Beaches in North Wales

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Discover and visit some of the best beaches in North Wales by using this handy guide.

Holidaymakers are spoilt for choice when it comes to North Wales beaches, with more than 250 miles of coastline to enjoy and explore.

North Wales offers a variety of beaches you can wile away the hours at, from traditional seaside locations like Rhyl and Llandudno, to the vast sandy expanse of Colwyn Bay, perfect for soaking up the sunshine. Anglesey‘s beaches offer plenty of history to be enjoyed by avid explorers, such as the National Trust-owned Porth Dafarch, while Abersoch is fantastic for watersports enthusiasts. Why not enjoy the best of coast and countryside with a visit to Barmouth Beach, nestled peacefully within the Snowdonia National Park? As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Choose your favourite from our collection of beaches in North Wales.

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  • Abersoch Beach Feature

    Abersoch Beach

    Parking Available

    The main beach at Abersoch is sandy, sheltered and offers safe swimming – making it the perfect day out for families in North Wales.

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  • Borth Wen

    Borth Wen

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    This little gem of sandy beach rests on the southern shores of Holy Island, bordered by dunes and rocky outcrops.

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  • Colwyn Bay Feature

    Colwyn Bay Beach

    Parking Available

    Families have flocked to this golden stretch of Blue Flag beach at Colwyn Bay since Victorian times, with all necessary facilities within a stone’s throw.

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  • Conwy Morfa

    Conwy Morfa Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Conwy Morfa Beach rests just on the outskirts of the popular town centre, featuring a stretch golden sands bordered by grassy sand dunes.

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  • Moelfre Beach

    Dog Friendly

    This delightful little pebble beach is an ideal spot to sit and watch the village of Moelfre go about its day, with a slipway for launching boats also on-hand.

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  • Llandudno North Shore Feature

    North Shore Beach

    Parking Available

    This sweeping beach runs the length of Llandudno’s traditional seafront with its bustling promenade, proving a hit with the families.

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  • Porth Ceiriad View Feature

    Porth Ceiriad

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    This soft and sandy beach is sheltered by the headland of the Llyn Peninsula, and attracts holidaymakers of all types from sunbathers to water sports lovers.

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  • Porth Diana Feature

    Porth Diana Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Escape from the lively shores of Trearddur Bay at this lovely little cove, sheltered by headland and acting as a popular anchorage.

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  • Rhos on Sea Beach Feature

    Rhos-on-Sea Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    This sand and shingle sheltered beach is a hit with the families, with an off-shore breakwater forming a harbour.

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  • Traeth Llydan Feature

    Traeth Llydan

    Dog Friendly

    Traeth Llydan boasts over one mile of golden sands and is a fine spot to try your hand at a range of water sports, from surfing and swimming to snorkelling.

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