The main beach at Abersoch is to the south of the village, and is very popular for watersports including sailing, jet-skiing and windsurfing. It's generally considered to be a safe beach for swimming. In the summer the sea at the Abersoch end gets a bit chaotic, and some zoning with buoys is in place to keep power craft away from swimmers. Beach wardens patrol during the summer. The beach is sandy backed by dunes and beach chalets, which are available for hire by the day or week. At high tide the rocks at the headland are popular for diving and jumping.
There are two P&D car parks at the Abersoch end reached via Lon Traeth and Lon Golff. Facilities include slipways, toilets, drinking water, cold water showers, first aid post and ice-cream / beach shops. Dog restrictions apply from 1st April until 30th September between the two slipways at this end. The Cambrian mountains on the far side of Tremadoc Bay provide an impressive backdrop. The central section of the bay is known as Traeth Lleferin, and the southern end as Machroes.
Abersoch has quite a lively village centre during summer, with plenty of bars, cafes and surf shops.