Colwyn Bay is an elegant seaside resort overlooking the Irish Sea close to Snowdonia National Park. It has a great choice of four star hotels near to the main beach, shops and cafes - family-run B&Bs, spa hotels and self-catering apartments. The benefits of going luxury include Welsh breakfasts, four-poster beds, sea views, free WiFi and treats like massages on site.
Coastal Activities in Colwyn Bay
Walk along the beach or take a boat trip around Colwyn Bay and you’re likely to spot seals, porpoises and dolphins. The beaches in this area have won several awards and Colwyn Bay has undergone redevelopment so there’s more sand, a wider promenade and more amenities. Sections of the beach are also dog-friendly so pets can enjoy some exercise too.
At Sunset Club Surf and Snow in Conwy you can have a go at paddle boarding. Colwyn Bay’s Watersports Centre offers surfing, sailing and speed boating for beginners and experts. Why not book a canoe trip around the bay and see if you can spot some of the wildlife? If you’re feeling adventurous check out Colwyn Bay Jet Ski Club.
Catch Your Supper
You can fish for sea bass from the prom at Colwyn Bay or take fishing boat trips with a skipper. In Rhos-on-Sea you can try sea angling and, depending on what’s in season, catch some mackerel, cod, whiting or sea bass for supper.
Where to Walk
You won’t get bored strolling along the prom but there are heritage walks in the area to give you a sense of its past and personalities. In Rhos-on-Sea there’s an hour-long heritage trail taking in Bryn Euryn hill fort, the ruins of Llys Euryn and a tiny chapel, home to 6th century St. Trillo. Quaint and humble, there’s room for six people to worship. If you want to go further there are several extended walking options.
In the centre of town you have Eirias Park, a 50-acre public park that the locals love. A hub for the town, it has a leisure centre on site where you can swim, with water slides for the kids, a fitness centre and spa pool. In the park you’ll find tennis courts, a boating lake and picnic areas.
Nant-y-Glyn Valley is just five minutes from the town centre and a great place to spend an afternoon walking - see bluebell woods, valleys and wildlife, and buzzards if you’re lucky!
Shopping in Colwyn Bay
There are plenty of independent shops in the town centre with nearby bars and cafes for when you need refuelling. It’s good to keep money in the local economy and you can do this by supporting local businesses over chain brands. The Bayview Shopping Centre has all the main stores plus some independents.
For four star luxury hotels and a relaxed beach apartment vibe you’re spoilt for choice in Colwyn Bay. Enjoy some added benefits like massage, hot tubs and private terraces near the beach to make this a holiday you’ll remember for years to come.