Barmouth Beach

Barmouth, Gwynedd, LL42 1NF

Barmouth is southern Snowdonia’s most popular seaside resort. In summer, its big sandy beach is a magnet for visitors, yet there’s so much space along miles of unbroken sands that it never gets overcrowded. There’s a picturesque harbour too, perched on the mouth of the beautiful Mawddach Estuary – fishing, sea and estuary trips depart from here. Barmouth is well located for watersports – there’s easy access to the sea via a slipway on the beach, though a craft exclusion zone is in place to protect swimmers, and there are also restrictions on dogs. As a fully fledged seaside resort Barmouth comes complete with all the expected amenities and attractions – shops, cafés and restaurants, good parking, amusements and entertainments. There’s good disabled access to the beach too, and the resort is well served by public transport.

Barmouth Beach Safety Notice

Follow Adventure Smart and RNLI guidelines for safe enjoyment of our coast.

Be aware of the following dangers on Barmouth beach. Look for the red signs which contain specific information for that part of the beach, including when and where dogs are allowed. 

  • Beware of strong currents
  • Take care with inflatables in strong winds
  • Beware of tidal cut off on sand banks
  • Beware of powered craft
  • Beware of deep water
  • Do not dig or burrow in sand dunes
  • Do not swim in harbour area

In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Diogelwch Traeth Abermaw Barmouth Beach Safety


  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Disabled Access
  • Public transport nearby