Very often, people underestimate the beauty of Wales. Yes, their road signs are hard to read but who needs to follow signs when you can just drive around getting lost amongst such stunning landscapes?
On an extremely sunny morning last year, Grace and her friends took a trip to Barmouth in West Wales. Where we live (The West Midlands) there are no beaches and we have to travel for about three hours to get to one. So this trip to Barmouth was a summer treat!
The drive through Wales was breathtaking. Once we had crossed the border from England into Wales there was a sudden change it atmosphere. Somehow it felt calmer and the towns and villages that we were driving through were becoming more quaint and picturesque. My favourite was a village that we passed through had summer bunting hanging above the streets, it looked so inviting in the sun!
After a few hours in the car the scenery around us changed. We went from villages and towns to long winding roads and mountains. We had reached Snowdonia. I was driving, so I wasn’t able to take in as much as I would have like of the surroundings, but from what I saw head of me, Snowdonia is definitely worth a trip in its self. Let us know if you have been before and have any tips?
Barmouth is surrounded by mountains and rests just within Snowdonia National Park. If I do say so myself, it is arguably one of the most beautiful places in Wales. The day we went to Barmouth the schools hadn’t yet broken up from school for summer so we basically had the town and beach to ourselves.
Originally, Barmouth was historically a ship building town, however it has more recently become a popular seaside resort. The biggest draw to visitors is beach itself which has miles of golden sand on its shore. The beach has a blue flag award so you know it must be a good’un!
When we got to Barmouth we stopped off for some Fish and chips and an ice cream… because what else would you eat on a beach in Britain? We also went and had a mooch around the small shops that were in the area which were selling everything from towels to bucket and spades. This little town had everything you need for a perfect day at the beach.
The skies were blue, the wind was warm and there was hardly a cloud in the sky. Perfect beach weather and perfect for topping up the tan. We spent most of our day relaxing on the golden sand or swimming and playing around in the ocean… until we spotted a jellyfish that is (I don’t think I’ve ever run out of the water so quickly). However, if you want to be a little more active, take a stroll or ride over Barmouth Bridge or go on a short loop of the Panorama walk which gives stunning views across the estuary. If these aren’t quite your style, check out other things to do in the area.