A Guide To The Best Beaches In Llandudno

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If you’re looking for a holiday at the beach, Llandudno is one of the top places in the UK to try out. There are plenty of amazing seaside activities here, such as donkey riding across Llandudno’s beaches, and windsurfing out in Llandudno Bay.

Fortunately, there’s no shortage of great beaches in Llandudno for you to enjoy. But which are the top beaches in Llandudno? Here is our guide to the best beaches in Llandudno – so you know exactly where to head first.

North Shore Beach

You can find North Shore Beach between the Little Orme and Great Orme headlands, not too far from the Llandudno pier. It’s a favourite for most people coming to Llandudno - you have pebbles, golden sand, but also plenty of places where you can sunbathe. With its setting in the mouth of Llandudno Bay, the north shore beach is perfect for sea fishing and watersports such as windsurfing and sailing. 

There are also various boat tours on offer, where you can head out into the harbour, and soak in the beautiful views of the Irish sea. 

West Shore Beach

The West Shore Beach in Llandudno is great because it’s quieter than Llandudno’s north shore beach, so it’s more suitable for those that just want to unwind and relax. You’ll be treated to some amazing rocky headland views, in addition to the glistening waters and golden sand of Llandundo’s west shore beach. 

Deganwy Beach

The Deganwy Beach is close to Llandudno – located to the south, closer to Conwy (but is within walking distance from Llandudno’s town centre). There’s a beachfront café called The Olive Grove, serving all kinds of goodies. Being a distance from Llandudno’s centre it’s the perfect beach for sunbathing in privacy.

You will also find the Wales Coast Path right near the beach; meaning it’s a great place where you can go ahead and explore. If you’re staying in Llandudno, it’s definitely worth the short walk to get to if you’re looking for a great beach without tons of crowds.

Angel Bay

Located on the little Orme headland, Angel Bay beach is harder to access than either of Llanduno’s north or west shore beaches. To get to Angel Bay, you’ll have to head up and over the little Orme headland – meaning if you like exploring, walking, or climbing, you’ll enjoy the journey to Angel Bay. 

Once you’ve reached the top of Little Orme, there’s a steep descent before getting to the shores of Angel bay that are teeming with birds and lots of marine life. Overall, visiting Angel Bay is an amazing experience and while it can take a bit to get there, your trip will be well worth the time and effort.

Penrhyn Bay Beach

You can find Penrhyn Bay Beach to the east of Llandudno, just past the little Orme Headland. Like Deganwy beach, it’s within walking distance from the centre of Llandudno.

It’s a long pebble beach, making it a great place for romantic seaside strolls. There is a high sea wall here, and you can also find all kinds of sea creatures. Pro tip: if you’re a fan of wildlife spotting, Penrhyn Bay Beach is one of the few places where you can find sealing basking at low tide during mating season.

As you can see, Llandudno has some incredible beaches, all of which are well worth your time. Whether you want access to a beach with all kinds of amenities like an ice cream, a play area and a wide promenade or one that’s more secluded, you can definitely find what you’re looking for in Llandudno.

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