Barmouth lifeboat station (Gwynedd)
Barmouth lifeboat station has operated an all weather lifeboat for nearly 180 years.
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- The Merioneth Yacht Club is located in Barmouth on the edge of Snowdonia National Park giving access to Cardigan Bay one of the most picturesque sailing areas in Wales. We run RYA theory courses in the winter months and have a power boat section which runs practical power boat and personal watercraft courses in the summer months.
- 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 Bridge is a single-track viaduct that carries the railway across the River Mawddach estuary on the coast of Cardigan Bay, Wales. It sits between Morfa Mawddach and Barmouth and caters for rail, foot and cycle traffic. The bridge opened in 1867, and originally included a drawbridge section at its north end for tall ships to pass, though this was later replaced by the current swing bridge section. In 1980, woodworm threatened the safety of the bridge, which needed major repairs to avoid closure. The bridge is a Grade II* listed structure, and has one of the longest timber viaducts still in regular use.
- Fairbourne beach is on the opposite side of the Mawddach Estuary to Barmouth, the beach is a 5 km stretch of sand that is backed by a large embankment of pebbles. At the north end of the beach you have the Mawddach Estuary, whilst the south is backed by steep cliffs. Popular windsurfing and kitesurfing location due to plenty of space on this large beach. Facilities include parking, toilets, shops and food options.
- Llwyngwril beach is shingle/stoney beach but as the tide goes out you get large areas of sand and rock pools. The beach located in Llwyngwril a small coastal village between Barmouth and Tywyn in Gwynedd. Llwyngwril beach is for experienced surfers only with a left hander that breaks over rocks and is best tackled at high tide. The beach has access to rail station, camping/caravans and a pub that are in Llwyngwril village.
- Morfa Dyffryn beach is part of a long sandy stretch of beach north of Barmouth and south of Harlech, and is also known as Benar Beach. 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 as no facilities although there are toilets near the parking and a boardwalk through the dunes.
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