Tywyn Beach

Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 0DE

Tywyn’s name derives from Welsh words meaning dunes and seaside – so if you know a little Welsh you’ll know what to expect! There’s firm sand too – lots of it. Extensive sand dunes can be seen on the south part of the beach, which is about five miles long. There are very few rocks so – together with its west-facing aspect – it’s a great place for surfing. The beach’s wide, open location makes it popular for all kinds of other watersports, including jet skiing. There are dog restriction areas on the beach as well as a boat exclusion zone.The waters are also popular with Cardigan Bay’s populations of harbour porpoises and bottlenose dolphins. Tywyn’s seaside credentials include a promenade and paddling pool. There’s easy access to the beach and plentiful parking, both free and pay-and-display. For more local information go to www.visit-tywyn.co.uk

Tywyn Beach Safety Notice

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

Be aware of the following dangers on Tywyn 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 large breaking waves
  • Beware of submerged objects
  • Take care with inflatables in strong winds
  • Beware of kitesurfers
  • Beware of powered craft
  • Beware of vehicles manoeuvring on the slipway
  • Do not swim within 50 metres of the headland breakwater

In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Diogelwch Traeth Tywyn Beach Safety


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  • Toilets
  • Disabled Access
  • Shop
  • Public transport nearby