Three of the Best Beaches in North Wales

Home to majestic mountains, stunning national parks as well as miles upon miles of sandy coastline, North Wales is arguably one of the most beautiful destinations in the United Kingdom. No matter if you visit during the warm and sunny summer months, or take a trip in the depths of Winter, North Wales is sure to impress with its dramatic scenery. The area is home to a number of quaint seaside towns and golden sandy shores – so many so, that it can be tricky to know which one to put on your must-visit list. We have done a little research for you and narrowed it down to our favorite three beaches in North Wales.


Perhaps one of the most famous beaches on the list is Llandudno beach, which sits on a peninsula that juts out into the Irish Sea. This beautiful stretch of sand curves between the two headlands of Little Orme and Great Orme. There’s also a wonderful pier which you can stroll along and enjoy looking at the pastel coloured guest houses that line the coast. If you’re travelling with kids in the summertime then check out the Punch and Judy show, or even take the cable car or tram up to the top of Grand Orme for some breathtaking views. It can get quite busy here during the summer months, so if you want a little quieter stretch of sand then head to the nearby West Shore.


Barmouth really impresses with its incredible blend of mountains, sand and sea. This beach is located just at the mouth of the Medway estuary along the southwestern corner of Snowdonia National Park. If you love wide open spaces then this beach is for you. The area is huge, and you’ll find that even during a high tide there is still plenty of beach for you to enjoy. Because of its unusual positioning, this area has its own unusual microclimate and your find winter is little warmer than average compared to other coastal areas in North Wales. A lovely day trip is to take a boat out and explore some of their uninhabited nearby islands are speckled around the coast.


And last but certainly not least is Abersoch. This beach is located just off the south coast of the Llyn Peninsula. It’s a very sheltered beach and has become somewhat of a watersports hotspot. So if you enjoy windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing, or even dingy rides then this could be the beach for you. It’s also a very charming holiday destination and features cute beach huts that are available for hire during the summer months. You’ll find that many of the restaurants and cafes stay open way beyond the summer season.

So there you have it – three of our top Picks for the best beaches in North Wales. No matter what one you choose, you’ll be sure to have a magical and memorable time. Enjoy!

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