Talacre Beach

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  • 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.

    Clwyd dog friendly beaches »


    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Toilets

    Nearest town



    CH8 9RS

    OS grid ref.

    SJ 1161 8515


    Parking is a short walk from the beach.

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    Talacre Beach Reviews

    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

    Amazing place

    Jul 16th 2022

    As a dog walker you can’t fault this beach, it’s freedom and fun wherever you go. The only thing I would love to see is a shower on the beach due to patches of quick sand.

    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.

    irresponsible dog owners

    Feb 26th 2024

    This was my first time visiting this beach with my dog. It was horrendous. So many irresponsible dog owners with their dogs off the lead, with zero recall. Multiple dogs coming up to my dog who was on lead and the owners not anywhere in sight. It was pure chaos of untrained dogs doing what they want. I will not be visiting again, and will warn others with dogs not to. This is totally dangerous and accidents are waiting to happen. I have never been to somewhere where so many off lead, standoffish dogs have approached me and my dog and the owners have not tried to retrieve them at all or are nowhere insight.


    Jun 04th 2023

    Covered in litter at 9.45 am. Toilets dirty. Dog owners not mindful of others who may not want a big wet dog jumping on them. Wont be back


    Aug 31st 2022

    No free parking   pub etc charges £5 to park wether you park 5 minutes or 5 hours   needs sorting