The lovely thing about holidays in North Wales is that you can do so many different activities to keep the whole family happy. As the wheather has been so glorious recently, there is nothing better than a little walk and play on one of the best beaches in Snowdonia. The following five are our favourites, not solely because they are so easily accessible from Farchynys Hall, but because each has something special worth seeing. Upon your visit, we’d be happy to tell you more about them and give you more directions:
Barmouth is Southern Snowdonia‘s most popular seaside resort and the closest to Farchynys Hall of the 5 beaches mentioned. The harbour is picturesque, the beach never gets over crowded but streches on for miles and is good for boat trips and watersports. There are also donkey rides for kids on the beach and a fun fair by the promenade is always a sure hit with the kids. Barmouth is a traditional seaside resort with all it’s amenities, so you can spend your whole day on the beach popping in the town for lunch, ice cream and to do some shopping and continue enjoying the weather. Next to the town crossing the Mawwdach estuary is the largest wooden bridge in Europe, which can be walked across.
Harlech beach is huge, so you can always find enough space for ball games on the beach or to build the biggest sandcastle seen by man! It’s great for families, who want to let their children run around freely while parents sit back and enjoy the sea breeze or groups of friends who want to have a game of frisbee or other beach games. Most importantly, Harlech castle is perched on a hill and is clearly visible from the beach so you could also visit the castle at the same time and make a day out of it!
This beach resides close to one of Gwynedd’s prettiest coastal villages, Aberdyfi, which sits at the mouth of the River Dyfi. Popular recreational acitivities focus on water sports around the beach, where you can sit down and watch the different sailboats, canoes, dinghies, kitesurfers and windsurfers work their magic on the waves, or maybe have a go yourself! Aberdyfi is easily accessible from Farchynys Hall along the main roads.
Bennar beach is backed by sand dunes that are scientifically interesting for they constantly change their formations and the environment. Bennar beach is also great for fishing so if you are a keen fisher, you can catch bass, flounders, dogfish and plaice whilst admiring the beautiful surrounding coastline – the sand, the views and the fishing here are excellent. About one mile north there is an area of a beach especially for naturists, so don’t be alarmed if you come across a nude bather or two!
Tywyn beach is an excellent place for spotting Cardigan Bay‘s harbour porpoises and bottlenose dolphins. And if Charles Darwin enjoyed this as his holiday destination (in 1819) then we will! The beach has a paddling pool and a promenade, which makes it very popular amongst families.
We hope the weather stays as lovely and sunny as it has for the past weeks, so we can also enjoy some of these best beaches in Snowdonia. If you are interested in a holiday here and are looking for self catering accommodation in North Wales, contact us at Farchynys Hall for any queries!