With summer on its way, now is the perfect time to find your favourite beach. If you own or rent a caravan in North Wales at Golden Gate Holiday Centre, you are only a few minutes from the nearest sandy beach on the North Wales coastline. From sheltered coves to resorts like Rhyl and Prestatyn that are livelier, the choice is yours.
The crown for the best beach in North Wales was recently contested by beaches in both Gwynedd and Anglesey but nearby to Golden Gates the choice is still enormous, with many of the beaches being awarded quality star ratings, not to mention Marine Conservation and Green Coast awards.
Towyn Beach, Abergele
A shingle, dog-friendly beach where you, your family and pets are all welcome.
Kinmel Bay (Also known as Sandy Cove)
The nearest town is Rhyl, a 5* sandy beach which has recently won many awards. There is no lifeguard service here but you can swim and bathe or canoe and kayak to your heart’s content. There are cafes and toilets, first aid and disabled facilities available.
At Pensarn there is a 3* pebble/shingle beach where dogs are allowed and activities include windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing. Here you can find a café/restaurant and a shop.
A Sandy Beach awarded 3*, also has a lifeguard on duty. It’s a very busy beach with many facilities and activities possible, however, dog access is restricted. See our blog about dog-friendly beaches in North Wales.
A lovely sandy beach where dogs are allowed, 5* water quality awarded the Marine Conservation Award. With a café and a promenade, you can enjoy swimming, canoeing and kayak adventures.
A 3* sand and shingle beach with a slipway and a promenade, there are many sporting activities, plus a first aid point. However, there is no lifeguard in attendance at this beach.
Pebbles and sand make up this 5* beach with toilet facilities, shop, pub and picnic area nearby for your enjoyment. The town centre is also close by for your shopping needs.
Nothing beats a day at the beach, the perfect way to spend your holiday. Use the time to walk the dog, read a good book, cover yourself in oil and relax in the sun; or enjoy a more adventurous and active day, play a game of bat and ball or frolic in the sea.
An absolute must for an enjoyable day at the beach is nice weather. Going to a cold and cloudy beach is not much fun. Make sure you check out the weather forecast beforehand at a website such as www.bbc.com/weather.
If you own a Static Caravan on one of the caravan parks in North Wales and the weather isn’t great all of the time, there’s a lot you can do at Golden Gates Holiday Centre. Check out our park facilities here.