A Day On The Beach | Llanfairfechan

One of our favourite beaches to go to here in North Wales is Llanfairfechan. It’s a small town in the Conwy area, not far from Llandudno, with the most beautiful views. One one side you have the beach, on the other is Penmaenmawr mountain. We discovered it by accident on one of our little drives out, and it’s now the beach we go to when we have a few hours to spare.

There’s a fair sized car park, but as we discovered last week, it gets full very quickly when the sun comes out. There’s also a lovely big cafe for a cup of tea and ice cream after a walk and a play on the beach. We love to take a picnic and eat it on the big grassy area by the duck pond, before heading down to the big sandy beach.

Last weekend, the sun was shining, so we packed a picnic and headed there. After having our lunch, we found a little spot on the beach. The kids immediately took their shoes off, and were off with their buckets and spades, digging away and building sand castles. The tide was slowly coming in, and off they toddled for a paddle.

Within a few minutes of gentle paddling, they had completely soaked their jeans. We had no spare clothes with us (parenting fail!) so we let them strip down to their pants. They ended up swimming in the shallows of the sea and having a water fight. I never thought it would be warm enough to do that at the beginning of April, but a tentative dip in the sea proved me wrong – it was lovely and warm!

It was a really fun day – the sort of day that reminds me exactly why we moved here. We’ve now got everything crossed for nice weather this summer for plenty more days like this!

Country Kids

11 thoughts on “A Day On The Beach | Llanfairfechan”

  1. Oh this is wonderful, I’ve been desperate to get to the beach these last few days as it has come out really lovely and warm here too, but found myself tied to activities here on the farm now we are into our busy season. If the weather holds into the beginning of next week I’m definitely hitting the beach. Your children are brave, I know that sea is really cold, I can’t wait to go in but with a thick winter wet suit! I’m crossing my fingers now for another few days of sun. I hope you manage a return visit too.

    Thank you for sharing some lovely photos and memories with me on #CountryKids

  2. This looks stunning! I’m afraid we’ve never been to any beach on Wales, but it’s always been on our list. Hoping to do visit this summer 🙂 #countrykids

  3. What a gorgeous beach. We’ve only been to Wales once but still talk about the amazing beach we found! #countrykids

  4. It’s lovely to read of families having fun on the beach. We’ve yet to get to a stage where both girls enjoy it. #CountryKids

  5. Those photos are stunning!! I can totally see why you moved there! monkey is the same no matter how many times I tell him nlt to get soaked… we never have spare clothes either! You would think I would learn!! #CountryKids

  6. What lovely photo’s, its sounds like you had a great time at the beach. I forever forgetting a spare change of clothes, you would of thought i would of learned my lesson when she managed to fall in the biggest, muddiest puddle in the whole park.

  7. I am so glad I came across this post, I am always looking for beaches that are close enough to drive for a day out, and this looks lovely! love your photos too 🙂 #countrykids

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