Talacre Beach

The popular beach of Talacre sits just across the River Dee from the Wirral over the English / Welsh border. With miles of golden sand backed by dunes Talacre has plenty of room for everyone. Much of the year this wouldn’t seem an issue as you may well get the beach to yourself. However, there are a number of holiday parks and caravan sites just over the dunes meaning there is quite an influx during the summer.

Talacre’s most obvious feature is the Point of Ayr lighthouse which dates back to 1776. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1884 but remains an impressive monument, rising 18 metres out of the sand.  If you do stroll across to the lighthouse watch out for the tide - you could end up with a swim back to shore! Alternatively you could stay the night with the ghost of the old lighthouse keeper.

The area around the beach and dunes is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with rare species including a collection of natterjack toads. Just around the corner, the Dee estuary is a haven for wintering birds with little terns, skylarks, meadow pipits and warblers all spotted here.

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Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

SJ 1161 8515


Parking is a short walk from the beach.

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Talacre Beach Reviews

Favourite Beach in Wales!

Apr 17th 2022

I visit with my dogs once a year for a week and the sunsets absolutely blow you away. You can walk for miles before coming across another person. The lighthouse is great however sad to see it has been covered in Graffiti. Great parking and access to the beach.

An excellent beach

Jun 15th 2021

Dog friendly all year amazing views beautiful sand dunes huge beach and sky spoilt from being a 5 in summer by thoughtlless selfish holiday makers who can’t be bothered to take litter home or use bins love talacre

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