Llandudno (West Shore) is a beach of mostly sand backed by a promenade, with dunes to the south and Great Ormes Head to the north. The beach is quieter and sandier than Llandudno's main beach, and faces into Conwy Bay. The sea can retreat over a mile revealing large sandbanks which can trap the unwary on the refluent tide. Signs warn against venturing too far out. Facilities include toilets, children's play area, exercise machines, cycle parking and a cafe. There is plenty of (free) roadside parking along the front or nearby. Windsurfing and kite-surfing are popular activities.
A dog ban operates on a short section of the beach between the two stone groynes, from May to September inclusive.