Famous for its photogenic lighthouse and magnificent sunrises, Talacre beach is an Instagrammer’s favourite. It is surrounded by towering sand dunes which provide a verdant hideaway for those who fancy a play in them. You are also treated to endless views off into the horizon of the Irish sea. This is a beach that really does have it all. Whether you are an adventurer, a sunbather, a walker or a swimmer, you can do it all here with the magnificent view and surroundings about you. Just a short 25 minute drive along the expressway should get you here from Paddocks lodge park.
Gronant Dunes at Barkby Beach
There’s so much to talk about with this beach, be it the extensive dune system between Barkby Beach to the West and Talacre Point to the East on the western side of the River Dee Estuary. The dunes have even been assigned the title of a SSSI Site of Significant Scientific Importance, as they form habitat for fauna and flora like sea holly, marram grass, and dune fescue. Living within it you can see toads, lizardsand North Wales’ only colony of little terns, it’s a wildlife lover’s paradise. All this nature is just a 20 minute drive from Paddocks Lodge Park.
Prestatyn Central Beach
This is a classic beach with some marvellous waters perfect for family trips. The beach runs alongside the ocean for miles and miles, making it a great spot to base a lengthy walk from. The beach has wheelchair access which means the whole family can enjoy the views and atmosphere, the beach is kept spotlessly clean so it’s great for the entire family to come and enjoy, especially with the wide open spaces to run around for the kids.
A lovely beach where you can have a walk or a drink along the promenade at one of the many establishments. This is a nice beach to relax by, you won’t have to walk very hard here. The views down the coastline are also quite good. If you are close by this could be the beach for you. It’s kept clean and there’s even a few facilities down the walkway like a beach gym, and a crazy golf cafe. The beach is stony and shingles but a nice place to visit nevertheless. Just a 10 minute drive from Paddocks Lodge Park.
Colwyn Bay beach has seen bigger change over the past few years than perhaps any other in Wales. With some great sand reclamation bringing up the sand from the seabed and placing it aside the prom for a better, more substantial beach with a hub of life and activity. There is also a watersports centre, restaurant and kiosks along the promenade.
A promenade runs westwards from the beach. It’s a popular spot used by families, fishermen and Watersports lovers. Just 17 minutes from Paddocks Lodge Park.