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A great place whatever the weather! The beach is deservedly popular, with miles of golden sand lapped by the clean waters of the Irish Sea. The views to the west, north and east are extensive.
Even though the beach is popular, parking is easy and the beach rarely feels crowded.
Located on the beach is the Point of Ayr lighthouse, built in 1776. The lighthouse fell into disuse in 1884. At 18 metres high, it's not particularly big, but nonetheless it is quite impressive. At high tide, it is cut off from the beach by about 40 yards of water, so don't get stranded!
Try to visit at sunrise, when the whole beach is lit with a buttery glow, with only the cries of the gulls to disturb the scene.
The area around the beach is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The dunes house a rare collection of natterjack toads, and the Dee estuary is a vital haven for wintering birds. More information from the
The Piccadilly Inn
The newly renovated Piccadilly Inn is an intimate and cosy restaurant and public house in the heart of the picturesque town of Caerwys. Although it appears to be big on the outside, it offers a homely and cosy atmosphere.
Pwll Gwyn Country Inn and Restaurant
Traditional, cosy and full of charm, The Pwll Gwyn is the ideal country retreat to escape the hustle of everyday life, offering good, honest home cooking, a wide variety of real ales and beautiful boutique bedrooms.
The Pet Cemetery Cafeteria
Enjoy a stroll around the award-winning grounds of the pet cemetery and visit our cafe, which offers home-cooked food.
Set in a Grade II listed, 16th century building, The Royal Oak, Caerwys is a traditional, local pub which focuses on community. You can always be assured of a warm welcome from your hosts, Pat, Trevor, Alan and family.
Black Lion Inn
The Black Lion is a 13th century coaching inn - based in the heart of the country with breathtaking views towards Moel Famau. Its restaurant and bar offer a wide range of home cooked British food and real ales.
Seafood and Grill served in a great family atmosphere.
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