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The seaside resort town of Prestatyn is worth a visit on its own merits, but combine it with its nearby beaches and it’s a nice little day out.

Prestatyn lies right on the north coast of Wales, and it is actually home to no fewer than three different beaches, the Central Beach being both the largest and the most popular.

The three beaches together make up five miles of sand, with Central Beach offering up the best spot. There is a wide promenade backing the beach, which is popular with cyclists due to the lovely views it affords.

The beach itself is also popular with fans of water sports; it is particularly good for a spot of sailing or wind surfing. Parts of the beach are dog restricted, though there is a dedicated area for letting your canine pal have a run about.

Lots of facilities are available here, including traditional amusement arcades and a leisure centre, in addition to the usual, such as toilets and a café. It’s popular walkers and cyclists: it is a stop on both Offa’s Dyke Path and the North Wales Cycle Path.


Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Stephen McKay.

Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Stephen McKay.


Prestatyn has several different beaches but central beach is the widest. There is plenty of parking available along the main promenade.

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