The village of Aberdesach
itself consists predominantly of 20th century buildings
with a large proportion of these being second / holiday
homes. A row of beach chalets extends north of the Mouth
of the River Desach (after which the village is named)
in the direction of Maen Dylan, one of a number of sites
nearby mentioned in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion.
Farm is in the vicinity - the Pennardd of the Mabinogion;
more details about which can be found under the headings
'Cromlechi' and 'Llenyddiaeth
Gymraeg Gynharaf' in the Clynnog
Fawr History section of this website.
A number of substantially built farmhouses in the area
testify to the dominance of the Glynllifon Estate in
the development of the coastal strip during the past
On Aberdesach beach, coal was formerly brought by ship
and unloaded at Yr Iard. Not far from Tŷ'n y Coed
there is a limekiln.
On the seashore between Aberdesach and Clynnog there
were fishermens' cottages called Y Borth, but they have
since collapsed and the sea has eroded the shoreline.