Once a lead mining centre, Prestatyn's wide sandy beaches are now backed by holiday camps and parkland. A wide promenade and sea wall runs along the back of the beaches and stone groynes are located at regular intervals along the beach. Parking is at P&D car parks overlooking the shore. The main beach is known as Central Beach, and Ffrith beach is to the west. Lifeguards patrol on Central Beach from late May to the end of August (10.00 - 18.00) during weekends and school holidays. Dog restrictions apply from May to September inclusive, but dogs are allowed on the west side of Ffrith beach. Facilities include cafes, toilets, an adventure playground and beach shops. Prestatyn rail station is approximately ½ mile from the beach, and just beyond it is Prestatyn's main shopping street.