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A nice beach offering views across the estuary to Barmouth

The beach stretches for about 2 km behind the dunes and narrow gauge railway. It is mainly sandy... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Ludlow, United Kingdom
Beautiful quiet beach

One of many beautiful, quiet and clean beaches in the area. Plenty of parking. Huge wide sandy... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
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Penrhyn Drive, Fairbourne, Wales
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All reviews plenty of space large pebbles car park lovely sand sand dunes flat sand blue flag public toilets gentle waves four hours rock pools sea defences bar cafe ice cream seaside resort north wales great for kids
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

The beach stretches for about 2 km behind the dunes and narrow gauge railway. It is mainly sandy and offers views both to the south and the north across the Mawddach estuary to Barmouth. Behind the beach there is a fine view up the river...More

Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

One of many beautiful, quiet and clean beaches in the area. Plenty of parking. Huge wide sandy beach for everyone to enjoy.

Thank lizzylee97
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Returned here with my family as a trip down memory lane for myself..so glad we did ! It's a beautiful quiet safe beach , the sea was warm and calm. There are some large rocks to climb over by the dragons teeth , but once...More

Thank Joanne J
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Can't believe I missed this glorious beach on past visits to Wales.With a section for dogs this beach is stunning with golden sand. Unfortunately access is tricky as the disabled ramp was lost in recent floods so large rocks and shingles must be negotiated.

Thank roodi12
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The beach has a bit of a steep drop down a rock strewn approach so accessibility is tricky if you are infirm or carrying a lot of stuff. Don’t do it in flip flops because I got through three pairs in three days. For kids,...More

Thank AndrewS1969
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Wonderful place for all ages, with the added attraction for the Fairbourne narrow gauge railway and the Fairbourne - Barmouth Ferry (not that I saw it, just the waiting rooms) Great views of mountains, turquoise sea and Barmouth on the other side of the estuary.

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We turned into Fairbourne by accident but were immediately impressed by the stunning setting: perfect beach and sea surrounded by mountains. What’s not to like!

Thank stw646
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

After climbing down the stones (sea defences) this is the perfect beach. It doesn't get too busy, unlike neighbouring resorts. Lots of lovely sand, beautiful mountain scenery, clean public toilets, plenty of parking close to the beach and a huge choice of ice cream close...More

Thank Julie-Ann B
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I was exploring with my pooch! I drove to the right down the long road adjacent to the dunes and rail track...parked up and then me and my pooch hopped over the track, up the sand dune, over the cobbles and on to the glorious...More

Thank Minx34
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

had a great day in fairbourne Great lunch in the bar on the corner. The toilets are clean and well looked after. Lovely little place,with safe places for old and young to play.

Thank Tb0ne_45
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Rachel J
2 July 2018|
Response from Lewis K | Reviewed this property |
You can drive a car onto a small car park at the southern end, you need to cross the miniature railway line.
7 July 2017|
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Response from david221b | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any "dog" signs. Locally to me its the main summer months where there are sections on the beach for dogs and sections for NO dogs. If you haven't had an answer check with the local tourism, the Fairbourne... More
14 August 2015|
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Response from Dgtiffiths | Reviewed this property |
Yes at the far end near the estuary