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Places to Visit

Fairbourne Beach

Address

Fairbourne
Gwynedd
LL38 2DX

Contact Details

Tel: 01654 767321
Fairbourne’s beautiful golden sands are backed by a steep bank of pebbles. They fringe a narrow finger of land that extends most of the way across the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary, with stunning views of mountains, woodlands and the sea.

The west-facing side of the beach can receive strong winds, making it ideal for water sports, especially windsurfing, surfing and sailing.

The beach has traces of World War Two - it’s ‘Dragon’s Teeth’ were tank traps to stop the enemy from landing here. The delightful narrow-gauge Fairbourne Railway - the tiniest of Wales’s many ‘little trains’ – runs to the end of the beach, connecting with a small passenger ferry which completes the journey to Barmouth at the opposite side of the estuary.

Toilets and parking. Dog restrictions apply April to end September. For further information visit: http://www.visitmidwales.co.uk/snowdonia

Directions

Fairbourne is just off the A493 Dolgellau to Tywyn road; continue over the railway level crossing to the beach.

Prices and opening

Free entry