Pont y Ddraig

Rhyl to Colwyn bay

Our first “official” walk was Rhyl to Colwyn bay.  We drove to Rhyl and parked in the station car park. There is plenty of parking here.  We paid for the car park at the ticket office.  Leaving the station we headed down through the town centre and into the prom.  If you can’t find it, head for the tall radio/telephone mast.

Three icons of Rhyl

The walk out of Rhyl and along the promenade gives you a good view of where you will be going.  You can see all along the coast.  It is a nice walk and it takes you to the small harbour where you can see the three icons of Rhyl.  This piece of art represents 3 of Rhyl’s mosts famous sons : Sir John Houghton, the Nobel prize winning climate scientist and former Rhyl Grammar School pupil, musician Mike Peters, lead singer of The Alarm, and Rhyl FC’s Don Spendlove, who bagged a record of 629 goals during the 1940s and 50s.  The statues can be found at the gateway to the Pont y Ddaig bridge.

Fun fair ??
Fun fair ??

As you leave Rhyl you pass the bridge and some fishing boats, very picturesque.  Soon as after you arrive at the caravan parks.  These are quite tightly packed and busy, depending upon the time of year.  Most of the holidaymakers tend to stay close to their caravan site so after a few minutes walking you are away from the masses and can enjoy a bit of peace.  There are a few small funfairs here which we found to be quite miserable having the rides all squashed into a small space.  maybe the youth of today find playing on the beach too boring.

Kinmel Bay



Llandulas.  Here there is what looks like a more “upmarket” caravan site stretching up to the top of the cliff.  we found a reasonably sheltered spot and sat on some rocks to have a picnic lunch.

Colwyn Bay

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