Old Colwyn Beach

Old Colwyn Beach lies at the far eastern end of the long promenade that runs along Colwyn Bay. This sandy section of beach is often less busy than elsewhere along the bay. The beach here is popular for swimming and water sports, with Colwyn Bay watersports club located at the western end of the beach. It is also the most dog-friendly section of the Colwyn Bay area, with dogs allowed on the eastern section throughout the year, whilst they are banned during the summer further westward.

The promenade behind the beach has both cycling and walking tracks. A variety of seabirds frequent the area, and occasionally, seals and dolphins can be spotted in the surf.

Note that at high tide, the beach is completely submerged.

Parking is available towards the western end of the beach along the promenade, where there is also a kiosk. The beach can be accessed via a slipway or stairs.

More facilities can be found in the town centre, a few hundred meters inland. The Victorian resort town of Colwyn Bay is about half a mile west of the beach and has a railway station and a variety of attractions including the Welsh Mountain Zoo and Dinosaur World.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed.

Clwyd dog friendly beaches »


  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town

Colwyn Bay


LL29 9TA

OS grid ref.

SH 8670 7872


Parking available next to the beach.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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