Fairbourne Beach

Fairbourne, Gwynedd, Fairbourne, Gwynedd, LL38 2DX, Wales

Fairbourne’s beautiful golden sands are backed by a steep bank of pebbles. They fringe a narrow finger of land that extends most of the way across the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary, with stunning views of mountains, woodlands and the sea. The west-facing side of the beach can receive strong winds, making it ideal for water sports, especially windsurfing, surfing and sailing.

The beach has traces of World War Two - it’s ‘Dragon’s Teeth’ were tank traps to stop the enemy from landing here. The delightful narrow-gauge Fairbourne Railway - the tiniest of Wales’s many ‘little trains’ – runs to the end of the beach, connecting with a small passenger ferry which completes the journey to Barmouth at the opposite side of the estuary.


Toilets and parking. Dog restrictions apply April to end September.

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  • Special provision for disabled visitors

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