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Destination guide

Beach retreat in Barmouth holiday lettings

A popular destination on the entrance to the Mawddach Estuary, Barmouth is an idyllic beach locale with everything from traditional seaside fun on the promenade with the kids to long, slow days on the beach. However you choose to spend your holiday in Barmouth, holiday lettings in the area put you in the heart of the landscape and all it has to offer.

Things to do

Things to do near Barmouth holiday homes

Barmouth offers endless opportunities for fun and excitement on your beach retreat. Holiday homes can be found near locations like Barmouth Beach, a picturesque beach for basking and swimming, and Barmouth Bridge, a charming wooden railway viaduct over the estuary of the River Mawddach. You could also visit the Fairbourne Railway, a family-friendly miniature steam train that offers rides over the spectacular landscape, and Cadair Idris, a mountain in Snowdonia National Park with a glass-like lake, climbing trails and an abundance of wildlife.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor excursions near Barmouth holiday homes

The rolling hillside, dense forests, cascading waterfalls and glass-like lakes of Barmouth turn the landscape into a natural playground for adventure enthusiasts. Hiking, biking, treetop canopy walks, caving and climbing are popular in the wilderness of Barmouth, while the lakes and waterways offer opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing. Whatever your inclination, the vast landscape of Barmouth is ready for your adventure outside of your holiday rental.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Barmouth

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Barmouth is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Barmouth Beach (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Fairbourne Beach (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Cader Idris Mountain (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Tywyn Beach (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Aberdyfi Beach (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Portmeirion Sands (13.1 mi / 21 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Barmouth

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Barmouth Station or Llanaber Station and explore the city from there.

How to get around

Transport to your Barmouth holiday rental

Barmouth is easily accessed by road via major motorways that span the coast and connect to major cities in the United Kingdom. Barmouth is also well-connected by public transport, including several bus lines, as well as trains that offer scenic rides through the landscape directly into the area. Once there, you can use local public transport or a hire car to get to and from your holiday rental and area attractions, though biking and walking are also popular.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Barmouth

Traditional cuisine in Wales comes from its past of hardworking people making the best use of the land’s bounty as fuel for long workdays. The emphasis has always been on simple ingredients with rich flavour, though modern twists on the classics give you a chance to explore a little of Wales’ past and future in its culinary culture. Restaurants near holiday lettings in Barmouth provide many of the must-try favourites in Welsh cuisine, such as Welsh cakes, a mixture of pastry and cookie that comes in a range of flavours, and Laverbread, a puree of laver seaweed that’s packed with vitamins and minerals that’s formed into a type of bread. There are also numerous types of artisan cheese options, ranging from Caerphilly to tangy Cheddar.

How many holiday rentals are available around Barmouth?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 591 holiday lettings around Barmouth. From 338 cottages to 172 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Barmouth?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Barmouth. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Barmouth Bridge: 1,329 holiday lettings
  • Barmouth Station: 1,373 holiday lettings
  • Llanaber Station: 1,811 holiday lettings
  • Dinas Oleu: 1,387 holiday lettings
  • Barmouth Beach: 1,375 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Barmouth listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Barmouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 338 Cottages in Barmouth. Our other popular types of Barmouth holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 172 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 338 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Flats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Barmouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 21 holiday homes with pool available in Barmouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.