Spend spring and summer days exploring one of the many beaches across the South Cornish coast.

According to Visit Cornwall, you can find over 300 beaches along the South coast so no matter where you are in South Cornwall you can enjoy one of the stunning beaches. If you are looking for a place to stay whilst you explore some of the best beaches in South Cornwall we have the perfect place for you. Our incredible Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat is the perfect base to enjoy beach days out.


Par Sands Beach

  • where? St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5DS
  • dog friendly? Yes
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, pub, diner and fish & chips

Par Sands Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

This wide stretch of sandy beach is the perfect place to go for a beach day in the spring and summer months. It’s a south facing beach and is backed by sand dunes, although it can become quite busy it still makes a great place to go. It’s perfect for everyone whether you want to sit and soak up the sun, go for a paddle in the water or even fly kites or go kite surfing!


Carne Beach

  • where? The Roseland, Cornwall, TR2 5AG
  • dog friendly? Yes
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, restaurant

Carne Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

Relatively sheltered by Gerrans Bay on the Roseland Peninsula is where you will find Carne Beach. This large stretch of golden sand is off the beaten track which means it very rarely gets busy which makes it a great place to head to if you are around the area. The beach slopes gently towards the sea and there are plenty of rock pools that you can explore. Carne Beach is also one of the few beaches that allow dogs on the beach all year!


East Looe Beach

  • where? Looe, Cornwall, PL13 1HL
  • dog friendly? No
  • parking? Yes, in Looe town
  • facilities nearby? Yes, cafés, restaurants & shops nearby

East Looe Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

You will find East Looe Beach right in front of the old town in Looe which means there are plenty of facilities nearby like public toilets, restaurants, cafes and shops. The car parks are around a 10-15 minute walk to the beach but if you are spending the whole day in the area then they are right in the centre of town. The beach is sheltered by the famous Banjo Pier and on the other side of it you will find the Looe River and harbour which is worth an explore if you have time in your day.


Readymoney Cove Beach

  • where? Fowey, PL23 1JH
  • dog friendly? Yes (not between July & August)
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, beach café

Readymoney Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

Although small in size, Readymoney Cove Beach is the perfect sheltered sandy beach located on the outskirts of the beautiful town Fowey. Use this beach as your base for the day and explore the town as there is so much to see and do here. On one side of the beach you will see St Catherine’s Castle which is worth the climb up to. Make sure you check tide times before your visit as the beach can be covered during spring tides.


Portwrinkle Beach (Finnygook Beach)

  • where? Nr. Looe, Cornwall, PL11 3BP
  • dog friendly? Seasonal dog ban
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, beach car park café

Portwrinkle Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

Portwrinkle Beach (also popularly known as Finnygook Beach) is the most popular beach in Portwrinkle. The beach sits to the side of Hoodny Cove and is a large stretch of golden sands, perfect for beach days. There are also lots of rock pools that a great for kids and families to explore. You will find a beach café right at Finnygook Beach with toilets so it’s the perfect place to stay for the day.


Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach

  • where? Gunwalloe, Helston, TR12 7QE
  • dog friendly? Yes (not between July & August)
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, café

Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

Gunwalloe Beach is a National Trust owned beach and sits right at the base of the Lizard Peninsula. This beach is more exposed to the Atlantic sea than others along the coast which means on some days it can be a great place for surfing. It is a decent sized beach that backs onto the small church of St Wynwallow. It’s a great beach to go to for a beach day with family or friends.


Maenporth Beach

  • where? Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5HN
  • dog friendly? Yes (not during July & August)
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, restaurants

Maenporth Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

This beautiful sandy cove is the perfect place for sunbathing, sailing, rock pooling and fishing. The beach itself is in a small sheltered bay so you are sheltered from the wind and waves and can just enjoy amazing views out along the coastline. When the sea is out enjoy exploring the area and try to keep an eye out for the ship wreck of the Ben Asdale that can be seen along the rocky edge.


Polkerris Beach

  • where? Polkerris, Fowey, Cornwall, PL24 2TL
  • dog friendly? Yes (not between 10am & 6pm)
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, café, shop and pub

Polkerris Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

Whether you are into your water sports or not, Polkerris Beach is a great place to spend the day if you are around the Polkerris area. It’s also a beach that not too many people know about so if you are away in South Cornwall for your summer holidays you will find something for the whole family to enjoy. There is also an incredible beach restaurant and waterside pub for you to enjoy a bite to eat at.


Swanpool Beach

  • where? Swanpool, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5BG
  • dog friendly? Yes (not between July & August)
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, beach café & restaurant

Swanpool Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

Not only is Swanpool an amazing beach, it also has so many other things that make it the perfect place to go for a day out with family or friends. The sand and shingle beach can make the perfect beach day along with the outdoor café, crazy golf course, water sports and kayak hire and car park that are right near the beach too. So you won’t find it hard entertaining the family during your time at Swanpool Beach.


Porthcurnick Beach

  • where? Rosevine, Portscatho, The Roseland, Cornwall, TR2 5EW
  • dog friendly? Yes
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, café

Porthcurnick Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

This south east facing beach is owned by the National Trust and is sat in a sandy cove. There is plenty of space to sunbathe, explore the rock pools, enjoy water activities or explore the other smaller beaches nearby if the tide is low. As well as the beach you will find a coastal football that goes around the area too if you want to enjoy the beach and explore the area.


Downderry Beach

  • where? Looe, Cornwall, PL11 3JR
  • dog friendly? Yes
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, shop, cafés and pub

Downderry Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

Another amazing dog friendly beach is Downderry Beach, a large stretch of shingle and sand that created the perfect beach to relax on during a summer’s day. You should definitely take some nets and explore the rock pools that show at a low tide and see what you can discover. There is also a pub right on the beach where you can stop for some lunch during your time in the area.


Charlestown Beach

  • where? Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3NJ
  • dog friendly? Yes (not between April – October)
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, pubs and restaurants

Charlestown Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

This south facing shingle beach is located right next to the historic harbour of Charlestown. Whether you want to explore the caves and rock pools that line the beach or just sit and enjoy the view it’s a great place to go. And the town is also worth exploring whilst your there and you will find plenty of restaurants to try out. The harbour has also been used as a film setting for a few films and TV series including Poldark.


Gorran Haven Beach

  • where? Gorran Haven, Nr St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6JG
  • dog friendly? Yes
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, bakery and fish & chips

Gorran Haven Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

Located just in front of Gorran Haven village is where you will find the beach, it’s a fairly sheltered sandy beach but still an extremely popular one. There are plenty of facilities in the village which is why a trip here will be perfect for a day out. There is also a stone pier that forms a small harbour right next to the beach too which is used to take the public out on fishing trips.


Seaton Beach

  • where? Nr Looe, Cornwall, PL13 1PX
  • dog friendly? Yes
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, bakery, café, pub & diner

Seaton Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

Although Seaton Beach is a mix of coarse sand and grey pebbles it is still a great beach to explore if you are in the area. It is located at the foot of the Hessenford valley which is a huge wooded area. And when the tide goes out you will find plenty of rock pools to explore. If you are wanting a walk you can also go along the promenade all the way down to Downderry Beach!


Gyllyngvase Beach

  • where? Cliff Road, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4NA
  • dog friendly? Yes (not between May & September)
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, beach café

Gyllyngvase Beach - the best beaches in South Cornwall

Another extremely popular beach in Cornwall is Gyllyngvase Beach. This Blue Flag status beach has a vast area of beautiful golden sands along with an award-winning café. The beach is only a 10 minute walk to the historic town centre of Falmouth. Whether you are a family, couple or group of friends you will enjoy this amazing beach for sunbathing or enjoying some water sports.


Start planning your trip to South Cornwall and look forward to exploring all the beautiful beaches along the coast.

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Get in the Easter spirit and add some of these events into your plans in Dorset this year.

Whether you are from the area or you are staying in our resort in Dorset during the Easter break these events will be perfect. From a parade to an Easter egg hunt and even a duck race. Whatever ideas you had there will be an event to suit. Below you will find our list of amazing events we found were on during the Easter period in Dorset this year.


Lyme Regis Easter Bonnet Parade

where? Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3QD

when? 17th April 2022

time? From 2pm

how much? donations for local good causes

other Info:

  • Create your own Easter bonnet
  • Judging at 2pm
  • Parade at 3pm from Broad Street to Jubilee Pavilion

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Easter Fun at Farmer Palmers

where? Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park, Wareham Road, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6EU

when? 9th-25th April 2022

time? 9.30am-3pm

how much? general admission prices

other Info:

  • Tractor rides from 14th-19th April for £2pp
  • Meet farm park animals
  • Easter egg hunts over the bank holiday weekend

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Easter Egg Hunts at Kingston Lacy

where? Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA

when? 9th-23rd April 2022

time? 9.30am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

how much? £3 per child plus admission cost

other Info:

  • Explore the woodlands at Kingston Lacy
  • Find and complete 10 activities on the trail
  • Collect a chocolate egg on completion of the trail

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Easter Egg Trail on Swanage Pier

where? Swanage Pier, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2AW

when? 9th-24th April 2022

time? 9am-5pm

how much? £1 per child

other Info:

  • Get an activity sheet from the Pier Gatehouse
  • Try and find all the colourful eggs along the Pier
  • Collect a treat when all the eggs have been found

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Easter Egg Hunt at Brewery Square

where? Brewery Square, 3 Copper St, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1GH

when? 15th-18th April 2022

time? 10am-4pm

how much? Free

other Info:

  • Search for edds hidden around Brewery Square
  • Claim your free Easter prize
  • Pick up the form from the Concierge Office

find out more


Easter at the Station

where? Midsomer Norton South Railway Station, Silver St, Midsomer Norton, Radstock BA3 2EY

when? 17th-18th April 2022

time? From 10.30am

how much? standard ticket prices

other Info:

  • Hot cross bun or Easter biscuit and hot drink or fruit juice included
  • Activity sheet given to all on board
  • Easter egg hunt to win a special prize

Easter Monday Duck Race

where? Higher Mill Flats, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3AW

when? 18th April 2022

time? 12pm

how much? Donations to the Lyme Regis Christmas Lights 2022 fund

other Info:

  • Ducks cost £1 and can be purchased online
  • Cash prizes for 1st,2nd and 3rd ducks
  • Come and join in on the fun and cheer on the ducks

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Make the most of your staycation this year and enjoy time in Dorset at one of our stunning resorts.

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Easter is just around the corner and if you haven’t already, now is the perfect time to decide what events in Surrey you want to add into your plans.

Make the most of the Easter period and make unforgettable memories with your kids. We have found a range of different events from egg hunts to learning about different animals. Have a browse below and see which seem the most suitable for you and your family. We also have a resort in Surrey if you are wanting to take a trip here during the Easter holidays.


Easter Egg Hunt at Polesden Lacey

where? Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD

when? 2nd-18th April 2022

time? 10am-4pm

how much? £3 per child plus normal admission

other Info:

  • Family-friendly trail with fun activities
  • Complete the trail and earn a chocolate egg
  • No need to pre-book just turn up

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The Giant Easter Egg Hunt

where? RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Ln, Wisley, Woking, GU23 6QB

when? 1st-29th April 2022

time? 10am-5pm

how much? general garden admission

other Info:

  • Receive an Easter booklet
  • Follow the trail around to find the giant painted eggs
  • Chocolate treat when you complete the trail

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Easter Egg Statue Trail

where? Painshill Park, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1BE

when? 2nd-24th April 2022

time? 10am-6pm

how much? general admission prices

other Info:

  • Explore the park and find giant colourful Easter eggs
  • Trail sheet will be available to pick up at the entrance
  • Bring a pencil if you want to tick off the eggs you find

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Easter Egg Hunts at Winkworth Arboretum

where? Hascombe Rd, Godalming, GU8 4AD

when? 2nd-18th April 2022

time? 10am-5pm

how much? £3 per child

other Info:

  • 10 different nature themed activities along the way
  • Complete the trail and collect your chocolate egg
  • Booking is essential for Easter weekend

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Birdworld’s Easter EGG-stravaganza!

where? Birdworld, Holt Pound, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LD

when? 2nd-24th April 2022

time? 10am-4.30pm

how much? general admission prices

other Info:

  • Free Easter egg hunt trail
  • Watch penguins dive for lunch
  • Learn about pelican’s and more

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Easter Trail at Albury Vineyard

where? Albury Vineyard, Silent Pool, Shere Road, Albury, Guildford, GU5 9BW

when? 9th,10th,15th,16th and 18th April 2022

time? 11am-4pm

how much? from £5.98

other Info:

  • Self-guided tour through the vineyard
  • Easter themed trail with a chocolate treat at the end
  • Must buy tickets before you go

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Enjoy a trip to Surrey this year and make memories with your family by booking a stay at our resort.

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With Easter just around the corner now is the perfect time to start planning what you want to do.

There are so many things to do during the Easter period especially in Devon so we thought we would help you out by putting together a list of amazing events around the area. Have a read and see which ones you want to add to your plans. We also have two resorts in Devon if you are looking to make a weekend of the occasion.


Easter Egg Hunt at Greenway House

where? Greenway House, Greenway, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0ES

when? 1st-30th April 2022

time? 10.30am-5pm (last entry at 3.30pm)

how much? £3 per child

other Info:

  • Make your way along the trail and find activities for all the family
  • Price includes a trail map, pencil and chocolate egg at the end
  • Pre-booking is essential for parking

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Easter at the Milky Way

where? The Milky Way Adventure Park, Bideford, EX39 5RY

when? 9th-22nd April 2022

time? 11am-4pm

how much? 2.50 per booking

other Info:

  • Unique Easter grotto
  • Collect your chocolate treat from the Easter bunny
  • Suitable for ages 1-10 years old

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Easter Egg Hunt at Killerton

where? Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE

when? 9th-24th April 2022

time? 10am-5pm

how much? £3

other Info:

  • Nature trail for your Easter adventure
  • Complete 10 nature inspired activities
  • Finish the trail and receive a chocolate egg

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Babbacombe Model Village Easter Egg Trail

where? Hampton Ave, Babbacombe, Torquay, TQ1 3LA

when? 2nd-24th April 2022

time? 10am-3pm

how much? standard prices apply

other Info:

  • Find all the colourful eggs hidden around the gardens
  • A chocolate treat for all successful young explorers
  • Try the new 9 hole crazy cold whilst you are there

Easter Nature Trail

where? The Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU

when? 2nd-24th April 2022

time? 9am-5pm

how much? £5

other Info:

  • Spot all the wildlife along the trail
  • Claim an Easter treat when you have completed
  • Receive a biodegradable bag of seeds too

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The Giant Easter Egg Hunt

where? RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Rosemoor, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH

when? 9th-24th April 2022

time? 10am-5pm

how much? general admission prices

other Info:

  • Discover the enormous painted eggs hidden around the gardens
  • The Easter bunny will be around on some days
  • Fun and games throughout the holidays

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Eggo-Saurus Dino Hunt

where? Crealy Theme Park & Resort, Sidmouth Road, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DR

when? 9th-24th April 2022

time? 10am-5pm

how much? general admission prices

other Info:

  • Find where the dinosaur eggs have been hidden
  • Use your own prehistoric map
  • Once you have discovered them all collect your chocolate reward

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Now that you have an idea of what’s on during Easter in Devon you will want to start organising your staycation.

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Now that Easter is just around the corner you will want to start planning what activities and events you want to take part in.

But it can be hard finding what Easter events are on around Somerset so we have done all the hard work for you and put together this list. Have a read below and see which events take your fancy and which you might add into your Easter plans.

Did you know we have two resorts in Somerset?

Easter at Hestercombe

where? Hestercombe House & Gardens, Hestercombe, Taunton, TA2 8LG

when? 2nd-24th April 2022

time? 10am-5pm

how much? standard garden admission

other Info:

  • Easter trail and egg hunt
  • Petting zoo, Bunny marshmallow workshop
  • Crafts to create pin-wheels and paper kites

find out more


Easter at the Station

where? Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust, Midsomer Norton Station, Silver Street, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2EY

when? 17th-18th April 2022

time? From 10.30am

how much? general ticket prices

other Info:

  • Easter egg hunt for children
  • Hot cross bun or Easter biscuit and hot drink or fruit juice included
  • Special prize given for completing the activity sheet

Easter on the Farm!

where? Somerset Rural Life Museum, Abbey Farm, Chilkwell St, Glastonbury, BA6 8DB

when? 9th-24th April 2022

time? 10am-5pm

how much? standard museum entry

other Info:

  • Different activity each day
  • Egg hunt 17th-18th April
  • Easter bonnet making, egg cup decorating etc.

find out more


Giant Easter Egg Hunt

where? Penny Brohn UK, Chapel Pill Lane, Bristol, BS20 0HH

when? 13th April 2022

time? 10am-2pm

how much? £8 per child

other Info:

  • Easter egg hunt across 6 acres of gardens, meadow and woods
  • Find all the eggs to win a chocolate prize
  • Bring a picnic and make the most of the gardens

find out more


Easter Family Trail at Bristol Zoo Gardens

where? Bristol Zoo Gardens, College Rd, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA

when? 9th-24th April 2022

time? 10am-5pm

how much? general admission

other Info:

  • Use activity sheet provided to guide you
  • Solve the eggnigma at each egg to discover the key word
  • Claim your stocker reward at the end

Now is the perfect time to plan your next staycation in Somerset starting with booking a place to stay.

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There are sometimes so many things on during the Easter period it can be hard deciding what to do with family and friends.

So to make things easier for you we have done the research and put together a list of all the best Easter events in Norfolk this April. Then you can just read through our list below and make your decision on what you want to take part in. We also have an incredible resort in Norfolk which will be perfect if you are wanting to head over to this area for the Easter fun.


Easter Egg-Stravaganza & Live Lambing

where? Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Rd, Hoveton, Norwich, NR2 8QU

when? 2nd–19th April 2022

time? 10am-5pm

how much? from £12.99pp

other Info:

  • Event is back for the first time since 2019!
  • Lots of Easter fun
  • Live lambing of their rare sheep breed

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Easter Eggspress

where? Bure Valley Railway (Aylsham Station), Norwich Rd, Aylsham, Norwich, NR11 6BW

when? 2nd-18th April 2022

time? 10am-3pm

how much? normal price fares apply

other Info:

  • Hop on board the Easter Eggspress
  • Easter trail to complete on board
  • Easter egg given to every child when trial complete

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Easter Egg Hunts at Sheringham Park

where? Sheringham Park, Visitor Centre, Wood Farm, Sheringham, NR26 8TL

when? 2nd-19th April 2022

time? 10am-4pm

how much? £3 per child

other Info:

  • Pick up an activity pack to find the bespoke trail you need to follow
  • You will go round wilder areas of Sheringham Park
  • Complete 10 nature inspired activities and collect your chocolate egg

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The Great Easter Eggsploration

where? Pensthorpe Natural Park, Pensthorpe Rd, Fakenham, NR21 0LN

when? 2nd-19th April 2022

time? 10am-5pm

how much? normal prices apply

other Info:

  • Find all sorts of eggs around the park
  • Other activities to complete
  • Arts and crafts activities and mini treasure hunt

find out more


Easter Family Fun

where? Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB

when? 2nd-19th April 2022

time? 10am-5pm

how much? price varies depending on chosen activity

other Info:

  • Food, Drink & Gift Market over Easter Weekend
  • Various activities in each destination
  • Holkham Hall, Holkham Stories, Walled Garden & Holkham Park

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Creake Abbey Easter Egg Hunt

where? Marshes and Flint, Units F & G, Courtyard, Creake Abbey Farm, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9LF

when? 2nd-19th April 2022

time? 10am-4pm

how much? £4 per child

other Info:

  • Find the bunnies & giant eggs
  • Solve the clues & receive a treat at the end
  • Closed Sundays & Mondays

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Easter Egg Trail in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance

where? Sandringham Estate, Sandringham, PE35 6EN

when? 16th April 2022

time? 10.30am-2.30pm

how much? £3 per child or make a donation

other Info:

  • Find hidden clues around the parkland
  • Enjoy a chocolate egg at the end of the trail
  • Donations to the Air Ambulance can be £5, £10, £15

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Start planning your Easter trip today by booking a place to stay.

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Now that we’re in spring and the weather is finally starting to get warmer a trip to the beach will be a perfect day out.

According to The Beach Guide there are 112 beaches listed in North Wales! This can make it hard to choose which beach you want to visit along the coastline. To help you out we have done some research and found the best beaches in North Wales that you will want to visit. From Anglesey all the way across to the Clwyd area and right the way down the Llŷn Peninsula. Have a read through the list below and make sure you take note of the ones that take your fancy.


Talacre Beach, Clwyd

  • where? Talacre, Holywell, CH8 9RP
  • dog friendly? Yes
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, restaurant, bakery & café

Talacre Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

Due to this being the only beach in Flintshire, Talacre Beach is extremely popular with locals and tourists. The main reason this beach is so popular is because of the Point of Ayr lighthouse, this grade II listed building dates back to 1776 but hasn’t been in use since 1884. Still to this day it is a major monument in Flintshire. When the tide is out you can walk out to the lighthouse which stands 18 metres above the sand. Overall, Talacre is quite a large beach with miles and miles of golden sands for you to enjoy and huge sand dunes that you can explore.


Porth Dinllaen Beach (Morfa Nefyn), Gwynedd

  • where? Lon Golff, Porthdinllaen, Pwllheli, LL53 6DB
  • dog friendly? Yes
  • parking? Yes, National Trust car park 19 min walk away
  • facilities nearby? Yes, restaurant and pub

Nefyn Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

If you are on the Llŷn Peninsula you will want to go to the beautiful village of Porthdinllaen. Here you will find Porth Dinllaen Beach/Morfa Nefyn beach. If you are in this area you will want to explore both beaches on the coast, Morfa Nefyn and Porth Dillan. The best way to do this is to park at the National Trust car park and either walk along the beach or go across the golf course and then down to the beach. When the tide is out this is a beautiful stretch of golden sand with a pub right on the front serving a range of delicious food and drink options.


Llanddwyn Beach (Newborough), Anglesey

  • where? Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, LL61 6SG
  • dog friendly? Yes
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? No, sometimes ice cream van and food van in car park

Llanddwyn Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

Located on the south-western tip of Anglesey is where you will find Llanddwyn Beach, also known as Newborough Beach. It is backed by Newborough Forest & National Nature Reserve so not only can you enjoy a beach day here you can also enjoy a forest walk. At the far end of the beach you will find Llanddwyn Island which has various historical landmarks like the Twr Mawr Lighthouse, St Dwynwen’s Church and the Pilots’ cottages. So not only is it a great place for a beach day it’s also a great place to explore and learn about the history of the island.


Morfa Bychan – Black Rock Sands Beach, Gwynedd

  • where? Porthmadog, LL49 9YH
  • dog friendly? Yes (not on the northern end)
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, restaurant

Black Rock Sands Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

The main thing that makes Black Rock Sands so popular is because most of the year you are able to drive onto the beach. Which means you can bring as many things as you want to the beach knowing you don’t have to walk for ages to your spot on the beach! It also means it’s a popular beach for water sports as people bring their own motor boats and water bikes to this beach. During low tides you can explore all the caves and rock pools and see if you can find any crabs or other marine life living around that part of the beach.


Llandudno – West Shore Beach, Clwyd

  • where? Llandudno, LL30 2AG
  • dog friendly? Yes (not between May – September)
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, restaurant & café

Llandudno West Shore Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

Just below the Great Orme which is a huge limestone headland in Llandudno is where you will find West Shore Beach. During a low tide it becomes an extremely popular place to go if you like kite surfing, kite flying or you just want to enjoy a beach day on a sunny day. This beach also makes the perfect base if you then want to explore a bit further and head up to the Great Orme to take in the amazing views. Llandudno West Shore beach is also well known for its incredible sunsets so if you stay into the evening you will be able to experience that too.


Trearddur Bay Beach, Anglesey

  • where? Trearddur Bay, Holyhead, LL65 2UL
  • dog friendly? Yes
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, café, restaurant & pub

Trearddur Bay Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

Located on Holy Island in Anglesey is the beautiful Trearddur Bay Beach. Perfect for beach days, crabbing and splashing around in the sea. It’s also the perfect place for water sports with the most popular activities being windsurfing, kayaking and bodyboarding. There is also a long promenade behind the beach that is perfect for a stroll in the sun with amazing views along the coast. There are plenty of cafés, shops and restaurants close to the beach too which means you can easily stay here all day.


Prestatyn Beach, Clwyd

  • where? Nant Hall Rd, Prestatyn, LL19 9LN
  • dog friendly? Yes (restrictions in summer)
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, café & bar & ice cream parlour

Prestatyn Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

In the coastal resort of Prestatyn you will find a five mile long stretch of sand that is created from 3 different beaches. As well as the sandy beach there is also a wide promenade which cyclists and walkers use which starts in Prestatyn and can go all the way across to Rhyl. The beach is separated with rock groynes and by the car park you will find the Beach Hut Café & Bar where you can enjoy a bite to eat and drink with indoor and outdoor seating.


Abersoch Beach, Gwynedd

  • where? Abersoch, Pwllheli, LL53 7DP
  • dog friendly? Yes (not on northern part between April & September)
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, beach café

Abersoch Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

Abersoch is an extremely popular place for holidaymakers which makes Abersoch Beach one of the most popular on the Llŷn Peninsula. This area is renowned for its water sports and sailing and Abersoch Beach is the place to go for it, there is a centre where you can hire boards and kayaks to try out the sport yourself. As well as that the beach is huge so there is plenty of room to find a space to chill for the day. Along with a café that serves hot and cold food and beach essentials.


Lligwy Beach, Anglesey

  • where? Lligwy, Dulas, LL70 9PQ
  • dog friendly? Yes
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? No

Lligwy Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

You will find Lligwy Beach on the north eastern side of Anglesey not far from the coastal village Moelfre. The beach itself is over half a mile long at its widest point and is surrounded by limestone rocks making it quite a sheltered beach. As well as the beach being great for relaxing it’s also popular for water sports like kite surfing and wind surfing. If you are wanting to explore the area you will find sand dunes line part of the beach also.


Kinmel Bay, Clwyd

  • where? The Promenade, Kinmel Bay, Rhyl, LL18 5NL
  • dog friendly? Yes
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, café

Kinmel Bay Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

Recently, Kinmel Bay has been awarded a 2021 Seaside Award. Also known as Sandy Cove Beach, Kinmel Bay is an extremely popular place to go for tourists in the summer months and water sport lovers. As well as the large sandy beach you will also find a narrow promenade that goes through the nature reserve here. This beach is also a popular place to see grey seals in the waters so make sure you keep an eye out for them.


Harlech Beach, Gwynedd

  • where? Harlech, LL46 2UG
  • dog friendly? Yes (not in section by holiday park between April & September)
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes in town

Harlech Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

Harlech Beach is a peaceful place to go and enjoy the impressive view of the historic Harlech Castle. The beach itself has plenty of flat sand to relax on but there are also so many amazing sand dunes that you can explore. You can easily spend the whole day here with family as kids can enjoy running through the dunes and building sand castles along with relaxing in the sun. There is also a shop and café within walking distance from the beach too.


Whistling Sands Beach – Porthor Beach, Gwynedd

  • where? Aberdaron, Pwllheli, LL53 8LH
  • dog friendly? Not allowed on beach between April & September
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, café

Whistling Sands Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

Although it does look like this beach could be abroad in some tropical island it is in fact towards the most south western point of the Llŷn Peninsula. This is a beach that isn’t as known as some in the area but it is definitely one you will want to go to when you are next in North Wales. This stunning golden sands beach is backed by large grassy cliffs with a variety of different walks you can enjoy around the area. The name “Whistling Sands” actually came from the noise the sand makes underneath your feet during a dry spell due to the unusual shape of grains of sand that are here.


Benllech Beach, Anglesey

  • where? 64 Bay View Rd, Benllech, Tyn-y-Gongl, LL74 8TT
  • dog friendly? Not allowed on main section from May till September
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, café & restaurant

Benllech Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

Known for being one of the most popular beaches in Anglesey, Benllech Beach is on the eastern coast and can offer a long stretch of beautiful golden sands. You will find this beach is extremely popular with both tourists and locals and is definitely worth a trip if you are in the area. Whether you want to just sit and relax, or swim in the ocean, look around the rock pools or do a spot of sea fishing. There is something for everyone to enjoy at Benllech Beach.


Dinas Dinlle Beach, Gwynedd

  • where? 1 Parc Llanfair, Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon, LL54 5TW
  • dog friendly? Not allowed on main section from May till September
  • parking? Yes
  • facilities nearby? Yes, café

Dinas Dinlle Beach - the best beaches in North Wales

Dinas Dinlle Beach is an extremely popular beach due to the size of it, once you get through the small area of small pebbles you will get to the vast span of stunning golden sands. Another great thing about this beach is when there are clear skies in the summer you can see all the way across to Llanddwyn Island which is on Llanddwyn Beach mentioned in the list above! If you love water sports then you will be pleased to know that jet skis, power boats, scuba divers and wind surfers are frequently used here.


We have four different resorts in North Wales where you can own a holiday home which means you will have plenty of time to get through this list and visit all the beaches.

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With Easter just around the corner we wanted to make sure you knew about some of the amazing events in Yorkshire.

We have done some research and put together a list of different Easter themed events around the Yorkshire area that are suited to families. Whether you live in Yorkshire or you are heading over for a staycation make sure you add one of these events into your Easter plans. We also have an amazing resort in Yorkshire that will make a great base to explore.


The Great Studfold Easter Egg and Fairy Hunt

where? Studfold Adventure Trail, Studfold Farm, Lofthouse, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5SG

when? 9th-24th April

time? 10am-2pm

how much? from £7.50 each

other Info:

  • Booking online is essential
  • Use a clue sheet to explore and discover eggs, rabbits & fairies
  • Adventure trail, craft area and cafe

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Easter Adventure Quest at Whitby Abbey

where? Whitby Abbey, Abbey Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JT

when? 2nd-24th April 2022

time? 10am-5pm

how much? £1.50 in addition to the normal ticket price

other Info:

  • Explore the site and hunt for clues and challenges
  • Take part in traditional Easter games like the egg and spoon race
  • Complete the quest and claim your chocolate treat

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Easter Egg Hunt Harehills Park

where? Harehills Park Bowling Club, Coldcotes Avenue, Leeds, LS9 6ND

when? 18th April 2022

time? 2pm-4.30pm

how much? Free

other Info:

  • Set off at 3pm to retrieve the eggs
  • Try your hand at Crown Green Bowling between 2-3pm
  • Each egg you find has golden tickets and coins

Easter Treasure Hunt

where? Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park, Scarborough Road, Filey, YO14 9PG

when? 15th-18th April 2022

time? 10am-5pm

how much? general admission prices

other Info:

  • Work out the riddles around the park
  • Find 12 letters on eggs that are hidden
  • Win a Cadbury’s Crème Egg

Easter at Burton Agnes Hall

where? Burton Agnes Hall, Rudston Rd, Burton Agnes, Driffield, YO25 4NB

when? 9th-24th April 2022

time? 11am-5pm

how much? general admission prices

other Info:

  • 25 oversized hand carved and painted wooden eggs
  • Each egg is hidden in a different area of the woodland
  • Find them all and receive an Easter treat

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Make the most of your time in Yorkshire by making it a staycation with our stunning resort.

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