Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay was once a lavish Victorian coastal retreat where the North West’s elite took in the sea air.

Regular winner of the Wales in Bloom large town trophy, the floral displays are well worth a look.

Pick up a gift for someone or treat yourself! Many of our excellent independent stores are family-run. And after a hard afternoon’s retail therapy, there is no shortage of places to put your shopping bags down and grab a bite to eat. If you’re looking for high street favourites, we have those, too. Visit one of the regions’ largest indoor shopping malls, complete with handy free parking. The weekly farmers’ market sells everything from organic pork to home made preserves.

Theatr Colwyn offers a packed calendar of events from ballet to big-screen blockbusters. Stadiwm Zip World has undergone a multi-million pound development and hosts international under 20s rugby matches and outdoor pop concerts boasting acts such as Tom Jones, Elton John and Lionel Richie. If that’s not enough, Eirias Park also offers a boating lake, bowling green, children’s play area and tennis courts for everyone to use. But you don’t have to go far for a bit of peace – just ten minutes from the centre is Nant y Glyn valley, an enchanting expanse of countryside with incredible views.

Then, of course, there’s the beach – complete with jet ski slipway, mile after mile of clean golden sand and a lengthy promenade that curves around to Rhos-on-Sea.