Cool water on the toes

There are so many beaches to choose from in this area, but some of our favourites are:

Aberdyfi: Park on the seafront car park or at the Neuadd Theatre car park and walk behind it and under the railway bridge and over the wooden dune footpath to get to a beautiful, sandy unspoilt beach. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants, shops, ice cream, fish and chips, bucket and spade shops, a kids play park and donkey rides in season, a short walk from this beach. Be careful if swimming- there can be strong rip currents and there are no lifeguards.

Graveyard beach: Just before Aberdyfi (coming from Tywyn) and before the Treffeddian Hotel sign there is a parking area opposite a graveyard. Park there and go down the little path, over the railway and across the golf course, on to the wooden walk way to get to spectacular high sand dunes, and long stretches of beach with fewer people. Again, there are strong rips immediately as you arrive at this beach, so head left or right when you arrive.

Tywyn: Head down the main street and keep going to the sea. There is a nice walk along the prom, a kids play park and paddling pool half way along and if you head left you can walk along the beach to Aberdyfi (2-3hours) (check the tide times) and catch a train or bus back.

Broadwater: Turn right at the end of the high street and right again before the railway crossing, all the way to the end of a long straight road with a pedestrian bridge at the end. To the left of the bridge you can walk 20 minutes to remote unspoilt pebble beaches and if you walk right along the river, there are nice dog walking places and places to skim stones. The water is good and calm for kayaks and SUPs.

Barmouth has endless sands and dunes so you can find a quiet space any day, plus there are amusements, ice cream shops and some nice shops to browse in.

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