Barmouth beach sits on the west coast of North Wales, the beach is located in Snowdonia National Park and has a harbour area crossed by the Barmouth Bridge which marks the beginning of the Mawddach Estuary. It is ideal for bathing and water sports. There are some breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay and the picturesque harbour.
Llwyngwril is a pebbled beach located a few hundred metres from the village, as the tide goes out it reveals a large number of rock pools which children will enjoy exploring on a family day out.
Fairbourne beach lies on the North Wales coastline on the southern side of the Mawddach Estuary. At high tide the beach is mainly composed of sloping pebbled banks backed by grassy dunes but when the tide is out a two mile stretch of sand is exposed.
The beach between Aberdyfi and Tywyn is a long, unspoilt, sandy beach stretching for over 3 miles from the mouth of the River Dyfi in the south, opposite the village of Aberdyfi, up towards Tywyn to the north. The beach is backed by some sand dunes and the Aberdovey Golf Club; it is in the Snowdonia National Park so it goes without saying that it offers spectacular views. Tywyn beach is popular with surfers as it picks up the westerly Atlantic swells. The waves tend to be best just off high tide and towards the southern end of the beach.
Black Rock Sands is an open, wide beach with fine sands located on the outskirts of Porthmadog. Unusually, you can drive onto the beach here – so it’s a popular spot not just for picnickers and sandcastle builders, but also for motorboats and water bikes which have a special zone designated for their use. During peak season, you’ll find ice cream vans driving along the beach.
Harlech Beach provides a four-mile stretch of pristine golden sand and back by sandy dunes, with stunning views of the Snowdonia mountain range. The Morfa Harlech National Nature Reserve at the north end of the beach is Wales’s only growing dune system and provides a good example of the effects of longshore drift.
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