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. And there’s offshore angling from the pier when the tide’s in, so you could even catch your own dinner!
Theatr Colwyn offers a packed calendar of events from ballet to big-screen blockbusters. Eirias has undergone a multi million pound development and hosts international under 20s rugby matches and outdoor pop concerts boasting acts such as Ollie Murs and Pixie Lott. If that's not enough,
It’s easy to see why Rhos-on-Sea, with its picturesque harbour and sensational marine views, attracts a host of visitors all year round.
A stroll down the promenade is the good old fashioned way to enjoy the sea air. But if you want to take it really easy, there are plenty of places to just sit and take in the friendly atmosphere.
The town has some interesting little shops, and you can catch regular performances at the Harlequin Puppet Theatre – which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2008. Join the Heritage Trail and visit the town’s historic locations including Bryn Euryn hill fort, it’s worth the trek up simply for the stunning views. And the tiny chapel of the 6th century Saint Trillo on the shore. It’s one of the smallest in Britain, with room for a congregation of just six people!
The water is remarkably clean and safe here, so it’s the ideal place to head if you’re into watersports. Sailing, swimming and sea-fishing are all here. A cycle track stretches for miles along the coast, so you can get some serious exercise and take in the views at the same time. For something a little gentler, there’s a friendly golf club open to visiting golfers. And at the end of a hard afternoon in the great outdoors, there are cafes, teashops and a handful of pubs serving good hearty food. Definitely worth braving the elements for.