Deganwy Beach (Deganwy North)
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Deganwy is a long, sand and shingle beach which sits just to the north of the mouth of the River Conwy. There are strong currents in the area, which make swimming and wading out onto sand banks dangerous.
The beach is mostly shingle at the top, and becomes sandier closer to the water’s edge. A relatively low sea wall backs most of the beach, along which there is a bicycle and walking track offering excellent views of the surrounding mountainous countryside across the mouth of the river and to the north of the beach around Great Orme.
Along the promenade, a beach hut cafe offers food and drink.
Platt Field Car Park, along the A546 offers the most convenient access to the centre of the beach, with a footbridge from the car park over the railway line. Some roadside parking can be found along Marine Crescent to the south of the beach, from which there is direct access.
Facilities such as shops and restaurants can be found in the town of Deganwy as well as a railway station along the North Wales Coast Line. The ruins of Deganwy Castle, dating back to the 6th century, sit on a hill overlooking the town.