In North Wales we are lucky enough to have some of the UK’s best beaches (we may be slightly biased!) on our doorstep. Whether you are planning on embarking on part of the Wales Coastal Path or just hoping for a sunny day out at the beach, we have a seaside suggestion to satisfy everyone. Read on for our pick of the best beach walks near North Wales and some clothing suggestions to keep you comfortable.
Traeth Llanddwyn | Newborough Beach
Providing panoramic views of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula, Newborough is without doubt one of North Wales’ most scenic beaches. A combination of rolling dunes, historic buildings, forest trails, secluded coves and miles of sand waiting to be explored make it ideal for a family day out. It is also a national nature reserve and one of the most important red squirrel conservation sites in the UK so keep your eyes peeled for local widlife.
Conwy Morfa Beach
Within walking distance of the historic town of Conwy, the picturesque marina and a golf course, Conwy Morfa Beach has no shortage of things to do on a seaside day out. The beach is in a sandy bay which stretches for miles and forms part of the mussel banks of Conwy Bay. The area is rich in wildlife and is great for bird watching as well as paddling, walking and building sandcastles. Conwy Morfa is an ideal beach in North Wales for dog walking.
Hillbre Island sits at the mouth of the Dee Estuary and can be reached by foot while the tide is out. The region is one of the best places in the local area for spotting rare and endangered wildlife. Grey seals and migrating birds can be seen from the island at certain times of year. From the mainland across the sand to the islands is 2 miles so takes about an hour each way.
Rockpools, caves and sheltered coves are waiting to be explored at Black Rock Sands. Wide open beach which stretches for about two miles along Wales’ west coast is backed by sand dunes that have been designated a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’. Local wildlife can be spotted in abundance as well as motorboats which have a designated zone making it a popular spot for water sport enthusiasts.
The ideal spot for walking the dog and exploring North Wales’ coastline. Miles of golden sand lead to the Point of Ayr lighthouse which was first in use during the 18th Century. The lighthouse has a fascinating history and some say to this day it is still frequented by a ghost of the old lighthouse keeper! Talacre is a haven for local wildlife including the natterjack toad terns, skylarks, meadow pipits and warblers. If you fancy a long meander along the beach, dunes and coastal path, it takes about 1.5 hours each way to walk from Talacre to Prestatyn.
Hopefully when you go for your blissful beach stroll it will be warm enough for a paddle! We’ve got a variety of gadgets and equipment to make your North Wales beach walk even more enjoyable. Whether you want to enjoy a BBQ and a cold drink with friends, or share a cup of tea with your loved ones – we’ve got you covered from head to toe (and all the accessories in between).
If you’re planning on taking the dog to the beach, make sure you’ve got everything you need to have the best day out (and avoid a sandy car and house afterwards!). At Cherry Tree Country Clothing we stock plenty of handy products that will make your life easier when off on an adventure with your pup. Foldable bowls, dog drying coats, poo bag pouches and fur removers are just some of the accessories we sell. Below are a selection of goodies that you (and your pooch) just shouldn’t do without.
Top tip for your next beach visit – take a boot bag so you can pop your shoes or boots straight in when you get to the car to avoid a complete covering of sand in your boot.
For some ideas on what to wear at the beach, check out our collections below:
Whatever beach you decide to visit, make sure to check tide times and do your research before arriving so you know where to park and get refreshments. If you want to read more about our beach fancies, check out our blog ‘Top 4 Hidden Beaches in North Wales.’ Please stay safe, comfortable and content with our superb collection of summer clothing, footwear and accessories!