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Discover Southern Snowdonia

How many railway lines do you know where nearly every stop is on a different beach? Starting at Machynlleth railway station you have a choice of stops including Aberdyfi, Barmouth or Pwllheli; check out some great cycling or walking routes along the way. Explore Cambrian Day tickets offer unlimited travel on the Cambrian Line after 09:15 Monday to Friday. Check out some fantastic places to visit along the way and enjoy a day out for all the family! Hop on and Hop off all day. Tickets are available at Aberystwyth or Machynlleth stations or from the conductor on the train. They offer unlimited travel on rail services between and including Machynlleth, Aberystwyth and Pwllheli for one day.

Train times are for Mondays to Fridays based on National Rail timetables from 15 December 2019 to 16 May 2020. Subsequent train times until December will probably be similar but will not be confirmed until nearer the time.



Board the train from Machynlleth and head up the Cardigan Bay Coast for your choice of beaches!

The coastline here is endless and how many railway lines do you know where nearly every stop is on a different beach? Why not try Aberdyfi or Barmouth or Pwllheli to name a few!

Your train leaves Machynlleth at 10.55 and it only takes 20 minutes to reach Aberdyfi. Or you will reach Barmouth at noon, Pwllheli at 13.16.

Machynlleth railway station is on the Cambrian Line from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and is the junction for the Cambrian Coast Line to Pwllheli.

Heol y Doll, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8BL


Aberdyfi is a small seaside village on the north side of the Dyfi estuary in southern Snowdonia.

Gwynedd, LL35 0ED


Aberdyfi has a station on the Cambrian Coast Line from Machynlleth to Pwllheli and also at Penhelig at the east end of the village.

Aberdyfi, LL35 0NR


Abermaw / Barmouth in Southern Snowdonia is a great location for Mountain, Sand and Sea. Extensive sandy beach with attractions, water sports and boat trips. Situated on the Coast Path with walking and cycling available for all abilities.

Southern Snowdonia, LL42 1LS


Barmouth/Abermaw railway station is on the Cambrian Coast Line from Machynlleth to Pwllheli and is located by a level crossing just off the A496 which runs through the town.

Station Approach, Barmouth, LL42 1LS


Pwllheli has a strong maritime tradition and is the main town on the Llyn Peninsula.

Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 5HG


Pwllheli railway station is the terminus of the Cambrian coast Line from Machynlleth.

Station Square, Pwllheli, LL53 5HG



There’s plenty to choose from in each of towns that you visit. Whether it’s a snack or fish & chips or some local Welsh produce, you'll find lunch in all the major destinations along the coast.



So many things to do and see and so little time! Enjoy the stunning beaches, walking or cycle routes if you are feeling more active.

This gentle four mile walk soon gets you up above Aberdyfi, enjoying fine views over the mouth of the Dyfi estuary and south towards Borth and Aberystwyth. Starting place: Tourist Information Centre Starting ref: SN 614959

  • Access: Easy
  • Duration: 2
  • Miles: 4

Aberdyfi | Aberdovey, Gwynedd, LL35 0ED


Listed are some of the delightful walks in and around Barmouth :

Abermaw | Barmouth, Southern Snowdonia, LL42 1LS



Not quite finished on the beach yet? Well there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from in most of the towns. Check your return train before you head for the beach! Trains leave Pwllheli at 15.37 and 17.42, Barmouth at 16.56 and 18.57 and Aberdyfi at 17.33 and 19.40. You will be back in Machynlleth at 17.56 or 20.04.


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