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Fairbourne Beach

Gwynedd, Wales


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The beach is a 5 kilometre stretch of sand, backed by a large embankment of pebbles, which provides a natural and effective flood defence.

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

Weather and tides for Saturday 22 September

Today
Chance of rain 83%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 7mph
Max UV Index
Tonight
Chance of rain 37%
Min temp. 9°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 4mph

The tide at Fairbourne Beach is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 7:35 AM, and the next low tide will be at approximately 2:28 PM.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   15.1°C  

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Recommended holiday cottages near Fairbourne Beach

Things to do and see in the area

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

Other beaches nearby

Location: Fairbourne

Location type: Village

OS Grid: SH610131

Country: Wales

Local Authority: Gwynedd

Parish: Arthog

Nearest postcode: LL38 2DX

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Visitor information for Fairbourne Beach, Gwynedd, Wales. Weather, tides, visitor comments, beach facilities, photos, nearest postcode, beach information and nearby accommodation.

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