An attractive little fishing village at the far end of
the Lleyn peninsula is situated in a sheltered bay and has a mile long
sandy beach backed by sand dunes. Behind these are the delightful village
with its church and medieval hump bridge.
Just to the north you will find the
whistling sands of Porthor.
Beautifully situated on a narrow strip of land between
the mountains and the sweeping sands of the Dovey estuary. There are lots
of beaches to choose from as the sands, backed by dunes run all the way to
Fairbourne beach is located about 1.5 miles from
Garthyfog with plenty of parking and golden white sand that seems to
stretch for miles. This beach is ideal for walking the dog and playing
beach sports especially when the tide is out.
Looking across to Barmouth on the other
side of the Estuary, reachable by ferry boat or the Mawddach rail and foot
Long stretches of beach (featured in the televised Visit
Wales advertising campaign) here are ideal for sun-bathers
and with superb views over Tremadog Bay to Snowdon in the north and to
Cader Idris in the south it is a lovely place to visit.
Nearby Shell Island, reached by a causeway
at low tide, has an interesting and wide variety of shells to collect.