Prestatyn Walks - Near and Around
This seaside resort is located in a great spot on the North Wales coast in Denbighshire. For walkers there's fine coastal trails and wonderful hill climbs inland to try. Three epic long distance trails start/end in the town, providing an opportunity to explore the surrounding area on good waymarked footpaths. There's also lovely beaches and the Gronant Dunes which is the last major (surviving) example of the former large dune system that covered the coast of North East Wales. The rare sand lizard and the natterjack toad can be spotted in this wildlife rich area.
This route uses sections of the Dyserth to Prestatyn Walkway, the North Wales Path and the Offa's Dyke Path to create a circular walk around the town. It visits some of nearby highlights including the viewpoint at Graig Fawr and the neighbouring village of Dyserth.
You can start the walk on the sea front at the Nova West car park. The train station is also on the route so if you're coming by public transport it's easy to pick it up. From the sea front head south along the North Wales Path and it will take you through the town before heading up to the Prestatyn Hillside Nature Reserve on the Offa's Dyke Path. Continue south west along the waymarked trail and it will take you up to Graig Fawr where there are some lovely views towards the coast. The route then descends to the south to visit Dyserth. Here you can try the Dyserth Waterfall Walk and visit the 70ft falls. There's also caves, woodland trails, a 16th century church and some nice tea rooms to see in this area.
After exploring the village you head north picking up the Dyserth to Prestatyn Walkway which runs along a disused railway line. This will take you past Meliden and the golf course before descending back in to the town.
PostcodeLL19 7EY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Prestatyn Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Prestatyn Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Prestatyn OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Prestatyn Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
After your walk head to the Central Beach Club for some refreshment. It's a friendly place in a great location near the sea front. You can find them near the start of the walk at 63 Bastion Road with a postcode of LL19 7ET for your sat navs.
It's a lovely walk to do with a fit dog. The beach is also popular with dog walkers though there are some restrictions during the summer months. The Central Beach club mentioned above is dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head east along the coast path and you could visit the Point of Ayr Nature Reserve. There's wonderful views across the Dee Estuary and lots of wildlife to look out for here. If you continue south east the path will take you to Holywell and the historic Flint Castle. If you follow the Wales Coast Path west from the town you can visit Rhyl, Kinmel Bay and Abergele.
The western end of the Clwydian Way also starts in the town.