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“Breathtaking scenery and enough to do all year round”
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Barmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 helpful votes
“Breathtaking scenery and enough to do all year round”
Reviewed 7 February 2010

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.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
27 helpful votes
“Barmouth in Wales ex family hoilday”
Reviewed 10 September 2007

Travelling to Barmouth the welsh country side is beautiful.

there are plenty of b+bs and camp sites.

ex family hoilday, beautiful long sandy clean beach.

plenty of places to eat. plenty of shops.

on a bank holiday it gets very busy so set off early.

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Birmingham, UK
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
88 helpful votes
“Views and beach great, town is unpleasant”
Reviewed 4 August 2006

First the good points about Barmouth:
1) The beach is lovely, sandy and clean, wonderful for children to play on.
2) It has lots of accomodation - including a good clean campsite for tents or caravans.
3) Steam trains come through the station in the middle of town regularly - fun for kids to watch

Now the bad points:
1) The weather is unreliable and even if there's no rain it can be windy which makes the beach not much fun.
2) The town is sqalid and down-market. It is unpleasant to walk in because it has not been pedestrianised. It seems to have a lot of delinquent and bored youth.
3) The resaturants in the town are dingy and of the old-fashoned British variety (bad, overpriced, poor service).

There are many more upmarket and stylish coastal towns in Wales. Unless you're desparate for a sandy beach I'd give Barmouth a miss, and if you just want the beach camp outside the town and avoid the town centre.

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