Barmouth Beach

Barmouth beach, Gwynedd

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Barmouth beach is a large family sandy beach and perfect for sunbathing, games and surfing.

    The beach is located on the north bank of the river Mawddach on the west coast of Wales, just within the south west corner of Snowdonia National Park. The Mawddach Estuary is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and offers visitors a range of walks, and it is popular for bird spotters and those wishing to get away from it all.

    Barmouth old town is well worth a visit with its slate-roofed cottages on the side of a mountain, whilst it’s harbour is beautiful and you can walk across the spectacular Barmouth Bridge spanning the river.

    Barmouth beach is a town beach and so has easy access to a range of facilities including car parks, shops, pubs, accommodation and amusement arcades.

    Barmouth Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Barmouth Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches around Barmouth, 36 beaches in Gwynedd, or check our list of Gwynedd Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Barmouth Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through next Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       4%  60%   4 mph
      7:10 am    7:07 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Rain starting in the afternoon.
       65%  59%   12 mph
      7:11 am    7:05 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       44%  88%   8 mph
      7:13 am    7:02 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Rain until afternoon, starting again overnight.
       48%  66%   11 mph
      7:15 am    7:00 pm

    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Light rain in the morning and evening.
       36%  48%   6 mph
      7:17 am    6:57 pm
    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Light rain in the morning and afternoon.
       33%  99%   11 mph
      7:18 am    6:55 pm

    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Light rain throughout the day and breezy overnight.
       61%  100%   20 mph
      7:20 am    6:53 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 3rd
     Light rain until evening and windy in the morning.
       61%  99%   20 mph
      7:22 am    6:50 pm

  • Barmouth Beach Tide Times


  • Barmouth Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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