5 of the best beaches in North Wales

With March just around the corner, Easter is finally within sight and it’s almost time to say goodbye to the cold, dark winter days and hello to spring! Brighter weather is coming, which means for many, it is time to start planning and looking forward to a spring break to North Wales! With nicer weather comes more opportunities to explore the local area, and these conditions usually provide the opportunity for a long walk on the beach. There are some great beaches right next to our Wales caravans for sale, including Towyn, Rhyl and Conwy. This means that during your holiday, golden sands and the sparkling ocean are never too far away. We’ve put together a list of five of our other favourite beaches to visit this time of year in North Wales, so you can check them off your bucket list as and when you discover them if you fancy exploring further afield. In some cases, this may involve a short car journey, but that’s all the more time to get excited for the day ahead! If you think we’ve missed any, let us know by commenting on our social media channels!Abersoch Beach One of the most popular – and most lively – beaches on the Llŷn Peninsula, Abersoch is a great family beach to explore on a sunny day in spring. The long and stretching expanse of golden sands is perfect to have a run around on, allowing both children and adults to stretch the legs. The sands also make the perfect backdrop to any land-based games such as rounder’s, football or cricket, so be sure to bring a bat and ball! The waters off the bay are perfect for water sports, making it a great spot for some spectating as you watch everyone, from novice to know-it-all, demonstrate their skills across the sea. The town also has two other beaches that can be explored, so why not aim to discover all three on one day out this Easter? Criccieth Beach This crescent-shaped, sand and shingle beach at Criccieth sits next to the ruins of a 13th century castle, which stands on a rocky and dramatic headland. Come and explore the ruins and its rich and turbulent history, before heading to the beach to stretch your legs. This beach is sheltered from the unforgiving westerly winds, making it a great spot for a walk and a picnic without feeling too cold. The promenade, which runs along the back of the beach is flat and provides a variety of access points suitable for older or disabled visitors, allowing them to enjoy the beach along with everyone else. Just beyond this is the town itself, which boasts a variety of shops, cafes and pubs as well as another beach to discover should you wish to explore a little more. Tywyn Beach This huge sandy beach stretches out across several miles, making it the perfect place for a long family walk. The Wales Coastal Path passes through the town, so it could be one of many stops on a longer route or the ideal end point to an already lengthy walk. Routes around this region encompass spectacular views of Cardigan bay and Snowdonia and you should keep your eyes peeled for dolphins out to see! The name ‘Tywyn’ translates to ‘sand dunes’, due to the sheer amount of dunes either side on the town. The bay picks up westerly Atlantic swells, making it a popular choice for surfers who opt for the southern end of the beach to ride the best waves. Dinas Dinlle Beach This beach consists of a small pebbled upper shore which soon changes into a vast expance of golden sand. On a clear day, the views out towards Llanddwyn Island on Anglesey and along the Llyn Peninsula are spectacular, so don’t forget your camera to capture some of this beauty for the family holiday album. The settlement itself is a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’ due to its versatility and valuable natural habitats. The site is also appealing to archaeologists and historians due to the Iron Age remains, while bird-watchers and anglers also flock to the beach. The bay has two slipways, demonstrating the frequency of water sports taking place on the waters, with jet skiers, power boaters, scuba divers and windsurfers all regularly utilising facilities.  Barmouth Beach A popular seaside resort, this beach is a magnet for visitors and yet never seems too busy or crowded thanks to the expanse of space along miles and miles of sand down the coast. The harbour is postcard-picturesque, nestled on the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary. Head down the beach for a long walk, before recovering in the shelter of the harbour, making use of the all the amenities and attractions in the form of shops, cafes, restaurants and amusements nearby. So, whether you decide to explore all of these fantastic beaches or prefer the convenience of the beautiful sands near your holiday park, you will have a fabulous time exploring these sands with your family. Remember to pack some games for the beach or arm yourselves with a tasty picnic for a fun day out for everyone – remember your rain jackets, sunshine cannot always be guaranteed! Image credit: Halkett

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