Llanfairfechan’s long stretch of sandy beach is a delight for families with young children.
The beach and promenade have again in 2017 been awarded the UK Beaches Guide Blue Flag, by Keep Britain Tidy, which “celebrates the quality and diversity of our coastline.
Formerly called the Quality Coast Award, the scheme is the nationwide standard for the best beaches across the UK. While Seaside Award beaches can be vastly different, the flag is a symbol of quality which ensures visitors are guaranteed to find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed coastal stretch.”
See also Llanfairfechan’s page on The Beach Guide.
Promenade & Jetties
Ample free-of-charge parking is available in the car parks on the promenade. (All parking in the town is currently free.)
The promenade extends for approximatelyone-third of a mile, and affords fine views of the Menai Strait, and the Isle of Anglesey. There is also a large grassed area, where you can picnic, or enjoy ball games.
The promenade features a slipway, extended in 2012, for launching small boats and wind-surfers, providing a safe, smooth approach to the beach, with improved access for families, children and disabled visitors.
At the eastern (Conwy direction) end of the promenade are Victoria Gardens with children’s playground, skate park and picnic areas.
There is not one, but two fine cafes on the promenade, The Beach Pavilion and Ocean’s, where you can get everything from an ice cream to a full dinner.
There are public toilets in the promenade car park.
Recreation Ground & Boating Lake
To the west (Bangor direction) of the promenade car park is the main recreation ground, where there are two tennis courts (free to use and unlocked), a children’s playground with paddling pool, swings, climbing frame, roundabout and picnic areas. From here, the ‘Cob’ footpath leads along the embankment to Shell Island, the Morfa Madryn, Glan y Môr Elias and Traeth Lafan Nature Reserves.
Llanfairfechan has one of the largest model boating pools in North Wales and is very popular with boating and model yacht enthusiasts.
Visitors with dogs
Dogs are allowed on the beach with the following exception:
From 1 May to 30 September each year, dogs are not permitted on the beach in the area between the two jetties accessible from the promenade, and in a direct line extending seaward from the ends of the jetties.
Please note Dogs are allowed off-leash on the promenade, but must be kept on a leash in the recreation ground area. Dog wardens are active in the area, and fines are issued for dog fouling, and allowing dogs off the leash in the recreation ground. There are signs at the entrances to the area detailing the penalties.
If you do have a dog, please ensure that you clean up after them. There are several dog-waste bins in the promenade and recreation ground areas, and at the the start of the ‘Cob’ path.
Why not take advantage of the sporting activities Llanfairfechan has to offer? Golf, tennis, croquet and bowls are all catered for within the town which proudly boosts the first bowling green in Wales to cater for disabled players.