The Welsh village of Aberdovey is commonly referred to as Aberdyfi. The village is located on the banks of the River Dyfi on the west coast of Wales. The village of Aberdovey was first founded around the shipbuilding industry however it is now better known as a seaside resort. The village is a very popular seaside resort mainly due to its spectacular beaches, which received blue flag status in 2005. There is an active yachting club located within the village.
The town centre of Aberdovey is actually along the seafront and this area is also home to the beach, yacht club and also the pier. The town of Aberdovey actually stretches back far from the coast and up the steep hillside that surrounds the town.
The town is located amongst some typical welsh coastal scenery which includes steep hill are an attractive shade of green and also sheep farms. To the north of the town is the estuary of the Dyfi and this is accessed via the A493 about four miles from Tywyn. To the east of the town is Machynlleth, which is about eleven miles from the town of Aberdovey.
The town of Aberdovey is a very popular tourist location and it has a vast number of visitors that come back every year. The tourists that visit the area come from the metropolitan areas of England. A lot of the house within the town as holiday homes and this has resulted in the house prices being very high. There are a lot of activities on offer in the town for both locals and tourist alike and these include sailing, canoeing and windsurfing to name a few.