Holidays in north Wales

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Seaside cottage holidays in north Wales


There are many wide sandy beaches in north Wales with plenty of room for sunbathing, sailing, fishing, relaxing and play.

North Wales is also famous for its clean and safe Blue Flag beaches where you can be assured that it is safe for your children to paddle and splash.

Beach holidays suit families with young children because the children will generally play happily whilst mum and dad have a few moments to themselves as they watch them. Go equipped with buckets, spades, beach shoes, sun hats and sun screen for many happy hours in a beach.

Deck chair hire is expensive for families with several children so take along picnic blankets, waterproof mats or portable chairs to sit in comfort. A windbreak will provide shleter on windy days so that you can make the most of the sun and avoid getting sand in your picnic.

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People with dogs should note that most beaches in north Wales do not permit dogs from May to the end of September.

The following north Wales beaches have dog exclusion areas which leaves part of the beach for dog walking


  • Abersoch - sandy beaches and pretty harbour
  • Aberdaron - long sand dune backed sandy beach on the Lleyn Peninsula
  • Aberdyfi Beach - steep shelving beach and strong currents. Nature Reserve.
  • Barmouth beach at the east end of Cardigan Bay
  • Criccieth
  • Dinas Dinlle beach a few miles south of Caernarfon
  • Fairbourne - other side of the estuary from Barmouth is a good sandy beach with ample parking
  • Harlech - lovely sandy beach with views of Snowdon. Visit Shell Island when the tide is out.
  • Llandanwg
  • Black Rock Sands - near Criccieth
  • Pwllheli
  • Whistling Sands Beach at Porth Oer
  • Tywyn - sandy beaches and inlets run south along the dunes to Aberdovery Beach and the Dovey Estuary.


Days of fun on a beach holiday in north Wales

There are all kinds of beaches in North Wales; quiet unspoilt beaches, busy seaside resorts with all the fun of the fair and a host in between.

If you have a car you have the freedom to sample several beaches during your holiday in north Wales. If you plan to stay around one seaside resort, do a little research to find out what type of beach would suit you best and choose the right one for you.

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