Beaches in Rhyl

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Rhyl West
Situated in the west end of Rhyl from the Harbour to The Village, this is where the town’s harbour is located. We discourage swimming near the harbour as vessels navigate in and out of it, and the River Clwyd has fast flowing currents that can lead to people getting into difficulty or being swept out to sea.
However further down towards the Drift Park and The Village it’s an ideal spot to paddle.If you’re on the promenade there is the Drift Park Water Play Area. Coupled with the play area for children, the beach here is ideal for a day out making sand castles, paddling and catching some rays, but don’t forget the sun cream! Dogs are restricted in this area from May to September.
Rhyl Central

Opposite the top of the High Street, is our  busiest beach where we encourage bathing. During the season our lifeguards will keep an eye on you to ensure your safety in and out of the water, so that you have an enjoyable visit.

Don’t forget that the tides go in and out!

Rhyl Central is now host to our beach sport activities. This includes Beach Volleyball and Beach Football free of charge whilst the lifeguards are on duty.

Don’t get caught out on a sandbank when there is an incoming tide by checking the tide times. Dogs are restricted in this area from May to September.

Rhyl central is one an area where our lifeguards are stationed during the season.

Find out more about our Lifeguards, and their operating times.

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Rhyl East

Looking for something to do while you’re on the beach? Stretching from the coastguard station past the Suncentre and onto Old Golf Road, Rhyl East also has its own craft zone for Beach sport activities such as Kite surfing, Wind surfing and Kayaking. Dogs are restricted on Rhyl East during from May to September. You can also hire Sand Friendly Wheelchairs from the Kite Surfing Concession.

Rhyl East has been awarded the Seaside Award.

seaside award   Good water quality
Splash Point
Splash Point is our dog friendly beach, and it’s where dogs can stretch their legs at anytime. Access onto the beach here is at certain points as the sea walls are quite high between the beach and the prom. If you’re taking your dog onto the beach at Old Golf Road, head east (that’s towards Prestatyn) and you’ve got a few miles of beach where you can go unrestricted


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