Barmouth


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Barmouth, or Abermaw in Welsh (also known locally as Y Bermo), is a popular seaside resort in north-west Wales. It rests just within the south west corner of Snowdonia National Park and is steeped in a history rich with connections to the shipping and slate industries.

The town enjoys spectacular views of the Snowdonia mountains and Cardigan Bay and also has a picturesque harbour. The large beach at Barmouth is west-facing with a mixture of golden sand and some fine shingle and is ideal for building sandcastles, paddling, swimming and watersports. Barmouth beach is vast with good disabled access to the beach and leisure amenities, including a full range of shops, cafes and pubs within a short distance. A land train runs along the promenade and there are traditional donkey rides, swing boats and amusement arcades to keep everyone happy! The Mawddach estuary is an area of immense beauty and offers visitors a range of walks for every ability.

The harbour, the townhouse and the roundhouse are all situated in the picturesque old town. Visit the RLNI Lifeboat Museum and the Ty Gwyn Museum, or take the ferry to Fairbourne. The town also serves as an excellent base to explore nearby Harlech Castle, Shell Island, Portmeirion and of course, Cadair Idris. Barmouth is also the starting point for the famous 3 Peaks Yacht Race which is held in June every year. The yachts leave Barmouth harbour in procession which is quite a sight to see, with entertainments on the harbour front. 

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