Pensarn Beach (Abergele)

The shingle beach of Pensarn is situated in front of the town of Abergele.

A promenade runs along much of the beachfront and Pensarn is also located on the Wales Coastal Path meaning that walkers of all abilities can enjoy the sea views.

As well as the Wales Coastal Path the area is also serviced by Cycle Route 5 which skirts along the beach and means that you can take in the seascapes which stretch to the Great Orme as you cycle for several miles along the coast.

There are a good range of facilities along the seafront but if you visit the town you can expect to find shops, eateries, and a range of local pubs.

Part of the beach was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in 1977 as it was fine example of a vegetated shingle bank. Several plant that are not found elsewhere in Wales can be seen here, such as Ray’s knotgrass, Sea kale and Sea radish.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Seasonal ban (1st May and 30th September) on dogs on small section of beach between the embedded wooden posts by the café and the embedded concrete posts at the western end of the promenade. Dogs are allowed on the rest of the beach all year.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Wind surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town



LL22 7PP

OS grid ref.

SH 9462 7881


Car parking adjacent to the shops with further parking next to the beach.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Green Coast Award

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