The Llŷn Peninsula is the most Westerly point of North Wales, extending into the Irish sea. It’s the Llŷn’s family-friendly resorts and lovely, laidback beaches that draws most of its visitors, especially in summer. The picturesque seaside towns of Criccieth, Pwllheli and Abersoch on the southern shore have such a loyal following that friendships are rekindled year after year.
Abersoch is a pretty seaside village on the South side of Llyn Peninsula, North West Wales. It’s beaches and shore line run along Tremadog Bay which is a large inlet of Cardigan Bay which is defined by the Cambrian and Llyn coast.
Abersoch along with many other villages on the Llyn was mostly known as a small fishing hamlet before tourism took over. With the river Soch running into a small tidal bay it soon become popular with pleasure boating. Farming was and still does play an important part to the village.
Lead mining was another industry and the old shaft housing can be seen to the South of the main beach at the Penrhyn Du headland. During the second half of the nineteenth century two hundred and forty miners, dressers, washers and engine drivers were at work in the mines. Many of these workmen had come to work the mines from other regions with over half from Cornwall and Devon
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Over the last century Abersoch has changed dramatically with modern transport. Firstly the train came to Pwllheli, where people would take a horse and cart the five and a half miles to complete there journey to the village. Then came modern cars, and no longer was Abersoch out of the reach to the working man.