What to do around Barmouth in a weekend?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Wales
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  • deb68_2deb68_2 Forumite
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    Im also thankful for being welsh
    If barmouth is so bad why is it packed in the summer up until late october then again over christmas.
    It is full of history, a ship was discovered and the marble was brought up and a spaectacular statue was carved, along the beach aparently a plane from second world war crashed there an can be seen on the right tides,amazing views fantastic walks,fair enough the shops have gone pretty tacky but thats what the tourists want (unfortunatly)if people asked the locals (by local i mean those that were born, brought up there) they would aggree that the shops have gone tacky unfortunatly not so much welsh spoken there now as its been named as little birmingham (thats a shame its welsh town) the locals do still speak welsh the kids will speak it when dont want people listening in on thier conversations lol
    I think it is down to the local council that it has gone down this way as they spend stupid money on stupid things ie palm trees along the front that are dying what a wise move.There are reat places to stay an crap places im sure good places to eat
    The beach is lovely not as lovely as ws a few years ago as there as been that daft grass seeds been scatteredby someone and can not be tken awy now.Along the beach past the min y mor hotel thier is an old sewer pipe there is a railway line of sorts there now been uncovered by the sea
    Talk to the olsd locals usuallysitting down thw habour they will tell you what it used to be likeIt did used to be a stunning place TS Elliot used do go an holiday thier,a man that worked on the titanic lived thier he was the not captain but something like that he helped look for surviours,Thier are a lot of famous welsh people from thier,and fantsastic old welsh stories,The town 10 miles away Dolgellau used to hang people in thier town sqaure

    Give it a go lovely place for kids to go and run along the beach have a donkey ride make friends
    It's an honour having such a lovely family and being welsh, what more could a girl want :rotfl:
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    deb68 wrote: »
    It is full of history, a ship was discovered and the marble was brought up and a spaectacular statue was carved,

    Carrera marble from the wreck of The Bronze Bell. It's a beautiful statue called The Last Haul. Glad you like it too.
    fair enough the shops have gone pretty tacky but thats what the tourists want (unfortunatly)

    Definitely some tacky shops but also some nice ones.
    I think it is down to the local council that it has gone down this way as they spend stupid money on stupid things ie palm trees along the front that are dying what a wise move.

    The palm trees have been purchased and placed by BRIG (Barmouth Resort Improvement Group) not the council. They were funded by local businesses and individuals. BRIG was started by a few local business people who have a pride in and want to improve the town. All their money comes from donations.
  • We had a trip to Barmouth when we stayed in West Wales last summer and had a lovely day! Granted we did spend all day on the beach which won't be possible in November! It did have a few tacky souvenir shops and amusement arcades but I wouldn't call it a mini Blackpool. If the children hadn't wanted to spend all day on the beach (you have to make the most of the sun in Wales) I would have liked to walk across the rail bridge.
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    I would have liked to walk across the rail bridge.

    If you get the chance Pinky, go back and walk the bridge. Stop on the bridge and look up the estuary and you will be rewarded with the most stunning view, particularly on a clear day, reputedly the most beautiful estuary in Europe.
  • I have spent many days at Barmouth, since I was a little girl and with my own family. The coastline is beautiful. There is a naturist beach just north of Dyffryn Ardudwy. Barmouth is a bit run down but it is still attractive in many respects. The fun fair is a blot on the landscape and the parking charges discourage long stay visitors.

    If you stay overnight you can travel out to Portmadoc, Portmeirion, Criccieth, Dolgellau, or go for long walks.

    Many West Midland people have taken residence at Barmouth and it is known as Little Brum.
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    The fun fair is a blot on the landscape and the parking charges discourage long stay visitors.

    Many would agree about the funfair but it's what's expected in a family resort. Car parking £3 per day this summer on the main car park, that's not bad for a whole day, and if you got a place on the promenade it was free as the incorrect signage was up for the second year running.
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