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Barmouth, on the edge of the dramatically beautiful Mawddach Estuary, has one of the most stunning beaches along the coast of Snowdonia, and is a candidate for one of the most beautiful beaches in Britain.

Caught between the rugged mountains of the Snowdonia National Park on one side, and the mouth of the river, this long stretch of sand offers the perfect location for family picnics, long contemplative walks or a variety of watersports. Even Wordsworth sung the beaches praises: "With a fine sea view in front, the mountains behind, the glorious estuary running eight miles inland, and Cadair Idris within compass of a day's walk, Barmouth can always hold its own against any rival,’ the poet wrote.

If you’re visiting during peak season, expect bustling crowds, sticks of rock, a summer funfair, amusement arcades and fish and chip shops. This is a classic Welsh beach holiday destination. At other times of year, you’re more likely to run into wetsuit-clad surfers, who flock here when the conditions are right. Birdwatchers are also drawn to the Mawddach estuary in the hope of spotting dippers, pied flycatchers and redstarts. Walkers generally wait until low tide when it is possible to walk as far as Harlech to the north with impressive views over Tremadog Bay.

Other points of interest are the new Lifeboat Visitors' Centre, where visitors can purchase souvenirs and examine the RNLI lifeboat from the viewing gallery. Each June, the Three Peaks yacht race starts here, with sailors racing to Caernarfon in the Menai Straits before leaving the boat and running to the top of Snowdon.

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Tyr Graig Castle
Tyr Graig Castle
4 out of 5
Llanaber Road, Barmouth, Wales
The price is £99 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Barmouth Beach, Ty Crwyn (Round House) and Barmouth Bridge. Fairbourne Beach and Snowdonia National ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (65 reviews)
"Unique property with stunning position overlooking Barmouth beaches. Period features beautiful- could do with some more sympathetic updating and attention to outdoor spaces to make the most of the building and views. Breakfast ok but dinner pricey for the quality delivered. Friendly staff were another ..."

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2021

Tyr Graig Castle
1 bedroom accommodation in Barmouth
1 bedroom accommodation in Barmouth
20 Marine Parade, Barmouth, WLS
Situated in Barmouth, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Barmouth Beach and Ty Crwyn (Round House). Barmouth Bridge and Snowdonia National Park are also ...
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1 bedroom accommodation in Barmouth
Min-Y-Mor Hotel
Min-Y-Mor Hotel
4 out of 5
Marine Parade, Barmouth, Wales
Nestled on the beach, this Barmouth hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Barmouth Beach and Ty Crwyn (Round House). Barmouth Bridge and Snowdonia National Park ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (74 reviews)
"Very enjoyable stay friendly dog friendly hotel"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2021

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Tyr Graig Castle
Tyr Graig Castle
4 out of 5
Llanaber Road, Barmouth, Wales
The price is £99 per night from 21 Oct to 21 Oct
Tyr Graig Castle
1 bedroom accommodation in Barmouth
1 bedroom accommodation in Barmouth
20 Marine Parade, Barmouth, WLS
1 bedroom accommodation in Barmouth
Min-Y-Mor Hotel
Min-Y-Mor Hotel
4 out of 5
Marine Parade, Barmouth, Wales
Min-Y-Mor Hotel
Seascape Guest House
Seascape Guest House
3 out of 5
10 Marine Parade, Barmouth, Wales
Seascape Guest House
Seaview Apartment
Seaview Apartment
3.5 out of 5
1 Seaview Terrace Dinas Oleu Road, Barmouth, Wales
Seaview Apartment
The Tilman
The Tilman
3.5 out of 5
Church Street, Barmouth, Wales
The price is £117 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
The Tilman
Crystal House
Crystal House
3 out of 5
19 Marine Parade, \N, Barmouth, Wales
Crystal House
This first floor apartment is set in close proximity to Barmouth town. Renovated recently, Llys Meir
This first floor apartment is set in close proximity to Barmouth town. Renovated recently, Llys Meir
Flat 3, Llys Meirion, Barmouth, WLS
This first floor apartment is set in close proximity to Barmouth town. Renovated recently, Llys Meir
2 bedroom accommodation in Barmouth
2 bedroom accommodation in Barmouth
20 Marine Parade, Barmouth, WLS
2 bedroom accommodation in Barmouth
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