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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

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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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 7.8℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 03rain
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 05clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (N)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.2℃ to 3℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Feb 07lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (SSW)

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.

Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 05:02 (Height 3.64m)
   Low Tide at 12:32 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 17:38 (Height 3.75m)
Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:48 (Height 1.71m)
   High Tide at 06:08 (Height 3.91m)
   Low Tide at 13:25 (Height 1.59m)
   High Tide at 18:34 (Height 3.96m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:31 (Height 1.56m)
   High Tide at 06:56 (Height 4.20m)
   Low Tide at 14:09 (Height 1.41m)
   High Tide at 19:19 (Height 4.18m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:09 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 07:37 (Height 4.47m)
   Low Tide at 14:47 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 19:58 (Height 4.38m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:45 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 08:15 (Height 4.67m)
   Low Tide at 15:24 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 20:33 (Height 4.52m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:22 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 08:49 (Height 4.80m)
   Low Tide at 15:59 (Height 1.06m)
   High Tide at 21:06 (Height 4.61m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:59 (Height 1.06m)
   High Tide at 09:20 (Height 4.87m)
   Low Tide at 16:32 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 21:38 (Height 4.64m)

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