There is a large car park in Aberdaron open 24 hours that is owned by the National Trust - free parking for National Trust members.
Please do not park along the roadsides obstructing traffic.

Local Tourist Information Offices

The Vestry, High Street, Abersoch, Pwllheli, LL53 7DS
Tel: (01758) 712929
Fax: (01758) 712929

Min y Don, Sgwar yr Orsaf, Pwllheli LL53 5HG
Tel: (01758) 613000
Fax: (01758) 613000

Stryd Fawr, Porthmadog LL49 9LD
Tel: (01766) 512981
Fax: (01766) 515312


Useful Links


Many thanks to Tony Jones of for the use of images from his website and for all the detailed information about Aberdaron & Rhiw to be found there. Also to Ffion Kervegant for all her excellent work on the Welsh translation.


Dogs can be taken onto all beaches in Gwynedd throughout the year, however between the 1st of May and 30th September sections of the following beaches have dog exclusion areas:

• Abersoch

• Aberdaron

• Aberdyfi

• Abermaw / Barmouth

• Criccieth

• Dinas Dinlle

• Fairbourne

• Harlech

• Llandanwg

• Morfa Bychan (Black Rock Sands)

• Pwllheli

• Porthor (Whistling Sands)

• Tywyn

Dogs are allowed on the beach either side of these restriction areas, which are clearly sign posted - maps illustrating these areas are also present in notice boards located at the beach entrances. Dogs must also be kept on a lead at all times on the promenades, and owners are expected to clean up any mess after their dog, or risk a maximum fine of £1000 [Dogs (fouling of land) Act 1996]. Dog fouling bags are available from the Council's Beach Supervisors, which are on duty on most of the above beaches between the middle of June and the first week in September.


There is a large car park in the village open 24 hours. Please do not park on the road side obstructing traffic.

There are two sets of public toilets in Aberdaron. One by the car park and the other along the promenade.

There is a bus stop in the village, by the Spar with a regular service to Pwllheli, where there is a British Rail station.

The village Post Office is in Spar Stores.

The nearest petrol station is in Sarn Mellteyrn, there is a cash point at Sarn PO.

The nearest town is Pwllheli, which has a leisure centre, marina, fun fair, shops, chemists and banks.

There is evening entertainment in the Sailing Club and local pubs.

The local doctors' surgery is in Botwnnog: 01758 730266.

The nearest A&E is in Bangor at Ysbyty Gwynedd: Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor LL57 2PW.
Tel: 01248 384384

There are dentists at Abersoch and Pwllheli