Fairbourne Beach

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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Fairbourne Beach has dog restrictions.
Fairbourne beach has seasonal dog restrictions.

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


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Place Category: Beaches

Fairbourne 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 4.3℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Feb 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.3℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Feb 13fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.2℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Feb 14cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (SE)

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

Fairbourne Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Fairbourne Beach is at Barmouth 2.20 km (1.37 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:34 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 09:50 (Height 4.88m)
   Low Tide at 17:03 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 22:08 (Height 4.62m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:07 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 10:19 (Height 4.86m)
   Low Tide at 17:34 (Height 1.06m)
   High Tide at 22:38 (Height 4.56m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:40 (Height 1.11m)
   High Tide at 10:50 (Height 4.80m)
   Low Tide at 18:05 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 23:10 (Height 4.45m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:13 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 11:23 (Height 4.68m)
   Low Tide at 18:37 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 23:46 (Height 4.29m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:49 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 12:01 (Height 4.49m)
   Low Tide at 19:16 (Height 1.50m)
Mon 13 Feb
   High Tide at 00:26 (Height 4.08m)
   Low Tide at 07:34 (Height 1.64m)
   High Tide at 12:45 (Height 4.22m)
   Low Tide at 20:07 (Height 1.73m)
Tue 14 Feb
   High Tide at 01:16 (Height 3.84m)
   Low Tide at 08:35 (Height 1.85m)
   High Tide at 13:41 (Height 3.93m)
   Low Tide at 21:26 (Height 1.91m)

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