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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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  • Aberdaron Beach

    Aberdaron Beach

    LL53 8BD

    Head to this picturesque mile-long strip of beach for dips in the sea and sandcastle building. Looking to get active? Try your hand at surfing, kayaking or windsurfing or explore the sea caves at either end of the beach.

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  • Aberdyfi beach

    Aberdyfi Beach

    LL35 0EA

    Escape to this unspoilt beach within the Snowdonia National Park. Here the mountains meet the coastline and visitors are greeted by stunning natural scenery. Backed by dunes and home to the Aberdovey Golf Club, there’s plenty to do here.

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    Abererch Beach

    Abererch Beach
    Near Pwllheli
    North Wales

    This picturesque beach is the ideal place to relax and take in views of Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia. It’s also a great spot for adrenaline junkies with windsurfing, water skiing, diving and sailing all on offer.

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  • Aberffraw Bay

    Aberffraw Beach

    Aberffraw Beach
    Isle of Anglesey
    North Wales

    Backed by sand dunes, Aberffraw Beach is a popular spot for wildlife watchers. Start in Aberffraw village and walk through the picturesque countryside to find this hidden coastal gem.

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    Abersoch Beach

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    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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  • Barkby Beach

    Barkby Ave
    LL19 7HW

    Barkby Beach is located in the popular tourist resort of Prestatyn and is backed by a wide promenade, sand dunes and a picnic area. Barkby is a sandy beach, making it the ideal spot for a bit of sandcastle building.      

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  • Barmouth Beach

    Barmouth Beach

    Porkington Terrace, Barmouth LL42 1LX

    Southern Snowdonia’s most popular resort, Barmouth Beach, is a must-visit for those heading to the national park. With everything from amusement arcades to donkey rides and swing boats, Barmouth ticks all the traditional seaside boxes.      

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  • Beaumaris Beach

    Beaumaris Beach
    LL58 8RA

    This pleasant patch of sand and shingle is a great place to stop for sea views while visiting the historic town of Beaumaris. Panoramic views of the Menai Straits across to Bangor and Snowdonia make it a great spot to stop for a bite to eat or ice cream.      

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  • Bennar Beach

    Ffordd Benar
    Dyffryn Ardudwy
    LL44 2RX

    Bennar Beach is North Wales’ own surfer’s paradise, head here for large waves and golden sand. Fishing is also popular at Bennar, where you’ll find bass, flounders, dogfish and plaice.      

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  • Black Rock Sands

    Black Rock Sands

    LL49 9YL

    Named after the rocky headlands that surround it, Black Rock Sands is a picturesque beach offering family fun and adventure. Pack a picnic, dinghy and some buckets and nets ready for a day of exploring this stunning bay.      

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