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Fairbourne [no Welsh translation] is a village on the coast of Barmouth Bay to the south of the estuary of the River Mawddach in north Wales, surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park. Before the resort was built the coastal area was known as Morfa Henddol, while the outcrop now occupied by the Fairbourne Hotel was called Ynysfaig.

Fairbourne railway station is on the Cambrian Coast Railway, which runs from Machynlleth to Pwllheli.

The Blue Flag beach at Fairbourne is a two mile stretch of beach, backed by steep pebble banks, which exposes a vast amount of golden sandy beaches from mid-tide level. At the northern end the beach joins the Mawddach Estuary, while at the southern end of the beach is squeezed between sheer cliffs and the sea. The beach is an attractive venture for people exercising their dogs, however, during the summer months there is a dog ban enforced on the central area. There is sufficient access to the beach for those visitors with prams and/or wheelchairs, making this a welcoming rural location for all. The beach is fronted by tank traps dating from the Second World War; known locally as "Dragon's Teeth," they did their job well, as no German tank managed to land on Fairbourne beach !

Fairbourne was founded as a seaside resort by Arthur McDougall (of flour making fame), and attractions in the village include the Fairbourne Railway. Ferries sail from the seaward end of the Fairbourne Railway to Barmouth/Abermaw.


 Golf in Fairbourne:
 Fairbourne Golf Club Ltd
       Penrhyn Drive North
       Fairbourne
       Gwynedd
       LL38 2DJ
 01341 250979


 Hotels in Fairbourne:
 Fairbourne Hotel Co Ltd
       Fairbourne
       Gwynedd
       LL38 2HQ
 01341 250203

 Springfield Hotel
       Beach Road
       Fairbourne
       Gwynedd
       LL38 2PX
 01341 250414


 B&B's/Guesthouses in Fairbourne:
 Panteinion Hall
       Ffordd Panteinion
       Friog
       Fairbourne
       Gwynedd
       LL38 2TJ
 01341 250519

 Sea View
       Friog
       Fairbourne
       Gwynedd
       LL38 2NX
 01341 250388


 Campsites/Caravans in Fairbourne:
 Bwlchgwyn Farm
       Coast Road
       Fairbourne
       Gwynedd
       LL39 1BX
 01341 250107
 http://www.bwlchgwynfarm.co.uk/


 Cafes in Fairbourne:
 Harlequin Cafe
       3 Beach Road
       Fairbourne
       Gwynedd
       LL38 2PZ
 01341 250007


 Misc in Fairbourne:
 Rowen Indoor Nature Centre
       Beach Road
       Fairbourne
       Gwynedd
       LL38 2PZ
 01341 250362


‘Beddgelert’ on the Fairbourne Railway


 

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