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Ynyslas Beach in Winter

Ynyslas Beach in Winter

Ynyslas Beach in Winter

Dyfi National Nature Reserve | Winter

Ynyslas Visitor Centre,
SY24 5JZ



Ynyslas Visitor Centre and Dyfi National Nature Reserve

The beach and sand dunes at Ynyslas are a popular spot for holidaymakers in summer but, as there are fewer people around during the colder months, it is a lovely time for a quieter walk to appreciate the what makes this place so special.

Along the way, look out for the range of different fungi in the dunes and bring your binoculars to see how many birds you can spot. The estuary is home to migratory and overwintering birds over the winter and you may see waders, sanderling and golden plover on the beach. You can buy books about fungi and birds from the visitor centre shop to help you identify what you see.

The visitor centre is open all winter and it is home to a new exhibition which helps bring the rich nature here to life. The centre sells hot and cold drinks and snacks. It has indoor seating and a shop selling books, cards, local artwork and toys.

Be aware of the effect the weather may have on your visit and check the forecast before you set off.

The reserve is exposed and the weather can be cold and windy. High tides are more frequent in winter and so the car park floods more often – please check the signs at the entrance carefully to make sure it is safe to park.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Dogs accepted

Open all the time




Ynyslas Visitor Centre,
SY24 5JZ

Location and nearby places


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Map reference: SN 610940  Lat: 52.52772 Long: -4.05029


Ynyslas is 14 miles north of Aberystwyth.

It is in the county of Ceredigion.

Ynyslas is on Ordnance Survey (OS) map OL 23.

Take the A487 from Aberystwyth towards Machynlleth.

In Tre'r-ddol turn left onto the B4353.

After 3½ miles, turn right and follow the minor road alongside the dunes and golf course to the car park.

The car park is on the beach and it is flooded in high tides.

Please note tide times on car park entrance sign

The nearest mainline railway station is in Borth.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp


There is a circular boardwalk at Cors Fochno, which is suitable for wheelchair users.

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