Visiting Barmouth in Wales

Situated on the west coast of North Wales and nestled between the Irish Sea and the Welsh mountains is Barmouth. The town lies within the Snowdonia National Park, providing the nature lovers amongst us opportunities to enjoy unmatched views. The park itself is home to many species of birds.

Barmouth was a shipbuilding town in the 19th century, recently reinventing itself as the seaside resort we see today. The location of Barmouth makes it convenient to get to from England’s West Midlands, with many visitors from Birmingham and Wolverhampton travelling here annually.

Barmouth’s old town is picturesque having slate roofed cottages which nestle into steep slopes belonging to the surrounding mountains. The river Mawddach runs through the town with the beautiful Barmouth Bridge crossing it. While you are here, why not take an evening stroll over the bridge to admire its architecture and watch the sun dipping into the Irish Sea.

Between March and October you will find a funfair here which has amusement rides as well as shops on the strand. The beach is hefty in size, giving plenty area for games and enough space for quiet sunbathing. You can surf here too, when Atlantic storms drive a swell into the Irish Sea.

The estuary of the river Mawddach empties into the Irish Sea, providing unlimited opportunities for bird watching, hiking or simply strolling along the beach. The location is so picturesque, next to the sea with a backdrop of lush green mountains. Barmouth provides the traveler with photographic opportunities which are surely unmatched in the British Isles.

With accommodation to suit most budgets, Barmouth is very visitor friendly. You will be able to choose from Bed and Breakfast establishments, hotels or take your caravan and stay at the local caravan park.