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WCP - Shell Island to Barmouth - Maps 45 & 46

On the southern edge of Shell Island, before the causeway, the Wales Coast Path skirts Llanbedr Airfield, then heads south along the beautiful beach of Morfa Dyffryn, again a National Nature Reserve and SSSI. At Bennar Beach the Path follows the road inland to the A496 for a short distance before heading seaward again and crossing the Cambrian Coast railway line twice before joining the A496 again briefly again to cross the Afon Ysgethgin at Talybont . (Public toilets just before the bridge over the river).

Immediately after the river bridge at Talybont the path heads back towards the sea, crossing the railway line and a minor road, heading south at Tyddyn Goronwy. It then heads south east, crossing the railway line again and joining the A496. The path continues south along the A496, past Egryn Abbey and The Wayside pub towards Llanaber. Opposite Tai-croesion the Path follows a footpath downhill seawards, crossing the Cambrian Coast Railway line and joining the northernmost end of Barmouth Promenade.

The Wales Coast Path follows the entire length of Barmouth Promenade (a level walk), past the amusement arcades (Public Toilets on seaward side of Barmouth Railway Station) and onwards south past the Lifeboat House. At the very southern end of Barmouth Promenade is Ynys y Brawd, where there is a wooden carved head known as Bermo Moai, reminiscent of the Easter Island sculptures. Ty Crwn (a former jailhouse), the Maritime Museum and the Sailors' Institute are also interesting places to visit. The Wales Coast Path passes the Dolphin Statue and Wishing Well, and picturesque Barmouth Harbour, the start of the Three Peaks Yacht Race in June. (Public Toilets at the harbour). The Path then rejoins the A496 and heads on a slight incline towards the access footpath to Barmouth Bridge. There are currently plans for a safer route from the harbour to Barmouth Bridge bypassing the A496.

We have another self catering bungalow about 600 yards east from the Wales Coast Path in Barmouth - see Barmouth Holiday Bungalow .
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