The Beach Guide

Conwy Morfa Beach

Conwy Morfa Beach - Clwyd

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Conwy Morfa is found a short drive from the picturesque town of Conwy on the southern side of the River Conwy estuary. The area is home to a wide expanse of marshy, golden sand backed by a layer of shingle and grassy dunes dominated by the grassy slopes of Mynydd y Dref (Conwy Mountain).

When the tide is completely out the beach links up with others in the Colwyn Bay area, but anyone attempting to walk out at low tide needs to check tide times first as some of the sandbanks here can be cut off quickly by the incoming tides.

This rural beach is usually less busy than some of the more developed beaches in the area and can be a good spot for building sandcastles. It is also popular with birdwatchers and dog walkers, there being no restrictions on dog walking at any time of the year. This part of the shoreline is a good place to come looking for sea glass although care needs to be taken as there are some sharp pieces of glass and metal here.

From Conwy Morfa there are views out over the scenic Conwy Bay shoreline and across the estuary towards Great Orme.

Access to the beach is from the small car park just off the North Wales Expressway.

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Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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Nearest town



LL32 8GA

OS grid ref.

SH 7624 7874

Water quality

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Conwy Morfa Beach Reviews

Spacious sandy beach

May 31st 2019

Great beach backed by sand dunes and with pools of water left at low tide. Good for beach combing and dog walking. At low tide the remains of an ancient forest can be seen which dates back to 2000BC at a time when sea levels were lower. There is a nice walk along the beach towards the Conwy Estuary and then round to the Marina. The beach is fairly quiet most of the time and the best in the immediate area.

Conwy Morfa beach (if you could call it that)

May 14th 2019

There was no sandy beach that you could walk on with your dogs unless you had stilts????. Very disappointing after a two hour drive.  Best thing was the fish and chips on the marina.  ????????

What did we get wrong?