British Beaches

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Kinmel Bay (sandy cove) Beach

Abergele, Conwy

A fine north facing sandy beach backed by a narrow promenade and Kimmel Dunes nature reserve.

Beach Type



Cafe / restaurants
First-aid post
Toilets (including disabled) are all available


Sea canoeing and windsurfing
There is no zoning for water sports activities

Nature and Wildlife

Seals. seabirds and wading birds can all be spotted from Kinmel Bay. The promenade can be used by both walkers and cyclists.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily and there are litter bins provided. Dogs are banned from the beach during the summer months; dog litter bins are present for other times.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Conwy County Borough Council. Tourism and Leisure Department. Civic Offices. Colwyn Bay. Conwy. North Wales. LL29 8AR. Tel: 01492 574000. Fax: 01492 513664


Nearest town: Abergele
County: Conwy
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3122, -3.53416
Postcode: LL18 5NH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Abergele Community, Conwy at Explore Britain.


Turn off the main road into the car park - access to the beach is via a narrow promenade.

Public Transport

The beach is on the local bus route. and the nearest railway station is at Rhyl which is 2 miles away.

Nearest Railway Stations

Rhyl (Approx. 2 miles away)
Abergele & Pensarn (Approx. 2 miles away)
Prestatyn (Approx. 5 miles away)
Colwyn Bay (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is FREE parking available for over 100 cars (including disabled).

Nearby Car Parks

Kinmel Dunes, Kinmel Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Sandbank Road, Towyn (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Marine Lake, Rhyl (Long stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Quay Street, Rhyl (Long stay).
About 1.1 miles away
SkyTower, Rhyl (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
West Kinmel Street, Rhyl (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Children's Village (underground), Rhyl (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Railway Station, Rhyl (Short stay).
About 1.9 miles away
White Rose Shopping Centre, Rhyl (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Morfa Hall, Rhyl (Short stay).
About 2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Abergele