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.
There is a children’s playground with paddling pool, swings, roundabout and picnic areas. Ample free parking is available in the car parks on the promenade and in the town.
At the eastern (Conwy direction) end of the promenade are Victoria Gardens with children’s playground, skate park and picnic areas. To the west (Bangor direction), the ‘Cob’ footpath leads along the embankment to Shell Island, the Morfa Madryn, Glan y Môr Elias and Traeth Lafan Nature Reserves.
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. Parking is free of charge.
Llanfairfechan has one of the largest model boating pools in North Wales and is very popular with boating and model yacht enthusiasts.
The promenade features a newly-extended (2012) slipway for launching small boats and wind-surfers, providing a safe, smooth approach to the beach, with improved access for families, children and disabled visitors.
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.