Summer sunshine arrives in North Wales!.. But which beach?

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 is set to be the perfect day to hit the beach. Across North Wales the weather is set to reach as high as 30°C, which is sure to send those with no daily commitments to make a beeline for the sunspots.

Temperatures are set to be highest around 2 o’clock, lowering with the sun at around 7 o’clock.

Coming from a region which is notoriously mild in both summer and winter, today we have a break from the perpetual grey cloud which usually engulfs our nation. A clear azure sky is an inviting sight as any to get on your swimming gear, factor 50, and shades and take adventage of the encircling beaches.

However, the tables are said to turn on Wednesday, with thunderstorms setting in and bringing the temperatures down to mid-20s, with plenty of cloud cover and water to boot. So according to weather experts you only have one day to enjoy the intense sunshine. When better to enjoy the beach?

Colwyn Bay


Colwyn Bay Beach – Credit

Colwyn Bay’s developed beach is ever the hotspot for families and groups of friends to have a chill on the beach. While in the past the beach’s tidally present nature meant that it was only accessible during low tide, it has been loaded with sand, built up to a level where it is now always above sea-level. The close by water sports area in Porth Eirias run windsurfing, kayaking and other water-sports training sessions, which makes for an interesting watch. Even have a go yourself, with equipment and kit rental widely available, if you and your friends do fancy a kayaking session to enjoy the waters of the bay of Colwyn on a sublime summer’s day.  There is also a fine café and a gourmet restaurant controlled by celebrity chef Bryn Williams operating out of the recently constructed building.


Llandudno has two shores, being a small peninsula. It has a North Shore – it’s iconic promenaded beach which is lined with seafront hotels, and a lesser known West Shore, a gorgeous sand dune paradise, its ocean layered with sandbanks as it looks out over to the isle of Anglesey. This is the best beach to watch the sunset from, and to spend an evening lounging on the sand.

Llandwyn Beach

Llandudno Beach – Darren Riley

Newborough forest and Llandwyn beach is a full day out. The area is effectively a protected forest park, full of Corsican pine trees and plenty of fresh air. It consists of a walk through Newborough Forest, down to Llanddwyn beach. What is referred to as Llandwyn Island, it is not technically an island, although when the highest of high tides comes in, it can separate it from the mainland. Here you can visit the ruins of ‘Church of St. Dwynwen’, she is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, so this place in particular could make a lovely romantic trip


Llanddwyn Beach – Credit


Along the llyn peninsula you will find abersoch, a popular surfing destination in the winter and holiday destination during the hot summer months. A bright sunny day is surely the ideal time to hit this gorgeous seaside town.

There are too many other beaches to mention here, you can let us know your favourite in the comments!

If you’re from out of town and need a place to sleep for the night, you should check out some local holiday lettings. For example Morfa Lodge Holiday Park in Snowdonia is a good option and based in the Snowdona area.


Abersoch Beach – Credit 


Remember: Take care if you decide to go swimming!

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