Sandy Cove Beach is also known as Kinmel Bay, and can be found close to Abergele in the county of Conwy. It is a sandy beach (as you might expect from the name!), and has plenty of good facilities close by, including a café, a first aid point, and public toilets, including disabled facilities.
The excellent water quality makes it a haven for fans of water sports, and you can frequently find people enjoying activities such as canoeing, kayaking, swimming and wind surfing here. Be aware, however, that there is no lifeguard stationed on Sandy Cove.
As well as these energetic activities, the beach is also great for the slower side of life: the promenade makes for a lovely place for a walk or a leisurely bike ride, and there is a wide variety of nature in the area – on an average day, expect to see a wide variety of sea birds and waders, but if you are lucky you may even spot seals swimming in the bay!
The beach is recommended by the Marine Conservation Society, and it has been presented with the Green Coast Award for cleanliness and environmental excellence.
Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May to September, but you may bring your canine pals here in the winter.
Kimnel Bay can be found in Conwy to the north east of Rhyl, making it easy to find. There is public parking available.
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