Find The Nearest Beach Conwy
Planning a trip to Conwy and looking for the nearest beach. Conwy is not just the town but is 73 km of North Wales coastline that includes the seaside towns of Llandudno, Abergele and Colwyn Bay. The beaches range from the Victorian splendour of Llandudno North Shore to the unspoilt sands of Conwy Morfa.
- Conwy Morfa beach was originally marshy-sand based spit, located on the south side of the estuary of the River Conwy. This is a large sandy bay with views across to the Great Orme in Llandudno, and at low tide forms part of the extensive sandy beaches and mussel banks of Conwy Bay. Some excellent fishing.
- Llandudno West Shore beach is quieter than the North Shore beach and is on the River Conwy estuary below the Great Orme. The beach is sandy with a stony pebble foreshore. The West Shore is linked to the North Shore by Gloddaeth Avenue, a wide dual carriageway. The beach is backed by a promenade and as you are in the town so a wide selection of facilities are at hand.
- Llanfairfechan beach is pebbles at the high water mark between the groynes, but then exposes large areas of sand as the tide goes out. The beach has some great views towards Puffin Island and the Great Orme. Backed by a large promenade the beach facilities include parking, toilets, food, shop, and slipway. About 1 mile along the coast to the west is Morfa Madryn, a mixture of wetland habitats on the shore of Traeth Lafan. A local authority-managed nature reserve of outstanding beauty and a favourite location for bird watchers.
- Llandudno North Shore beach is a 2-mile curving beach of sand, shingle and rock, the beach stretches between the headlands of the Great Orme and the Little Orme. Llandudno North Shore beach has a wide Victorian promenade separated from the roadway by a small strip of garden. The road has a different name for each block and it is on these parades and crescents that many of Llandudno’s hotels are built. This gives Llandudno a unique aspect as the front has been protected and still looks like it must have looked in Victorian times. The beach area is divided into areas for swimmers, windsurfers/sailing and power boats. Endless choices of facilities as you are in the centre of Llandudno with car parking in any of the town car parks or pay and display on the road by the beach.
- Rhos-on-Sea beach is at the west end of the long stretch of beaches within Colwyn Bay. The beach is mainly sand with rocks and boulders in various locations and includes a small picturesque harbour. Parking on the road by the beach, promenade has a wide selection of cafes, coffee bars, seaside kiosks and restaurants.
- Kinmel Bay is a fine, north-facing, sandy beach fronted on the landward side by a narrow promenade and sea wall along its entire length. Sand dunes local nature reserve fronts onto the landward side of the promenade. This beach is the northern part of a stretch including Abergele, Pensarn and Towyn. Popular kitesurfing location, when the tide goes out you get a flat lagoon. Facilities include car park, cafe and supermarket.