The Latest News From Abersoch


2010 Abersoch News Below. For 2011 Abersoch News - click here


Abersoch RNLI New Year’s Day Dip 2011: (02/01/2011)

This years Abersoch RNLI New Year's Day Dip was again very well attended with many braving the freezing water. John Wormald was their to photograph the event and you can see a large selection of these at: http://john53.zenfolio.com/nyd2011


photo: John Wormald www.totallyabersoch.co.uk


photo: John Wormald www.totallyabersoch.co.uk


Snow Chaos In Gwynedd: (23/12/2010)

THE worst weather in over three decades this week brought large parts of Gwynedd to a standstill.

Snowfalls of over 10 inches were recorded in some parts of the Llyn peninsula and Meirionnydd over the weekend, with snow and ice continuing to cause travel chaos during the week. Read more at the Caernarfon Herald Website.


Beach Hut Required: (23/12/2010)

A beach hut is wanted to rent from 27th/28th May 2011 for a week for a family gathering in Abersoch. If anyone is letting their hut out that week, please email annandon@btinternet.com


Abersoch Snow: Part 2: (03/12/2010)

....and Martin Turtle has taken this one...


photo: Martin Turtle www.turtlephotography.co.uk


Abersoch Snow: (03/12/2010)

So as not to miss out on what much of the rest of the UK is experiencing, Abersoch has a covering of snow today. John Wormald has taken some shots, click on the following link to view... http://john53.zenfolio.com/p411299396


photo: John Wormald www.totallyabersoch.co.uk


Christmas Jewellery Party At Fresh: (01/12/2010)

Rowenluin would love to invite you to their first Christmas Jewellery Party which will be held in Fresh Bar & Grill, Abersoch.
Here you will find a wide selection of beautifull unique jewellery that fits any style. All pieces are hand crafted and made with true dedication, love and patience. Perfect gifts for those special people at Christmas, or just treat yourself.
Prices vary between £5 - £60 - depending on gemstone and bead quality.
We also do pieces on commission and they will be taking orders on the night, for that truly unique and special gift.
There will also be pieces from Celtic Wood & Art for sale, unusual handmade wooden jewellery, including pieces of furniture art for the home.
The date is …Sunday 5th December., 3:00pm-8:00pm So why not go along for a night full of beautiful cocktails mixed with gorgeous jewellery + good friends.


Abersoch 10K Entries Open Wed 1st December: (30/11/2010)
Entries for both the Abersoch 10K and the Wombat 3K Beach race open from 8am on Wednesday 1st December. It’s the perfect time to enter to take away the guilt of the immanent seasonal indulgences, setting you a healthy goal to aim for with a decent timescale to get yourself in top form for a great time round the outstanding course.  In addition to this there’s a real incentive to be one of the first to enter with the stunning Abersoch 2011 Calendar up for grabs. The first 20 entries will receive the calendar so get your entry in prompt from 8am on Wednesday. Just go to the official ABERSOCH 10K WEBSITE and click on the ‘Enter’ button to enter online from 8am on Wednesday 1st December.
If you miss out on the calendars then don’t worry as you will still have the chance to win one of the 3 prizes in the Big Prize Draw. As long as you enter in December then your name will go into the hat for the chance to win one of the following:
1st Pair of Adidas running shoes
2nd Case of Powerade Isotonic Sports Drink
3rd Glass Butter Hoody

For 2011 the Abersoch 10K & Wombat 3K Beach Race will be raising money for the Abersoch Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Providing 24 hour lifesaving service for Abersoch and the surrounding coast, the service is invaluable to anyone that ventures out on the water. The purely voluntery crew have been keeping the Cardigan Bay coastline safe for over 100 years and relies heavily on fund raising. Money raised from the Abersoch 10K will go directly to the Abersoch Lifeboat Station so please consider helping raising money yourself by requesting a sponsorship form when you enter or just donating on the day.


Jacksy Website Now Online: (30/11/2010)

Local musician Dan Williams has started a new venture designing very fashionable mens underwear. Check out their new website at...www.jacksy.com


Dwyfor Camera Club News: (27/11/2010)

Andrew Kime FRPS will give a presentation of his images of SNOWDONIA at the weekly meeting of Dwyfor Camera Club in the Abersoch Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 7th December. This is one you don't want to miss. All Visitors welcome. For more information please contact John Wormald on 01758 713666


Goslings & The Dining Room Offer: (20/11/2010)
1st December to the 31st January excluding Christmas and New Year.
One night’s dinner bed and breakfast £95 for 2 people sharing a double or twin room en suite. Offer includes a three course dinner overnight accommodation and full breakfast.
Also available on Christmas Party nights special rates for rooms.
Self-catering one bedroom flat three night’s accommodation with dinner on one of the nights. £135.00 for 2 people.
Offer includes three night’s accommodation with linen and towels included. Electric operated by £1 coin meter. And a three course dinner on one night.
The above offer is available to all new bookings only.
Tel: Goslings 01758712526
Or The Dinning Room 07772301973


Abersoch RNLI New Year’s Day Dip 2011: (04/11/2010)

Hey Diddle Diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon,
The little dog laughed to see such fun,
And the dish ran away to join the New Year’s Day Dip in aid of the Abersoch RNLI, on the main beach at 12 noon on 1st January 2011. 
Will you join them?  How much money can you raise? Sponsorship forms can be obtained from the Tourist Information office, Boardrider, Rip Girl, Abersoch Boatyard, or requested by email from abersochdip@hotmail.co.uk


The Coconut Kitchen November Special Offer! (04/11/2010)

Buy one get the second half price!

The Coconut Kitchen will be open everyday except Tuesday and Wednesday in November with the following special offers available every night except Saturday.

- Buy any starter and get the second one half price

- Buy any main course and get the second one half price


This offer only available in the restaurant, not as takeaway and does not include side dishes. The cheapest dish purchased is charged at half price. Offer ends November 30th 2010. 15% discount for take-away

 They are also taking bookings for Christmas parties from Novermber 26th until December 23rd  -call in for a copy of the Christmas Menu!


Alcatraz News. (04/11/2010)

The Alcatraz Shop in the village is undergoing major alterations this Winter so the premises have moved on a temporary basis to the empty Shop opposite the St Tudwals Pub and next door to Terrys Butcher.  Opening through the Winter, Friday to Monday.  


The Dining Room Winter Offers. (31/10/2010)

The Dining Room (at Goslings) have got some offers on for the harsh winter months ahead, there's a page  on their website with printable vouchers which they will be changing  regularly throughout the next few months...click on the link for details...


10 Years Of Abersoch Sensation Magazine. (31/10/2010)

 Abersoch Sensation Magazine celebrates a decade of publication this year – for the past 10 years the magazine has brought readers all the news, reviews and information on Abersoch and the surrounding area. A  lot has changed in the village in the past 10 years, but you can take a trip down memory lane on the Magazine’s website where you can now view all the front covers from the past years, as well as take a look inside the magazine with our new online issue which features some of the highlights of the past few years. Just go to www.abersochmag.com where you can also purchase the new Abersoch 2011 calendar via the online store – it makes an ideal Christmas gift for anyone who loves the area.


The Willows Wins Best Place To Stay In Wales Award. (31/10/2010)

Congratulations to Anna and Miles James of Yr Helyg - The Willows Caravan and Camping Park in Mynytho who have just won the prestigious award of 'Best Place to Stay in Wales' (Caravan & Camping) 2010.

The Willows was one of only two businesses in North Wales to win an award. Anna and Miles are " over the moon!" with the award and they hope their achievement will help further continue to raise the profile of the Abersoch, outlying areas and the Pen Llyn at large.

Further details can be found on Welsh National Tourism Awards and their website at www.the-willows-abersoch.co.uk


Dates For 2011 Abersoch Regatta Events. (13/10/2010)
The dates for next summers Abersoch Regatta are as follows (starting times to be confirmed later)...
- Tues Aug 9th - Crab Catching Competition at Abersoch Harbour
- Wed Aug 10th - Open Golf Competion at Clwb Golff Abersoch
- Thursday Aug 11th - Great Raft Race - Abersoch Main Beach
- Friday Aug 12th - Sand Castle Competition - Abersoch Main Beach
- Sat Aug 13th - Best Dressed Beach Hut Competition - Abersoch Main Beach

- Sat Aug 13th - Abersoch Sailing Regatta - SCYC


Turtle Surfing Photos From Last Weekend. (13/10/2010)
Last weekend saw some fine weather, big surf and also some huge tides in the area. Martin Turtle was out and about and has captured some great surfing shots from Saturday and the pictures are now available to veiw at www.turtlephotography.co.uk


photo: Martin Turtle www.turtlephotography.co.uk


Glass Butter End Of Season Sale. (13/10/2010)
Over at www.glassbutter.com there are massive reductions in their end of season sale. There is limited stock available, but with T shirts at just £5, and hoody’s at £15 there are bargains which cannot be missed. Just click http://www.alliancewake.co.uk/glassbutter-store to go direct to the online store for more information and to buy online.


Abersoch RNLI New Year's Day Dip: 2011. (29/09/2010)

Please note the new email address for requesting sponsorship forms as it has changed today ....

2011 will be heralded in with the best yet New Year's Dip, same date, how can anyone forget New Year’s Day?  Same time, 12 noon (but do not leave it to the last minute, parking can be difficult), same place; Abersoch Main Beach.  This will be the 5th event, and to mark the difference this year’s fancy dress theme is “NURSERY RHYMES”, so listen to your kids for great ideas.  No kids?  Google it!

Last year you raised a magnificent £11000; all dedicated to training our fantastic Lifeboat crew and supporting team members.  We can do better than that in 2011, YES?  Sponsorship forms can be picked up at the usual places; the Lifeboat shop at the station, SCYC, Boardrider, the Abersoch Tourist Information office and Rip Girl.  You can also ask for a download from abersochdip@hotmail.co.uk


Dwyfor Camera Club Open Evening. (25/09/2010)

Dwyfor Camera Club are holding an open evening on Tuesday 5th October 2010 at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall, Abersoch. They are inviting anyone to come along and meet the members of DWYFOR Camera Club and see a display of their work. There will also be presentations of digitally projected images and some light refreshments


Turtle Gallery Available To Buy Online. (13/09/2010)

Turtle Photography have now made all there pictures available to buy online both framed and as canvases and there are many new products including individually made signed prints and posters. All  the Turtle pictures are made here in the Abersoch studio by Martin Turtle and orders can be turned around in a matter of days and sent to your home by next day courier either for yourself or as a gift  for friends and family. For more details, visit www.turtlephotography.co.uk



Lost Wedding Ring. (11/09/2010)

A wedding ring was recently lost near to the beach huts at the Machros (Bwlchtocyn) end of the main beach. If anyone has a metal detector, the owner would be grateful if you could help. Please email us and we will pass on the owners' details.


Thai Streetfood Festival. (09/09/2010)

The Coconut Kitchen will be holding its second Thai Streetfood festival on Friday 17th of September from 4pm till late in aid of Abersoch lifeboat and The League of friends for Bryn Beryl hospital in Pwllheli.
There will be a Thai BBQ outside the restaurant and we will be showcasing some of Thailand's amazing street food - a mini nightmarket selling RNLI gifts and handicrafts from Thailand, 100% biodegradable Thai lanterns -  a display of Thai Dancing in traditional costume by Lek, one of our Thai chef's. More details and attractions to be announced soon!

Normal takeaway or restaurant meals will not be served  but come down and experience a different kind of night at The Coconut Kitchen! Tel: 01758 712797


Autumn/Winter Offers At Goslings. (09/09/2010)

1st September to 23rd December: B & B accommodation any three nights.
Single £135, double/twin £180, family suite £265 (2 adults and up to 2 children)
All prices quoted are per room for three nights bed and breakfast.


Self Catering: One bedroom flat mid week offer Monday to Thursday night
3 night break £100, 4 night break £125
(prices include bedding and towels) £1 coin machine for electric.
01758 712526


Take the Relentless Wakestock survey for your chance to win one of 5 pairs of tickets for the 2011 festival! (07/09/2010)
Were you at Relentless Wakestock this year? Tell them what you thought by taking the Relentless Wakestock survey and you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of 5 pairs of tickets for the 2011 festival. Give them your feedback on this year’s festival, and take advantage of this chance to suggest changes you would like to see for 2011. Just CLICK http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22B2WKV59PD to take part.


Turtle Surfing Photographs. (06/09/2010)

The recent spell of weather also coincided with some excellent surfing conditions and local photographer, Martin Turtle, has captured some excellent images from Porth Ceiriad. To view a large collection of photos taken on the 2nd and 3rd September, click on the following link: http://turtle.zenfolio.com/surfingporthceiriadsept10


photo: Martin Turtle www.turtlephotography.co.uk


Airdock Stolen 2nd September. (03/09/2010)

Stolen from the Abersoch Habour beach mooring on Thursday 2nd September between 4.30pm - 6.30pm
VERY VERY RARE! If you have any information - please contact 07785-222-777
To view a photo of what an airdock looks like, click here.


Cheeky Bardsey Seal. (02/09/2010)

Tony Bruce, who runs the very popular trips to Ynys Enlli / Bardsey Island has taken some great photos of a rather cheeky seal that likes to hang out on one of Tony's dinghies at Bardsey. The seal is proving to be very popular with the visitors to the island.



There are more photos at the BBC Wales website which you can view by clicking here...

Tony & Jayne Bruce have been running boats to Bardsey Island - Ynys Enlli - for over 16 years. The Highlander II sails from Pwllheli and Porth Meudwy, taking in some of the most stunning scenery the UK has to offer. The voyage from Pwllheli to Bardsey takes in the southern extremity of the Llŷn Peninsula ending at the historic Bardsey with its Abbey ruins, Bird Observatory and wide variety of flora & fauna. See www.enllicharter.co.uk for more info on the Bardsey trips.


Teenagers Cut Off By The Tide. (31/08/2010)
John Wormald sent us this photo of the Abersoch Lifeboat rescuing 3 teenagers who had been cut off by the tide at Porth Ceiraid yesterday. Details of the rescue can be found at: http://www.rnliabersoch.co.uk/callout_files.htm



Cormorant Rescue. (31/08/2010)
Graeme Spencer sent in this photo and story of a recent encounter with a trapped cormorant...

"Myself and my friends son Oliver were making use of his brand new kayak, received for his 15th birthday present yesterday, by kayaking from The Warren beach to Pwllheli as part of a birthday adventure. The whole journey which was well planned took about 2 hours with wind and tide behind us (we caught a lift home with the Kayak on the roof of the car). 

Along the way and about 1 hour in to our trip as we paddled along the stretch between Llanbedrog and Pwllheli, a part of the peninsular rarely frequented by holiday makers due to the lack of access and sandy beaches, where we came upon a cormorant somewhat in distress and adrift about 200 mts off shore caught up in some old fishing net. 

We gathered a plan and drew up alongside the bird however, like all the best laid plans, ours also went adrift as before we knew it, we were like the bird, upside down in the sea. As we were wearing the correct flotation devices and the Kayak was well equipped we quickly found our footing and approached once more. I decided to stay in the water whilst Oliver stood-by alongside acting as my anchor. 



With knife in hand - or mouth as the picture demonstrates, I took the bird gently in hand after a few well aimed pecks and after about 5 minutes (it seemed like 15), we managed to free the bird who promptly disappeared beneath the waves surfacing 100 mtrs downstream where he merrily went about his usual routine of catching fish.

We continued to Pwllheli our hearts pounding but with a feeling of fulfillment for what ended up being a wonderful adventure with a good story and photo to recall the same."


Baby Minke Whale Found on Llyn Beach. (23/08/2010)

Whales are sometimes spotted in the waters off our peninsula, however sadly, we sometimes see these and other sea mammals washed up on our beaches. In this case, a huge baby minke whale (over 20ft long) was washed up near Pwllheli. The Daily Post has a photo here and there is also coverage on the BBC News website.


New Aerial Photos of Abersoch. (23/08/2010)

Gary Shaw has been up in his paraglider again getting some stunning shots of Abersoch and the surrounding area from this unique perspective. Most of these shots were taken on an early morning in June this year. Take a look, you’ll be amazed.




New Winter Boat / Caravan Storage Facility. (13/08/2010)

N F Storage Solutions is a new company offering indoor and outdoor storage for boats and caravans, it is headed by Tim Long from Abersoch Boatyard Services in conjunction with Nanhoron Estates, and it offers the largest boat and caravan storage facility probably anywhere in North Wales with over 200 spaces indoors and more than 200 spaces outdoors. "Due to the size of the facility we are able to offer super competitive rates on storage for anything on wheels really, if you can get it to us, we can store it!" says Tim "The facility is about three miles from Abersoch so is handy for boat storers who want to launch themselves and we also have washdown facilities. For caravan owners we can offer a storage and siting service to the Abersoch area so all you need to do is turn up and enjoy your holiday without the hassle of towing your van here and back every time." For more details and special 2010 winter pricing contact Tim on 07748 376523 or at nfstoragesolutions@hotmail.co.uk


Raft Race Photos. (12/08/2010)

Photos from this years Raft Race, organised by Abersoch RNLI and the Abersoch Regatta can be viewed by clicking here. This years race was won by the Handy Boatman and Huw, with the Abersoch RNLI raft finishing second (after some navigational problems). Vic's expensively created raft finished third but was unfortunately disqualified as one crew member and half of the 2 man raft did not make it off the beach after a structural failure. It is hoped that the junior event will be back next year.


Holiday Homes Targeted By New Government Tax Proposals. (12/08/2010)

From BBC News ..."In its emergency Budget on 22 June, the new coalition government, much to the relief of many, reversed the previous government's decision to remove major tax benefits of owning furnished holiday lets.

Yet on 27 July, it announced its own measures to ensure that the tax benefits are not abused, by proposing a dramatic increase in the number of days a home must be let in order to qualify." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-10913365


Wakestock On Channel 4 This Sunday & Sky Sports Next Week. (06/08/2010)

Relentless Wakestock has been given a great broadcast time for their programme covering the wakeboard element to the festival. This Sunday (8th) the 30 minute show goes out at 8pm featuring the best parts of the festival but specifically focusing on the wakeboarding that featured some of the world's best riders. A different programme covering the wakeboard music festival also airs on Sky Sports 2 on Monday 16th at 6pm and Sky Sports 3 on Wednesday 18th at 4pm. There are quite a few repeats too, but for a full list of transmission times then click here.


Big Tides In Abersoch Next Week. (06/08/2010)

If you have a dinghy on the beach, it might be worth keeping an eye on the tides next week as there some big ones on the way (eg a 5.4m on Wednesday evening!). At the moment there is no suggestion that they will be exaggerated by the weather conditions - but one to keep an eye on.


Abersoch Raft Race - Important Announcement Regarding Junior Event. (05/08/2010)

The annual Abersoch Raft Race takes place on Monday 9th August at 7.00pm. The adult race takes place as normal and registration forms will be availaible on the beach. Please note that sadly, due to insurmountable insurance liability and health and safety legislation issues, the junior event has had to be cancelled this year. Nobody under 16 can take part in the event. 16 and 17 year olds can compete on a raft in the adult event, if accompanied by an adult and with the signed consent of a parent or guardian.


Dave Swimming For The RNLI. (05/08/2010)

Regular RNLI fundraiser, Dave Hursthouse, is taking part in this years Great North Swim. In September 2007, Dave had a serious accident whilst sailing his Laser Pico dinghy out at sea off Abersoch. The Abersoch RNLI crew went to his aid and since then he has been taking part in events to raise money for the station and took part in the 2008 and 2009 Great North Run. This year, he has decided to do something different and so, at 2.30pm on Saturday the 4th of September he will be swimming the Great North Swim at Lake Windermere. This should be quite a challenge for Dave as he is "not a great swimmer" and has had to teach himself front crawl for this open water challenge! Dave can be supported at his charity page at http://www.justgiving.com/daves-rnli-swim

and he also has a blog about the attempt here ... http://davehursthouse2010.blogspot.com/


2011 Abersoch Calendar Now Available. (22/07/2010)

The 2011 Abersoch Calendar is now available for pre-order with free postage if you order before July 31st 2010!

The 2011 Abersoch Calendar features stunning images from in and around Abersoch, all of which have been taken by renowned local photographers Martin Turtle and John Wormald. The calendar also contains important dates, a local events guide, as well as extensive business listings to help you contact shops, restaurants, plumbers, electricians and many more.

If you pre-order you calendar before July 31st 2010 you can benefit from free postage, also if you order three calendars you will receive them at the discounted price of £25 – each calendar is £9.99. To order now please go to www.abersochmag.com and click “shop”. The calendar will be on sale in the local shops from mid August.


First Wakeboard Park Opens In Wales. (19/07/2010)

Glasfryn Activity Parc near Pwllheli have opened the first wakeboarding park in Wales on one of their lakes using a Sesitec System 2.0 Cable tow system. The perfect conditions provided by the fresh-water lake, which is protected by mature trees, means that this is the ideal location to learn how to wakeboard without having to rely on a boat or waiting for perfect conditions at sea. The cable can be used whatever the weather and is the most accessible way to get into wakeboarding. 1 hour sessions are only £20 (which includes all equipment needed - wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet, board!) and children from the age of 8 are allowed. For experts, there is a kicker and the Relentless Leviathan rail, the very one that was used by the pro-riders in Wakestock 2010. For more info and booking details, visit their website at: http://www.glasfryn.co.uk/wakepark.htm


Clwb Abersoch Club. (19/07/2010)

Clwb Abersoch Club is up and running for the 2010 Summer Season. They are open Monday- Friday with  full day sessions from 9:30-5:00, half day sessions run mornings 9:30-1:00 and afternoons 1:30-5:00. Their very popular Jr. Lifeguards program runs on Wednesday mornings. They have a new dance teacher this term and lots of crafts & games planned. All children aged 4-11 welcome. Please contact the clwb on 07977 426389  for more info or to book a place.


Main Beach Storm Surge. (16/07/2010)

Last night saw some severe weather conditions in Abersoch with far stronger winds than forecast with unconfirmed local reports of gusts up to 90mph and Aberdaron weather station recording 84mph. These winds were caused by a small area of low pressure that came closer to us than expected and also caused an exaggeration of an already big spring tide on the main beach. We have been talking about the big night time tides and their possible exaggeration in our forecasts each day since Monday, but the extremity of last nights tide was not expected and has done alot of damage to some boats on the main beach. More info and some photos here...


Wakestock Photos. (10/07/2010)

The guys from Totally Abersoch Photography were once again on hand at Wakestock capturing all the action as it happened. Did they get a shot of you????? http://john53.zenfolio.com/wakestock10


Dry Weather brings Warning From Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water. (07/07/2010)
After a very dry spring and early summer period, Welsh Water is writing to customers on the Llyn Peninsula asking them to conserve water. For the full story, visit the BBC website by clicking here.


Relentless Wakestock - Day 2 and Day 3 Reports. (05/07/2010)
Day 2 and 3 reports of another very successful Wakestock festival can be found by clicking on the following links...

- www.wakestock.co.uk/abersoch/event_news/saturday-news
- www.wakestock.co.uk/abersoch/event_news/day-3


TV Company Wants To Film Your Party. (05/07/2010)

Brand new show for Living UK ‘Four Parties’ are looking for party people having a birthday this summer and are planning on celebrating in style! Think `Four Weddings’ but cooler!

The contestants will go head to head to host the best birthday bash and win The ultimate prize!

No matter how big or small your party is they want to hear about it!

To apply, contact: fourparties@itv.com  0207 1573588


Relentless Wakestock - Sunny & Dry For The Crowds. (03/07/2010)
Wakestock kicked off on Friday with blue skies and sunshine and a very dry festival site, despite the heavy rain on Thursday night - in fact there was no hint of any mud and the rain had actually helped to keep the dust down on site, which had not seen any appreciable rain for quite some time. The Friday night crowds saw N Dubz and Eric Prydz and many many more plus action on the wakeskate / wakeboard pool gap from some of the worlds top riders. One highlight was the Plastic Thumbs in the inflatable Relentless music tent and bar. Today (Saturday) sees more action at Pwllheli Marina with the worlds top wakeboarders and music at the festival site from Maximo Park, Chase & Status, Plan B, Feeder, Tinie Tempah and many more. For more info on the event and details of Sunday's activities and artists, visit www.wakestock.co.uk.



Relentless Wakestock Set For a Great Weekend. (30/06/2010)
This weekend see's the best wakeboarders in the world and chart topping bands & DJ's descend on Abersoch, Penrhos & Pwllheli for Relentless Wakestock. The forecast for Friday and the weekend is looking much better than in recent years with plenty of sun and warm temperatures forecast. Tickets are still available and assured to be available right through the weekend from either local shops or from the Box Office at the festival site. There's plenty of parking next to the festival site and the free shuttle buses will be running from noon tomorrow, through till 1pm on Monday between Abersoch, the festival site and Pwllheli.

For all the details on Box Office times, Opening times of the local shops selling tickets, wakeboard times etc then CLICK HERE
There's so much going on for Wakestock this year it will be one not to be missed.



Abersoch Lifeboat Launched To Fatal Incident. (30/06/2010)

At 8.10pm on Sunday, June 27, Abersoch RNLI launched their inshore lifeboat (ILB) to reports of a man having been pulled from the sea on to the rocks below the South Caernarfonshire Yacht Club at Abersoch. Click here the full RNLI press release.


Relentless Wakestock Pre-Parties. (28/06/2010)

WEDNESDAY 31st JUNE - The Harbour, Abersoch - Official Relentless Wakestock Riders Party. Get stuck in with the wakeboarders as we welcome them to North Wales and the festival weekend. Tim Lyall, Plastic Thumbs, The Kickbacks (live) will be performing, all artists you’ll see over the Wakestock weekend. Tickets £3 before 11pm £5 after, available at The Sandpiper or on the door.

THURSDAY 1st JULY - The Harbour, Abersoch – The Official Relentless Wakestock Warm Up Party! THIS IS GOING TO BE A BIG ONE! Fresh off the back of his massive hit single with Ms Dynamite we welcome the legendary DJ ZINC to the main room, with support from JIGSAW who’s been playing at some massive gigs recently including Sonar in Barcelona. Also watch out for an early warm up set from Beatbox legend MR PHORMULA. Unique for this event, a second stage will be added out to the front of The Harbour, with pro Wakeboarder DAN JORDAN and CHRIS SHELDON playing R&B and Hip Hop Classics to amp everyone up for the festival weekend. Advance tickets are on sale now at just £5.00 at www.misadventureslive.com and at The Sandpiper in Abersoch (01758 713181). Doors open at 9pm, music and bar until 1.30am. There will be buses running from outside The Harbour back to the Wakestock site at the end of the night.


RADIO 1 Get  Behind  Relentless Wakestock. (18/06/2010)

There's 2 weeks to go before Wakestock kicks off and judging by what's lined up in the build up to this years event it may be worth getting your tickets soon to be safe! BBC Radio 1 will start making their announcements next week about their involvement with the festival. Live broadcasts, a high profile World Cup competition and Radio 1 presenters Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Huw Stephens, Kissy Sell Out, Tom Deacon & Toddla T all coming up to Abersoch to be part of this year's festival. They will join the likes of Feeder, The Ting Tings, Tinie Tempah, Robyn, N-Dubz, Rhys Ifans, 3 days of RAF displays and the best wakeboarders in the world today. All the information can be found at WWW.WAKESTOCK.CO.UK or there's a double page plan detailing your perfect festival weekend just released. CLICK HERE to download it.




Beach Hut Wanted - Can You Help?. (18/06/2010)

A beach hut is required for long term rent on Abersoch Main Beach (preferably at Bwlchtocyn end). If you would lile to receive a guranteed annual rental from your hut - please email Jim at jim.kenyon@hotmail.co.uk


Annual Bracken Bash. (18/06/2010)

The annual bracken bashes will take place at 7pm on 29th June and again on 5th July, behind the dunes between SCYC and Golf slipway. The aim is to help keep the bracken under control in this area by bashing the bracken with sticks as this is a more effective way of controlling it than simply cutting it. All volunteers welcome.


Abersoch Jazz Festival 2010 Parade - Photos. (14/06/2010)

Photos from this years festival can be viewed at John Wormald's site by clicking here .. http://john53.zenfolio.com/jazz2010


Abersoch Jazz Festival 2010 Parade. (12/06/2010)

The annual Abersoch Jazz Festival is well under way and the sun shone once again for the street parade through the village this morning, led by 4 dancing Lusitano horses. Click here for photos from this morning.




Abersoch 10K & 3K Run - More Photos & Results. (08/06/2010)

Loads more photos from the runs can be found at John Wormald's site by clicking here. Full results and more info on the event website at www.abersoch10K.com.


Abersoch 10K & 3K Run. (05/06/2010)

The Abersoch 10K & Wombat 3K Beach Race took place this morning with a big entry and a spectacular start from Abersoch Harbour. Photos from the start of the 10K start can be viewed by clicking here...


click here for more photos


Warmer Water Visitors. (04/06/2010)

Natural history photographer Graham Eaton was out on and under the water off St. Tudwal's Islands this morning and captured these spectacular images. It appears, Graham says, that "the warm weather has started 'finally' to warm up the sea!. This has led
to a sudden invasion of compass jellyfish and spider crabs. It will be worth keeping a lookout for turtles at the moment!" Graham's website is well worth a visit at www.eatonnature.co.uk Its worth noting that compass jellyfish can inflict a nasty sting to unprotected skin.


Both Photos © www.eatonnature.co.uk    


Abersoch 10K & 3K This Saturday. (04/06/2010)

The Abersoch 10K & Wombat 3K Beach Race is taking place this Saturday (5th June). You can enter on the day but if you’re not taking part then why not go and support the 700+ runners already signed up to run the stunning course & enjoy this great event.

There are 1K & 2K races for the kids from 9am and then the Wombat 3K Beach Race starts at 9:45am, all starting and finishing on Abersoch Beach near the Yacht Club. But for the first time the 10K race will be starting in the centre of Abersoch just past West Coast Surf & Manana, running up the main road through the village, past St Tudwal’s Inn and all the way up to Sarn Bach, before heading up to Porth Tocyn and finishing along the main beach. This is a great opportunity to support the runners from the side of the road when they first set off after the race is started at 10:30am by Key103 Drivetime DJ Darren Proctor.

Full details can be found at www.abersoch10K.com and the event raises money for The Together Trust so all your support will be hugely appreciated.


Abersoch Property For Sale. (04/06/2010)

We sometimes get sent requests to advertise property for sale on the site and we have just started accepting these again. The latest addition is a 3 berth chalet on Tal Y Fan. Click here for the property section.


Facebook News From Abersoch Garden Centre. (03/06/2010)

Keep up to date with Abersoch Garden Centre & Petal-á-Pot Tea Room news and products by joining their Facebook group's below:-
- Abersoch Garden Centre / Petal-á-Pot- Facebook Group

They also have a website for more info at www.abersochgardencentre.com or call 01758 713 098.


Clwb Abersoch. (30/05/2010)

Clwb Abersoch, located at the Abersoch School is excited to start the Summer Holiday Season. Right in the heart of the village,  we are a fully registered day care for children ages 4-11.  Clwb Abersoch is all about creative play, fitness, conservation and fun! We are open during Wit on Tuesday June 1st, Wednesday June 2nd and Thursday June 3rd. The sessions run either full day from 10-4 or half day session of 10-1 or 1-4. We have lots of activities planned like screen printing t-shirts, crafts, dance and sports. On Wednesday, we will also be continuing our successful Jr. Lifeguards program, lead by Jonny Robinson from Offaxis. This program teaches basic first aid, water safety & skills and helps children gain confidence in our coastal environment.  Our summer holiday session starts on Tuesday the 20th of July and finishes on Friday the 13th of August (Jr. Lifeguards will finish on the 26th of August). Sessions can fill up fast so advance booking & registration is essential. Please contact us  for more info by e-mail clwbabersoch@hotmail.com, on our facebook group: clwb Abersoch or by phone 07977426389.


Whitsun Half Term Vacancy. (21/05/2010)

Local accommodation agency, Abersoch Quality Homes have contacted us to say that they have just one single week left for Whitsun week out of all their properties - so if anyone is looking for a quality rental for that week - click here...


Radio One Big Weekend "Beach Sweep" At Porth Neigwl Video. (20/05/2010)

The recent clean up at Porth Neigwl organised by BBC Radio One as part of its Big Weekend was a great success with a large amount of rubbish removed form the beach.
Video of the event can be viewed here... http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/bigweekend/2010/beachsweep



Abersoch Cashpoint Controversy - Further Update. (18/05/2010)

The cashpoint will be retained very close to its current location, after it was passed at a council planning meeting last night.


Abersoch Regatta Advertising. (18/05/2010)

Any business that would like to support the annual Abersoch Regatta event can advertise in the regatta booklet that will be printed in early June and is given away free in local outlets. Adverts are £15 for half a page or £30 for a full page. Anyone interested can contact us by emailing us here.


Abersoch Regatta Sailing Race Times Announced. (17/05/2010)

There is a packed day of racing on this years annual Abersoch Regatta Day, which will be held on Sat Aug 14th and the latest timetable can be found here. There are also various other events including the annual Raft Race, Crab Catching Competition, Open Golf Competition, Sandcastle Competition and Best Dressed Beach Huts. More details can be found on the events page.


Abersoch Cashpoint Controversy - Update. (17/05/2010)

Following on from the item below re. the Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald news story about the latest Abersoch cashpoint controversy, 2 of the people named in the newspaper article have emailed us some further information, which follows here...

"Dave and I are currently being entirely mis-represented, both in and out of the press and feel the need to set the record straight. So... We are not 'anti-cash point' (why would I be when I have a business in the village?).

We have objected to the relocation of the cash point to a position where we feel it could negatively impact on the disabled access to First Light, pavement users, road users and local residents more than it does in its current location.

Other people have objected too.

We did not go to the press.  In fact, the paper never even contacted us about the article, but paraphrased, out of context, pieces of our representations to the council.

Should you want to see our representations in full, they are available from the council, or you could even speak to us and we'll give you a copy."


New Course For The Abersoch 10K. (14/05/2010)

The Abersoch 10K is fast approaching takes place on Saturday 5th June. Following the event's huge success in its first year in 2009, it has been cleared for a new improved course that sees the race start in the village centre for this year. Overlooking the Harbour, just round the corner from West Coast Surf Shop & Manana is where the 6.2 mile race will now start, heading through the high street past St. Tudwal's and up to Sarn Bach. Entries are already more than last year and there's a healthy £1,500 of prize money at stake for those who take their running more seriously. But this is a fun event too and raises money for a great charity in The Together Trust.

For full details on the new course, prize money breakdown, the charity & how to enter then go to www.abersoch10k.com



Abersoch.co.uk Weather Forecasts Return. (14/05/2010)

The Abersoch weather forecast returns from today.... click here.


Round Britain Sea Kayak Stolen. (14/05/2010)

A kayaker trying to paddle around Britain for charity has condemned thieves who stole his boat during his north Wales leg of the journey. James Bonell passed through Abersoch this week and has spent the last month travelling along the coast from Cornwall.

But on Thursday night his sea kayak was cut from a fence where it had been padlocked at Trefor, Gwynedd.... read the full story at the BBC website.


Feeder, Robyn & Alex Gaudino Announced for Relentless Wakestock As R.A.F. Confirm Their Return. (14/05/2010)
These latest additions are announced alongside the first release of the INDIVIDUAL LINE UPS for each night and the brand new option of SINGLE NIGHT CAMPING TICKETS. Wakestock has built up a great relationship with the RAF over the years and this year will see them return. Crowds can look forward to spectacular displays from The RAF Falcons, The RAF Typhoons and a fly by from an RAF Dakota in the skies above the festival site that are sure to be seen for miles around. The festival combines the biggest event in the sport of wakeboarding with a great music line-up that already includes acts like Ting Tings, Maximo Park, Eric Prydz, Chase & Status, Nu Dubz, The Futureheads, Plan B & Wiley and many more. www.wakestock.co.uk


Abersoch Lifeboat Station Open Day. (14/05/2010)
This years Open Day at Abersoch RNLI Lifeboat Station will take place on Friday 4th June. This popular annual event starts at 10.30am and gives adults and kids the chance to meet the crew and clamber on board the impressive Atlantic 75 Lifeboat. Refreshments, various stalls and a BBQ will be provided. The Lifeboat normally launches during the day on exercise and more details will be posted nearer to the date.


Abersoch Cashpoint Controversy. (14/05/2010)
From the Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald..."ONE of the county’s busiest cash machines will need to overcome strong objection from local residents if it is to remain in a the centre of one of Llyn’s most popular holiday hotspot...." Read the full story at the Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald website.


Short Abersoch Promo Video. (11/05/2010)

The "British Coast Guide" have produced a short promo video of Abersoch and have asked us to show it on the site - and here it is! It looks like it was filmed recently (ie this Spring).


Mailspeed Event Photos. (10/05/2010)

Photos of the recent Mailspeed Sailing Event can be found at John Wormald's site here...


Abersoch Related Facebook Pages. (10/05/2010)

There are various Abersoch related Facebook sites - here are a few of them...


Abersoch 2010:
Abersoch 2011:


West Coast Surf Shop:



Turtle Photography:


Wakestock Launches A New Quiet Campsite As More Acts Announced. (07/05/2010)

THE FUTUREHEADS are the latest band to be announced for Wakestock this year, along with Radio 1 favourites, THE KING BLUES and FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS as well as Ivor Novello nominees BODYROX featuring LUCIANA. These are just a few of the many acts still to be announced and come just as festival organisers launch a brand new 'Quiet Campsite' positioned away from the main campsite at the festival but just over a 5 minute walk away. It will be operating a strict quiet policy each evening after 11pm with the emphasis on enjoying the festival but ensuring a good nights sleep. Also Single Night Camping tickets have been made available in the main campsite too. Full details are available from the website at www.wakestock.co.uk
Tickets are available locally now in the following shops - OSD & FAT FACE in Abersoch. BARGAIN BOX & OUTDOOR WORLD in Porthmadog. SNOWDONIA ADVENTURE in Dinas (nr Caernarfon) and COB RECORDS in Bangor. www.wakestock.co.uk


New Restaurant Opening. (30/04/2010)

A new restaurant is opening this weekend at Goslings. Named "The Dining Room", Chef Si and his wife Jo will be
serving simple, seasonal dishes, with an emphasis on fish. They look forward to welcoming you to their cosy bistro to
enjoy a friendly atmosphere and fantastic sea views!... for more info, visit.. www.thediningroomabersoch.co.uk


Henri Lloyd Jeans Endless Summer Competition - Win Vip Tickets to Wakestock. (26/04/2010)

Here is your chance to WIN 2 VIP Tickets to this year’s Wakestock festival in Abersoch, N.Wales on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July. Wakestock is Europe's largest Wakeboard Music Festival and this year's line up of Bands and DJ’s is set to be bigger and better than ever. Set in the beautiful Llyn Peninsula you will be able to watch some of your favourite bands and dj’s whilst taking in the amazing surroundings of the area.
This awesome prize includes VIP weekend passes for two people which will give you access to the festival site along with access to the legendary VIP lounge with it's own cocktail bar, yummy food stalls and amazing line up of DJ's. The passes also grant you priority entry for the 3 days... so you won't have to be waiting in line. We will also kit the winners and runners up out with HL Jeans co t-shirts ;-). Click here for more details...


Timber Buildings. (25/04/2010)

A local timber construction company is offering a wide range of services in the local area. Llyn Wood Product is a family run business based near Pwllheli, specialising in low impact, low carbon footprint, environmentlly friendly materials . 

They have been Milling Welsh grown timber since 1998 and specialise in timbers such as; Mature Larch, Western red Cedar, Douglas Fir, Oak, Ash, Yew, Maple and Sycamore. Their services include repairs and maintenance to timber buildings, including beach huts, bespoke timber buildings construction, fencing, cladding, portable saw milling, home grown timber and all aspects of carpentry and joinery. For more information, visit their website at: www.llyn-bespoke-timber-buildings.co.uk./


Bank Holiday Misadventures. (22/04/2010)

Misadventures will be blowing the cobwebs off the Abersoch night life this May Bank holiday with a jam packed line-up at The Harbour. Resident DJ's Plastic Thumbs will performing along with a set from local band The Kickbacks. Expect an energetic performance of covers with some of their brand new tracks. Other guests include The Fly By Night DJs and Chris Sheldon so be sure to get their early. Entry is £3 before 11pm and £5 after. For more information go to www.misadventureslive.com


National Trust Lecture. (20/04/2010)

Paul Lewis fom the National Trust will give a talk entitled "The National Trust In Llyn" at the Vaynol on Monday 26th April at 7pm. The talk has been organised by Sustainable Abersoch Cynaliadwy. www.sac-abersoch.org.uk


Another Fine Abersoch Morning. (15/04/2010)

Since Easter, we have been experiencing some fine spring weather with some some glorious sunshine. There has been a chilly breeze at times, but find a sheltered spot and it has felt more like mid-summer than April. This mornings sunrise was a rather nice one and we caught it on camera - for more - click here ...

One of this mornings photos... click here for more


Abersoch From The Air. (15/04/2010)

John Wormald has uploaded some impressive photos taken by local paraglider Gary Shaw. John takes up the story...
"You might not know him but that chap who appears above your heads in Abersoch with an old lawnmower strapped to his back on lovely calm sunny evenings is called Gary. I'm ashamed to say I've had his disk of shots taken around the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia on my desk for 6 months now. I've just been through them and I'm blown away. See what you think......’
Here is the link to the rest of the photos .... http://john53.zenfolio.com/garypix



Venetia In The News. (07/04/2010)

Venetia has recently received a favourable review in Delicious Magazine - for more info, visit

www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/articles/italian-restaurants .
Owners Marco and Jayne are also delighted that the restaurant made it into the Michelin guide in January.
For more info on Venetia - visit their wesbite at... www.venetiawales.com


Fishing & Boat Trips Return To Abersoch. (06/04/2010)

After a gap of a couple of seasons, fishing and sightseeing trips will run again from Abersoch Main Beach in the Jenny II fishing boat with "Fish'n'Trips...


Fish ‘n’ Trips, Abersoch, has been established to enable visitors to the Pen Llyn to experience the pleasure of observing and recording the abundant wildlife off Abersoch and St Tudwal’s Islands

 Jenny II will be familiar to many visitors to the area, as will Phill Brown, the skipper, who has extensive experience of the marine environment in the bay.

 Aware of the increasing need to promote a healthy approach to the conservation of the wildlife, Phill and his crew mate Miles Pickering have gained accreditation as part of the National Wildlife Safe Operators Scheme (WISE), this scheme ensures that the crew maximise the enjoyment for the customers and at the same time do not compromise the precious marine life which we are fortunate to have in this wonderful area.

 Jenny II will operate this year from Spring Bank Holiday to early September offering a variety of cruises and fishing trips. On the fishing trips, conservation is to the fore and fishers are only allowed to harvest sufficient fish for their immediate needs.


Details of bookings and trips will be found at Present Thoughts, the gift shop opposite The Vaynol public house in the middle of Abersoch village.


Latest Additions To Wakestock Line-Up. (02/04/2010)

Pete Tong, Fedde le Grand and Audio Bullys have been added to the 2010 line-up. Joining the likes of Eric Prydz, Norman Jay, Skream & Zinc down the dance orientated route at Wakestock. For those that prefer more rock pop artists then there's always, Maximo Park, The Ting Tings, Band of Skulls, N Dubz & Plan B with many more still to announce.
Look out for loads more exciting announcements over the coming weeks, watch this space. There is a lot to look forward to as the event enters its 11th year!
Go to www.wakestock.co.uk for more information and to book tickets. Tickets will be available in local shops from May onwards.


Turtle Photography Back Catalogue. (31/03/2010)

Turtle Photography is now selling its entire back catalogue of sailing and boating shots which date back almost 20 years. These are the original transparencies that Martin took, not copies, so this is a once in a blue moon opportunity to be able to own the slides and make as many prints, greetings cards, and posters as you like or simply scan them to your computer to share with family and friends.
    So pop up to Turtle Photography at the Craft Centre or ring/email with the boat name or sail number and they will try and dig them out for you. www.turtlephotography.co.uk.



Opening Night of Abersoch's Zinc Bar. (31/03/2010)

The Zinc Bar opened its doors last night and John Wormald was on hand to photograph the evening - click here to access the images. The bar is next door to Abersoch Cafe and is open most days from 12 till 12.



photo: John Wormald www.totallyabersoch.co.uk


Park & Launch Vacancies For This Season. (31/03/2010)

It's nearly time to get your boat ready for the season, and if you fancy a change why not pop down to Abersoch Boatyard Services over Easter and have a chat to Tim about Park & Launch for your boat. 
They are also offering their excellent Total Boat Management service which includes all the services to look after your boat for 12 months of the year and your Park & Launch, leaving you to enjoy your boat without the hassle.
There should be a return of the Timcast at some point over the next month or so but Tim hasn't done much on his website recently.
So for a friendly and hassle free approach to your boating either pop down to see Tim in the yard, call him on 01758 713900 or drop him an email on absaccounts@hotmail.com The yard is now open seven days a week.


Craft Centre Open For Business As Usual. (28/03/2010)

The road widening at the bottom of Lon Garmon continues apace and will soon make access to the Craft centre quicker, easier and safer, thanks to the greater visibility of the new corner and a new footpath. There may be traffic lights at times over easter but the units at the craft centre will all be open as usual so please pay them a visit as they all have lots of new things for sale!



Turtle Photography On Facebook: (28/03/2010)
New photos and video slide show uploaded to the Turtle Photography Facebook pages: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Turtle-Photography/320015202983. Also - many more images now online on the Turtle website at www.turtlephotography.co.uk.


Wakestock on Channel 4 tonight & THE TING TINGS & ERIC PRYDZ added to line-up. (24/03/2010)
Set your Sky+ or just stay up a little later than normal to watch Relentless Wakestock on Channel 4 tonight at 12:35am. It's a 30 minute program dedicated to the festival and comes just as chart topping artists The Ting Tings & Eric Prydz are added to the ever growing line-up. For more details check www.wakestock.co.uk


Farmer's Markets Return To Glasfryn Park: (23/03/2010)

Glasfryn Parc will once again be hosting Farmer’s Markets and is looking forward to welcoming back a wide selection of local producers to the monthly markets. These will take place on the first Saturday of each month. The first one will take place at Glasfryn on Saturday 3rd April from 10am – 4pm.

This is a great opportunity for Glasfryn Parc to stay close to their core principles of supporting local suppliers and producers and providing visitors to Glasfryn Parc with another attraction.

Over twenty local producers will be selling a wide range of fresh products including farm-raised meat; lobsters caught on the shores of Anglesey; handmade chutneys, preserves, cheese and ice-cream; and freshly baked bread.

There will also be a selection of craft stalls including handmade soap, slate crafts, iron work and local ceramic and pottery. A full list of producers can be found on www.glasfryn.co.uk.

There’s plenty of FREE parking at Glasfryn Parc. As well as all the activities on offer at the Parc (karting, quad bikes, archery and soft play) there is also an on-site cafe, a separate dining room and toilet facilities (including baby changing and toilets for the disabled).

A visit to the Farmer’s Market on Easter Saturday will be a great family day out.
- click here for more info from the Glasfryn website.



Dwyfor Camera Club Event: (18/03/2010)

A Marine Wildlife Digital Image Presentation by Marine Biologist, Paul Kay and hosted by Dwyfor Camera Club will take place at the Village Hall, Abersoch, next Tuesday 30th March at 7:30pm. For more info on this event, please call Peter Baumann on 01758 712951


Angorfa Cafe Re-Opens: (18/03/2010)
Angorfa Breakfast Cafe re-opens it's doors this weekend from 8.30am.


Abersoch.co.uk New Website: (18/03/2010)
From a deluge of emails that we have received, plenty of people are enjoying the new website - many thanks for your kind comments. We have had 2 emails re. problems reading text against the "sky" background. As mentioned on the home page, this site has been designed for viewing with recent browsers. If you are using IE6 (Internet Explorer 6) and earlier versions, then this site will not work. IE7 was launched in 2006, which makes IE6 ancient in terms of the internet (it was launched in 2001 !!!). IE6 is also full of security flaws, so if your machine is capable, downloading a more recent browser version would be sensible.


Local Church News: (18/03/2010)
ST ENGAN: This ancient and beautiful Church in Llanengan will be open on Easter Monday afternoon from 1p.m - 4p.m. All are welcome.
ST CIAN: St Cian Church situated in the idillyc village of Llangian will be open on Easter Monday afternoon from 1p.m. - 4p.m. Refreshments will be held at the Church Hall together with raffles and a Cake stall.


More Top Music Acts For Relentless Wakestock 2010: (15/03/2010)
Wakestock have just announced current number 1 artist TINIE TEMPAH onto the line-up. Joining Maximo Park, Chase & Status, N-Dubz and loads more, Tinie Tempah's currently at the top of the singles chart with his massive hit “Pass Out”.  Loads more acts announced shortly and you can get all the info at www.wakestock.co.uk


£3m Affordable Home Scheme Begins: (09/03/2010)
A £3m affordable home scheme has begun costruction in Abersoch with a mix of new build homes for local people to rent and buy. For the full story, visit the BBC website at:


Wakestock 2010: First Acts Announced & Tickets on Sale: (01/03/2010)
Maximo Park and N Dubz are the first 2 acts announced for this years Relentless Wakestock. Tickets are also on sale - visit www.wakestock.co.uk for more info.

February Update: (22/02/2010)
Its "secret ticket week" at Wakestock this week - check out their website at www.wakestock.co.uk for more details. The new, re-designed abersoch.co.uk website is coming on well. Its behind schedule, but we should have it up and running again very soon, along with a couple of extra webcam views.

Abersoch Restaurant Available To Lease: (12/01/2010)
Goslings Abersoch, 28-30 seater Bistro restaurant in the village of Abersoch, including a two bedroomed flat is available for lease tel 07792381904 or 01758 712526.

Abersoch RNLI New Year's Dip: (05/01/2010)
The magnificent setting of Cardigan Bay fringed by the snow topped Snowdonia mountain range in brilliant sun-shine encouraged even more people visit Abersoch for the fourth annual Abersoch RNLI New Year's Day Sea Dip. It was estimated that over two thousand five hundred spectators turned out for the event to watch 310 brave "dippers" rush into the freezing cold sea to raise money for the Abersoch Lifeboat. Most were in fancy dress, celebrating Wales and Everything Welsh. All participants received a commemorative medal from local counsellors John Gwillam-Jones and Wyn Williams. Check out www.totallyabersoch.co.uk to see John Wormald's fantastic photographs; if you were present either as a dipper or a spectator, the chances are your photograph will be there! 

photo: John Wormald www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

The Abersoch RNLI Fundraising Committee are grateful to local businesses including Harlech Foods, Gwynedd Disposables and ASDA plus friends and supporters of the RNLI who generously supported the event, including the many volunteers who gave time to help on the day. Thanks also to Willy and Jane Williams for use of the Beach Café and car parks and the South Caernarfon Yacht Club for offering free hot showers and soup to the dippers. Heartfelt thanks also to the Abersoch Lifeboat crew and support team and the Coastguards, all of whom gave up their holiday time to ensure the event was safe. Finally many thanks for the generosity of participants and spectators; the total raised will not be known until all the sponsorship monies have been submitted, but on the day the spectators gave a magnificent £3000 in the collecting boxes. All of money raised will be used to support the training of the crew.

Lost Bracelet - Abersoch RNLI New Year's Dip: (05/01/2010)
Lost silver charm bracelet at the dip - of great sentimental value - "S" inscription. Contact telephone number for anyone with info - 07968 411110.

New Year In Abersoch: (31/12/2009)
Happy New Year! (in advance!) There are plenty of people in the village to celebrate tonight and it looks like the Vaynol will be rocking with the reformed Headland playing. Don't forget the RNLI New Year's Dip on the main beach tomorrow at midday. The re-design for this website is coming on well and the new templates are very nearly finished. We'll have more news on the site relaunch date next week. Abersoch.co.uk was launched in early February 2000, so it might be appropriate to upload the new site on its 10th birthday!

Wintry Weather In Abersoch: (20/12/2009)
Sunday has dawned all white in Abersoch after an overnight dusting of soft hail and snow. We have taken a few photos which can be viewed here...

Morning Snow: 20/12/2009

Abersoch Mag And 10K News: (04/12/2009)

With Christmas almost upon us www.abersochmag.com is a very useful site to visit to get hold of your Abersoch Christmas gifts online and here's a few things on offer.
The official Abersoch 2010 Calendar is just £9.99 and would make a great stocking filler for anyone that loves the village. If you have a few stockings to fill then there’s also a special rate of £25 for 3 calendars, all posted directly to your door within 3 days. Another great gift idea is an annual subscription to Abersoch Sensation Magazine at just £8.50 for all 3 issues, and all subscriptions before Christmas come with a cool ‘Congratulations, you are now subscribed’ card, perfect to give to the lucky recipient as a present.
If you are keen to get fit in the new year as you’re planning to eat a few too many mince pies, or even your loved one is! To remove the guilt, now is a great time to sign up for the Abersoch 1 0k in June. Full details are available through www.abersoch10k.com where you can enter online. Again, a ‘Congratulations, you are entered’ card will be sent out to all who enter before Christmas. Do it today!

Totally Abersoch 10% Online Discount Boat Pix: (03/12/2009)
Stuck for a Christmas present for the old man this Christmas???? Look no further. Totally Abersoch are offering a 10% discount on all their boat & yachting pictures ordered online before the end of December. Just quote this code 'BPXMAS' at the checkout. Why not take a look at their online galleries to see if they feature the special man in your life (or more importantly his boat). PS beer bellies removed FOC  www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

Abersoch RNLI New Years Dip 2010: (02/12/2009)
Abersoch RNLI will be holding its annual Fancy Dress New Year's Day Dip on, guess when! - January 1st 2010… This year, thanks to all the brave souls who took a dip and the generosity of the 1000 or so spectators, the event raised a magnificent £11000. Next year will be even better!! The Fancy Dress theme is Wales (and all things Welsh) so put your thinking caps on. As always John Wormold of Totally Abersoch will be taking hundreds of photographs which will be available on the web. All Dippers will receive a commemorative medal and hot drinks. Sponsorship forms can be obtained from The South Caernarfon Yacht Club, The Lifeboat Souvenir Shop at the Lifeboat Station, Boardrider and Rip Girl or contact Clive Jenkins on creigirwen@tiscali.co.uk

Don't fancy dipping? No problem! Just come along and join the fun, shops, bars, restaurants and pubs will be open to start the New Year in great style! Date is easy to remember, time is 12 noon on Main Beach, but do not leave it to the last minute, it's going to be busy so allow time to park! See you then

Abersoch RNLI Christmas Fayre - 19th December: (02/12/2009)
A Christmas Fayre will be held at the Vaynol Arms on 19th December from 10.30 am until 12.30. There will be a Santas Grotto for the children plus much, much more. Please support this fun event!

Christmas Trees & Decorations at Abersoch Garden Centre: (02/12/2009)

Xmas Display

Real Christmas Trees have arrived!! Best quality non-shedding Nordmann trees - various sizes. Order and reserve one today to avoid disappointment!
Also, see the fantastic selection of Christmas Decorations, Garlands, Wreaths, Candles, Various Lights - LED lights for inside and outside use, Fibre Optic and Pre-Lit Trees and lots, lots more.

Petal-á-Pot Tea Room is open 7 days a week. Indulge yourself in our luxury handmade Chocolates, delicious Christmas Cakes and unique Personalised Hampers, excellent Christmas presents. We only use the highest quality local Welsh produce.

Abersoch Garden Centre now has its own Group on Facebook. Please click the link below, then join the Group :-

Facebook - Abersoch Garden Centre Group

Or search for "Abersoch Garden Centre" on Facebook. You will then be able to receive exciting updates of new Promotions, Events, Sales, Discounts, Exciting New Stock and much much more.

Facebook - Petal-á-Pot Tea Room Group

"Support Your Local Garden Centre” – We can deliver locally: Ring: 01758 713098
Or visit www.abersochgardencentre.com for more info.

First Snowy View Of Winter: (28/11/2009)
We have uploaded a few photos today showing the first snow fall on the mountains across the bay - click here to view them.

Abersoch.co.uk Re-Design: (23/11/2009)
This website is currently being completely re-designed. Watch this space for the launch date of the new version of the site, which should be online during December.

Manana Successful Fundraising Event: (06/11/2009)
Manana's Spooktacular Halloween Party proved to be a huge success. The restaurant opened its doors for two hours on Saturday afternoon to a vast array of little ghosts, witches, pumpkins and many more. Bex and Georgie would like to say a massive thankyou to all who came along and supported the event, which raised an amazing £760 for children's cancer charity Clic Sargent. They would also like to thank Gaz, Chris, Suez, Lang, Ben, Josh, Rosie and Halloween Queen Jess Booth for her help with the decorations.

Goslings Weekend Special Offers: (06/11/2009)
Goslings have 2 weekend special offers coming up:
- Fri & Sat 13th / 14th November & Fri & Sat 4th / 5th December - 2 nights B&B plus 3 course set dinner and coffee on Saturday night for £160.00 for a double or twin room (£80 per person for the 2 nights).

Fireworks At The Ship: (02/11/2009)
Bonfire and fireworks at the Ship, Llanbedrog. Bonfire lit at 5:30pm, firework display at 7:00pm. Food served til 9pm and bar til 11pm.

Abersoch PB Closing Party: (30/10/2009)
The Abersoch "PB" members raised £605 for the air ambulance on Sunday 25th October. Mr Andrew Potts generously paid £500 for the old "Driftwood" sign. Brian and Sandra would like to say thanks to all and hope we can all meet at a new venue next Easter. John Wormald was on habd to take phots and these can be viewed here.

West Coast Surf Competition - £800 Raised: (30/10/2009)
The final figure for money raised by the West Coast Surf Competition was £800, which was split between the Air Ambulance and Abersoch RNLI. More info...

Wakeboarding at Glasfryn - Alliance Wake Park: (30/10/2009)
Alliance Wake Park has proved to be very popular. The park, which has been running throughout half term week at Glasfryn Parc near Pwllheli has been fully booked all week. There are still a few slots available to book over the weekend of Halloween and as a result of the high demand, the park will now also be running the following weekend on the 7th and 8th November, so book now to avoid disappointment. Now is your chance to learn how to wakeboard with expert tuition provided by the guys at Offaxis in perfect conditions, that aren’t weather dependant. All you need to do is call 01758 713407 or click here for more information and to book online.

Flip Flops Re-Locating To Vaynol: (28/10/2009)
Mike from Flip Flops Kitchen currently sited at Tyn-Y-Mur caravan park is relocating to "The Shack at the Vaynol" in Abersoch village from Monday 2nd November for the winter season. Mike will be continuing the high standards of food quality and value for money already enjoyed by his customers in the summer. Here is a small selection from the breakfast menu
Bacon or Sausage baps £2.00.
Extras 50p [egg, mushrooms, tomatoes, cheese, etc.]
Tea/Coffee only £1.00.
Opening Times are 8am-12noon daily.
We look forward to seeing customers old and new.
Telephone Order Line No 07549 748797.

Help For Heroes - Update: (28/10/2009)
Following on from the article below, the spectacular coaching trip arrived in Abersoch on 17th October in aid of the Help For Heroes appeal. John Wormald was on hand to photograph it. http://john53.zenfolio.com/helpheroes

photo: John Wormald www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

photo: John Wormald www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

Bonfire Night Fireworks: Abersoch Garden Centre: (28/10/2009)
There is a large selection of fireworks available at Abersoch Garden Centre for this years Bonfire Night. Also, Petal-á-Pot the licensed tea room will be staying open with the garden centre during the winter season with a new winter menu.
Keep up to date with latest offers and events at Petal-á-Pot  by joining our their Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=187034292109"Support Your Local Garden Centre” – For more information please visit www.abersochgardencentre.com

Vaynol Halloween Events: (27/10/2009)
The Vaynol Arms is holding a quiz and supper on Thursday 28th October and Halloween Monster mash on Satuday 31st October with live band the Bogtrotters. Click here for more details on these and other Vaynol Events.

Vaynol Sky TV: (27/10/2009)
The Vaynol Arms now has SKY TV HD installed - so you can now watch Premiership football and Heineken Cup Rugby in the pub.

Bardsley Island’s crown returned to Wales: (23/10/2009)
From the Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald "A crown belonging to the king of Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island) – controversially kept in storage in a Liverpool museum – is returning to Wales as the centrepiece of an exhibition." Read the full story here.

Spooktacular Halloween Party at Manana on 31st October 2009: (23/10/2009)
The Halloween Party is in aid of the charity CLIC Sargent. Manana will be open to kids of all ages from 2pm – 4pm on Saturday afternoon. There will be a kids disco, Halloween games, including Duck Apple and Nelson’s Remains, a pumpkin carving competition and much more. Look out for kids Halloween goodies and cocktails and prizes to be won for best costume. We do ask that you leave the pushchairs at home to maximise on space!
Entry is just £3 and ALL proceeds will go to the charity CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent is an amazing charity that cares for children and young people with cancer both in hospital and in the community. They offer valuable support for patients and their families from specialist social workers to nurses, to providing accommodation close to hospitals for parents to be near their children as they undergo treatment. CLIS Sargent is the official charity for the London Marathon in 2010 and there will a number of people running for the cause.
Two people running are Georgie Battye and her boyfriend Ben Pilling who have been allocated the places through CLIC Sargent, the charity who have provided invaluable help to Georgie’s sister Ollie, who has been having treatment for a rare bone cancer since January. To learn a bit more about CLIC Sargent and the work that they do go to CLICK HERE and see Ollies story and how CLIC Sargent have helped her and her family.
To help to raise money for such a good cause please come along to the party and show your support, even if you do not have any kids!!

Dolphins "Playing Football": (17/10/2009)
Some amazing footage of dolphins in Caridigan Bay playing "football" with jellyfish was aired on BBC Wales news this week and you can see the video here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8308796.stm

Businessman Opens Holiday Cottage in Abersoch: (17/10/2009)
From the Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald: "A WEB tycoon has hailed a seaside village as Wales’ answer to the Côte d’Azur and hopes his new multi-million pound pad will boost local tourism...." Click here for the full story.

The First Wakeboard Cable Park In Wales: (14/10/2009)
Book now for a session at a new cable park at Glasfryn Parc. This means that you will be able to wakeboard on a lake behind a professional cable tow, courtesy of the team behind Wakestock and with expert tuition from the Offaxis Academy. It’s a one off opportunity and can cater for complete beginners right through to those that want to learn new tricks or even try their hand at hitting floating rails! This brilliant new cable tow system is being installed at a lake at Glasfryn Parc, near Pwllheli.
The cable sessions will take place during October Half Term from Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November. You will be able to have sessions on the cable for just £15 an hour or £50 for a block session of 4 people. If you have your own equipment then bring it along, if not your wetsuit, wakeboard, vest and helmet hire are all FREE!
You can book your session in advance at www.alliancewake.co.uk/wakepark or by calling 01758 713407. Booking is recommended but you can just rock up and ride, or you could just go along to watch as pro wakeboarders will be on hand to demonstrate what it you can do. There are also full changing facilities with showers, a Pro Shop stocking clothing and equipment from leading brands along with food and drinks.

West Coast Surf Contest 2009: (13/10/2009)
This years 2 day event saw some good conditions on both days at Porth Neigwl and Porth Ceiriad and a sell out party at Abersoch Powerboat Club on Saturday night that raised at least £750.00 which will be split between the Air Ambulance and Abersoch RNLI. There was a high standard of surfing, including some from the local juniors who put in some very impressive performances. For results, photos and info visit the West Coast Surf contest page and there are a large number of photos from the event now online at www.turtlephotography.co.uk

Junior Winner, Eilir Davies-Hughes: Photo: Turtle Photography

Increase In Profits For Pwllheli Marina: (09/10/2009)
The Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald is reporting that members of the Pwllheli Mooring and Berth Holders Association (PMBHA) want to see any increases to charges for boat owners staying at the town’s Hafan Marina scrapped for the coming year, due to the increase in profits. Click here for the full story.

RNLI Abersoch Coffee Morning!: (09/10/2009)
A coffee morning is being held on Sat 24th Oct at The Sandpiper, Abersoch, 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Abersoch Loses Cash Machine: (08/10/2009)
HSBC are pulling the plug on its Abersoch branch and very busy cash point. The story is being reported by the Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald and can be followed by clicking here.

Vote For Wakestock!: (08/10/2009)
Relentless Wakestock 2009 is proud to announce that it has been nominated in 3 categories at this year’s prestigious UK Festival Awards. They need your support to stand a chance of winning! After a hugely successful 10th anniversary year Wakestock is nominated in the following categories –
Best Medium Sized Festival
Best Headline Performance
Best Toilets
It is a great opportunity for Relentless Wakestock and the loyal fans that return year on year to gain acknowledgement for helping to make the event the success it is today. Such awards provide a boost to continue to make improvements to the event. The winner is determined by public vote so take a few minutes out of your day to give it a go. It is very easy, all you need to do is CLICK HERE TO VOTE  and you will be taken to the Wakestock voting page of the Festival Awards website. Vote before 14th October to make sure they make it through to the final shortlist drawn up comprising of the top 10 nominees in each category. Final voting then decides the winners who will be announced on stage on the 19th November at the UK Festival Awards Ceremony at the IndigO2 in London. Vote today for  this great local event.

Glass Butter Beach Day: (27/09/2009)
The third year of Glass Butter Beach kicked of yesterday in perfect conditions. Held near the groynes on Abersoch Beach the pro riders that travelled from all over the UK & Ireland to compete enjoyed flat water & mild conditions. The monstrous 'Leviathan' floating rail that was made for Wakestock took centre stage, along with another slider and the infamous kicker. A sold out event party held at the Powerboat Club were entertained by Fran & Josh, DJ Play and The Kickbacks but the main event is on the beach today at 1pm - 5pm and the final party returns to the Powerboat Club tonight for music from Snatch & Tim Lyall as well as the prize giving. For more details go to www.glassbutter.com

West Coast Surf Contest 2009: (23/09/2009)
The West Coast Surf contest is back this year on the 10th/11th October as a 2 day surfing contest and Saturday night party at Abersoch Powerboat Club. Click here for more info.

Glass Butter Beach Weekend: (23/09/2009)
Glass Butter Beach returns to Abersoch this weekend for a jam packed few days of top class wakeboarding and music. The event is now in its third year and attracts some of the best UK riders and for many is now seen as the end of season party. With the forecast currently looking good it is promising to be a spectacular weekend. Alongside past Wakestock champion Jonty Green, some of the UK's most exciting riders including Lee Debuse, Sam Weinstein, Freddy Carter, Louis Floyd and many more will be battling it out in this hotly contested competition. Also returning to Abersoch for the weekend is the Relentless Leviathan rail, which debuted at Wakestock this year, alongside other floating rails & kicker. The riders compete in a head to head format and all the action takes place off the groynes along the shoreline on Abersoch main beach. Along with the wakeboard action there is some great music on offer. The welcome event is at The Vaynol and the off icial parties will be at the Powerboat Club, as they host both the Saturday and Sundays night's entertainments - tickets are limited in number and selling fast, so if you haven't got them already be sure to get hold of yours ASAP as they will all go this week. You don't want to miss out on the evening's action with music from the likes of Snatch, DJ Play, Tim Lyall, The Kickbacks and more! Check out www.glassbutter.com for all the essential info on the weekend and details on how to buy tickets.

Abersoch Calendar Now Available: (20/09/2009)
The Abersoch Calendar is available to buy now. The stunning calendar features images from local professional photographers Martin Turtle from Turtle Photography and John Wormald from Totally Abersoch. The Abersoch 2010 Calendar not only features Abersoch based events throughout the year, it also contains a listing of local businesses. So if you need that all-important number you have it to hand. The calendar will be on sale at a number of different outlets around the village including -Abersoch Post Office, Flipside, Courts, Abersoch Garden Centre, Totally Abersoch, Turtle Photography, Londis, Spar, Abersoch Boatyard.
The calendar costs just £9.99. The Calendar is also available to buy online at www.abersochmag.com just CLICK HERE Subscribe to Abersoch Sensation Magazine and get hold of this calendar at the same time all for the bargain price of £1 4.95. For this price you will receive all three issues of the magazine delivered to your door along with a copy of the 2010 Calendar, just in case you do not live locally.

Yoga Workshop: (20/09/2009)
A Yoga workshop called ' In harmony with the rhythm' will be held in Abersoch Village Hall from October 24th, 9.30am - 11.30am by Karon Mee.
This is the first of a series of short workshops she is holding in Abersoch. Please contact her for further details and to book a place. Spaces are limited.
Suitable for all. "Re-connect with the rhythm of life to an inspiring soundtrack". tel: 07968 551929

Tuition Service: (20/09/2009)
There is a new personal tuition service for Abersoch and the surrounding area. A number of subjects up to and including GCSE and A-Level are available as well as CV help. Check out their website at http://llyntutors.moonfruit.com for more information. At present a limited number of subjects are offered, though if there is sufficient interest more may become available. According to Llyn Tutors, "Our rates are competitive and the first meeting is free!"

Abersoch RNLI New Years Dip 2010: (20/09/2009)
Abersoch RNLI will be holding its annual Fancy Dress New Year's Day Dip on, guess when! - January 1st 2010… This year, thanks to all the brave souls who took a dip and the generosity of the 1000 or so spectators, the event raised a magnificent £11000. Next year will be even better!! The Fancy Dress theme is Wales (and all things Welsh) so put your thinking caps on. As always John Wormold of Totally Abersoch will be taking hundreds of photographs which will be available on the web. All Dippers will receive a commemorative medal and hot drinks. Sponsorship forms can be obtained from The South Caernarfon Yacht Club, The Lifeboat Souvenir Shop at the Lifeboat Station, Boardrider and Rip Girl or contact Clive Jenkins on creigirwen@tiscali.co.uk Don't fancy dipping? No problem! Just come along and join the fun, shops, bars, restaurants and pubs will be open to start the New Year in great style! Date is easy to remember, time is 12 noon on Main Beach, but do not leave it to the last minute, it's going to be busy so allow time to park! See you then.

Abersoch Regatta Programme 2010 Dates Released: (20/09/2009)
The dates for next years Abersoch Regatta are as follows:

Sun Aug 8th Crab Catching Competition - Harbour (18.00hours)
Mon Aug 9th The Great Raft Race Main Beach (18.45 hours)
Wed Aug 11th Regatta Trophy Open Golf Club
Thurs Aug 12th Sandcastle Competition Main Beach (16.00 hours)
Sat Aug 14th Abersoch Sailing Regatta SCYC(10.00 hours)
Sat Aug 14th Best Dressed Beach Hut Main Beach (14.00 hours)

Sandcastles For Abersoch RNLI: (20/09/2009)
Over £400 was raised for Abersoch RNLI recently at the 80th Birthday of William Tilley from Denbighshire, who's family have been coming to Abersoch for many years. The rather wet weather did not dampen spirits and a sand castle competition was held on the beach, judged by ladies from Abersoch RNLI fundraising committee.

Judging in the rain!

Help For Heroes: (18/09/2009)
A spectacular coaching trip will arrive in Abersoch on 17th October in aid of the Help For Heroes appeal. There will be two teams of horses and two road coaches, the sort of thing you would have seen on the road in the 1800's. The route takes them from the West Midlands and over the Berwyns into Bala, then on to Maentwrog, then after a slight detour to sight see in Bedgelert, to Portmeirion, followed by Criccieth and finally Abersoch. The trip will take them five days, and they hope to raise money on route for Help for Heroes. Appropriately, one of the teams of horses is the "Household Cavalry Team" and some money will also be raised for the Household Cavalry Fund for their injured soldiers. Because of the nature of the Welsh countryside, the trip is quite challenging for a team of four horses and coach, as they have no disc brakes and it takes great skill to control them. The teams hope to arrive in Abersoch on Saturday 17th October, afternoon be tween 4 & 5p.m.

Abersoch.co.uk News Updates: (18/09/2009)
Apologies for the recent lack of news updates on the site. These will be brought up to date over the next few days, starting with the interesting visit above.

Tidal Aid - Date Change: (24/08/2009)
Due to the forecast looking bad for Wed 27th August, Tidal Aid will now take place on Thurs 28th August. The Beach volleyball and Football will now be on the same day. Football will begin at 10.30am & Volleyball at 1pm. For more information call 710000 or pop in to White Stuff or All Makes Sense.

Mint Valeting: (24/08/2009)
Dom Williams from local band Snatch has set up a new mobile car valeting business called Mint Valeting. Based in Chester, but is back and forth to the village and is available to valet your vehicle or powerboat. For prices please check out the website www.mintvaleting.co.uk or to find out when he's around the Abersoch area join the Facebook page for all up dates www.facebook.com/pages/MINT-VALETING/54061202502

Ellen MacArthur Trust Yacht Visiting Abersoch - Update: (21/08/2009)
The Ellen MacArthur Trust Yacht "Scarlet Oyster" will now be arriving in Abersoch around 7am on Saturday morning. They will spend the morning in Abersoch, then make their way to Hafan Pwllheli where they will berth overnight. The Abersoch RNLI and boats from SCYC will acccompany her to Pwllheli around 12 midday Saturday.

Venetia Making The News Again: (20/08/2009)
Venetia is one of 3 restaurants shortlisted for the North Wales Award in the Cheshire Life Food & Wine Awards 2009 - 2010.
Cheshire Life has just been published today and results to be announced shortly after publication www.venetiawales.com

Totally Abersoch Digital Downloads: (20/08/2009)
Totally Abersoch have now added all of their boat images to their online galleries so you can now order a shot of your boat in print or as a high or low resolution digital download. John tells us that the high resolution file should easily blow up to 4 feet wide if required which will look amazing on your wall. Take a look at www.totallyabersoch.co.uk

Cottage Available For Let: (20/08/2009)
WELSH STONE COTTAGE, MYNYTHO Short term let available from 12th September. £400 per month. View it at www.abersochcottage.co.uk Tel: 01829 740226

"Abersoch" Watch Returned 128 Years On: (20/08/2009)
2 Interesting articles regarding a watch found off the Pembrokeshire coast 10 years ago with the engraving "Richard Prichard 1866 Abersoch North Wales" can be found below...


Ellen MacArthur Trust Yacht Visiting Abersoch: (20/08/2009)
The Ellen MacArthur Skandia Round Britain Voyage of Discovery will be visiting Abersoch on Saturday 22nd August.

The Ellen MacArthur Trust Skandia Round Britain Voyage started on May 3rd from Cowes and involves 85 young people across 17 legs, sailing the 48 foot yacht Scarlet Oyster the 2000 nautical miles around Britain on a four month voyage stopping at 17 ports around Great Britain. The Trust takes young people sailing to help them regain their confidence, on their way to recovery from cancer, leukaemia and other serious illness. As with all of the Trust’s activities, it will focus on rebuilding their confidence and most importantly, having fun.

Scarlet Oyster will be leaving from Holyhead on its leg to Cardiff in the early hours of Saturday 22nd August and should arrive in Abersoch about 2pm that afternoon. Ellen herself will not be onboard, but a welcome flotilla of boats from SCYC will accompany the boat to the yacht club, hopefully joined by Abersoch RNLI, where the crew will spend the afternoon. The crew will spend time relaxing in Abersoch and will hopefully do some sailing courtesy of Abersoch Sailing School, spend time on the beach and talk to people about their experiences. SCYC will be fund-raising over the weekend to donate towards voyage target of £100,000. If you would like to donate towards the work of the Trust or for more information go to:

For info on the visit to Abersoch contact Catherine Hartley 0779 9634763

Tidal Aid Returns: (18/08/2009)
Great news for those that remember and loved the Tidal Aid event - It returns to Abersoch Main Beach on 26th and 27th August 2009! The event combines the White Stuff Sandblast 5-A-Side Football Tournament on the 26th with the Glass Butter Beach Volleyball Tournament on the 27th. Tidal Aid should be great fun for all the family, in aid of Wales Air Amubulance. With a BBQ on the beach on Wednesday evening from 5pm - 7pm along with live music and on Thursday an after party at The Harbour hosted by Misadventures, it looks set to be a fun packed few days.
There is a 12 team limit for both events and entry is £30 per team. If you are keen to take part be sure to enter now at All Makes Sense store at the Yacht Club end of the beach or in White Stuff on the High Street. There are some great goodies up for grabs for the winners. The event is set to start at 1pm on each of the days, so come along and support - it is all for a great cause! For more informati on check out www.abersochmag.com or call in to White Stuff or All Makes Sense.

Abersoch Playgroup: (18/08/2009)
The popular Abersoch play group for babies and toddlers re-starts at the village hall on Wednesday 2nd September from 9.30am until 11.30am. All are welcome and refreshments are provided, all you need is a £1.50 donation.

Venetia In Observer Magazine: (10/08/2009)
Venetia Restaurant & Boutique Accommodation were in Sunday's Observer Magazine as part of an article "25 Ways To Do Wales In Style". You can read the feature via this link:

Abersoch Regatta Sandcastle Competition Photos Online: (10/08/2009)
John Wormald has posted photos from this years competition at:

photo: John Wormald www.totallyabersoch.co.uk