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Borth-y-Gest

Borth-y-Gest

The Victorian village of Borth-y-Gest borders the Afon Glaslyn and looks out across Tremadoc Bay towards the Rhinog mountains. Backed by a sea wall and a crescent-shaped promenade, the upper shore is of sand graduating to mud lower down. Better, sandier coves can be found a short walk to the south-west. The slate cliffs which back these are much-indented with nooks and crannies providing shelter for sunbathing, but swimming is not advisable due to estuarial currents.

Facilities at Borth-y-Gest include a (free) car park and roadside parking, toilets, tea-rooms and a slipway. Dogs are allowed on the beaches at all times.

The town of Pothmadog is a short walk away along the coastal path, and has a wide range of shops, cafes, banks, a Tourist Information Centre and stations for the Cambrian Coast Line (BR) and the narrow (2' 0") gauge Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog railways.

First beach to the south
First beach to the south
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