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Kinmel Dunes gives you the chance, following paths, to walk or cycle through an active sand dune system. The North Wales coast would have previously had large expanses of sand dunes but much is now urban development. Kinmel’s remaining examples of dunes are now a Local Nature Reserve.

Kinmel is home to a number of native maritime plants such as the attractive sea holly, bird’s foot trefoil and common rest harrow. Grey seals can sometimes be seen close to the shore and bird life includes the skylark, kestrel and ringed plover. You can learn more on site at the information panels available.

Wheelchair access is possible along the promenade and also along paths leading eastward through the reserve.

The area has extensive sandy beaches popular in summer with sun worshippers and sand castle enthusiasts, but it is also a great place to rest when walking the North Wales Path or National Cycle Route 5. From Kinmel Dunes there are great views out to sea and clear days will show the Isle of Man and the Lake District. A number of promenade kiosks are open in summer offering refreshments and beach equipment. There is also free car parking and cycle storage here too.

There is no lifeguard on the beach.

And remember, please don’t feed the seagulls!

Dogs on the beach

Bringing your dog to the beach can be a massive highlight for you and your pets. We encourage you to ensure your dog is under control at all times both on and off the lead, and to be aware of the restrictions in place at some of our beaches.

In general dogs are not allowed on the beaches (except for registered guide dogs and trained assistance dogs) between 1st May and 30th September, but some may prohibit dogs all year round while others have no restrictions at all to enjoying a seaside stroll with your pets.

We always ask that you pick up after your dog as it is an offence not to clean up immediately.

For more information about facilities available at each of our beaches see Conwy County Borough Council's website.


Parking & Transport

  • Car parking

Provider Features

  • Dog Friendly
  • Outdoor Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families


Map & Directions

Kinmel Dunes


St Asaph Avenue North, Kinmel Bay, Conwy, LL18 5EQ

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