Cayley Promenade Beach (Colwyn Bay)

The beach at Cayley Promenade is nestled in between the towns of Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea. As it is further away from the town centre than most of Colwyn’s other beaches, it is one of the quieter sections of beach in the Colwyn Bay area.

At low tide, the beach here is wide and sandy, and quite flat, meaning that puddles of water are often left behind by the tide.  These can provide hours of fun for younger children who might enjoy paddling and splashing in the water. Swimming and water sports are also popular pastimes in the area.

The beach is split into sections by a number of groynes. When the tide comes in, it covers nearly the entire beach. Dogs are banned on the beach from the beginning of May until the end of September.

Roadside parking is plentiful along West Promenade, which backs the beach. Along the promenade, there is a cycle path, and a café. The beach is accessed down a short flight of steps. Behind West Promenade, a grassy incline known as Cayley Embankment offers excellent views of the beach and surrounding coastline.

Birdwatching here can be rewarding and if you’re lucky you may even catch a glimpse of the occasional dolphin or seal bobbing up and down in the surf.

Facilities such as a railway station, shops, places to eat, places to stay and toilets can be found in the delightful Victorian resort town of Colwyn Bay, to the east of the beach. The town is also home to a Welsh Mountain Zoo and Dinosaur World.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs restricted.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town



LL29 8PJ

OS grid ref.

SH 8484 7945


Free and pay parking available

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