Barmouth Beach

Visit Barmouth Beach

Sandy Barmouth beach (Traeth Abermaw) and harbour attract visitors every summer during the holidays. It often tops the ‘best beach in North Wales’ lists. One of six blue flag beaches on the Gwynedd coast, it is a family favourite, with plenty of holiday accommodation, amusement park and entertainment.

The wide open spacious beach is the venue for a number of events throughout the year including kite festivals and Motocross beach race. Whether you’re planning a day trip or a seaside holiday for the whole family, you will find plenty of things to keep everyone entertained.

Stop in at the Barmouth Sailors Institute, a museum and important part of the areas maritime history. Everyone is welcome as it is open to members of the public and free of charge.

Barmouth beach is a great location if you want to go fishing. You can fish from the beach or harbour wall. There are also daily boat trips from the harbour for fishing out at sea.

Walk across Bramouth Bridge

From the harbour, walk along Barmouth Bridge, the Grade II listed wooden railway viaduct across the estuary offering great views of the area. It is the longest timber viaduct in Wales and is part of the National Cycle Route 8.

Take the ferry service from Barmouth Harbour to Penrhyn Point (the service is dog friendly and costs £2.50) towards Fairbourne.

This beach is …

  • A Sandy Beach
  • A Blue Flag Beach
  • Great For Families

What to see and do

  • Walk Across Barmouth Bridge
  • Explore the local coastline

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Barmouth Beach

Beach Location

Barmouth, Gwynedd, North Wales


There is plenty of parking close to the beach. The nearest carpark is Barmouth Main Car Park on Jubilee Rd, (postcode- Barmouth LL42 1NF), which is open 24 hours.

Nearest Train

Barmouth Station

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Barmouth Beach

Explore the Welsh coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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