Beaches in Colwyn Bay, Clwyd

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The beach guide has 5 beaches listed in and around the town of Colwyn Bay. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Old Colwyn Beach (0.1 miles)

    Old Colwyn © Ceri Thomas | BY-SA

    Old Colwyn Beach lies at the far eastern end of the long promenade that runs along Colwyn Bay. This sandy section of beach is often less busy than elsewhere along the bay. The beach here is popular for swimming and water sports, with Colwyn Bay watersports club located at the western end of the beach.…

  • Colwyn Bay (0.9 miles)

    Colwyn Bay © Ohefin | BY-SA

    Colwyn Bay is one of North Wales' classic Victorian seaside resorts. Still popular, it has however lost some of its sparkle over the years. The good news though is this is a resort that is working hard to reinvent itself and recreate that heyday.

    In recent years the beachfront at Colwyn Bay has been transformed with…

  • Cayley Promenade Beach (1.2 miles)

    Cayley Promenade © Ian S | BY-SA

    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,…

  • Marine Road Beach (1.3 miles)

     Marine Road © Jeff Buck | BY-SA

    Marine Road Beach sits at the western end of the rock and shingle beach adjacent to the centre of Colwyn Bay. The beach is popular for activities such as swimming, water sports, and sailing, with many sailing boats docking along this section of the shore. Being relatively flat, at low tide it is wide and…

  • Rhos-on-Sea Beach (1.9 miles)

    Rhos-on-Sea © Reading Tom | BY-SA

    Rhos-on-Sea sits on the edge of the three miles of Colwyn Bay. From here there are great views along the sweeping coast towards Rhyl and Prestatyn. The little beach here is a mix of sand and shingle that sits within an offshore breakwater which forms a small harbour. The water here is clean and relatively…

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