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Ynyslas National Nature Reserve, Borth

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  • Great views dog friendly need more poo bins though. Small shop on site for souveniers and information also toilets on site . 
    Great views dog friendly need more poo bins though. Small shop on site for souveniers and information also toilets on site .  more »
  • This is a lovely area of natural beauty. Take your binoculars and spot a variety of birds. Look out towards Aberdyfi and take in the fantastic clear waters. It’s a no swimming area because of... 
    This is a lovely area of natural beauty. Take your binoculars and spot a variety of birds. Look out towards Aberdyfi and take in the fantastic clear waters. It’s a no swimming area because of...  more »
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  • Ynyslas National Nature Reserve is a great place to explore. The car park fee was not at all expensive for a lovely day out. There is a vast area to park on the flat sand, just watch out for some bumpy areas re the bottom of your car! It is worth checking the tide times or asking when paying the car park fees. Just in case the tides come in earlier than expected. Just a warning for swimmers. Whilst the sea looks great it is not a place to go swimming, this is due to the strong currents around the estuary. Near to the flat sand is a visitor centre, this is fantastic place to visit for snacks, drinks and toilets. It primary role is to provide a wealth of information. Interestingly they have a handwritten log of sightings of rare animals and their approximate locations. I noticed written a few days earlier was the sighting of an adder, never seeing one before I was hoping to tick that box, but since they are shy creatures it was not meant to be on my visit. However, I did see a number of sandpipers dashing along the coastline and what I believe was a Gatekeeper butterfly, judge for yourself as I have attached some photos. There is an enormous amount of wildlife present in and around the area, its just a question of how long have you got to look for it? There is a great area of Sand dunes, some are very high, they actually conceal the visitor centre from many angles. Whilst there are a number of footpaths which makes it easier to walk the sand dunes can prove difficult and walking between them can become disorientating. The reserve have set out a number of walks around the reserve, some short and others quite long with signposts to assist. Note: the visitor centre has a few gifts, what was appealing for me was the small fluffy birds, that when squeezed made realistic bird noises, these were great holiday gifts for my grandchildren, who absolutely adored them.
  • A truly spectacular wide open sandy beach that just stretches on and on and on for miles. It's so vast that even on a warm summer day you can pretty much have the place to yourself. The car park is just £3 all day but there is a bit of a trek across the dunes (which is pretty awesome in itself to be fair). There's also a visitor centre with a shop and lovely clean toilets

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