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Beaches in North East Wales

The following beaches on the North Wales coast, from west of Colwyn Bay to Prestatyn; all have either a Blue Flag award, a Seaside Award or are Recommended in the Good Beach Guide.

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Kinmel Bay (Sandy Cove)

Kinmel Bay (Sandy Cove)

A fine north facing sandy beach backed by a narrow promenade used by walkers and cyclists, the sea wall and the Kimmel Dunes nature reserve. Free parking available for over 100 cars; the beach is cleaned daily. Dog restrictions May to September on part of beach. Seaside Award; Good Beach Guide Recommended.

Rhyl Beach

Rhyl Beach

A popular family seaside resort with miles of sandy beaches, a harbour, attractions and amusements; a wide beach with good access from the promenade.A Lifeguard service is provided on the Central Beach. Pay car parking and a park and ride service during summer, toilets and shops; dog restrictions apply May to September. Seaside Award.

Prestatyn Central & Barkby Beach

Prestatyn Central & Barkby Beach

Prestatyn Central Beach - A wide north facing sandy beach interspersed with rock groynes; a promenade for walkers and cyclists runs along the beach. It adjoins Barkby and Ffrith beaches in a 5 mile stretch of sand interspersed with rock groynes. A lifeguard service is provided end May to beginning of September. Pay car parking with ramped access to the promenade, toilets, dogs not allowed on certain areas May to September; leisure centre and amusement arcades nearby. Prestatyn Barkby Beach - A long sandy beach between Prestatyn Central Beach and Gronant Dunes with rocky breakwaters and a promenade. Windsurfing, sailing and jet-skiing (with a permit). Pay parking is available by the beach; dog restrictions apply May to September. Seaside Award; Good Beach Guide Recommended.