The north Wales Coast is bursting with brilliant beaches, thrilling mountain scenery, fascinating ancient culture and heritage wherever you turn. With areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, panoramic views and many landmarks, there is plenty to explore right on the door step.
We are close to several of the Welsh Castles, Rhuddlan and Conway, with Caernarfon and Beaumaris further afield.
The resort of Llandudno, with the great Orme, its tramway and prehistoric copper mine, is only 30 minutes away by car.
Further inland is the great Snowdonia National park with all its attractions, steam trains, slate mines and electric mountain.
Home of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here 2020, Gwrych Castle has undergone extensive restoration to allow visitors to view parts of the Castle and extensive grounds. Set overlooking Abergele, Gwrych is just a 5 minute car ride from Golden Sands. For more details: Gwryth Castle
SOUTH STACK LIGHTHOUSE
The historic South Stack Lighthouse is located on a small island reached via a descent of 400 steps down the steep mainland cliffs.
Visitors may tour the former lighthouse engine room before climbing to the top of the lighthouse. South Stack is a wonderful place to watch thousands of breeding seabirds including guillemots, razorbills and puffins.
For more details: South Stack Lighthouse
SNOWDEN MOUNTAIN RAILWAY
Trains depart from Llanberis station and begin their climb 1085m to the summit of Yr Wyddfa, a journey experienced by some 12 million travellers since 1896. These ancient Snowdonian mountains, thrust upwards by volcanic forces 450 million years ago, once grew to heights of 10,000 metres. Over eons the wind and rain have sculpted them to their current form; with Snowdon being the highest summit in England and Wales. For more details: Locomotive
Pont-y-Ddraig Harbour Bridge is a small pedestrian bridge which opens for boats entering and leaving the marina. It is unusual because it has a tall central mast, and a pulley system which draws the bridge platform on either side up to it when opening. It is a wonderful piece of engineering.
For many more places to explore and days out see: Go North Wales