From the lively beaches of Llandudno to the peaceful shores of Llanfairfechan, our bounty of beaches stretches for over 20 miles and has attracted visitors for generations. Perfect for a picnic and a paddle, a walk to refresh the senses, or some exciting watersport adventures.
We have award-winning beaches right on our doorstep. They’re easy to get to, have good access for disabled visitors, great facilities and plenty of parking. And whether you’re swimming, surfing, building sandcastles or just enjoying the fresh air, you can be sure of a clean shoreline with safe water.
For a spot of seaside nostalgia, head to Llandudno’s North Shore. With ice creams, buckets and spades, a Victorian pier and a long promenade, it’s the most popular beach in the area. The sandy West Shore has a play area on the sea front, impressive views of Anglesey and the mountains, the sea cliffs of the Great Orme and some incredible sunsets over the water.
Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea’s beaches are great for swimming, watersports and fishing, with cycling and walking along the coastal tracks. Penmaenmawr’s promenade features a skating park, paddling pool and play area for children, so it’s perfect for families. And there’s a row of traditional beach huts, too, if you fancy a dip the old fashioned way. The busy shorelines at Conwy and Deganwy bustle with boating action on the fast flowing waters of the estuary.
For the freedom of a wide open space and the bracing sea air, Kinmel Bay’s sand and shingle beach has a long promenade and a nature reserve on the land side of the beach. The front at Llanfairfechan has gardens and a play area plus a great expanse of sand at low tide, so it’s great for walking.
When the temperature drops, pull on your hats and scarves and stride out onto a chilly, wind swept beach. There’s nothing quite like it to refresh the mind and body. And whichever beach you choose, whatever time of year, you’re sure to fall in love with the picture perfect views all around.
Did you know?
Alice Liddell (Alice in Wonderland) stayed with her family on Llandudno's West Shore.
The 'new' Llandudno was designed as a complete model town in the mid 19th century. It was originally a copper mining settlement.
The Summit Complex was once owned by boxing champion Randolph Turpin. Before that it was a telegraph station, signalling the approach of ships to Liverpool.