Talacre Beach

WALES is mostly known for its big, open fields and farmland – but its coastline is an attraction for many British tourists every year.

In the north, the seaside is a major highlight, with the likes of Anglesey and Rhyl – but Talacre Beach is among the favourites. 

Why should you visit Talacre Beach?

Talacre Beach is one of the closest beaches in Wales to the England border, located just 45 minutes from Chester by car.

The Holywell beach is the northernmost point in mainland Wales and a perfect spot at any time of the day. 

The sandy coast is best known for the Point of Ayr Lighthouse situated towards the end of the beach with its base, at times, surrounded by the Irish Sea. 

Talacre beach’s depth varies depending on the tide, with the sandy landscape sometimes completely covered, while families can also enjoy bounds of golden bliss to relax on. 

Talacre Beach’s coastline is dominated by the Point of Ayr Lighthouse

Aside from young children enjoying roaming the dunes, it is a great spot for a stroll with spectacular views and a variety of birds swarming the area. 

Is Talacre Beach dog friendly?

With wide open spaces – when the tide is not in – Talacre beach is a perfect place to bring dogs.

And they are allowed all year round. 

Like all other beaches, you must always clean up their mess as well as being considerate to other beachgoers. 

Meanwhile, the seawater will make your dog thirsty, so make sure to have some fresh water and a bowl to hand for your canine friends. 

What facilities are at Talacre Beach?

If you are heading to Talacre Beach by car, there are two car parks available to use right by the seaside.

There is one at the end of Gamfa Wen, which charges £4 for the whole day or just 20p for two hours.

The other is at the end of Station Road, but smaller, on a dirt track and also liable to flood when the tide is high.

There are public toilets on Station Road – just over 100m from the beach.

Meanwhile, if you are looking to grab a drink or a bite to eat, The Point Bar & Restaurant is just mere footsteps from the sand, while there is also the Lola & Suggs cafe for a cake, coffee and ice cream. 

Where to stay near Talacre Beach

Although the more popular and well-known seaside town of Prestatyn is just 4.5 miles away, Talacare has plenty of holiday homes and campsites to accommodate for their beach. 

The pick of the bunch is the Talacare Beach Resort with incredible lodges and static caravans for families and couples alike. 

The site is an 11-minute walk – a straight road down – from Talacare Beach, while you can live a life of luxury with a Jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool and games area to keep everyone entertained. 

This is just one of a number of holiday parks within Talacre – but Haven’s Presthaven is situated just over 1.5 miles from the beach by foot. 

Although that may sound daunting, it is perfect for hikers with incredible views spanning the Welsh coast. 

Along with a swimming pool and even a Burger King, the holiday park is right next door to the Prestatyn Golf Club and not far from the main road if you fancy a drive elsewhere in the north of Wales.

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