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A truly stunning beach

We never tire of visiting this amazing beach. There is nothing better than parking just outside the... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Chester, United Kingdom
Stunning beach with wonderful views

The beach has a pebble bank to access it but then it is lovely soft sand. The views over the way... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2018
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Penrhyn Drive, Fairbourne, Wales
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All reviews lovely sand large pebbles plenty of space by accident car park easy access sand dunes four hours certain times of the year sea defences long stretch stunning views ice cream off season mawddach estuary summer months miniature railway
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

We never tire of visiting this amazing beach. There is nothing better than parking just outside the village and taking a lovely stroll along the beach, down the estuary, past the railway café and then back. It is a very special place.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Dataflow
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

The beach has a pebble bank to access it but then it is lovely soft sand. The views over the way towards Barmouth are beautiful. The beach is dog friendly off season and has a dog area in the summer. The little train along side...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank wooclarke
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The beach stretches for about 2 km behind the dunes and narrow gauge railway. It is mainly sandy and offers views both to the south and the north across the Mawddach estuary to Barmouth. Behind the beach there is a fine view up the river...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

One of many beautiful, quiet and clean beaches in the area. Plenty of parking. Huge wide sandy beach for everyone to enjoy.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank lizzylee97
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Returned here with my family as a trip down memory lane for myself..so glad we did ! It's a beautiful quiet safe beach , the sea was warm and calm. There are some large rocks to climb over by the dragons teeth , but once...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Joanne J
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Can't believe I missed this glorious beach on past visits to Wales.With a section for dogs this beach is stunning with golden sand. Unfortunately access is tricky as the disabled ramp was lost in recent floods so large rocks and shingles must be negotiated.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rich f
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Wonderful place for all ages, with the added attraction for the Fairbourne narrow gauge railway and the Fairbourne - Barmouth Ferry (not that I saw it, just the waiting rooms) Great views of mountains, turquoise sea and Barmouth on the other side of the estuary.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Nicole W
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We turned into Fairbourne by accident but were immediately impressed by the stunning setting: perfect beach and sea surrounded by mountains. What’s not to like!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank stw646
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

After climbing down the stones (sea defences) this is the perfect beach. It doesn't get too busy, unlike neighbouring resorts. Lots of lovely sand, beautiful mountain scenery, clean public toilets, plenty of parking close to the beach and a huge choice of ice cream close...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 555julieannb
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I was exploring with my pooch! I drove to the right down the long road adjacent to the dunes and rail track...parked up and then me and my pooch hopped over the track, up the sand dune, over the cobbles and on to the glorious...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Minx34
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Rachel J
July 1, 2018|
Response from Lewis K | Reviewed this property |
You can drive a car onto a small car park at the southern end, you need to cross the miniature railway line.
July 7, 2017|
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Response from david221b | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any "dog" signs. Locally to me its the main summer months where there are sections on the beach for dogs and sections for NO dogs. If you haven't had an answer check with the local tourism, the Fairbourne... More
August 13, 2015|
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Response from Dgtiffiths | Reviewed this property |
Yes at the far end near the estuary