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 Penmaenmawr. 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.

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    1. Penmaenmawr Beach

    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…

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    2. Llandudno - West Shore Beach

    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…

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    3. Rhyl Beach

    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…

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    4. 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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    5. Ffrith beach (Prestatyn )

    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…

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    6. Gronant Dunes Beach (Prestatyn)

    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…

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    7. Point of Ayr Beach (Talacre)

    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…

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    8. Conwy Morfa Beach

    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…

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    9. Pensarn Beach (Abergele)

    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.…

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    10. Kinmel Bay

    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…

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