With it’s fantastic position on the North Wales coast and proximity at the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, there is no shortage of spectacular scenery and adventures to be found. Here are some of our favourites, most of which can be done in Conwy itself.
The best local beaches can be found 10 minutes drive at Llandudno’s West Shore Beach (LL30 2AG) or Llandudno’s North Shore (LL30 2LG). The smaller Morfa Beach (LL32 8GA) can be reached in a 10-15 minute walk from the town. For a full day out at the beach it is probably worth driving further afield to Lleyn Peninsula or Anglesey. Places such as Llanbedrog, Aberdaron and Newborough have some pretty spectacular expanses of beach.
Sailing from the quay the pleasure boat Queen Victoria will take you along the river Conwy with spectacular views of the estuary, Puffin Island, Anglesey and the Great Orme. Checkout the information boards on the quayside for the times of the day’s sailing or call: 07917 343058.
The National Route 5 running along the North Wales Coast provides one of the best ways of seeing the superb coastline around Conwy. The majority of the routes in this area are traffic-free paths, providing ideal opportunities for new and novice cyclists as well as committed enthusiasts.
Local boatsmen organize fishing trips, enquire on the quay or contact the Harbour Master on 01492 596253.
Conwy (Caernarvonshire) Golf Club on the Morfa is an 18-hole course open to non-members, to book a round call 01492 592423.
The RSPB reserve and visitors centre is situated on the banks of the Conwy estuary and provides maginficient views across the river and Snowdonia at any time of the year. There are a network of pushchair-friendly trails with viewpoints and hides and plenty of information to explain what you are watching and a guided wild life walk every Saturday.
There are plenty of opportunities to take to the water for further details and links to clubs and schools visit the Conwy Harbour and Seaboard
Whether you fancy a gentle stroll or something more challenging in the hills, there is something for everyone in Conwy and the surrounding National Park. A series of walk’s leaflets on local self-guided walks are available from Conwy Countryside Services at there is also a Walking Week with guided walks in July see Events. Local bookshop Hintons, see shopping, sells a great selection of maps and guides.