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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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  • 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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  • Porth Oer

    Porth Oer

    Llyn Peninsula
    North Wales
    LL53 8LH

    Known as the whistling sands, Porth Oer is one of only two beaches in Europe to make a squeaking noise when stepped on. Besides this unusual feature, Porth Oer offers a coastline that’s ideal for water sports and plenty of walking routes.

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  • Porth Towyn

    Porth Towyn

    Llyn Peninsula
    North Wales
    LL53 8PD

    Nestled on the northern coast of the remote Llyn Peninsula, Porth Towyn makes for a peaceful escape. A farm sits behind the beach and the sloping grassy cliffs of the bay, making it an idyllic spot for walks or picnics.

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  • Porth Ysgo, Pwllheli

    Porth Ysgo

    Llyn Peninsula
    North Wales
    LL53 8AN

    If it’s peace and tranquillity you’re searching for, head to this secluded National Trust beach on the Llyn Peninsula. Discover the waterfall in the centre of the surrounding headland and the golden sands that are revealed at low tide.

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  • Prestatyn Beach

    Prestatyn Beach

    Nant Hall Road
    LL19 9LN

    Park of a network of Prestatyn Beaches, Prestatyn Central sits between Ffrith and Barkby beaches, just half a mile from the town centre. Popular for water sports, head to Prestatyn Central Beach to try your hand at surfing or sailing.

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  • Red Wharf Bay, Llangefni
    Image Credits: Joe Hayhurst - CC BY 2.0

    Red Wharf Bay

    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL75 8RJ

    Nestled between the villages of Pentraeth and Benllech on the isle of Anglesey is this idyllic bay. At low tide, a 10 square mile expanse of golden sand is revealed, providing plenty of space for sunbathing and beach games.

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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

    Rhosneigr Beach – 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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  • Rhyl Beach

    Rhyl Beach
    LL18 3YP

    Head to the bustling beach resort of Rhyl for a traditional seaside day out. From paddling in the sea to donkey rides, Rhyl Beach offers classic seaside activities for all the family along with a fun-filled range of indoor activities just a stone’s throw away.    

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  • Talacre Beach

    Talacre Beach

    CH8 9RP

    Home to the grade II listed Point of Ayr lighthouse, this sandy beach is a point of historical interest. Not only that, but it’s also a Site of Special Scientific Interest with rare species inhabiting the dunes that surround the beach.

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