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 the multimillion pound Porth Eirias (‘Park by the sea’) waterside development. This features a watersports centre, shops and restaurant.
The beach itself is the whole reason the resort exists in the first place. A generous stretch of fine golden sand backed by a seawall and promenade. As you would expect from a Blue Flag beach there are no shortage of facilities along the beachfront or in the town, which is only a few minutes walk away.
Recently the original Victoria Pier, which dated back to the turn of the century, has been partly rebuilt in a much simpler, shorter form. The new pier retains much of the ornate metalwork of the old one, and it is hope that at some point in the future it will be further extended.
Nearby attractions include Eirias park, and the Welsh Mountain zoo.
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are not allowed on beach between Victoria Pier and the entrance to Eirias Park from 1st May and 30th September. However, there is a good-sized area of the beach to the west where dogs are allowed all year.
- Amusement arcade
- Wind surfing
OS grid ref.
SH 8522 7917
Free and pay parking available
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Colwyn Bay Reviews
Love this beach
Mrs No nameSep 09th 2021
The place for safe swimming is fine when tides up it does feel you are very safe.So that’s been figured out well Then the part of the beach designated for the dogs in our lives is really very spacious and more than adequate…If we MUST have rules Colwyn seems to have got it right..But I doubt people will agree….as They DO love an argument