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Fairbourne Beach

Fairbourne, Gwynedd

A two mile stretch of sand backed by steep pebble banks and surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park. The seaside village of Fairbourne has plenty of amenities and attractions, and there is sufficient access to the beach for those visitors with prams and wheelchairs.

Beach Type

sand & rock


Disabled access
First aid
Lost child centre
Leisure centre
Camp site



Nature and Wildlife

Local sites of historial interest

Water Quality





Dogs restricted.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Barmouth TIC. The Old Library. Station Road. Barmouth. Gwynedd LL42 1LU Tel: + 44(0)1341 289 787


Nearest town: Fairbourne
County: Gwynedd
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6971, -4.0585
Postcode: LL38 2DX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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The nearest town is Abermaw. A nearby railway station and bus service operates. Good roads are well signposted off the A470 and A493.

Nearest Railway Stations

Fairbourne (Less than half a mile away)
Morfa Mawddach (About a mile and a half away)
Barmouth (About a mile and a half away)
Llwyngwril (Approx. 2 miles away)
Llanaber (Approx. 3 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available inc disabled - charges apply

Nearby Car Parks

Beach Road, Fairbourne (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Embankment, Fairbourne (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Station Road, Fairbourne (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Morfa Mawddach Station, Fairbourne (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Barmouth Main, Barmouth (Long stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Jubilee Road, Barmouth (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Black Patch, Barmouth (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
The Square, Barmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Panorama, Barmouth (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Tyn y Buarth, Llwyngwril (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Fairbourne