Tywyn is Welsh for dune, relating no doubt to the beautiful dune-lined beaches stretching north and south from the town's promenade, between The Dysynni Estuary and Aberdyfi.
The beach, with extensive sand dunes as a backdrop, stretches from the Dyfi estuary in the south and is said by some to be one of the best in Britain. Being on the west coast of Wales, the sunsets can be fabulous. Moreover, for those who prefer the concrete beneath their feet rather than sand between their toes Tywyn has a traditional Victorian promenade fronting the town itself.
Walkers and cyclists will be spoilt for choice in this part of West Wales. The landscape around Tywyn is criss-crossed with trails, footpaths and rights of way. Cyclists and walkers can cross from the Mawddach estuary to the Dyfi estuary via Cadair Idris, the Dysynni Valley and the happily named Happy Valley.