"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Fairbourne Beach Weather and Tides

The beach is a 5 kilometre stretch of sand, backed by a large embankment of pebbles, which provides a natural and effective flood defence. At the north of the beach is the Mawddach Estuary, whilst the south is backed by steep cliffs. A short distance along the shore are tank traps dating from the second world war, known locally as "Dragon's Teeth". The bathing water lies within the Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau Special Area of Conservation. The northern end of the beach is designated as part of the Mawddach Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest, whilst the area to the south of the beach is designated the Glannau Tonfanau I Friog Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Nearest town: Fairbourne

Local authority: Gwynedd Council

OS Grid Reference: SH609130

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for the next five days

Thursday
24 August


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

Low Tide 06:03 BST
(05:03 GMT)

High Tide 10:46 BST
(09:46 GMT)

Low Tide 18:09 BST
(17:09 GMT)

High Tide 23:02 BST
(22:02 GMT)

Friday
25 August


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

Low Tide 06:36 BST
(05:36 GMT)

High Tide 11:23 BST
(10:23 GMT)

Low Tide 18:41 BST
(17:41 GMT)

High Tide 23:38 BST
(22:38 GMT)

Saturday
26 August


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
NW
Pressure 1014
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

Low Tide 07:07 BST
(06:07 GMT)

High Tide 12:00 BST
(11:00 GMT)

Low Tide 19:12 BST
(18:12 GMT)

Sunday
27 August


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality

Low Tide 07:36 BST
(06:36 GMT)

High Tide 12:38 BST
(11:38 GMT)

Low Tide 19:44 BST
(18:44 GMT)

High Tide 23:15 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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