Nestled in the south west corner of Snowdonia National Park, on the mouth of the river Mawddach, Barnmouth is steeped in maritime history. One of North Wales most picturesque old towns, with its lovely harbour, river bridge and backdrop of steep steps leading to slate-roofed houses on the mountainsides.
Once a thriving fishing and slate-trade port, the harbour still maintains a small fishing industry but is mainly used by pleasure craft. The estuary offers a welcome haven from the stormy Cardigan Bay area and is home to Merioneth Yacht Club (named after the old Welsh county of Merionethshire). There are ample marine services and berths and the lovely beach has become a magnate for sun-seekers and surfers
The town offers excellent shopping and first rate accommodation for all comers Ė caravans to bed and breakfast to fine hotels. There is a vibrant friendly pub and restaurant scene and plenty to keep a family entertained during the summer season. Local attractions include Barmouth Railway Bridge, Barmouth Market, The Bronze Bell Shipwreck Exhibition, Harlech Castle, The Lifeboat Museum, Llanfair Slate Caverns and the famous Panorama Walk.
For a relaxing family break with a taste of the sea and the land in some of the most beautiful surrounding the UK has to offer you canít fault Barmouth. A town that simply oozes traditional allure, there are precious few seaside destinations left in the UK to match its charm.