The Beach Guide

Best beaches in Clwyd

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Clwyd as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Clwyd is Marine Road. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Clwyd just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  •  Marine Road Beach (Colwyn Bay) © Steve Fareham | BY-SA

    1. Marine Road Beach (Colwyn Bay)

    Marine Road Beach sits at the western end of the rock and shingle beach adjacent to the centre of Colwyn Bay. The beach is popular for activities such as swimming, water sports, and sailing, with many sailing boats docking along this section…

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  • Llanfairfechan Beach © Ian Greig | BY-SA

    2. Llanfairfechan Beach

    Llanfairfechan beach is mainly pebble beach when the tide is in but as it drops away a wide open stretch of sand is revealed. The beach here is backed by the Victorian seaside town of Llanfairfechan, which is overlooked by the 434m high…

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  • Splash Point (Rhyl) Beach © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    3. Splash Point (Rhyl) Beach

    Rhyl is a traditional family seaside resort, offering miles of clean, sandy beaches and plenty of amusements and amenities. There is a harbour, a Sea Life Centre and more. The beach at Splash Point, starting around the north end of Old…

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  • Penrhyn Bay © Eirian Evans | BY-SA

    4. Penrhyn Bay

    Located between Llandudno and Colwyn Bay, Penrhyn Bay is a fairly quiet sand and shingle beach, with stone breakwaters at either end. For the most part, the higher sections are made up of shingle, whilst it becomes sandier closer to the…

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  • Towyn Beach (Abergele) © Jeff Buck | BY-SA

    5. Towyn Beach (Abergele)

    Towyn Beach sits just east of the seaside town of Abergele and is a considerable stretch of shingle and sand. The beach is a popular family friendly spot and you will also find a range of typical seaside amusements for children nearby…

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  • Prestatyn Central Beach © Bob Abell | BY-SA

    6. Prestatyn Central Beach

    Prestatyn is a coastal resort in North Wales with three beaches that join up to form a five mile stretch of sand, interspersed with rock groynes. Central Beach is wide and north-facing, popular with sailors and windsurfers, and backed…

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  • Colwyn Bay - Rhos-on-Sea © John S Turner | BY-SA

    7. Colwyn Bay - Rhos-on-Sea

    Rhos-on-Sea sits on the edge of the three miles of Colwyn Bay. From here there are great views along the sweeping coast towards Rhyl and Prestatyn. The little beach here is a mix of sand and shingle that sits within an offshore breakwater…

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  • Cayley Promenade Beach (Colwyn Bay) © Ian S | BY-SA

    8. Cayley Promenade Beach (Colwyn Bay)

    The beach at Cayley Promenade is nestled in between the towns of Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea. As it is further away from the town centre than most of Colwyn’s other beaches, it is one of the quieter sections of beach in the Colwyn Bay area.…

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  • Talacre Beach © Chris Downer | BY-SA

    9. 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…

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  • Barkby beach © Jeff Buck | BY-SA

    10. Barkby beach

    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…

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