Gwynedd - Fairbourne
Fairbourne is a village on the coast of Barmouth Bay to the
south of the estuary of the River Mawddach in Gwynedd, surrounded by
the Snowdonia National Park. Before the seaside resort was built the
coastal area was known as Morfa Henddol, while the outcrop now
occupied by the Fairbourne Hotel was called Ynysfaig. Fairbourne was
founded as a seaside resort by Arthur McDougall (of flour making
The Blue Flag beach at Fairbourne is a two mile stretch of beach,
backed by steep pebble banks, which exposes a vast amount of golden
sandy beaches from mid-tide level. At the northern end the beach
joins the Mawddach Estuary, while at the southern end of the beach
is squeezed between sheer cliffs and the sea. The beach is an
attractive venture for people exercising their dogs, however, during
the summer months there is a dog ban enforced on the central area.
There is sufficient access to the beach for those visitors with
prams and/or wheelchairs, making this a welcoming rural location for
all. The beach is fronted by tank traps known as "Dragon's Teeth"
dating from the Second World War.
Panteinion Hall Guest House
Tel: 01341 250519
This beautiful old hall has been cared for, to preserve the
character and charm of the 17th century when it was built in the
scenic wooded panteinion valley. It has spacious rooms reminiscent
of it's era. With its enormous open fire and tree lined approach.
Come and enjoy the friendly relaxed atmosphere.
Where you will have the guesthouse to yourselves if there is a group
of more than six people. Try the candle lit dinners where you will
have an excellent choice with the quality and quantity that is the
talking point of most of our guests prepared by Caroline. Then it's
time to relax in the lounge by the large log fire with cheese &
biscuits and a choice of drinks.
Tel: 01341 250388
View is a detached 9 bedroom house with fantastic far reaching sea
There are good size gardens & its only a short
stroll down to the nearby beach!
are a five minute stroll from Fairbourne Beach, which boasts a one
and a half mile flat, sandy beach, offering safe bathing for adults
and children alike. The Fairbourne narrow gauge railway runs from
the village centre, 2 miles along the dunes to Penrhyn Point from
where, during the summer months a small ferry runs the short trip
across the river to Barmouth with views up the estuary towards Cader
Idris. The area boasts a host of activities and attractions: Railway
buffs are spoilt for choice from amongst the great little trains of
Wales, the Ffestiniog, Talyllyn, Vale of Rheiddol, Snowdon Mountain
Railway, Bala Lake and the Llanberis Lake Railway all being within
easy reach. Mountain bikers and horse riders are well catered for,
with two or three riding centres, the Coed Y Brenin biking and
rambling centre, and numerous trails through the hills and along the
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