A beautiful seaside town situated at the mouth of a sandy estuary where the river Mawddach meets the sea North West Wales. An all-time popular summertime resort for many, sadly this year the town felt the global tide of covid restrictions and the feeling was much like a winter break. We weren’t lucky with sunny weather, but lucky it didn’t pour down with rain. The dramatic cloud scenes and low mist made our walks all the more enjoyable to see.
We rented a self catering cottage close to the harbour making our stay quite central, and an ideal location for walks, shops and seafront. We spent most days walking, we crossed the historic Barmouth Bridge to Fairbourne, stood half way along in the middle of the estuary and the view was wonderful. The name of the river is Mawddach. It’s worth taking a wander around the steep winding streets to discover the old town, that was a test of my fitness! and then head up to the historic land Dinas Oleu – National Trust’s first ever property, the views from here are pretty amazing, well worth the hike!
So come rain or shine we highly recommend Barmouth seaside town, and for us off peak made the trip even more special to enjoy the beauty all around.