About Wales Coast Path - North Wales Coast
With the Snowdonia National Park providing a mighty natural backdrop, it is easy to understand why this area is so loved. There is some great walking to be had where you’ll find small fishing villages, estuaries and miles of sandy beaches.
Please note that distances are one way unless otherwise specified. Where public transport is shown, this means that the
start and finish points are linked (timetable dependent). The use of www.traveline-cymru.info to plan your journey is recommended.
1.DEE ESTUARY - FLINT CASTLE to BASINGWERK ABBEY (10km / 6miles)
A magnificent walk along the Dee Estuary between the 13th century Flint Castle, the first to be built when King Edward I
invaded Wales, and the 12th century Basingwerk Abbey (which lies approximately half a mile inland from the Coast Path at
2.TALACRE BEACH to PRESTATYN (via Gronant Dunes) (7km / 4.5miles)
Explore this beautiful section of the coast which takes in the Point of Ayr lighthouse. You will travel along the popular Talacre Beach and through a rich dune habitat before arriving at Prestatyn with its wonderful beaches and traditional seaside delights. (Bus)
3 RHYL to PENSARN BEACH (8km / 5miles)
Enjoy the fun filled seaside town of Rhyl with its seemingly endless sands before continuing along the coast to Pensarn, near
Abergele. You’ll travel through Kinmel Bay which is a popular spot for watersports enthusiasts. (Train or Bus)
4. COLWYN BAY to LLANDUDNO via Little Orme (9km / 5.5miles)
A lively and popular seafront walk with great wildlife spotting opportunities at the Little Orme. Continue on towards Llandudno
and discover the charms of this well preserved Victorian seaside holiday resort. (Train or Bus)
5. GREAT ORME SUMMIT TRAILS various distances
Scenic summit trails take in wonderful views over the elegant town of Llandudno and across to the Menai Strait and Anglesey.
The paths are steep in places so if want you the view without the walk, you can reach the top by tram or cable car. The wide range of flowers on the Great Orme provides food for the clouds of butterflies.
6. CONWY MOUNTAIN various distances
Conwy Mountain, on the Coast Path’s inland option, stands proud to the west of Conwy and is served by a good network of paths which you can explore at your leisure. In summer the hill turns purple with bell heather. The summit has fine views and is the site of an Iron Age hill fort.
A coastal walk should always be a safe and enjoyable experience and you should leave the environment as you found it.
• Stay on the Path and away from cliff edges.
• Wear boots and warm, waterproof clothing.
• Take extra care in windy and/or wet conditions.
• Always supervise children.
• Remember that mobile signal can be patchy in some coastal destinations.
• If you have restricted mobility, visit:www.walescoastpath.gov.uk for suggestions on suitable walks.
Please follow the Countryside Code:
• Be safe - plan ahead and follow any signs.
• Leave gates and property as you find them.
• Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home.
• Keep dogs under close control.