The Beach Guide

Barkby beach (Prestatyn)

Barkby beach - Clwyd

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Located just to the east of Prestatyn's main strip and across the road from the Pontins resort Barkby is a long sandy beach. Divided up by a series of rocky breakwaters the beach is backed by a wide promenade.

Much of the beach is backed by sand dunes and grassy areas, some of which are set up as picnic areas.

The north-westerly aspect of the beach makes it ideal for windsurfing but can leave it a little exposed when there is a breeze.

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Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dog restrictions from May to October. Dogs are allowed all year to the east of the promenade.

Clwyd dog friendly beaches »



  • Promenade

Nearest town



LL19 7LG

OS grid ref.

SJ 0703 8411

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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