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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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  • Llandanwg Beach

    Llandanwg Beach

    LL46 2SD

    With a 13th-century church just a stone’s throw away and a steady stream of fisherman passing through with their catch, Llandanwg Beach is an idyllic and peaceful seaside spot. With plenty of sand and rock pools, there’s plenty to do here.

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  • Llanddwyn Beach

    Llanddwyn Beach

    Llanddwyn Beach
    LL61 6SG

    This remote island-like beach boasts stunning views of Snowdonia and the Lyn Peninsula. Part of the Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve, this area is rich in birds and other wildlife.

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  • Llandudno from Ormes Bay

    Llandudno North Shore Beach

    North Wales
    LL30 2LG

    The largest and most popular beach in Llandudno, North Shore is a long-established and much-loved beach resort. Sheltered by the Great Orme and Little Orme headlands, the beach enjoys a sheltered position and plenty to do.

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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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  • Penmaenmawr Beach, feature

    Penmaenmawr Beach

    Beach Rd
    North Wales
    LL34 6AZ

    Nestled where the foot of the mountains meet the sea, this stretch of sand is an idyllic and popular spot for summer beach goers. Landscaped terraces, flower beds, cafés, amusement arcades and beach chalets surround this coastal gem.

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  • Penmon Point Beach, Anglesey

    Penmon Point Beach

    Unnamed Road
    North Wales

    Rugged and remote, Penmon Point Beach on the isle of Anglesey provides the perfect escape. Walk the beach while taking in views of Puffin Island and the Trwyn Du Lighthouse or fish for mackerel.

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  • Penrhyn Bay Beach

    Penrhyn Bay Beach

    Penrhyn Bay
    LL30 3PH

    Located between Llandudno and Colwyn, Penrhyn Bay Beach is a peaceful sand and shingle haven. Known for its rock pools and the presence of seals, it’s a great place to spot wildlife.

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  • Porth Ceiriad

    Porth Ceiriad

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    A true hidden gem, Porth Ceriad is nestled on a remote stretch of coast at the end of the Llyn Peninsula. Powerful waves make this beach a surfing hot spot. Not a surfer? With golden sand and ruggedly beautiful views, there’s plenty more to tempt you at Porth Ceiriad.

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  • Porth Dafarch

    Porth Dafarch

    Porthdafarch Rd
    North Wales
    LL65 2LS

    Get active at this National Trust owned beach nestled on the south coast of Holy Island. Sheltered by rugged headlands, the beach offers a pleasant place for families to settle for a day of rock pooling and paddling.

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