The best North Wales beaches in 2020
Don’t Miss the Best North Wales Beaches! North Wales has much to offer, from medieval castles to the rugged beauty of Snowdonia National Park. Yet if you head as far north as you can go, you’ll hit some of the best beaches Wales can offer.
You’ll find this towards the end of the Llyn Peninsula. Get there by taking the A487 from Porthmadog/Portmeirion from the south-east or via Caernarfon from the north. The beach is just south of Abersoch itself, which is home to several self-catering properties, a separate harbour beach, and several caravan parks.
Its sheltered position is one of the reasons why this beach has become popular with holidaymakers, many of whom return each year. It’s also great for a day trip.
Heading in the opposite direction towards the north coast, Ffrith Beach offers seemingly unending stretches of golden sands to enjoy. It is situated in Prestatyn and is one of three beaches in the area – all sandy.
The Rhyl Coast Road brings you into the area from the west, while Victoria Road meets it from the eastern part of North Wales. The A55 North Wales Expressway runs south of the resort, giving easy access from other parts of Wales and indeed from England to the east.
There are many reasons why this makes it onto our list of favourite North Wales beaches. Tucked away in the south-western corner of the famous Snowdonia National Park, it makes for the ideal day of relaxation if you’ve been hiking through the park itself. The unusual marriage of a mountain backdrop coupled with a sandy beach at the end of the Mawddach Estuary, this is a huge beach – ideal if you have kids you need to wear out for the day.
The A494 and the A470 both lead through the park in the general direction of Barmouth. Porthmadog and Portmeirion are both situated a short distance to the north of the beach.
Porth Wen Beach
If holidaying on Anglesey or just visiting for the day, you may wish to meet the challenge of looking for Porth Wen Beach. The A5025 takes you closest to the beach, with minor roads leading from there to the beach itself. It’s likely only the determined will find it, though. Hidden and quiet, the beach looks stunning if viewed from the coastal path.
History buffs will appreciate the position of this beach, located as it is very close to the disused Porth Wen Brickworks. These are not open to the public, but they are easy to view from the nearby coastal path. This is perhaps the best way to grab a sea breeze; enjoy a stroll; and take advantage of some rugged photographs of the area, rather than walking through the sand itself.
These are a few varied highlights North Wales can offer. Be aware there are many more beaches dotted around the coast. They each offer something different, many catering for families, individuals in search of a quiet day away from it all, and photographers searching for that perfect photo.
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