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Aberdyfi is a seaside village on Cardigan Bay, with a sandy beach and an abundance of water activities to keep everyone entertained. The village has many hotels and restaurants of the highest quality, several interesting shops, a National Park Information Centre, and spectacular views of the bay.

How to get there

By road
Aberdyfi is situated on the A493, between Tywyn and Machynlleth.

The village stands within easy reach of other well known towns and villages in the area, many of which can be accessed either by bus or rail.

Nearest train station
Neither Aberdyfi or Penhelig stations are accessible. The platform in both stations is very low when compared with the level of the train. Both platforms have a tactile strip.

Nearest bus stop
Aberdyfi bus stop is accessible.

Information for drivers who use GPS
The village’s official name is ‘Aberdyfi’. GPS equipment won’t recognize ‘Aberdovey’.

Accessibility in Aberdyfi

  • The village stands on a level gradient.
  • Wide and even pavements run through the village; as far as the ‘Literary Institute’ in the Machynlleth direction and all the way out of Aberdyfi in the Tywyn direction.
  • The wharf area, at the seafront, is wheelchair accessible with a very wide and smooth surface.
  • Many buildings have step to their entrance as the town is perpetually under the threat of flooding.
  • Many of the cafes, restaurants and shops, as well as the bank are accessible.
  • Neuadd Dyfi community centre is accessible with a ‘grasscrete’ car park and Blue Badge parking spots.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing in the village centre, with tactile surfaces at each end and dropped kerbs.


Car parking
There are seven accessible parking spots in the seafront car park, and visitors who are Blue Badge holders may park anywhere in the car park, free of charge.

Access to the Information Centre
This is a seasonal Information Centre, which opens between Easter and Thanksgiving. For more information regarding th centre's opening times, please call (01654) 767321. A small ramp leads to the front door with a level platform. There is a button at the side of the door, to open the door automatically. The counter stands at a height of c.800mm. Audio and large print copies of ‘Eryri’, the National Park Authority magazine, are available.

Public toilets
There are accessible public toilets near the Welcome Centre.

Other Facilities
The doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, golf club, and maritime exhibition in the Information Centre are all accessible.

Header image - Morfa Harlech (© Crown copyright (2014) Visit Wales)