Ice-cream & sandcastles
The North Wales coast has so much to offer. From the Point of Ayr and Talacre Beach with its iconic lighthouse, to Gronant, sand dunes line the shore, in part a Site of Special Scientific Interest with boardwalks from which many rare species may be seen.
The happy-go-lucky seaside resort of Sunny Rhyl, rightly deserving of its name, and the blue flag beaches at Prestatyn have attracted visitors for generations. Catering especially for families, there are activities, play areas and wet-weather venues, and sophisticated entertainment for the evenings at the newly-opened Pavilion Theatre and multiplex cinema, both on the promenade.
Some beaches are zoned to provide safe areas patrolled by lifeguards in the season and dedicated stretches for beach activities such as kite-surfing, and others permit dog-walking.
Both the iconic Pont y Ddraig (Dragon Bridge), crossing the river to the harbour, and the Marine Lake, a safe sea-water lagoon for boating looped by its own miniature railway, are at the west end of Rhyl. For BMX bikers, the varied courses at Marsh Tracks are a must.
SC2 Rhyl is home to an amazing waterpark with slides, play areas for younger children and an outdoor Splash Pad, or take the challenge of the Ninja TAG multi-level assault course. At Central Beach Prestatyn, the Nova Centre features a large indoor pool and toddlers’ pool, indoor adventure play area and two outdoor activity zones.