At Conwy Lodge Park, we’re less than a ten-minute drive from a large sandy beach and a tactical starting point to visit other awe-inspiring landscapes or bustling towns by the sea.
Not sure where to start? Whether you’re with your family, friends or a special someone, here are our favourite things to do along the North Wales coastline.
Spending the day at the beach in North Wales
What we think you’ll love the most about the North Wales coast is its impressive variety.
You can find both dramatic cliffs and peaceful sandy landscapes, remote beaches and those located by a seaside resort, some overlooking picturesque lighthouses and some others offering the wildest waves for watersports.
- A National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest, the sandy dunes of Harlech beach will guarantee some postcard-style holiday pictures, and they’re only a short walk from this town’s medieval castle
- Barmouth beach is located right next to a charming harbour and plenty of cute little shops and places to eat, making it an ideal destination for families
- Known as ‘whistling sand beach’, Porthor will make for a memorable stroll thanks to the peculiar sound you can sometimes hear when you walk on its sand on a warm day
- Is sea synonymous with adrenaline for you? Barkby beach is the place to be for all lovers of watersports
Discover even more locations in our list of the best beaches along the North Wales coastline.
Discovering towns & cities on the North Wales coast
If you’re planning on spending the entire day by the sea, it’d make sense to head to a maritime town along the North Wales coast. Once again, you’re spoiled with choices!
- We definitely have a soft spot for our good old Conwy, but we promise we’re not biased! The beautifully preserved walls of its castle (one of the best in North Wales) are a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and you can walk on them to discover the town from a different point of view. You can also visit the smallest house in Britain and some medieval merchant homes, or take in the view while walking along the marina or the Bodlonbeb Woods. You’ll find lots of places to eat in Conwy, too
- The ‘queen of Welsh resorts’, Llandudno will allow you to travel back to Victorian times to enjoy a family day out by the beach, explore its connection to Alice in Wonderland, and stroll down its fun pier
- From a long beach to walks in nature and a bustling town centre full of shops, Colwyn Bay is another popular destination on the North Wales coastline
- Do you prefer historical towns and majestic architecture? Bangor’s castle, cathedral, tower clock, and Menai Bridge won’t disappoint you
- Home to one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the world, Caernarfon is a typical Welsh town that also offers delightful views of the sea
Some particularly stunning areas on the North Wales coastline
- Surrounded by a 124-mile walkable path (one of the best coastal walks in North Wales), Anglesey Island is a renowned tourist destination to which you’ll find yourself wanting to go back over and over again. On top of—as you’ve probably figured out—a variety of beaches and cliffs, it offers plenty to see and do, such as the South Stack and Penmon Point lighthouses, a puffin island, typical villages and towns, museums, or a castle with an actual moat
- The entire Llŷn Peninsula is also ideal for a staycation. From sandy beaches to sea stacks, quirky attractions (like a lifeboat station) and historical houses, it really has something for everyone. It’s especially popular amongst outdoorsy travellers and watersport enthusiasts
More fun attractions along the North Wales coast
Obviously, every town, resort, or area we’ve mentioned is packed full of attractions and exciting things to do.
Still, there are a few notable mentions that we’re confident you won’t want to miss out on:
- Fancy visiting a Mediterranean village without hopping on a plane? Portmeirion will surprise you with its European architecture and remarkable views of the sea. Perfect to enjoy some Italian-style dolce vita during your stay in North Wales!
- The Welsh Mountain Zoo always makes for a family day out that’s both fun and educational. And why not get your kids to be zookeepers for a day?
- Step into a magical world at GreenWood, an adventure park full of whimsical and adrenaline-filled rides for the entire family
- Basically, the North Wales coastline has everything you could possibly ask for (and more!). Instead of trying to cram all these places and activities into one staycation, how about having the option to go back as often as you wish? Upgrade your family’s lifestyle with a luxury lodge in North Wales.