Walk this easy access stretch of the Wales Coast Path and enjoy the wonderful landscape. There are circular walks from Kinmel, Gronant Dunes and Talacre Dunes (high and low water options) or you can do a whole stretch along the Wales Coast Path between them. There are surfaced sections, but check the tides on the notice boards. You can also follow the smooth tarmac and concrete surface of National Cycle route 5 between Gronant and Barkby beach.
Talacre Lighthouse is famous for its ghostly sightings, including a figure wearing old-fashioned lighthouse keeper clothes. Built in 1819 to guide ships through the treacherous waters of the Dee, the lighthouse was abandoned in 1883 but still stands to this day. At high tide it can be surrounded by up to 40 yards of water, so you really don't want to get stuck there at the wrong time of day!
This family friendly area has plenty of shops and places to eat and stay and is bordered by miles of sandy dunes. You won’t have trouble finding stop off points to rest, eat or drink and entertain all ages. Talacre village nestles behind the sand dunes and is a great starting point for exploring the coast while Prestatyn and Rhyl provide a traditional seaside town atmosphere.
Walk distance: 2.3 miles
Terrain: The cycle path is flat and smooth surfaced. Sections of the Talacre Coastal Park have boardwalks.
Safety: Make sure you check the notice boards for tide times as some of the routes include parts of the beach and can be submerged in water very quickly. Also be aware of the soft muds.
Remember – Please respect this area which is home to many rare animals, birds, insects and plants – that’s what makes it special!
Find out about the Wales Coast Path
You can find this walk on the Visit Wales website http://www.visitwales.com/things-to-do/activities/walking-hiking/natural-resources-wales/talacre-beach-and-gronant-dunes
Please check our webpage for any change or updates to these routes.