Morfa Dyffryn Beach (aka Benar Beach)

Morfa Dyffryn beach is part of a long sandy stretch of beach north of Barmouth and south of Harlech. The beach is also known as Benar Beach which is the southern access point to the bigger Morfa Dyffryn dune system.

The beach is several kilometres long and you have a 1-kilometre length officially naturist section clearly marked.

This is a large, flat, sandy beach backed by dunes that are part of the Morfa Dyffryn National Nature Reserve. Although popular with nudists from all over the world, the size of this beach means visitors can find plenty of space and privacy.

The Morfa Dyffryn National Nature Reserve features include not only the sand dunes themselves but also the seashore, saltmarsh and grassland habitats each of which is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife.

The beach has no facilities although there are toilets near the parking and a boardwalk through the dunes.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Morfa Dyffryn Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches at Barmouth, 38 beaches in Gwynedd, or check our list of Gwynedd Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Morfa Dyffryn Beach 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 14.3℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 02
Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (W)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 11.5℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (ESE)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 13.9℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (SW)

Barmouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Morfa Dyffryn Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Morfa Dyffryn Beach is at Barmouth 8.98 km (5.58 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Sat 01 Oct
   Low Tide at 06:09 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 11:20 (Height 4.56m)
   Low Tide at 18:31 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 23:42 (Height 4.45m)
Sun 02 Oct
   Low Tide at 06:56 (Height 1.63m)
   High Tide at 12:09 (Height 4.21m)
   Low Tide at 19:28 (Height 1.67m)
Mon 03 Oct
   High Tide at 00:36 (Height 3.99m)
   Low Tide at 08:02 (Height 1.93m)
   High Tide at 13:13 (Height 3.87m)
   Low Tide at 20:53 (Height 1.84m)
Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 01:57 (Height 3.61m)
   Low Tide at 09:47 (Height 2.03m)
   High Tide at 14:52 (Height 3.75m)
   Low Tide at 22:42 (Height 1.69m)
Wed 05 Oct
   High Tide at 03:51 (Height 3.60m)
   Low Tide at 11:16 (Height 1.81m)
   High Tide at 16:27 (Height 4.01m)
   Low Tide at 23:54 (Height 1.36m)
Thu 06 Oct
   High Tide at 05:13 (Height 3.94m)
   Low Tide at 12:20 (Height 1.50m)
   High Tide at 17:33 (Height 4.44m)
Fri 07 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:56 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 06:10 (Height 4.35m)
   Low Tide at 13:19 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 18:27 (Height 4.87m)

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