Gronant Dunes Beach (Prestatyn)
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Gronant forms part of the extensive dune system between Barkby Beach to the west and Talacre Point to the east on the western side of the River Dee estuary. Set amongst the grassy dunes are various viewing platforms which both young and old will enjoy climbing onto and taking in the surrounds. Boards provide information about the extensive plant and animal life to be found here.
Not surprisingly the dunes have been designated a SSSI as they provide an important habitat for a variety of important plant and animal life. Marine flora found here includes sea holly, marram grass and rare dune fescue. Look carefully and you might even spot natterjack toads, lizards and North Wales' only breeding colony of little terns. In the winter months bird watchers visit the dunes to see the vast numbers of wading birds and waterfowl that accumulate here.
The water quality and sandy foreshore make this a popular spot for summer bathing, although there is no lifeguard presence.
The North Wales Coastal Cycle route section linking Prestatyn and Chester passes close to the beach.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
OS grid ref.
SJ 1013 8474
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