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Tywyn Beach

Cardigan, Gwynedd

Sandy beach catching westerly swells and therefore popular with surfers. Dolphins sometimes seen. Good walks with spectacular views of Cardigan Bay.

Beach Type



Good family facilities including toilets cafes and a paddling pool on the promenade
There is a slipway and a first aid post


Home to the Dragon Surf school
Surfing (best on a westerly swell)
Also a bowling green and amusements arcades

Nature and Wildlife

Dolphins can sometimes be seen as well as great views of Cardigan bay.

Water Quality





Dog restrictions apply.

Tourist Information

High Street. Tywyn. Gwynedd LL36 9AD. Tel: + 44(0)1654 710 070. FAX: + 44(0)1654 710 070


Nearest town: Cardigan
County: Gwynedd
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5817, -4.10092
Postcode: LL36 0DF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Take the A493 from Machynlleth.

Public Transport

Tywyn train station is a short walk from the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Tywyn (Less than half a mile away)
Tonfanau (Approx. 2 miles away)
Aberdovey (Approx. 3 miles away)
Penhelig (Approx. 4 miles away)
Llwyngwril (Approx. 6 miles away)

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


Parking available

Nearby Car Parks

Marine Parade- West, Tywyn (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Tywyn Station, Tywyn (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Talyllyn Railway Station, Tywyn (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Athelstan Road, Tywyn (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
High Street, Tywyn (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
National Street, Tywyn (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Ffordd Gwalia Road, Tywyn (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Trefeddian Lay-by, Aberdyfi (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Bryncrug, Bryn-crug (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Aberdovey Station, Aberdovey (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Cardigan