As North Wales is surrounded by the Irish Sea, water temperatures aren’t the warmest in the UK, but the Welsh coastline offers a staggering array of beaches. Some are overlooked by ancient castles, and others serve as a car park, allowing beachgoers to drive onto the sand.
Here’s our Top 3:
Black Rock Sands (as featured in 50 Great Beaches To Visit In Your Caravan)
Even during the school summer holiday, there was plenty of space to park on the beach. Softer sand is clearly marked, allowing easy passage and parking for everyday cars. Black Rock Sands was our favourite due to acres of dog-friendly space and beach parking that cost a fiver.
Situated on Anglesey’s east coast, Benllech has a café, beach shop, and a reasonable amount of parking. The end nearest the café is great for rock pooling, but the sandy central section didn’t allow dogs. It was a short drive from The Caravan & Motorhome Club’s Penrhos site.
Barmouth Beach (as featured in 50 Great Beaches To Visit In Your Caravan)
Barmouth has a traditional seaside town vibe with fairground rides, plenty of seafront shops, and all the facilities of a large town a street of two inland. Dogs are welcomed at either end of the beach, and a train service deposits passengers a hundred yards from the beach.
*You can buy a digital copy of the Caravan magazine special ’50 Great Beaches To Visit In Your Caravan’ here. Sponsored by Bailey of Bristol.