Barmouth is one of Great Britain's most coveted seaside resorts, filled with elegant Georgian and Victorian buildings that house fish and chip shops, ice cream parlours and souvenir stalls. Spend your days soaking up the sun, exploring coastal walking trails and sipping your way through local pubs.
Things to do in Barmouth
Barmouth's biggest draw is its sun-drenched Blue Flag beach. Donkey rides on the beach are eternally popular with little ones. Want to enjoy a beach picnic? Pick up a piping-hot serving of crispy battered haddock from the famous Harbour Fish Bar.
After a long day in the sun there's nothing better than an ice-cold pint of local ale at one of Barmouth's seaside pubs. Operating since the 15th century, the Last Inn is one of the resort's most popular watering holes. In addition to a great tap list, it boasts a jumble of nautical memorabilia.
Hugging the country's entire coastline, the Wales Coast Path is one of the most scenic walking trails in the United Kingdom. You'll also enjoy easy access to iconic routes, such as the Panorama Walk, which unlocks stunning views over the Mawddach Estuary.
The Ty Crwn Roundhouse offers a glimpse at Barmouth's swashbuckling past. The tiny 19th-century stone jail is divided up into cells that were once used to imprison drunk sailors and local mischief makers. From the roundhouse it's an easy stroll to Last Catch, a marble sculpture carved by local artist Franck Cocksey.
Getting around Barmouth
Barmouth is easy to get around on foot, with most sites and attractions within walking distance from the beach. The Welsh town is well-serviced by railway connections, with trains running to both Birmingham and Liverpool in around 3.5 hours.