Barmouth

What to
Do in Barmouth

Lets start with the main event – Barmouth’s lovely long sandy beach. At one end of Barmouth’s beach is the harbour area. The harbour provides sheltered mooring for yachts and dinghies. The harbour wall provides a perfect place for summer crabbing. So get out your crab-line and find some tasty bacon for bait and have hours of fun being outwitted by the Barmouth crabs. The harbour wall resounds with excited squeals from young fishing people on hot sunny days. Or what about a ferry trip from Barmouth harbour over to Fairbourne for a mini steam train trip along Fairbourne beach? There are lots of cafes for refreshments in the harbour area, the ice cream parlour is big favourite.

Then round the corner on to the beach. My favourite is the harbour beach and its dunes because I like to look back at Barmouth Bridge and the Cader Idris mountain range whilst lying in the sun. But for young families the best bit of beach is the next area. The main beach area is dog free from April to September and is a vast sandy expanse. There is a play area with trampolines, a bouncy castle and donkeys, during the main season. Across the road is the amusement arcade and funfair. So this is the fun part of Barmouth, a sort of mini Blackpool with lots of family fun.

We then move onto a very long stretch of sand, backed by dunes and the promenade. Dogs are allowed in this area, year round and there is plenty of space for everyone and the chance for a really good long walk. Our dog, Sidney, and I have some lovely early morning walks along here, with fellow dog walks to chat to, and lots of ball games.

Our lovely holiday cottage is about 8 minutes walk from the beach, provided you aren’t accompanied by Sidney and have to endure his extensive sniffing routine!

Twitter @barmouthholiday