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Sand & Surf

As any local fisherman will tell you, the North Wales coast is best seen from the water. In these parts, all water-based activities come complete with awesome mountain backdrop, so grab your camera and get out there.

Fish from a boat. Spot dolphins and seals. Sail round Cardigan Bay. Or try your hand at canoeing and kayaking and have a blast on the Mawddach River.

Back on dry land, enjoy a breezy walk along the shore, build a sandcastle, or just settle back in a deck chair to admire the view from Barmouth’s Blue Flag beach. At the end of the day, if you're still in the mood for water, there’s always the spa.


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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