Best beaches in Clwyd

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Below are a list of the top 12 beaches in Clwyd as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Clwyd is Talacre. 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.

  • 1. Talacre Beach

    Talacre © #adamtasimages | BY-SA

    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,…

  • 2. Penmaenmawr Beach

    Penmaenmawr © Haversack | BY-SA

    With the foothills of Snowdonia behind this long sandy beach looks out over the Menai Straits and coast of Anglesey, as well as Puffin Island and Llandudno's Great Orme. The beach is sandy at low tide, while the upper bay is a combination of pebble and sand. The beach stretches for over half a mile,…

  • 3. Llandudno - West Shore Beach

    Llandudno - West Shore © Alh1 | BY-SA

    West Shore Beach lies on the south-western side of North Wales' Llandudno headland. It is less busy than the more developed North Shore and has lovely views over Conwy Bay and out towards Anglesey. At low tide there is a large expanse of golden sand which is suitable for ball games and kitesurfing. As the…

  • 4. Rhyl Beach

    Rhyl © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    Until it was developed as a resort in the 1880s, Rhyl was little more than a collection of fishermen's cottages. With the hotels, promenade and seaside entertainment came hordes of visitors from the industrial heartlands of Wales, northern England and the Midlands. As with many of Britain's seaside resorts, Rhyl's heyday has long since gone.…

  • 5. Ffrith beach (Prestatyn )

    Ffrith beach (Prestatyn ) © John Haynes | BY-SA

    Prestatyn is a holiday resort in North Wales, between the River dee Estuary and Rhyl. It has three sandy beaches, joined by a 4-mile long promenade. The promenade is popular with cyclists and dog walkers. In its heyday the area behind Ffrith Beach has a boating lake and a lively fun fair. Today there is…

  • 6. Gronant Dunes Beach (Prestatyn)

    Gronant Dunes © Dot Potter | BY-SA

    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…

  • 7. Point of Ayr Beach (Talacre)

    Point of Ayr © Tom Curtis | BY-SA

    This area of sand dunes, overlooking a large expanse of sand, is to be found on the western side of the River Dee Estuary. The dunes here form part of an RSPB nature reserve, which is popular with bird watchers, especially during the winter months. These dunes also provide a habitat for a rare breed…

  • 8. Conwy Morfa Beach

    Conwy Morfa © Ian Greig | BY-SA

    Conwy Morfa is found a short drive from the picturesque town of Conwy on the southern side of the River Conwy estuary. The area is home to a wide expanse of marshy, golden sand backed by a layer of shingle and grassy dunes dominated by the grassy slopes of Mynydd y Dref (Conwy Mountain). When…

  • 9. Pensarn Beach (Abergele)

    Pensarn © Reading Tom | BY-SA

    The shingle beach of Pensarn is situated in front of the town of Abergele. A promenade runs along much of the beachfront and Pensarn is also located on the Wales Coastal Path meaning that walkers of all abilities can enjoy the sea views. As well as the Wales Coastal Path the area is also serviced…

  • 10. Kinmel Bay

    Kinmel Bay © Mat Fascione | BY-SA

    Also known as Sandy Cove, Kinmel Bay lies on the western side of the River Clwyd just across the estuary from Rhyl. The sandy beach is a popular spot with summer visitors and is used all year round by watersport enthusiasts. Nature lovers should keep a look out for the occasional grey seal which might…

  • 11. Prestatyn Central Beach

    Prestatyn Central © Bob Abell | BY-SA

    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 by a wide promenade much-used by cyclists.

    Plenty of facilities including a leisure centre and amusement arcades.…

  • 12. Marine Road Beach (Colwyn Bay)

     Marine Road © Jeff Buck | BY-SA

    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 of the shore. Being relatively flat, at low tide it is wide and…