location Prestatyn, Denbighshire, North Wales Coast

Barkby Beach

Located directly outside The Beaches Hotel is the stunning Barkby Beach and Prestatyn Central Beach. This long, sandy beach has rocky breakwaters and a wide promenade and ideal for picnics. Prestatyn Central which connects with Barkby Beach has been awarded the iconic Blue Flag. This is one of the world’s most recognised voluntary awards for beaches and marinas. It is awarded after a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety, and accessibility criteria have been met and importantly, are maintained. 

Barkby Beach is flanked by the sand dunes and grass of Gronant Sand Dunes, a protected nature reserve which has a beautiful decked walkway.

Spend the whole day at Barkby Beach. Go grab some buckets and spades, get building sand castles, paddle in the warm pools when the side is out. An ice cream van is parked to the left of The Beaches Hotel all day during the holiday season serving up that classic 99 whippy ice cream. Outdoor dining is available at The Beaches Hotel in the Promenade Bar which is the perfect place to enjoy lunch, a cold drink or a coffee as you look out on Barkby Beach and the Irish Sea. Start or end your day with a revitalising walk along the Promenade at Barkby Beach at sunrise or sunset.

Prestatyn Sailing Club is also based at Barkby Beach, which is popular for windsurfing and sailing. Ket skiing is possible with a permit. 

To the east, the beach is dog friendly all year round however, there are restrictions in other areas during peak time (May - October).

Barkby Beach
Beach Road East
LL19 7LG

Barkby Beach is located directly outside The Beaches Hotel which connects with Prestatyn Central Beach. Learn more about hotel guest car-parking here. There are public toilets and car parking for the public. 

The map below from BlueFlag Global confirms the status of the beach:  

Image: Dave Jones, Facebook; Blue Bug Photography & Blue Flag Image: Naoise Culhane on behalf of FEE International 



Video: Dobby Drone Productions 2019 sourced from YouTube