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Colwyn Bay North Wales Coastal Resorts


Colwyn Bay, Rhos-on-Sea, Old Colwyn & Abergele

From coast to country, Colwyn Bay and its surrounding areas, including Rhos-on-Sea and Old Colwyn, offer an ideal location for short breaks or longer holidays, with a wide selection of accommodation for the visitor, whether hotel, guest house or self-catering, and a splendid variety of places to visit or areas to tour.

The first view of the Bay to the visitor illustrates a seaside resort with many advantages. The Promenade extends in a vast sweep from Old Colwyn to Penrhyn Bay, with ample parking, easy access to beautiful beaches, the pier, a paddling pool, sheltered harbour at Rhos-on-Sea and a cycle track which runs right along the Coast from Rhos-on-Sea to Pensarn a distance of approx. 6 miles.

The resort is also a popular venue for all kinds of water sports, and there are plenty of cafes and kiosks scattered around the immediate vicinity in which one can enjoy some tasty refreshment.

This corner of North Wales offers something for visitors of all generations. Eirias Park boasts a leisure centre with a wide range of facilities, lovely gardens, a bowling green, tennis courts, a swimming pool and an athletics stadium. Rhos-on-Sea is also home to the Colwyn Bay Cricket Club which has excellent spectator facilities and hosts a number of prestigious matches, and alongside is the very popular Bowling Green, where visitors are most welcome. There are other Bowling Greens in Old Colwyn and Llysfaen and Penrhyn Bay. Colwyn Bay also hosts a major bowling festival in July every year and is very, very popular.

In Rhos on Sea, you'll find entertainment for all the family at the Harlequin Puppet Theatre - Britain's only permanent purpose-built puppet theatre, whilst just up the road in Colwyn Bay is Theatr Colwyn, which offers a varied programme of entertainment throughout the year.

There are shopping areas in Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea; the former offers a street market (twice a week) and the latter has a variety of small interesting shops, from antiques and jewellers to gift shops. Colwyn Bay boasts the renowned Welsh Mountain Zoo, an abundance of local golf courses and plenty of places to walk and climb. Of the many historic places to visit whilst staying in the area is the tiny chapel of St. Trillo built in the 6th century on the beach in Rhos-on-Sea. The Chapel which measures approx. 15 feet by 6 feet stands over a Holy Well and it is reputed that Madoc - Son of Owain Gwynedd began his voyage of discovery from here to the Americas in 1170, more than three centuries before Colombus.

Colwyn Bay has an award winning beach with three miles of golden sand, great for sunbathing on and beach games, or alternatively take a leisurely stroll along our beautiful unspoilt promenade with its wide walkway, and enjoy some tasty refreshments at the various little kiosks conveniently situated along the way. There are also separate slipways situated along the promenade for fishing, sailing, and jet skiing. The Victorian Pier in Colwyn Bay celebrated its 100th birthday in June 2000.

Pier or Promenade, Slate Mines or Castles, Gardens or Mountains, Galleries or Theatres, and many more too numerous to mention here, there is something for everyone to enjoy.



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