If you head for the beach to enjoy the last warm days of the year, make sure you explore the fascinating dunes that lead to the sea. This dune system is constantly moving and being re-shaped by the wind and is home to specialised plants and animals that depend on this unique habitat for their survival. During the autumn, look out for displays of late flowering plants and the colonies of dune fungi for which Morfa Dyffryn is famous. The walk cuts through the dunes and onto the beach where there are spectacular views of the sea and the Llŷn Peninsula. You then walk along the beach and return to the car park via a boardwalk where there is a viewpoint with picnic bench overlooking the bay.
Walk distance: 1.3 miles / 2 kilometres
Start and finish: Benar Beach car park, near Barmouth
Terrain: The route is level and there is a stretch along the beach which is made up of stones and sand. The end of the route is along a boardwalk. Please note that flooding may affect parts of the path after severe wet weather.
Facilities: The site has a pay and display car park.
Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome in our woods.
Safety: Please ensure you are prepared for all weather conditions and wear suitable clothing and stout footwear for your walk.
Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations.
Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff.
Please always follow any instructions on site and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.
This walk is supplied by Natural Resources Wales. It is subject to ViewRanger copyright terms and conditions.
It can be found on theNatural Resources Waleswebsite along with other walks in their woods and national nature reserves.
Use the family of Countryside Codes to help you prepare and enjoy safe visits to the countryside.
Please check our webpage for any change or updates to these routes.
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