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Llanfairfechan is a little town that, unfortunately, is not nearly as well-known as it should be. It is a lovely Victorian seaside resort town, often referred to as the coastal gateway to Snowdonia. The town’s position on the coast affords visitors some fantastic views over the Menai Strait and the Isle of Anglesey, as well as of the Great Orme of Llandudno.

Its beach is arguably its main attraction – a long, pebbly beach, great for a leisurely stroll by the sea. Dog owners will find it particularly enjoyable, seeing as it is entirely dog friendly: dogs are welcome at all times of year, up and down the length of the beach.

It is a popular destination for sailors as there is a dinghy park here, but there is also a promenade with a pavilion, offering a variety of shops and entertainment. The beach itself has been recognised with the Keep Britain Tidy’s Seaside Award as well as the coveted Blue Flag, letting you know that it is of the highest quality and cleanliness.

It’s great for families, too, with a children’s playground and paddling pool, as well as a wide variety of sporting activities to take part in, including surfing and kayaking.

Image source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Eirian Evans


Llanfairfechan beach is located in Llanfairfechan itself, in the borough of Conwy. Parking is available close by. 

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