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Aberdyfi | Aberdovey Beach

Address

Aberdyfi
Gwynedd
LL35 0RT

Contact Details

Tel: 01654 767321
Aberdyfi, one of Southern Snowdonia's most attractive coastal villages, stands in a stunning location where mountains meet the sea at the mouth of the River Dyfi. The popular beach of perfect sand and the occasional sand dune extends for miles from Aberdyfi to the nearby town of Tywyn. Even though the sea looks inviting, swimmers must take care while venturing out, due to the strong currents around the estuary mouth.

Aberdyfi used to be a working port but today the sailing craft concentrate on leisure and pleasure. Aberdyfi is a busy sailing and watersports centre. You can enjoy crab fishing from the jetty, scenic boat trips run from the harbour, sailing, kayaking, kite-flying, dog walking and sand castle building, and all with great views of Cardigan Bay. Look out for the bell hanging from pier which rings with the tide.

Aberdyfi’s southern shore along the Dyfi Estuary is part of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve and lies within the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere. This untouched area, a haven for wildlife, is also a Ramsar site (named after the convention that encourages wise use of the world’s exceptional wetlands). A portion of the beach nearest the town is a dog-free zone, but otherwise the beach is open to dog walkers.

Shops, cafes and restaurants; toilets. Car parking with charge. Dog restrictions apply April to end September. For further information visit: http://www.showmewales.co.uk/Snowdonia

Directions

The village is on the A493 west of Machynlleth.

Prices and opening

Free entry