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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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  • Traeth Benllech

    Traeth Benllech

    Bay View Road
    LL74 8TT

    Set on the east coast, Benllech Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island of Anglesey. With fine golden sand and clear waters, it’s a popular spot for families to sunbathe and swim.

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  • Traeth Llanfairfechan Beach

    Traeth Llanfairfechan

    LL33 0BY

    This pebble and sand beach is a popular spot for families. With a Victorian seaside town, plenty of beachside facilities and a children’s play park just a stone’s throw away, it’s a great pick for sunny days out.

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  • Traeth Lligwy Beach

    Traeth Lligwy

    Lligwy Dulas
    LL70 9PQ

    Backed by low sand dunes and surrounded by greenery, Traeth Lligwy is one of the most picturesque beaches in North Wales. Situated on the east coast of Anglesey, the beach measures just over 1km at its widest point, giving visitors plenty of space for beach games!

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    Traeth Nefyn

    Llyn Peninsula
    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL53 6HL

    If it’s peace and seclusion you’re searching for, head to Treaeth Nefyn. Located on the north coast of the Llyn Peninsula, this sandy bay is sheltered by the stunning Nefyn Headland and backed by steep slopes.

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  • Traeth Penllech

    Penllech Beach Path

    Set on the northern tip of the remote Llyn Peninsula, Traeth Penllech is a secluded mile-long sandy stretch of beach. Rock formations, rock pools and a waterfall make this a must-see for geology enthusiasts.

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  • Traeth Pensarn, feature

    Traeth Pensarn

    Sea Rd
    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL22 7BU

    Stop off at Traeth Pensarn beach in Abergele during a walk or cycle on the Wales Coastal Path. With stunning sea views and shops and eateries found in Abergele, you won’t regret it!

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  • Trefor Beach

    Trefor Beach

    Beach Road
    LL54 5LB

    Set in front of the quaint fishing village of Trefor and against the spectacular backdrop of the Snowdonia mountains, this beach makes a fantastic walking spot. Experienced surfers also flock to the area for the large swell found just outside of the harbour.      

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  • West Shore Beach, Llandudno

    West Shore Beach

    Parking Available

    Facing out to Conwy Bay is West Shore Beach, Llandudno’s best kept secret. Quieter than the bustling North Shore Beach, this sandy stretch is an idyllic spot for paddling and kite flying.

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