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Find the time to explore the top 5 beaches to visit in North Wales

A small boat resting on Conwy Beach on a sunny day with Conwy Castle in the background

Some of Britain’s finest beaches can be found in North Wales. The coastline is blessed with a mix of wild untamed sands and characterful urban beaches, which give locals and holidaymakers alike an incredible choice of seaside destinations.

We’ve rounded up five of our favourite beaches that, rain or shine, the family will love to explore. The question is - which one will you discover next?


Just a 30 minute walk out of the beautiful town of Conwy lies Conwy Morfa Beach.

It’s a large sandy bay, which joins up with Conwy Bay at low tide. Visitors rave about the stunning views over Llandudno, Anglesey and Puffin Island. If the weather is good, enjoy a paddle or take your dog for a long walk. Should it rain, you can keep the family entertained in the nearby shops cafes and restaurants, whilst you wait for th sun to come out.


Just south of the river Afon Goch estuary is the Traeth yr Ora beach, which is one of Anglesey’s hidden gems. It offers striking views of Dulas Island and wide golden sands, which are wonderfully secluded. Even in the height of summer, the beach is often quiet. Enjoy relaxing in this tranquil environment, have a dip in the inviting water or take a walk to discover the historical monuments nearby.


For a vintage seaside experience, complete with candy floss, donkey rides and deckchairs, look no further than Barmouth Beach. Sitting pretty in the South West corner of Snowdonia National Park, the beach is blessed with both vast sands and a spectacular mountainous backdrop. Even at high tide, the expanse of sand is immense, so there’s plenty of room for the kids to run around in. In summer, they’ll also love the trampolines, pirate ship and bouncy castle.


There’s space aplenty on this clean and sandy beach, which stretches for miles. Enjoying views of Snowdon and the Llyn Peninsula, it’s overlooked from behind by the mighty Harlech castle. This beach is also well known for being doggy paradise. Your four legged friends will have the run of the place out of season and are still welcome on much of the beach between April and September. The beautiful sand dunes that line the border of Harlech are a prized feature and the reason why the area was designated as a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.


Arguably the most popular of Anglesey’s wonderful beaches is Benllech with its fine golden sands and clear water, which is exceptionally safe for bathing and paddling in. With good disabled access, public toilets, arcades, ice cream kiosk, a well-situated car park and huge amount of space, it’s ideal for a family trip to the seaside. If it’s just the two of you, enjoy a stroll around the bay to the Ship Inn pub and The Boathouse restaurant at Red Wharfe Bay, enjoying the fantastic views of Llandudno as you go.

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