Tywyn Beach

Tywyn is a huge expanse of sandy beach which stretches from north of the seaside town of Tywyn down to the Dovey Estuary and harbour of Aberdyfi several miles to the south.

The name Tywyn means ‘sand dunes’ although the section of beach in front of the town is backed by a promenade and divided up by a number of wooden groynes. To either side of the town though there are extensive dunes.

Tywyn beach is popular with surfers as it picks up the westerly Atlantic swells. The waves tend to be best just off high tide and towards the southern end of the beach.

The recently opened Wales Coastal Path passes through Tywyn and there are some good walks taking in the views of Cardigan Bay along with Snowdonia and the Cambrian Mountains to the south. If you keep your eyes peeled you may even be lucky enough to spot some dolphins.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Much of the beach has a dog ban between 1st April and 30th September. However there is a good stretch of beach to either side where dogs are allowed all year

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  • Amusement arcade
  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town



LL36 0DF

OS grid ref.

SH 5775 0028


Parking available

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