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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 Wednesday 20 September

Tonight
Chance of rain 96%
Min temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 18mph
Tomorrow (Thursday)
Chance of rain 87%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 16mph
Max UV Index

The tide at Fairbourne Beach is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 9:25 PM, and the next low tide will be at approximately 5:00 AM tomorrow.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

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Location: Fairbourne

Location type: Village

OS Grid: SH609130

Country: Wales

Local Authority: Gwynedd Council

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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