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Penmaenmawr itself is a small community on the northern shores of North Wales. The town is a good base for exploring the area, especially if you are more of a hiker – there are plenty of fantastic mountain walks in the vicinity, each of which offers spectacular views over Snowdonia.

From the beach, you can gaze across the Menai Strait towards Anglesey, a view that provides a lovely backdrop for a seaside picnic. The promenade has been refurbished recently, lined with beautiful landscaped terraces and flower borders. There are traditional amusement arcades to enjoy here, as well as a number of cafés and even a paddling pool for the kids.

The beach is a sandy one, perfect for having a kick about or creating majestic sand castles, and the water quality is good; you will often see people kayaking and wind surfing here. The disabled facilities are good, and there are public toilets around, as well as a first aid point. It’s a great destination for families!

Unfortunately, for the summer months (from the 1st of May to the 30th of September), dogs are not allowed on the majority of the beach. However, there is a dedicated dog exercise area for your four legged friend to go wild on.

 

Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Steve Farham.

Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Chris Worsley.

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Penaenmawr is an award winning beach which is great for all the family. Close to Conwy, looking over the Menai Straits, this beach has parking available and is a great day out.

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