Exploring Llandudno's Stunning Beach and Coastline

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Summer is the perfect time to explore Llandudno's stunning coastline and experience the beauty of North Wales. From the iconic Victorian pier to the rugged Great Orme headland, Llandudno's beaches and coastal trails offer endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation.

Here at The Esplanade, we know all the best beaches and coastal paths to explore during the summer months, including the best recommendations for water sports, and the perfect places to enjoy a summer picnic with sea views. Read on to find out.


Llandudno's beaches are amongst the best in North Wales, with soft sand and crystal-clear water. The town's main beach, North Shore, is the perfect place to sunbathe, swim, or stroll along the promenade.

For those seeking a sandier beach experience, West Shore is a hidden gem just a short walk from the town centre. With panoramic views of the Great Orme and the Conwy Estuary, West Shore is a peaceful and secluded spot for a picnic or a game of beach volleyball. Or if you want to be amongst all the fun and lively atmosphere, it’s a much busier beach in the summer months!

Coastal Trails

Llandudno's coastal trails offer breathtaking views of the Irish Sea and the Snowdonia mountains, with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife and explore the rugged Welsh landscape. The Great Orme Country Park is a must-visit for hikers, with a network of trails ranging from easy strolls to challenging climbs. The Marine Drive is a scenic route that circles the Great Orme, offering stunning views of the sea and the town below.

Water Sports

For those seeking a more active adventure, Llandudno offers a variety of water sports, including kayaking, and paddleboarding. Kayaking and paddleboarding are popular activities, with guided tours available for those who want to explore the coast with a local expert.

Picnic Spots

Finally, no summer adventure in Llandudno would be complete without a picnic with a view. The Haulfre Gardens is a picturesque spot overlooking the town and the sea, with plenty of space to spread out and enjoy a picnic lunch. Happy Valley is another beautiful location, with stunning views of the pier and a peaceful atmosphere perfect for relaxation.

Llandudno's beaches and coastal trails offer endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation during summer. Whether you're seeking a quiet day at the beach, a challenging hike, or an active water sports experience, Llandudno has something to offer everyone. So why not pack a picnic and head to the coast for a summer adventure you'll never forget?

If you’re planning to explore Llandudno's stunning beaches and coastal trails this summer, consider booking a room at the Esplanade Hotel. Located right on the seafront, The Esplanade has the most fantastic views and is the perfect base for your Llandudno adventure. Our hotel offers comfortable rooms, a homely bar and easy access to the town's top attractions. Book your room here.

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