Llandudno North Shore Beach

Llandudno North Shore is the larger (and busier) of the two beaches in this long-established seaside resort and is sheltered by two headlands - Great Orme and Little Orme. There are some sandy sections, which are easily accessible via slipway, but it is mainly pebbles towards high tide.

The beachfront is home to a wide promenade with a long elegant Victorian pier at the western end of the beach. This traditional resort offers donkey rides, ice creams, live music from the bandstand, and Punch and Judy shows. It’s also possible to hire deckchairs.

At the east end of the prom there’s a paddling pool and play area, as well as snack outlets. Opposite the North Parade is the Llandudno Land Train, and it’s also possible to take sea fishing or sightseeing boat trips. There are regular announcements about boat trips from the jetties.

This beach is popular with those who enjoy windsurfing and sailing but is not suitable for sea bathing. When the tide is out, the rocks are often covered with algae; jellyfish are also found at certain times of year.

There is disabled access to the beach, with cafes, shops, and toilet facilities in town. From 1 May to 30 September, dogs are not allowed anywhere on the main beach or any staircase or slope leading to the beach, and this is strictly enforced.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the western end of the beach from the Pier to Clarence Road between 1st May and 30th September. There is however a considerable area of beach, further from the town, where dogs are welcome all year.

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  • Donkey rides
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town



LL30 2LG

OS grid ref.

SH 7840 8247

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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