Kinmel Bay

Visit Kinmel Bay

Kinmel Bay has a sand and pebble beach with a small promenade, and is just to the south west of Rhyl. Kinmel Bay, also known as Sandy Cove, attracts nature lovers, walkers with the Kinmel Dunes Local Nature Reserve and The North Wales Coast Path running parallel to the beach.

Stop and have a coffee on the beachfront either side of the nature reserve. It is a great spot for a walk through the dunes.

The beach extends to Horton’s Nose Nature Reserve and the Clwyd Estuary which can have strong currents (not recommended for swimmers) but watersports including kitesurfing, windsurfing and canoeing are popular. There are no lifeguards on duty here!

For yachting and fishing go to Kinmel Bay’s harbour.

Dog friendly all year, but restricted from 1st May and 30th September between Dinas Avenue, Kinmel Bay and Sandbank Road Towyn.

This beach is …

  • A Sand And Pebble Beach
  • Great For Nature Lovers
  • Dog Friendly

What to see and do

  • Go Fishing

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Places to stay

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Getting To Kinmel Bay Beach

Beach Location

Kinmel Bay, Rhyl LL18 5EZ


Free Parking close to the beach on Fyord Road as well as pay and display on the Promenade.

Nearest Train

Abergele & Pensarn Railway Station

Driving access is via the A55 at Bodelwyddan. National and local bus and rail access is via Rhyl or Pensarn.

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