Llanfairfechan Beach

Llanfairfechan beach is mainly pebble beach when the tide is in but as it drops away a wide open stretch of sand is revealed. The beach here is backed by the Victorian seaside town of Llanfairfechan, which is overlooked by the 434m high Penmaenmawr mountain.

A promenade with a pavilion provides a cafe and summer entertainment, while a dinghy park makes this beach popular with sailors. The beach is also a good spot for fishing and, a little further down the coast, birdwatching.

For walkers, Llanfairfechan is backed by the coast path and also makes a good starting point for more adventurous walks into the nearby Carneddau mountains.

Type of beach

Sand & pebble

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs not allowed from 1st May to 30th Sep between the 2 slipways extending down from the promenade to the Low Water Mark

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Slipway

Nearest town



LL33 0BY

OS grid ref.

SH 6802 7548

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag Award

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