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
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
- Amusement arcade
- Wind surfing
- First aid point
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Tywyn Beach Reviews
Harry HancoxJul 10th 2022
First, visit ever, love it, quiet, beautiful beaches, simply lovely, not overly commercial, an escape to how life was & should be. A sprinkling of bars, restaurants and 1 chippy Commercially someone could make a packet developing here.
Jamie DNov 27th 2022
In June this year (2022) I took the dog for a walk on this beach. There is a dog ban on the stretch of beach by Tywyn but you only need to walk a little way to the south, toward Aberdyfi, and dogs are allowed. It’s a fantastic beach and loads of room the dog to run. The day I visited the beach was very quiet, just a few other dog walkers. It was so quite I managed to do a bit of skinny dipping. I didn’t get dressed afterwards and I then spend a couple of hours walking along the beach and sitting by the sand dunes enjoying the sun au naturel. Will be back in 2023.