Top Beaches in North Wales

Whether you are coming to north Wales for your easter trip, a visit to one of our exquisite blue flag beaches, has to be on the top of your agenda. North Wales is home to so many beaches, so no matter what the weather or wind direction you can always find a sheltered place to roll out your picnic blanket.

With campsites galore along our wonderful coast, you can literally be a stones throw away from a morning dip or paddle. See our camping section and blogs section to check where to stay. Whether its surfing, paddling, boating, sand castle building or just to fly a kite, our safe beaches will provide so much fun and entertainment for the family. Many of the local commentates have been built up around the beaches and foreshore, so in most towns there are a range of restaurants, cafes, fish and chip shops, bars and shops to keep you fed and watered during there day times there.

There are plenty of beach activities to partake in here all summer long, such as spring, SUP’ing, kayaking, sailing, rock pooling, swimming, body boarding, beach games, sand castle building, crabbing and netting.   You are in the finest territory for marine life in the country, so make sure you pack a crabbing line, net and a bucket to explore the local pools at low water.


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Map of north Wales with most of the beaches on, It will be on the new website.


Top beaches in north Wales.



This is a long and very sandy beach that seems to go on forever. It also boasts of outstanding car parking facilities, toilets and a new complete board walk systems that was introduced a couple of years back.




There are two very interesting sandy beaches here at Rhosneigr. The beaches are perfect for watersports and other activities. You can bring your dogs to the beach and a car park is also available though in the busy period parking space will be at a premium.



This is where the Sahara of Anglesey meets the sea. It is perfect for surfing and fishing. It is also kids-friendly though you will need to supervise young children when they are playing close to the sand dunes. Dogs are also allowed at this beach. its on the west coast of Anglesey.



This is one of the more popular beaches during the summer season. It is perfect for a family outing and sports lovers will find this beach to be truly interesting. The beach is also dog-friendly on the east coast of Anglesey.



Lligwy beach lies bang next to Moelfre, a very popular village. The beach boasts of soft white colored sands and is perfect for water sports and other games. It is possible to access to one beach by car but not the photograph below, this is about 15-20 minutes walk from light beach itself, but well worth the walk!. It is also dog-friendly but you must keep your dogs under tight control.


Porth Dinallaen

Porth Dinallaen is special even though it is not a big beach. However, it is pretty and boasts of a pub that is out of reach of motor transport. Porthdinllaen holds its name very high in the beach world of north Wales and is very well renowned for Ty Coch Inn as the famous beach side watering hole.



This is a beach that lies on the south coast of the Llyn Peninsula. The good news is that it faces east and hence you will not be pummeled by blustery winds. It is popular because it is ideal for watersports. Situated on the mouth of the Mawddach estuary close to Snowdonia National Park it is special because it has mountains and sand as well as sea. Abersoch is kids-friendly and is perfect for a holiday.



Cymuran beach lies on the western side of a 2-mile long sandy beach that extends from Rhosneigr village. Dogs are allowed and this beach is also perfect for those who want to fish, kite surf or wind surf.




This beach is perfect for a family outing. It boasts of a paddling pool for kids and there is also a nice skate park for children. Adults can enjoy windsurfing and canoeing as well as sailing. Cafes and shops as well as amusement parks are all situated close by. Dogs are allowed but you can only bring them to the beach after obtaining permission. Beach huts are available and these can be hired on demand.



Red wharf bay

Red wharf bay is also known as Traeth Coch. This beach is not only very beautiful but also very wide and it has plenty of things for you to discover. Rock pools, and a wonderful bay that lies between Pentraeth and Benllech make this beach truly interesting. It is also dog-friendly and there is a café nearby. Toilet facilities are also available. Red wharf bay is situated on the north east coast of Anglesey.


Dinas Dinlle

This beach offers the most spectacular views and it is easy to access. Dinas Dinlle is ideal for a long walk. Water sport lovers love this beach, which is also dog-friendly though restrictions may be applied during the busy summer months. Car park is available as too shops that lie not far from the beach. Dinas Dinlle is positioned  at the top of the Llyn peninsula, near Caernarfon.


Shell Island

This is a beach is perfect for frolicking because of the many seashells that wash up on shore. Shell Island also has a large 300-acre camping land close by. This camping site is the largest camping site in all of the UK. There is a total of 3 beaches with the main one running for about 6 miles. Shell island is out of the Llyn Peninsula and is near to Barmouth.



This is one of the more popular beaches in North Wales. Boating is a popular activity here as too is  swimming. Dogs are allowed but with restrictions. Drinking water and toilets are also available and the town has some of the more attractive back drops with southern Snowdonia in full view.



Cemaes Bay

This is the perfect beach to bring your little children to. A small but pleasant beach on the north east side of Anglesey. There are rock pools as well as a breakwater here. In fact, Cemaes Bay has a couple of beaches here called Traeth Mawr and Traeth Bach. The beaches are sandy as well as rocky. Dogs can only be brought to certain parts of the beach. Café/restaurant and toilets are available as too a pub that lies not far from the bay.



So we hope this super quick guide was useful for your stay and we will do a more in depth guide to all the beaches on Anglesey, the Llyn and other parts of north Wales soon. Have a great Easter!


What to pack for a day out at our welsh beaches :

We wrote an article last year on the top essential beach items for your beach stays, have a look at that for a more in depth guide of some of this years must haves for beach goers!

  • Picnic blanket, hamper, a prosecco
  • BBQ! (obvs)
  • Cricket set
  • Wetsuit and goggles
  • Bucket and spade
  • A colourful Kite – obligatory
  • Handbook on coastal marine life
  • Crabbing line, bucket and net
  • Windbreak
  • Towel
  • Water (for cold drinks)
  • Pocket money for ice cream, lunch and coffees
  • Body board & surf boards
  • book or kindle
  • Sunglasses & hat
  • Warm jumper incase the wind gets up it generally does at some point!
  • Binoculars for bird spotting
  • Fishing rod for those who fish!
  • Swimming shorts
  • and finally a big smile- your on hoiday!

Useful links :

Uk beach guide website – very good!

Weather reports 

Top beach gear for families


Anglesey Beaches 

Dog rules and regs on beaches in north Wales 


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