The seaside town of Prestatyn has been a popular holiday destination for many years, and people still flock to the glorious four miles of soft sandy beaches in their thousands. By catching the train, you’ll arrive feeling relaxed, making Prestatyn perfect for a family break or a short weekend getaway, and with so many attractions available, you’ll end-up probably wanting to stay for longer.
1. Prestatyn Beaches
Prestatyn has several superb beaches within easy reach of the town, including the award-winning Central and Barkby Beaches. Wide and gently sloping towards the sea, the four generous miles of sand are broken up by rocky groynes, home to limpets, crabs and anemones. Attracting watersport enthusiasts, wind and kite surfers can often be seen out enjoying the waves, and the beaches are bordered by the sweeping expanse of the promenade, which forms part of the North Wales Coastal Path, which takes in Rhyl and Llandudno. The nearby sand dunes have been named as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for their natterjack toads, sand lizards and tern colonies.
- Location: Just 5 minutes from Prestatyn station
- Part of the North Wales Coastal Path
- Prestatyn beach visitor's information
2. Nova Centre
Formally known as the Lido Beach, the Nova Centre delivers a range of activities for the whole family at their state-of-the-art site. The gym contains 60 technogym stations and there is also access to trainers, swimming and a wide variety of classes. While kids will love splashing in the splash pool, the on-site restaurant is a great place to relax after a session before heading to the beach.
3. Offa’s Dyke Path
Tread in the footsteps of ancient royalty by following part of the Offa's Dyke Path. This national 177-mile walking trail was named after King Offa, the Mercian King responsible for a dyke built between England and Wales in the 8th century. Follow the route across the Prestatyn Hillside before dropping down into the town itself.
- Great for pets
- 177 miles of walking
- Offa's Dyke Path website