The lovely seaside town of Barmouth in Gwynedd is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year, but when it really shines is towards the end of June. Not only is the weather at its best at this time, leading to great days of sunshine on the beach and spectacular seaside sunsets, but it also plays host to the Barmouth Beach Kite Festival.
The festival is a treat for children and adults alike, as people from all over the world congregate on the beach to fly their magnificent kites alongside each other. Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Cader Idris, it is arguably one of the most spectacular kite flying festivals on the planet.
You can, of course, bring your own kite along and watch as it sails effortlessly through the skies, or you can simply put a picnic together and eat your sandwiches while watching the pros do what they do best. The kite flying really is a fantastic show of both skill and creativity, and you will see incredible kites themselves, the likes of which you have probably not seen before.
The Barmouth Kite Festival takes place in front of the Lifeboat Station along the coast of Barmouth. Once you arrive in Barmouth, the huge range of kites will help you to find the way!
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