Day Trip to Barmouth Beach

Day Trip to Barmouth Beach

We’re on holiday in Wales this week and having a lovely time including a day trip to Barmouth Beach!  We’ve come away with my parents too and it’s our first family holiday since becoming a family of 4.  In fact, it’s the first holiday I’ve been on with my parents in many years.

We used to come to Wales every year when I was a child and we loved it.  Not too far to travel and so much to do – plus the novelty of not having to travel far to be in a completely different country.  I took that for granted before I moved to Australia but really missed it while I lived there.  Don’t get me wrong, Australia is wonderful but I do miss the accessibility to other countries as flights are so expensive now.

Miss M has been to the beach many times but not since she was a lot younger so has no real memories of it so she was very excited to visit Barmouth beach.

Day Trip to Barmouth Beach -

Day Trip to Barmouth Beach -

Day Trip to Barmouth Beach -

Barmouth is in Gwynedd, North-West Wales and is so pretty.  We drove first thing and parked up in the main carpark on the sea front and went for a long walk along the front.  I worried that the weather wouldn’t be great for our week in Wales but it was a lovely, sunny day – it even got up to 20 degrees which is wonderful for June.

Day Trip to Barmouth Beach -

Day Trip to Barmouth Beach -

Barmouth is so pretty and quirky.  It’s our first time here and I loved exploring the little lanes and shops.  There are so many cafes and lovely places to grab a drink or an ice cream.  I’m making the most of that before my post partum diet begins!

We walked for a couple of miles along the beach until Miss M spotted the donkeys so Mr M took her down to ‘meet’ them while I continued walking with Mini – hoping the beach air might encourage him to sleep a little more at night.

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Day Trip to Barmouth Beach -

Luckily she didn’t ask to go for a ride on the donkeys!  Actually, one of my earliest memories as a child was being put on a donkey at Blackpool beach and it running off with me – I’ll never forget the terror I felt – even if it was only for a few seconds.

We had a lovely day at Barmouth and as we’re staying nearby, we’ll definitely come back.  Well I need to sample some of the ice cream like a true tourist!

Can you recommend anywhere else nearby in North Wales we should visit while we’re here?

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  1. 17th June 2015 / 12:38 pm

    Barmouth and Dolgellau area is such a beautiful place! Where are you staying at? I could suggest Glasfryn Parc which has a fab soft play area. How old is Miss M? She may be old enough to go on the underground trampolines at Bounce Belwo in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

    Also check out this website for more ideas

    • 22nd June 2015 / 7:33 am

      Oh they were brilliant suggestions – thanks! Dolgellau is so pretty and we also went to Portmeirion :)

    • 22nd June 2015 / 7:34 am

      Definitely try to see it, it’s so lovely :)

  2. 28th January 2016 / 9:17 pm

    We were at Barmouth the week after this! Love it there.

    • 28th January 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Oh it’s soooo pretty there! I think I could happily live in Barmouth :)

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