Blue Flag beaches
Barmouth has a prestigious award for a municipal beach signifying that the water quality is good for bathing. Barmouth has long been a holder of the coveted award.Fairbourne across the Mawddach estuary also holds blue flag status, this means that beaches both sides of the Afon (River) Mawddach are quality sites for swimming and surfing.
The Blue Flag Award is based on an idea introduced in France in 1985 and originally the concept was to indicate that a municipal area used for bathing had adequate sewage treatment and a high bathing water quality.
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