At the north of the beach is the Mawddach Estuary, whilst the south is backed by steep cliffs. A short distance along the shore are tank traps dating from the second world war, known locally as "Dragon's Teeth". The bathing water lies within the Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau Special Area of Conservation. The northern end of the beach is designated as part of the Mawddach Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest, whilst the area to the south of the beach is designated the Glannau Tonfanau I Friog Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Fairbourne Beach is adjacent to the Meirionnydd Coast Walk and the Wales Coast Path.
Estuary Sand Rock
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The tide at Fairbourne Beach is currently falling. Low tide will be at approximately 12:09 AM tomorrow, and the next high tide will be at approximately 5:16 AM tomorrow.
Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low
Approximate sea surface temperature: 8°CDetailed weather and tides »
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Fairbourne Railway (0.3 miles)
Blue Lake (0.8 miles)
SUP Barmouth (1.5 miles)
Barmouth Harbour (1.5 miles)
Barmouth Bridge (1.5 miles)
Old Barmouth (1.7 miles)
Bendi-gedig (1.7 miles)
St. John's Church (1.8 miles)
All distances are approximate
Location type: Village
OS Grid: SH610131
Local Authority: Gwynedd
Nearest postcode: LL38 2DX
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