The Beach Guide

Conwy Morfa Beach

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.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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Nearest town

Conwy

Postcode

LL32 8GA

OS grid ref.

SH 7624 7874

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Conwy Morfa Beach Reviews

Conwy morfa

Phil
Jul 18th 2020

Good dog walking beach very spacious but you need to check the tide times, don’t be daft enough to get there when the tide is in and then moan you need stilts

Lovely open beach

Patsy Tyldesley
Apr 17th 2020

We have walked our dogs here for years and the sands charge all the time making it a really special place. I can only assume the ‘stilt walkers’ arrived at high tide. When they would have seen a narrow pebble beach. Once the tide turns the beach is beautiful with sands and a large shallow paddling area. Take care the tide doesn’t come in behind you though.

Fantastic Beach

Marian
Jan 05th 2020

I walk here regularly with my dog. It’s a lovely open beach with great views to the Orme, Anglesea and Conwy mountain behind you. Sand available except at the highest tides. Can walk round to Penmaenmawr or Conwy Marina when the tide is right.

Spacious sandy beach

David
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?