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Penmaenmawr Beach

Penmaenmawr Beach

Penmaenmawr is a small village on the North Wales coast about 9 miles east of Bangor. To the west of the village is the lofty granite headland of Penmaenmawr which has seen plenty of quarrying activity. The beach is sandy at low to mid-tide, backed by shingle which consists of shales, grits and purple slates as well as granite which has found its way there from the quarries. The beach is backed by a recently refurbished promenade and a (free) car park, both of which run most of the length of the beach.

Facilities include a cafe, railway station (about 200 yards from beach), children's paddling pool, toilets, drinking water and a skate park. A dog ban operates from the east side of the cafe to the sailing club slipway from 1st May to 30th September.

The A55 dual carriageway runs just a few yards behind the beach, so there is constant noise from the traffic.

Penmaenmawr translates as Great Stone Headland. The photos were taken at mid-tide.

Anglesey in distance
Anglesey in distance
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