Five North Wales Coastal Towns to Visit

There’s nothing nicer when you take a break than being able to take a stroll along the beach, explore a lovely little town, get some good food, kick back with a cocktail and generally enjoy your holiday.

North Wales is known for its coastal beauty; from wild beaches to dolphin and porpoise spotting, but it also has some little coastal towns that are well worth visiting. We’ve pulled together five of the best.


Abersoch is a really popular little village on the Llyn Peninsula. Abersoch is a great place to visit for all sorts of reasons; it’s got some fantastic beaches for a start; from busy beaches with quaint little beach huts, to quiet dog friendly beaches for long walks. 

It’s well known as a surfer’s paradise and there’s a choice of little spots to each and drink. Lots of little shops are available for souvenir and gift shopping, and it makes a lovely day out.


Beaumaris is situated on the Isle of Anglesey. One of the striking places to visit here is Beaumaris Castle, regarded as one of the finest examples of a castle completed by Edward I but never finished. It’s also a World Heritage site.

Take a stroll along the sea front, and down the pier, and then visit the little streets full of brightly coloured houses that all jostle together in the town. Beaumaris is marked out by some great independent shops, and some good quality places to eat and drink.


Take a trip to Barmouth and you won’t be disappointed. A traditional long, sandy beach with donkeys, candyfloss and amusement arcades is at the centre of the town which is slap bang at the edge of Snowdonia and a great base for walking, and cycling. 

If you enjoy history, pick up a heritage trail leaflet and find out how the town is connected to the Tudors, the National Trust and the Titanic. The harbour is a relaxing place to visit where you can sit and while away time with a coffee and watch the world go by.


Although technically there’s no beach in the town, Porthmadog is a little harbour town with a big personality.  The town is packed with cafes, restaurants and independent shops, and not far from the town is the beautiful cliff top Italianate village of Portmeirion, which is absolutely worth a visit.

Porthmadog is the gateway to Snowdonia so ideal for cyclists, bikers and walkers. Come and stay with us at our accommodation in Porthmadog and you can spend as long as you like exploring everything we have to offer.


Another classic seaside town, Llandudno does not disappoint when it comes to the traditional.  With a Punch and Judy show, Wales’ longest pier, and donkey rides, this is definitely the family friendly location for a day at the beach.