Wales Coast Path, Abersoch

Posted By on September 25, 2019

Wales Coast Path, Abersoch

2 miles; Abersoch, Wales, UK

We didn’t know it at the time but this was to be our last section of the Coast Path. It was basically a long beach walk and a stroll along a golf course. Pretty, though, as has been the case all along.

Beach Huts

Abersoch is a popular seaside holiday destination, and these beach huts are a veddy British thing. They can be either municipally- or privately-owned, and some may even have minimal amenities, such as bottled gas or electricity. They’re used basically for a place to sit out of the sun and to store personal items, and to change into or out of swimming clothes. The privately-owned ones can go for some eye-watering prices. In January 2016 a beach hut was sold in Brighton, Victoria, Australia for a record $285,000.

Borth Fawr Beach

Borth Fawr beach stretches northwards from Machroes to the headland at Abersoch. It made for a very pleasant stroll.

Lace-cap Hydrangea

It’s always a bit jarring to see a plant that is strictly a cultivated garden plant here in the states that seems to have escaped that cultivation in other countries. I remember also be struck by the profusion of brightly-colored flowering fuschia in Ireland that grew wild along the roadsides and trail sides.

Wild Blackberries

Lots of yummy blackberries along the road/trailsides, too.

Shoe

Awww… Some little Welsh kiddo lost his groovy VW Vanagon shoe! So cute!

Very near this exact walk is highlighted on this Wales Coast Path webpage. And as always, click the image above for details about this hike and to download the gps track.

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