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
Tourist Information Centre
Phone 01341 280 787
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Forecast for Saturday 21 October
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|Wind 9mph, gusting to 12mph.||
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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.
With stunning sea views over Cardigan Bay and the Llyn Peninsula, Brackenhurst House boasts a luxury outdoor hot tub, rooms with bathrobes and iPod docking stations, and gym. Details...
Dros y D?r is perched high above the Mawddach estuary with stunning views across the water to Cader Idris. Free Wi-Fi is accessible in each room, from which guests can enjoy striking mountain and sea views. Details...
Aber House is a Georgian period property situated in the centre of Barmouth. Free on-site parking is available, and the beach can be reached in just a 3-minute walk. Details...
This large Victorian house offers free Wi-Fi and free parking on site, just 2 minutesâ€™ walk from the sandy Blue Flag Barmouth Beach. It has uninterrupted views of the spectacular Cardigan Bay sunsets. Details...
On the edge of Snowdonia National Park, Lawrenny Lodge offers traditional Welsh breakfasts and free parking. Spectacular sunsets over the Mawddach Estuary can be enjoyed from the cosy lounge bar. Details...
Offering a bar and en suite accommodation, Tal Y Don Hotel is located in the heart of the small seaside town of Barmouth, in Gwynedd, North Wales. The property is just 2 minutes' walk from Barmouth Rail Station and from the beach. Details...
Awelfor is an attractive, upside down, detached cottage set in a coastal location in Fairbourne, North Wales and benefits from beautiful sea and mountain views. The cottage can sleep ten people in five bedrooms, four of which are on the ground floor and one has access to an en-suite shower room. Details...
Sea Crest is a lovely semi-detached bungalow in the village of Fairbourne. This cottage sleeps six people and has three bedrooms, consisting of two doubles and a twin, as well as a family bathroom. Details...
Seagulls is a single-storey pet-friendly cottage by the beach in the centre of Fairbourne. The property has a king-size double with an en-suite shower room, a twin room with 2' 6" beds, and a single room. Details...
Railway Cottage is an 18th century stone-built, mid-terraced cottage on the edge of the seaside village of Fairbourne between the Cambrian Mountains and Barmouth Bay in the Snowdonia National Park. Details...
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Pendraig Bach is an apartment set above a shop in the heart of Barmouth, on the Cardigan Bay coastline in North Wales. There is ground floor access to the rear, as well as first floor views and it can sleep four people. Details...