The main beach is popular for watersports including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and swimming and there are several separate slipways situated along the promenade. This follows the vast sweep of the bay from Old Colwyn to Penrhyn and gives easy access to the beaches, the pier and the harbour. The promenade is a combined walk way and cycle track, forming part of the National Cycle Route 5.
Blue Flag and Seaside Award beach. There are several kiosks selling refreshments along the promenade with cafes, pubs and restaurants available in the town. Parking and toilets. Dog restrictions apply to part of the beach May to end September.