<Llandudno's West Shore is a beach of sand backed by shingle and 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. Plenty of (free) roadside parking is available along the front or nearby. Llandudno's rail station is about ¾ mile away.
The beach is very exposed to the winds, and windsurfing and kite-surfing are popular. Dog restrictions apply on a short section of the beach between the two stone groynes, from May to September inclusive.