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The village of Portmeirion is perhaps best known as the setting of the cult 1960s TV series 'The Prisoner'. The village was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis from the 1920s to 1970s in a flambouyant Italian style.
The village is built overlooking the estuary of the River Dwyryd near Porthmadog. At low tide there is a vast expanse of sand extending well out into the estuary. Caution is advised when walking across the sands and it is dangerous on an incoming tide - wich not only moves quickly but creates quick sand.
The area of sand closer to the village is safe and benefits from wonderful backdrops in all directions.