Great Reasons to Visit North Wales - Part 2 Coastline
North Wales is blessed with 250 miles of beautiful coastline. So it’s no wonder beach lovers flock here year after year to soak up the sun and enjoy the many activities offered in and around the water.
The North Wales Coastal Cycleway is a great way to explore many of our beaches. Running from Talacre to Penamaemawr there are 34 miles of dedicated cycle path, allowing you to take in the stunning sights of the North Wales Coast, the Clwydian Hills, Snowdonia Mountain range and the Great Orme and Little Orme.
Whether you want to visit a coastal resort with long sandy beaches and an entertaining promenade or explore a quiet cove tucked away from the crowds we know that you’ll find your perfect spot somewhere along our pebbled and sandy shores. Here are some of our favourite North Wales beaches, all within 30 minutes drive of our Self-catering holiday cottages and Farmhouse.
The Point of Ayr lighthouse dates back to 1776 and towers over Talacre beach, with its long sandy shores, backed by tall dunes its no wonder it’s a popular beach with both locals - especially dog walkers and visitors wanting to get some sand between their toes.
Our closest beach, is Pensarn beach, Abergele. If you are looking for a quiet beach with a promenade that is wheelchair accessible then this is a great spot to spend some time. There is a seasonal café, arcade with bingo and gift shop plus a small park and outdoor exercise area. Parking is free. Pensarn is a shingle beach, so you can also drive onto the beach, making it popular for sea fishing. Pensarn beach can be enjoyed by dog walkers but some restrictions apply on the promenade area May-September, please check the signs. If you prefer some sand, Llandullas beach is a quiet beach, just a short walk up the cycle track and has a mix of sandy and pebbled shores. Or if you are looking for some entertainment then travel a mile or so in the other direction and you will come across a range of amusements from Knightlys leisure park and Tir Prince as you reach Kinmel Bay and it’s sandy shores. For water sports enthusiasts you will find a Kite-surfing centre.
Dating back to Victorian times, Colwyn Bay has been a popular seaside resort. Recently transformed, this beach not only boasts 3 miles of sandy coastline that can be enjoyed even at high tide but is also home to Porth Erias with its water sports centre and award wining seafront bistro. The centre offers tuition in Paddle boarding, Sailing, Windsurfing and Powerboating as well as Kyak and Canoe hire. You can book taster sessions or a full training course.
The Queen of Welsh resorts, Llandudno is one of North Wales best known beaches. Whether you want to stroll along the Victorian prom or shop in the local town that still retains its period features you’ll be sure to find something to entertain you here. Towering over Llandudno the great Orme provides a variety of attractions including some great walks for nature lovers, a dry ski slope and North Wales longest Toboggan run. If you are not a fan of waking you can take a tram or even a cable car to explore the 670ft high limestone cliffs. Or hire a boat and take a ride out to sea, do a spot of sea fishing or just take in the sights.
If you are looking for more sophisticated shores Deganwy offers a range of boutique shops and restaurants to compliment it’s sleek modern marina and quayside development . With stunning waterside views across to Conwy Castle and the Isle of Anglesey this gem can be found on the shores of the Conwy Estuary between Victorian Llandudno and medieval Conwy.
Positioned at the foot of the mountains, looking out onto the Menai Straits towards Puffin Island and Anglesey, Penmaenmawr beach and its long sandy shores are not only popular with families due to the amusements, outdoor paddling pool and play area including skate park. Its also popular with Fishermen and Water Sports fans who can take part in Windsurfing, Sailing and Canoeing.
After all that sun sea and sand you’ll be looking for a place to rest your head. Our Self catering Holiday Cottages and Farmhouse make a great base to explore the North Wales coast line. Clean and cosy they are situated on over 25 acres of farmland and just 3 miles off the A55 expressway Abergele. Our four, 3- bedroom cottages include Heather and Lavender Cottages, Along with dog friendly accommodation in Primrose and Bluebell cottages each sleeping up to 5 adults or Pen y Bryn Farmhouse sleeping up to 14 people. Nightly Eco Hot tub hire is also available. To find out more about our self catering holiday cottages including prices and availability click here.