"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Tal-y-bont Beach

This west facing storm beach is typically featureless and shallow with just a few patches of shingle and slightly deeper gullies towards low water. The Morfa Dyffryn Site of Special Scientific Interest is located just to the north of the bathing area.

Beach type: Sand/Shingle

Nearest town: Barmouth

Local authority: Gwynedd Council

OS Grid Reference: SH578210


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Tal-y-bont Beach

  • Bendi-gedig (4m)
  • The Childrens Farm Park (5m)
  • Llanfair Slate Caverns (5m)
  • Fairbourne Steam Railway (6m)
  • Harlech Castle (6m)
  • Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (9m)
  • Go Ape! Coed-Y-Brenin (10m)
  • Coed y Brenin Forest Park (10m)
  • Rhiw Goch Ski Centre (11m)
  • Ropeworks (14m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
The Station
Station Road
LL42 1LU

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

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 20 June


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 92%
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Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 92%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 20%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 91%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 69%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 61%
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Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 73%
UV Index n/a
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High Tide
01:49 BST
(00:49 GMT)
Low Tide
09:29 BST
(08:29 GMT)
High Tide
14:25 BST
(13:25 GMT)
Low Tide
21:41 BST
(20:41 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 Tal-y-bont Beach

Also known as Benar Beach, Tal-y-Bont forms part of the large sand dune system of Morfa Dyffryn. During the last few years a shingle bank has developed along the high water mark. This is a very popular tourist and residential beach serviced by campsites.

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