Penmaenmawr BeachPenmaenmawr, Snowdonia
Penmaenmawr Beach, Snowdonia, North Wales
The popular resort of Penmaenmawr has great facilities, a pretty promenade, gorgeous views and a lovely clean beach, making it great for families. The four-mile long sandy beach at Penmaenmawr, which looks out over the Menai Straits towards Penmon and Puffin Island has everything you need for a great family day on the beach. This handy setting, where the mountains meet the sea is a well-maintained resort with a lot to offer.
You can stroll along the recently refurbished promenade taking in the views and admire the landscaped flower borders that back the beach. The young, or young at heart, will love the skate park and paddling pool and even though there are seasonal restrictions for dogs on the beach, there is a designated dog exercise area to keep your four-legged friend busy! The four-mile long beach is a sandy playground at low tide with interesting pebbles in the upper section.
A great plus for families is that the beach huts that back the beach are available for daily hire. You need to speak to Kevin in the Beach Cafe, who hires them out on behalf of the council.
Everything you need for a family day on the beach is minutes from the sand.
It's an easy place to find and access from all the north-west cities as it’s just off the A55 coast road.
There are great, brand new facilities and the promenade is a great walk at any time of year.
Sandy with pebbles beneath the promenade.
There are great facilities on the newly refurbished promenade including information points disabled toilets, drinking fountains, life rings, amusements and places to eat.
There is free parking adjacent to the beach at the west end of the promenade, however, spaces fill quite quickly in the summer so it’s advisable to get there early to benefit from a handy spot for the beach.
The beach is suitable for wheelchairs, prams and the less mobile, as access is down a ramp from a well-maintained promenade. The two points of access are in front of each cafe at either end of the promenade.
There are seasonal restrictions in place on the main stretch of the beach from 1st May to the 30th September.
The Penmaenmawr Sailing Club is located on the beach itself and can offer instruction and advice on launching.
The beach is best fished after dark or at dusk either side of low water at the west on of the beach. You stand a good chance of catching a decent bass.
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