Central Beach

Central beach is a north facing sandy beach interspersed with rock groynes.

This beach is also popular for water sports including windsurfing and sailing. The four-mile promenade joins Central beach with the adjacent Barkby and Ffrith beaches, making a very enjoyable walk around the sandy bays. The promenade is also popular area for cycling and for walking with the North Wales Cycle Trail and the Offa’s Dyke Path both converging on the seafront.

Central Beach is a Blue Flag Beach
Central Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Central Beach has dog restrictions.
Prestatyn Central beach has seasonal dog restrictions.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches in Denbighshire, or check our list of Denbighshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Central Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 11.5 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 10 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 10.9 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 05clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1.7℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Feb 07fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (SW)

Prestatyn weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Central Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Central Beach is at MOSTYN DOCKS 10.08 km (6.27 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:05 (Height 2.78m)
   High Tide at 08:00 (Height 7.10m)
   Low Tide at 14:46 (Height 2.66m)
   High Tide at 20:31 (Height 7.14m)
Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:06 (Height 2.67m)
   High Tide at 08:58 (Height 7.40m)
   Low Tide at 15:43 (Height 2.42m)
   High Tide at 21:26 (Height 7.39m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:55 (Height 2.49m)
   High Tide at 09:44 (Height 7.72m)
   Low Tide at 16:32 (Height 2.19m)
   High Tide at 22:10 (Height 7.67m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:36 (Height 2.29m)
   High Tide at 10:22 (Height 8.03m)
   Low Tide at 17:13 (Height 1.98m)
   High Tide at 22:48 (Height 7.95m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:14 (Height 2.08m)
   High Tide at 10:56 (Height 8.28m)
   Low Tide at 17:51 (Height 1.80m)
   High Tide at 23:22 (Height 8.17m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:50 (Height 1.89m)
   High Tide at 11:28 (Height 8.48m)
   Low Tide at 18:27 (Height 1.63m)
   High Tide at 23:54 (Height 8.34m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:26 (Height 1.73m)
   High Tide at 11:59 (Height 8.61m)
   Low Tide at 19:02 (Height 1.52m)

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