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June 13 2019

Charity Paddle Board To Poynton!

Kevin Bell, who lives in Llanengan is embarking on Saturday on a 200 mile paddle board from Abersoch to Poynton in Cheshire in aid of Cancer Research.

He'll be setting off on this arduous adventure on Saturday morning, leaving the Golf Slipway at 9.45am, where anybody can join him on the first leg just along the beach to Mickey's.

The rest of day one will then see him attempting a difficult section round Bwlchtocyn, across Porth Ceiriad, around Cilan Headland and into Hell's Mouth.

Thereafter, the journey will take him from Hell's Mouth to Aberdaron from Aberdaron, through the dangerous waters of Bardsey Sound, and into Porth Oer (Whistling Sands). Kevin will be accompanied by other paddlers and will continue up the coast and eventually across the mouth of the Dee estuary and onto the Bridgewater Canal at Runcorn.

He will be posting a full daily itinerary and updates on his social media accounts:
Insta: @kevinbellwaterman
Facebook: Kevin Bell Abersoch
Twitter: @thehometownpad1

You can donate to a very worthy cause via one of our cash collections en route or via his JustGiving page:


For those unfamiliar with the waters once you leave the relatively sheltered bay of Abersoch, Kevin will undoubtedly face some very challenging waters on his first days, once he heads through the sound and towards Ceiriad and Cilan and on subsequent days towards Bardsey and beyond. This looks like a really, really difficult challenge...



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June 08 2019

Venetia Sold...

The wonderful Venetia Restaurant With Rooms, which has graced the high street of Abersoch for many years - providing top notch accommodation and food, has been sold. Marco and Jayne will open the restaurant for the final time this evening (Sat 8th), however, accommodation will be available until the end of August.
Ownership will change in September.





May 31 2019

Horizon Walking Group Summer Programme...

Sustainable Abersoch Cynaliadwy - SAC – is a local volunteer group with a range of interests and activities working towards a sustainable future for the village community. SAC support the Horizon Walking Group, who have recently released their programme of summer walks around the area. All walks start at 11am and all are welcome to paticipate, with a vountary contribution of 50p per walker...

Click here for the full programme of summer walks.


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April 26 2019

News Round Up...

Those who were lucky to have visited Abersoch for the Easter Weekend saw some sublime weather, with several days of consecutive warmth and sunshine, which would not have been out of place in the middle of summer. The still early morning's on the beach were a feature of this fine spell, with a glassy bay due to the lack of breeze. The main beach was as busy as a summer holiday day, as can be seen on the photo opposite, taken by John of www.totallyabersoch.co.uk. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end and the last couple of days have seen a return of the rather more changeable weather, with a Met Office named storm, "Storm Hannah", set to bring some gales to the area overnight and into Saturday. This forecast has led to the cancellation of the "Roc" endurance triathlon event, that was due to commence on Saturday morning.

Looking ahead and there is a new series of races which are set to take place on Sunday May 26th, starting from the Golf Club in Pwllheli and from the organisers of the Pen Llyn Ultras. The Pen Llyn Coastal & Trail Series consists of 3 race options, a 10K and Half and Full Marathon distances, with the Marathon taking the beautiful route along the coastal path from Abersoch and round to Porth Neigwl. These trail races are in response to the growing popularity of trail running, which is a subject we'll be returning to in the near future.

For more info on the Pen Llyn Coastal Trail Series, visit:



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April 08 2019

New Website For Graham Eaton...

Abersoch regular, Graham Eaton, who is a diver and award winning landscape and wildlife photographer, has a new website to showcase his work.

Graham has won several National and International awards for both wildlife and landscape photography including: The Wildlife Photographer of the Year; The International Mono Awards; The British Wildlife Photography Awards; The Landscape Photographer of the Year; The Denver Audobon International; British Life Photography Awards; Memorial Maria Lucia; The Los Angeles Open Underwater and several others.

His work has also been published in many publications worldwide including BBC News; BBC Wildlife Magazine; Birdwatching Magazine; Professional Photographer Magazine; RSPB Birds; BP Magazine; Diver Magazine; Country Life; The British Journal of Photography; Cheshire Life; Countryside Magazine; Mail on Sunday; GEO Spain; Daily Telegraph; The Guardian; The Times; Nikon Owner; Birds Illustrated Magazine; TGO, Welsh Coast; The Photographer and many others.

All the images on the new site are available as fine art prints, including some new work on Pen Llyn Waves, such as the photo shown opposite.

His site is well worth a visit: www.grayeatonimages.co.uk






March 26 2019

Venetia Retain Gold Award For 12th Year Running...

Congratulations to Abersoch's Venetia Reataurant with Boutique Accommodation, on their retention of the Visit Wales Gold award for the 12th year running.
The restaurant is open on Mothering Sunday 31st March 2019, 12 noon – 3 pm serving a traditional Sunday roast and dishes from their a la carte / Chicchetti menu.

Find out more about Venetia at: www.venetiawales.com



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March 04 2019

Porth Neigwl / Hell's Mouth Clean Up...

Llanengan Litter Pickers have organised a beach clean up at Porth Neigwl on Sunday 10th March from 10am to midday. This follows a successful clean up organided by Surfers Against Sewage recently. The recent storms continue to bring in large quantities of plastic waste onto our beaches, so these clean ups are becoming more and more important. All welcome to attend and help.


Llanengan Litter Pickers have a Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1948299518560778


Abersoch also has a Beach Carers group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/376906646427355


It is great to see these volunteer groups helping to keep our beaches clean.


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February 05 2019

Gwynedd Council Tax Survey - Have Your Say...

Gwynedd Council have posted a Financial Strategy Questionnaire on their website. It suggests that, "Before Gwynedd councillors agree of the Council Tax rate and the Financial Strategy for April 2019 onwards, there’s an opportunity for the people of Gwynedd to have their say on these options by completing this questionnaire. In accordance with the Data Protection Act (2018), your responses will be completely confidential and it will not be possible to recognise you from your response." Further info is available here and the questionnaire can be found by clicking here...



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February 05 2019

Development Of The Gwynedd Marine Code...
The Gwynedd Marine Code project is being developed further after a series of

meetings brought local operators and stakeholders together to share their views on the project. Initial engagement meetings were held mid-January and further meetings are expected to take place later in the year.

The current Gwynedd Marine Code can be viewed by clicking here... note that any reckless disturbance of protected species is a criminal offence.



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January 01 2019

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda / Happy New Year... RNLI Dip Photos...

Another huge sea dip took place today in Abersoch, all in aid of Abersoch RNLI. Report to follow, however, John Wormald has a selection of great photos on his site at: https://john53.zenfolio.com/nyddip2019









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