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Morfa Harlech National Nature Reserve
Harlech, Gwynedd



Morfa Harlech is one of Britain's few accreting sand dune systems, due to the long shore drift which is currently eroding the dunes at Morfa Dyffryn. There is a range of sand dune communities exhibiting classic seral succession, and extensive dune slacks. There are many nationally scarce plant and invertebrate species. Morfa Harlech includes a large part of the Glaslyn / Dwyryd estuary, with mud flats and salt marsh areas which are important winter wildfowl feeding grounds. The beach and frontal dunes are popular in the summer, and erosion control measures have been generally successful.

The Countryside Council for Wales is committed to creating opportunities for everyone to enjoy the countryside. National Nature Reserves are no exception. On some reserves the Countryside Council for Wales has provided additional paths. On others, access on foot is unrestricted and visitors are welcome to wander freely. Where possible, the Countryside Council also provide facilities to add to visitors' enjoyment of reserves such as bird hides, information points, guided walks and displays, and facilities for the disabled. Signs at entrances welcome visitirs to each reserve and provide basic information.
 
 
 
About our location:
Harlech between Ynys and Tal y Bont on the A496. Park at the car park adjacent to the golf course, which is at the entranceway to the walk along the beach that leads you to the reserve.


Safety: The Countryside Council for Wales makes every attempt to ensure that your visit to a reserve is enjoyable and safe. But visitors should also be aware of their own safety. Please watch out for hazards and wear appropriate clothes and footwear for your visit.

This work was commissioned by the Countryside Council for Wales as part of its programme of research into sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and outdoor enjoyment in rural Wales and its inshore waters. 
 
 

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