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Tal-y-bont Beach

Barmouth, Gwynedd

Also known as Benar Beach, Tal-y-Bont forms part of the large sand dune system of Morfa Dyffryn. During the last few years a shingle bank has developed along the high water mark. This is a very popular tourist and residential beach serviced by campsites.

Beach Type



Toilets with disabled facilities


Surfing and windsurfing
Gwynedd council have jet ski zoning for the whole of Cardigan Bay
Events include the Barmouth Regatta

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and adjacent to a national nature reserve. There are a variety of plants - including orchids and sharp sea rush. There are many species of birds including ringed plover and cormorants. Marin

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Gwynedd Council cleans the beach daily during peak season. both mechanically and manually. The beach accumulates litter and fishing debris.


Dogs are banned from the beach from April until September. dog bins are provided.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Barmouth Tourist Information Centre. Penllyn. The Old Library. Station Rd. Barmouth. LL42 1LU. Tel: 01341 280787


Nearest town: Barmouth
County: Gwynedd
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7684, -4.10871
Postcode: LL43 2BF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


The beach is just off the A496. 6 miles south of Harlech and 4 miles north of Barmouth. Access to the beach is through the car park and takes about 5 minutes.

Public Transport

Nearby villages have a limited bus service. Cambrian Coastline (train) station is at Llanenddwyn nearby.

Nearest Railway Stations

Talybont (Less than half a mile away)
Dyffryn Ardudwy (About a mile and a half away)
Llanaber (Approx. 2 miles away)
Llanbedr (Approx. 4 miles away)
Barmouth (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Free car parking for 200 vehicles is available with disabled spaces.

Nearby Car Parks

Ysegethin, Tal-y-Bont (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Morfa Dyffryn, Dyffryn Ardudwy (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Dyffryn Ardudwy Station, Dyffryn Ardudwy (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Ffordd y Stesion, Dyffryn Ardudwy (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Penrhiw, Dyffryn (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
North End, Barmouth (Long stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Beachside, Llanbedr (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Riverside, Llanbedr (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away
Allt Fawr, Lanbedr (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Black Patch, Barmouth (Long stay).
About 3.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Barmouth