargains you would not normally find during the "season". So 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 mid-winter!

 

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