It's easy to be sniffy about Barmouth and look no further than the Victorian part of the town with it's arcade and tacky diners but the town has so much more to offer than than that.
The harbour side of town is much older and feels much more up-market with a more Cornish feel. It's restaurants, pub, ice cream parlour and bistros are excellent and the harbour itself is beautiful with some of the best scenery you'll find anywhere.
In the last few years there have been a number of good restaurants opened with excellent food (The Captain's Table and Bistro Bermo to name two) and The Last Inn is a very friendly pub in the harbour with a good menu too.
If you enjoy walking or cycling you'll be spoilt for choice and the terrain has enough for anyone. There's even a purpose built mountain bike centre only 25 minutes away at Coed Y Brenin.
It's a fantastic base to enjoy the local area and unlike smaller Welsh resorts there's enough to do here all year round making it ideal for a short break out of season.