New Lifeboat at Barmouth beach

New Lifeboat for Barmouth

 Barmouth, where the mountains and the Mawddach estuary meet the sea...

 Picture of sunset over palm tree along prom

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 24 hour views of the Harbour







Photo of harbour quay and sand with people on Three Peaks Day
 Harbour on Three Peaks Day

Paddleborders class with bridge in background

Paddleboarding classes

View over harbour and coast

View from "up the steps"

Photo of Davy Jones Locker Cafe with Ty Gwyn museum above
Tudor's house cafe/museum


GWYNEDD COUNCIL HAVE DECLARED A CLIMATE EMERGENCY, and for many years nearby Centre for Alternative Technology have been researching, demonstrating and teaching sustainable technologies and lifestyles.
it also threatens the delicate balance of our ecosystem on which so many species depend, including ourselves.  A new local group has been formed for discussion and appropriate action
Barmouth ECO Abermaw.


BARMOUTH RNLI are on call 24/7 365 days a year, and now have a new Shannon class all weather, high performance lifeboat, the Ella Larsen. Propelled by jets of water for extra manoeuvrability instead of traditional propellors, she is 50% faster than her predecessor, the Mersey class Moira Barrie. At the lifeboat station on the prom both boats can be viewed and there is a charity gift shop selling lifeboat related gifts and memorabilia. On Sunday 26 May there will be all day music at the boathouse, and the open day on Sunday  July 29 is also an opportunity to learn more about the RNLI and meet crew members.




Poster for Terence Bunce exhibition

TERENCE BUNCE is a ceramic artist working in Gwynedd. His work rebels against the endless cacophony of mass-produced products which increasingly permeate our world. This exhibition features pieces made using recycled ceramics, broken then added to clay to make new  pots and wall plaques, hence the title ‘Recycled Structure’.

There are many other exhibits at the  Gallery, in the old Church Hall on St John's Hill including works by Bernard Barnes and Reyna Rushton. For program of events, music, poetry, talks, and also two afternoon ceramic workshops with Terence Bunce see gallery website or call 01341 280822




PADDLESPORT FESTIVAL 6-7 JULY 2019 Longboats, canoes, rafting, standup paddleboarding, events for people of all levels of experience or none over the weekend.  

SUP BARMOUTH hold paddleboarding events and classes throughout the year, based at  Merioneth Yacht Club on Barmouth quay where other activities include junior sailing, rowing and kayaking.


"THERE IS NO BETTER WALK THAN THAT THROUGH FROM BARMOUTH TO DOLGELLAU OTHER THAN FROM DOLGELLAU TO BARMOUTH"..... John Ruskin.     The proposed new path beside the railway linking the bridge and harbour, will further enhance the walk which so impressed Ruskin, giving pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users a safer route than the existing narrow pavement between sheer rockface and the main A496.  For more information see  Barmouth Viaduct Access Group website

2019 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Ruskin, writer, artist and social reformer. In 1872 12 cottages on the Barmouth hillside were gifted to Ruskin for his social experiment. One of the tenants was Auguste Guyard, known as the Frenchman, Ruskin and Guyard shared an interest in sustainable, healthy lifestyles. Guyard grew crops and medicinal plants on the hillside above Barmouth, where he is buried and where his grave can be seen, overlooking the terraces he once cultivated. The ideas of Ruskin and Guyard are enjoying something of a revival now that the need for sustainability is greater than ever.  

HE DRAGON THEATRE AND COMMUNITY CENTRE  present a varied program of shows and activities including the very successful JAZZ AND BLUES NIGHTS  on the fourth Friday of every month. Next one Friday 24 May 2019 looks like fun, with lively 50's and 60's band ROSENKRATZ RENEWED, supported by BENDESSA (Guitar bass and vocal duo Ben and Odessa) These nights usually sell out so best to call  01341 450353 for reservations.

There are LIVE MUSIC SESSION at the Last Inn every Tuesday and Friday
 Probably the best pub music night in Wales! Singers and players who would like to perform with us are always welcome and we have occasional theme nights. Music nights have included a School uniform party, and a night with special guest  former Duran Duran frontman  Andy Wickett.


 THE THREE PEAKS YACHT RACE is more than a boat race.  It is one of the world's oldest and best endurance events, and for Barmouth its a great day in town.  The 41st race commenced at Barmouth on Saturday 9th June 2018. Batala Bermo  drummed and people on the quay and breakwater applauded as the boats left harbour for the start line out in the bay, heading for Fort William, stopping only for the runners to ascend Snowdon, Scafell Pike, and finally Ben Nevis. Congratulations to 2018 winners Wild Spirit. Next years race will begin on Saturday June 15th 2019.  More details, regular race reports, satellite tracking info etc. can be found at


HUGH ROBERTS HAS COLLECTED THOUSANDS OF IMAGES RELATING TO THE BARMOUTH AREA through the ages. The collection has exceeded 10 million online hits, and can be viewed at  Exhibitions of the collection are held periodically and are announced on this site.

Was JRR Tolkien's  creation of Middle Earth inspired by Barmouth?

Local resident and sculptor Mr Frank Cocksey believed so Mr Cocksey's work includes "The Last Haul" on the harbour, sculpted from marble salvaged from the Bronze Bell wreck of 1709. The sculpture represents three generations of fishermen.  In the tourist season the Bronze Bell shipwreck exhibition may be seen at the house known as Ty Gwyn (The White House) above the Davy Jones' Locker cafe just a short walk along the quay. Ty Gwyn with its "secret" cellar was built in the 15th century by Gruffydd Fychan, who lived at the Corsy Gedol manor near Talybont, a friend of Jasper Tudor. During the Wars of the Roses, Jasper Tudor and his Nephew Henry Tudor are believed to have secretly used Ty Gwyn while plotting against King Richard III. Eventually Richard was defeated at the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, and Henry Tudor became King Henry VII. The cellar beneath Ty Gwyn still exists, and there are other stories about it which may be told another time, maybe over a coffee at the table above it in Davy Jones' Locker!



Picture of sculptor Frank Cocksey and his latest work
The late Frank Cocksey at work in Barmouth



Picture of Gollum sculpted by Frank Cocksey
"Gollum" by Frank Cocksey


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