"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Fairbourne Beach

The beach is a 5 kilometre stretch of sand, backed by a large embankment of pebbles, which provides a natural and effective flood defence. At the north of the beach is the Mawddach Estuary, whilst the south is backed by steep cliffs. A short distance along the shore are tank traps dating from the second world war, known locally as "Dragon's Teeth". The bathing water lies within the Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau Special Area of Conservation. The northern end of the beach is designated as part of the Mawddach Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest, whilst the area to the south of the beach is designated the Glannau Tonfanau I Friog Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Beach type: sand & rock

Nearest town: Fairbourne

Local authority: Gwynedd Council

OS Grid Reference: SH609130

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Fairbourne Beach

  • Fairbourne Steam Railway (0m)
  • Bendi-gedig (2m)
  • Crochendy Tywyn Pottery (8m)
  • Talyllyn Railway (8m)
  • Corris Craft Centre (9m)
  • King Arthurs Labyrinth (9m)
  • Corris Craft Centre (9m)
  • Corris Mine Explorers (9m)
  • Corris Railway (10m)
  • King Arthur's Labyrinth (10m)

Tourist Information

Barmouth
Tourist Information Centre
The Station
Station Road
Wales
LL42 1LU

Phone 01341 280 787
Email barmouth.tic@gwynedd.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Monday 1 May

06:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
ENE
Pressure 1001
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
ESE
Pressure 1003
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
ENE
Pressure 1005
Humidity 62%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
NE
Pressure 1008
Humidity 60%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
E
Pressure 1010
Humidity 65%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
ENE
Pressure 1013
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
07:35 BST
(06:35 GMT)
High Tide
12:40 BST
(11:40 GMT)
Low Tide
19:50 BST
(18:50 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Fairbourne Beach

A two mile stretch of sand backed by steep pebble banks and surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park. The seaside village of Fairbourne has plenty of amenities and attractions, and there is sufficient access to the beach for those visitors with prams and wheelchairs.

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