So we have been in North Wales now for just over three months, and whilst there is still so much for us to see and do, we have definitely have our favourite little spots, which I thought I would share with you.
Ok, so this isn’t actually the best beach in the world compared to others, but it’s ‘our’ beach. It’s just a ten-minute walk from our house, even at child’s pace, so is the one we pop down to most days, even if it’s just for a few minutes. There’s a promenade along the front which connects it to Rhyl and in the summer there is a little cafe. Other than that, there’s not much other than plenty of sand and sand dunes. It’s the perfect beach for a quick run around and paddle in the sea.
Graham and I vaguely remember coming here a few years ago when Harrison was a newborn – we have a photo of Graham feeding him in front of the wall. There’s a cafe on the front and if you walk round to the left, there’s a duck pond with plenty of friendly ducks, swans and geese. Behind the duck pond is a play area and we like to go there before having a little walk further up and onto the beach.
3. Dinas Dinlle
This is one that we only recently discovered, as it’s about 30 minutes from us in the car. It’s absolutely stunning, especially at sunset. There’s a big hill to walk up, which in the summer we will attempt – I bet the views are amazing from up there. There’s also a little airport there, which is where the air ambulance is based.
I’m going to be honest – Rhyl town centre isn’t always the nicest place in the world, but it’s undergoing a big regeneration scheme at the moment and it’s definitely improving. The promenade and beach are actually really lovely now. We like to go to the top end, by the harbour. We pop to the Harbour Hub Cafe for a drink before walking down the boardwalk to the beach.
5. Llandudno North Shore
This is one of the busier beaches we have been to but there’s plenty of places around to go and grab a drink, something to eat or do some shopping. The pier, which is the longest one in Wales is lovely for a walk and the beach itself is lovely.
What are your favourite beaches in North Wales?