Colwyn Bay was a very popular seaside resort in Victorian times. Visit and you'll see why. It has a convenient location, a beautiful beach and plenty to see and do. The promenade is great for a stroll and an ice cream. For something fancier, head to Porth Eirias. It's a beach bar with fresh food created by one of the UK's best chefs, no less.
Colwyn Bay has been transformed. A huge investment helped develop Porth Eirias, where you'll find a watersports centre and a fantastic seafront bistro run by local chef-turned-celebrity Bryn Williams. Colwyn Bay has always had a great beach - safe and clean with a long stretch of golden sand that can be enjoyed even at high tide.
The town is part of the Wales Coast Path. A walk along Colwyn Bay’s prom is an absolute must. The prom stretches over 3 miles – that’s longer than Rio’s Copacabana!
The Welsh Mountain Zoo is a must-visit attraction, set high up on the hillside above Colwyn Bay. It boasts panoramic views across the bay. Here you'll find rare species including Sumatran tigers and snow leopards, and plenty of space for youngsters to play. Eirias Park is an area of parkland and play areas, excellent sporting facilities and an events centre. It's a hot events venue, too, having recently hosted Sir Elton John and Ollie Murs, among others.
Why not hire a bike and ride along the cycle path to the neighboring town of Rhos on Sea? If the weather isn't so great, perhaps visit Theatr Colwyn, the oldest working theatre in Wales, before enjoying a meal at one of the local pubs or restaurants.
The town is easily accessible. Colwyn bay’s railway station is situated right next to the town centre, and is a primary stop on the Crewe to Holyhead North Wales Coast Line. If you’re traveling by car, the A55 runs through the town, making access from major UK destinations easy.