Llandudno’s West Shore beach is not as well-known as its bigger and busier North Shore brother, but this can work to its advantage – the West Shore tends to be a much quieter area, making it the perfect destination should you be looking to get away from all the hustle and bustle.
It is still a popular beach, due in part to its lovely, golden sands and those fantastic views over Conwy Bay. Come at low tide and you’ll find a much larger beach, great for flying kites (or even surfing with them!).
Two slight downsides to Llandudno’s West Shore beach: there is no lifeguard here, and dogs are restricted. If neither of these makes much of a difference to you though, then the beach is simply idyllic. Bring a nice picnic and settle on a beach towel, watching the picturesque sunsets that the area is known for.
The beach café is a popular destination to stop and refuel – the Full Welsh Breakfast is something really special. And nearby, you have all the things that Llandudno proper is famous for: the wonderful Great Orme and its tramway, the traditional Victorian pier, and a whole host of classic resort town attractions.
Llandudno West Shore is one of the quieter beaches in Llandudno. There is parking available along the promenade, this is not always free.
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The town of Llandudno is one of those classic seaside resort towns, complete with all the requisite parts: a lovely Victorian pier, old school amusement arcades, and quality coastal fish and chip shops. There is also the majestic Great Orme, from the top of which incredible views over the area can be enjoyed, but another main attraction is – of course – the North Shore beach.
The Great Orme in Llandudno is a famous attraction in its own right – there’s the Bronze Age caves, the nature reserve and, of course, the old tramway and its museum. Everyone knows about the tramway, but less well-known are the aerial cable cars. They are no less spectacular, so if you’re in Llandudno, it’s well worth hitching a ride on one of them.
Choose a cottage in the Snowdonia area for qucik access into the Snowdonia National Park. From remote cottages overlooked by soaring mountains to cottages in small villages you can find the right level of "countryside" for you.
Take a walk to the end of the pier, make sand castles on the beach, ride the tram or a cable car to the top of the Great Orme and treat yourself to a meal at one of the many restaurants. Llandudno has a lot to offer and is a great base for exploring North Wales.
All of these cottages accept pets so all the family can come on holiday together. North Wales is a great place for dogs with plenty of open space if needed. There's no extra charge either!