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View of Llandudno Victorian Pier

Renowned for its iconic headlands, golden sands and fun-filled sights and attractions, it’s easy to see why Llandudno has fast become a favorite among UK holidaymakers.

The largest of Wales’ resorts, tourists flock to the beaches in Llandudno to enjoy Punch and Judy shows, donkey rides, and of course, fish and chips.

Located on the coast of Conwy, this quaint Victorian town has easy access to five of the area’s best beaches. Whether you’re looking for a day of sightseeing, or lazy afternoons on the sand, there’s a seaside adventure for all here.

Read on to discover more about the beaches in Llandudno…

1. North Shore Beach

The first on our list is the towns principal beach, North Shore. If you’re seeking a traditional seaside getaway, then look no further.

A view of Llandudno North Shore Beach and the Promenade

Nestled between the Great Orme and Little Orme headlands, the North Shore Beach is a favourite among visitors to Llandudno. Here you will find a gentle slope of golden sand and pebbles.

Llandudno’s largest beach, North Shore is ideal for sunbathing, watersports, and sea fishing. You can even take a boat tour and soak in the coastal delights from a different perspective!

The beach is accessible to those with limited mobility, with disabled access available. In low season, this glorious stretch of sand even welcomes your four-legged companions!

A wide promenade lined with pastel, double-fronted buildings back this Seaside award-winning beach. Look forward to leisurely strolls along the seafront or save your feet and hop aboard the land train!

Birdseye view of Llandudno Pier at Sunrise

A traditional Victorian pier decorates the shore, towering 700m above sea level. Once voted “Pier of the Year,” there’s an array of food stalls, arcades, and funfair rides, sure to keep visitors entertained.

What better way to spend your afternoon than with fresh fish and chips and a go on the penny slots?

A short walk will bring you to the centre of Llandudno, where you’ll find all of your essential amenities. Dine with a view at one of the waterfront restaurants, or pick up a memento from one of the souvenir shops.

Type of beach: Sand & Shingle
Dog-friendly: Dog restrictions apply between 1st May – 30th September
Lifeguard: No
Car Park: Yes
Postcode: LL30 2ND

Check the tide times ahead of your visit below:

2. West Shore Beach

Next up on our list of beaches in Llandudno is the wonderful West Shore Beach. The sister beach to North Shore, this Blue Flag award-winning beach is the quieter of the two.

West Shore Beach Llandudno at Sunset

Situated on the south-west side of the Great Orme, this Llandudno beach frames magnificent views of the rocky headland. With an idyllic position on the coast of Conwy Bay, there’s no better place to get away from the hustle and bustle.

Golden sand and glistening waters decorate this Llandudno beach. Take advantage of your surroundings and try your hand at kitesurfing, or simply bask in the sun and sand. 

Person Kitesurfing in the Sea

If walking is your thing, the beach benefits from direct access to the Wales Coast Path. Lace up your walking boots and soak in the spectacular scenery of the coast of North Wales.

The West Shore Beach Café means you don’t have to travel far to refuel following an afternoon of watersports. Here you can tuck into tasty meals and enjoy views across the bay towards Anglesey and Puffin Island!

Type of beach: Sandy
Dog-friendly: Dog restrictions apply between 1st May – 30th September
Lifeguard: No
Car Park: Yes
Postcode: LL30 2BG

Check the tide times ahead of your visit below:

3. Penrhyn Bay Beach

Positioned on the outskirts of Llandudno, between Rhos-on-Sea and the Little Orme, is Penrhyn Bay Beach.

Seals Lying on a Sandy Beach

This tranquil spot makes a peaceful alternative to the livelier beaches in Llandudno, owing to its gentle waves and majestic views. Hugging the shores of the Irish Sea and protected by a high sea wall, Penrhyn Bay promises a blissful day at the beach.

Decorated in large pebble banks, this Llandudno beach is perfect for exploring rockpools. The soft, golden sand offers the best of both worlds, so don’t forget your bucket and spade!

If you time it right, you may be lucky enough to catch sight of seals basking on the shores. If you’re visiting with your furry friend, be sure to give them plenty of space.

Type of beach: Sand & Shingle
Dog-friendly: Yes, however keep pets at a respectable distance from seals
Lifeguard: No
Car Park: No, however roadside parking is available along Glan-Y-Mor Road
Postcode: LL30 3PR

Check the tide times ahead of your visit below:

4. Angel Bay

Tucked away within a quiet inlet of the Little Orme headland is the pint-sized rocky beach of Angel Bay.

Waves hitting the rocks at Angel Bay in Llandudno

Located at the eastern end of Penryn Bay, this Llandudno beach is one sure to appeal to the avid explorer. Set off the beaten track, a steep decent leads to a rocky shore teaming with marine life and bird species.

A grassy nature reserve sits above the cliffs, where visitors can take their dogs for a walk while keeping an eye out for the renowned grey seals. An opportunity not to be missed, binoculars are essential for this one!

Be sure to visit throughout the months of October and November, where you’ll spot seal pups hidden amongst the rocks.

There’s a handful of trails leading from Angel Bay to the summit of the Little Orme. Climbers who make the ascent to the top are rewarded with sensational views stretching across the coastline.

Type of beach: Rocky & Shingle
Dog-friendly: Yes, however keep pets at a respectable distance from seals
Lifeguard: No
Car Park: No, however parking is available within the nearby housing estate or the local Co-Op
Postcode: LL30 3RW

Check the tide times ahead of your visit below:

5. Deganwy Beach

Just a stone’s throw away from the resort of Llandudno rests the quaint village of Deganwy. Positioned on the coast of Conwy estuary, the south-westward facing shores of Deganwy Beach are well worth the trip.

Birdseye View of the Sand and Sea at Deganwy Beach

Deganwy beach stretches along the River Conwy, offering a blend of sand and shingle. Owing to its position, this beach is often saturated in sunlight, making it the ideal spot to enjoy a moment of R&R in a deck chair. 

When you’re feeling peckish, the popular beachfront café, Sue’s Beach Hut, serves a selection of homecooked meals and snacks, whilst further amenities can be found backing the promenade.

The renowned Wales Coast Path winds its path along the beach, perfect for those looking to explore. Follow the trail North to discover the limestone headland of the Great Orme, or head south to the historic Welsh town of Conwy.

Type of beach: Sand & Shingle
Dog-friendly: Yes, all year round
Lifeguard: No
Car Park: No, however parking is available in nearby Train Station car park
Postcode: LL31 9EJ

Check the tide times ahead of your visit below:

Have these beaches in Llandudno tempted you into the thought of a fun-filled day at the seaside? Or a coastal exploration? Browse our handpicked selection of Llandudno cottages. You can even plan your itinerary ahead of time with a read through our Things to do in Llandudno guide. 

With miles of spectacular coastline waiting to be discovered, why not take a look at our fabulous collection of holiday cottages by the beach and let the adventure begin.

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