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There are seven miles of sand stretching all the way from Rhyl to its sister resort of Prestatyn – and Rhyl has four beaches all of its own. This is everything you need to know about how to reach them and the crucial facilities nearby.

Rhyl West

Stretches from Rhyl Harbour to the Children’s Village. With fast-flowing currents and vessels navigating in and out, this is not the place to swim. But it’s ideal for a day making sandcastles, paddling and basking in the sunshine (with plenty of sun cream).

Access: opposite Palace Avenue or just west of Butterton Road.
Nearest car park: Sky Tower LL18 1HF.
Nearest public toilet: Children’s Village LL18 1HL.

Rhyl Central

Opposite the top of the High Street, this is Rhyl’s busiest beach where we encourage bathing – but stick to the zone between the red and yellow flags.

During the summer season lifeguards are on hand to keep everyone safe and offer free sessions of beach volleyball and beach football:

27 May-4 June
7 days a week

10-25 June
Weekends only

1 July-3 September
7 days a week

Check out the beach lifeguards’ web pages for more information.

Access: at Rhyl Events Arena.
Nearest car park: Central LL18 1HD.
Nearest public toilet: Children’s Village LL18 1 HL or Events Arena LL18 3AF.

Rhyl East

This beach between the lifeboat station and Old Golf Road has its own zone for sports such as kite surfing, wind surfing and kayaking. At PKS Watersports next to the Kite Surf Café, wheelchair users can enjoy all the pleasures of the beach by hiring a sand-friendly wheelchair – brilliant for manoeuvring through the sand and stones.

Access: anywhere between the lifeboat station and the Pavilion Theatre. Wheelchair access at Pro-Kite surfing.
Nearest car park: East Parade LL18 3SG
Nearest public toilet: Events Arena LL18 3AF.

Splash Point

This is Rhyl’s most dog-friendly beach, where they can stretch their legs at any time of year. The sea walls are quite high with designated access points for the beach.

Access: 200 metres east of Old Golf Road
Nearest car park: Pavilion LL18 3AQ
Nearest public toilet: Old Golf Road LL18 3PB

Staying safe

The beach is a fantastic place to go but it can be dangerous. Check out the RNLI’s five top tips to keep you and your family safe.

Dogs on the beach

We love our canine friends and they can go anywhere on the sand between 1 October and 30 April. In the busy summer months between 1 May and 30 September, there are restrictions in place – but they’re still welcome from the Kite Surf Café all the way east to Ffrith Festival Gardens, Prestatyn.