Llanfairfechan BeachLlanfairfechan, Snowdonia

Llanfairfechan Beach, Snowdonia, North Wales

The long, sandy shore of the seaside town of Llanfairfechan is a great beach for families with young children. And the sunsets here can be legendary. 
The beach at Llanfairfechan has, for generations, been a popular tourist destination on the North Wales coast. The beach and promenade have great facilities and added extras like a flat promenade with a pavilion cafe, plus a boating lake, play area and paddling pool to keep little ones entertained.


The location, just off the A55 coast road means that the beach is easy to find and access. It offers everything needed for a traditional British day on the beach. The beach itself is clean and expansive, making it great for beach games, so bring your Frisbee! The dinghy park makes it a popular sailing destination with easy launching boats and windsurfers.

For those wanting more than just the sand, there is a children’s playground, skate park and picnic areas in Victoria Gardens at the eastern end of the promenade. And to the western end of the beach, the “Cob” footpath takes you on a variety of walks and on into the Traeth Lafan Nature Reserve. Another attraction yards from the beach is one of the largest model boating lakes in North Wales, providing hours of fun for anyone with or without a little boat!

At a glance
  • The beach is great for families and those less mobile as there is access to the sand via concrete slipways that bypass the pebbles beneath the promenade and go take you directly onto the sand.

  • The A55 is close by but hidden and you can’t hear any traffic noise.

  • There is a lot of seaside fun to be had other than just the beach, making it great in all weathers.

  • The views are fantastic from all angles.

  • The proximity to the nature reserve makes it a great place for birdwatching.

Beach info

Beach type

Sandy and pebbly.


There is a dinghy park that backs the beach. There are toilets in the pavilion on the beach and there are more public toilets further down the beach, however you will need 20p to access the toilet block. There are places to eat overlooking the sand.


There is free parking for nearly 100 cars close to the beach. 



The wide promenade has a recently renovated slipways making access down to the beach safe and smooth and available to all.

Dog Restrictions

Dogs are not allowed from 1st May to 30th September on the section of beach that runs the length of the promenade.

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There is a sailing club in the town, a dinghy park behind the beach itself and a great wide slipway for launching.


The water is very clean.


The slipways make launching easy.


The beach, jetty and groins and great spots for fishing.



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