Must Visit Beaches Along the North Wales Coast

The north Wales coast is one of Britain’s finest coastlines. A trip to any one of the stunning beaches along the coastal route makes an excellent holiday for even Welsh locals! Planning on taking a trip along the north Wales coast? Be sure to stop off at some of the beautiful sandy beaches we have listed below. 


Abersoch is a small village in the community of Llanengan in Gwynedd that was once a fishing port but is now a popular seaside resort. There are two large sandy beaches in Abersoch, the main beach and the Harbour beach. Abersoch main beach is perfect for soaking up some sun, sheltered swimming and watersports. International sailing events are held at the main beach each year and the town hosts an annual summer jazz festival, a regatta and music festival. Visitors can also take a boat trips to St Tudwal and Bardsey Island, an excellent opportunity for some wildlife watching and embracing the stunning views of Snowdon.

Porth Towyn

If you are looking for something a little more remote and quiet, Porth Towyn Beach near the village of Tudweiliog is just the place. Porth Towyn beach is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the other nearby beaches with just a small caravan site and a farm behind it. The sand here is known for ‘squeaking’ when walked on and when the wind and tide is right, Porth Towyn makes an ideal location for surfers. Tudweiliog village is a 10-minute walk away where numerous campsites, caravan parks and charming rental cottages are available to book if visitors wish to stop off for the night. 


‘Where the mountains meet the sea’ is the phrase that’s often used to describe the location of Barmouth, southern Snowdonia’s most popular seaside resort. Barmouth beach is situated in Snowdonia National Park, at the foot of various walking routes into the hills beyond. With direct trains from Birmingham, Barmouth is a popular resort for visitors from the Midlands of England and the town itself can get busy during the summer months. But the beach is vast and easily big enough to find a spot to sunbathe and relax for the day. Along the promenade which skirts the beach, there are traditional donkey rides, amusement arcades and cafes and bars. 


Porthdinllaen beach stretches along the tiny village of Porthdinllaen in Gwynedd with only a handful of buildings. The beach boasts spectacular views over the Irish sea and is a great spot for paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, sunbathing and occasionally surfing. Better yet, Porthdinllaen is home to Ty Coch Inn, voted as one of the best beach bars in the world, where you can enjoy a pint or an overnight stay. Those visiting the village must walk across the beach first to reach it as no cars are allowed. Only residents with a car permit can use cars. 

Traeth Llanddwyn

Also known as Newborough Beach, Traeth Llanddwyn on the south-western tip of Anglesey is a Blue Flag Beach backed by Newborough National Nature Reserve and forest. You’ll see amazing views of the Snowdonia Mountains and Llyn Peninsula to the left of the beach, whilst the right side of the beach boasts beautiful views across Llanddwyn Island which can be reached by foot from Traeth Llanddwyn. The beach stretches for 3 ½ miles and the shore is mostly fine sand with small amounts of shingle, backed by dunes. The car park just beside the forest has excellent facilities too, including toilets, showers, picnic tables and barbecue areas. 

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