Aberdyfi Beach

Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, LL35 0EA

Aberdyfi, one of Gwynedd’s most attractive coastal villages, stands in an idyllic spot where mountains meet the sea at the mouth of the River Dyfi. The popular award-winning beach of perfect sand and the occasional sand dune extends for miles, from Aberdyfi all the way to Tywyn. Even though the sea looks inviting, swimmers must take care while venturing out, due to the strong currents around the estuary mouth. Aberdyfi was once a working port. Nowadays, the sailing craft concentrate on leisure and pleasure – Aberdyfi is a busy sailing and watersports centre, and scenic boat trips run from the harbour. There are dog restrictions and craft exclusion zones in operation. Aberdyfi’s southern shore along the Dyfi Estuary is part of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve. This untouched area, a haven for wildlife, is also a Ramsar site (named after the convention that encourages wise use of the world’s exceptional wetlands).

Aberdyfi Beach Safety Notice

Follow Adventure Smart and RNLI guidelines for safe enjoyment of our coast.

Be aware of the following dangers on Aberdyfi beach. Look for the red signs which contain specific information for that part of the beach, including when and where dogs are allowed. 

  • Beware of rip currents
  • Beware of strong currents
  • Beware of large breaking waves
  • Beware of deep shelving beach
  • Beware of tidal cut off on sandbanks
  • Beware of kitesurfers
  • Take care with inflatables in strong winds
  • Beware of boating activity
  • Beware of vehicles manoeuvring on the slipway
  • Beware of boats using the jetty
  • Beware of commercial fishing activities
  • Do not dig or burrow in sand dunes
  • Do not climb on the jetty structure
  • DANGER- Do not jump off the jetty
  • No swimming in the harbour

In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Diogelwch Traeth Aberdyfi Beach Safety


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