Llandudno - West Shore Beach

West Shore Beach lies on the south-western side of North Wales’ Llandudno headland.  It is less busy than the more developed North Shore and has lovely views over Conwy Bay and out towards Anglesey.

At low tide there is a large expanse of golden sand which is suitable for ball games and kitesurfing.  As the beach faces west it enjoys some spectacular sunsets. 

Cars can be parked along West Parade and there is a small car park at the southern end of the road.  The beach has a café and toilets and there is a quiet promenade along which toilets and a café can be found.  There is a boating lake and young children’s play area close to the beach.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the main section of beach between the two stone groynes from 1st May to 30th September. However, there is plenty of beach to either side that is dog-friendly year round.

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  • Kite surfing
  • Surfing


  • Toilets

Nearest town



LL30 2AG

OS grid ref.

SH 7709 8200


There is a car park next to the beach.

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Llandudno - West Shore Beach Reviews

Beautiful area

Sep 21st 2021

Excellent for dogs,especially at low ride have vast expanse of sand for a good run.Nice and quiet ,but usually quite windy,fantastic views on a clear day.

Can be windy!

Aug 08th 2021

Glorious views, but watch for the westerly winds which can result in you getting sand blasted.
BTW this beach is not in Clwyd, which does not exist any more. It is in Conwy.

A Haven of Changing Beauty

Oct 25th 2020

Up there with the best views on the world. Walk along the beach at West shore towards the Great Orme and enter the gate and the path that rises up to Haulfe Gardens.  The views fro up there are exquisite, looking South West to the Snowdon mountain range.

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