Explore the area

Places to visit near Presthaven

From the awesome Snowdonia mountains to grand castles like Harlech; sheltered coves to lively resorts like Prestatyn and Rhyl, this dramatic region weaves its magic. Easy to reach but not to leave. The beaches, skylines, castles, railways, lakes and lively resorts of North Wales are engraved in millions of childhood memories. Where else can you enjoy fantastic mountain scenery, a brilliant train ride, a panoramic picnic and a gorgeous sandy beach all in one day?

Lots to see and do

Our top picks

There are lots of fabulous places to visit, using Haven holiday parks as your base. From beautiful beaches and landscapes to places of interest like historical sites and nature trails, or attractions like theme parks and wildlife parks - there are choices to suit the whole family. Check out our top picks.
Bodelwyddan Castle

Attractions

Bodelwyddan Castle

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Bodelwyddan Castle is a beautiful, historic house with well-maintained gardens and nature woodland. Children will enjoy the adventure playground, garden maze, and Victorian games room.

Address:

Bodelwyddan Castle, Bodelwyddan, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5YA

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
11 miles from Presthaven Sands
Copper mine cavern

Attractions

Great Orme Mines

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Walking through tunnels mined out over 3,500 years ago gives visitors a feel for the harsh conditions our prehistoric ancestors faced in their search for copper. Uncovered in 1987 during a scheme to landscape an area of Great Orme, the copper mines discovered below ground represent one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of recent time.

Address:

Great Orme Mines, Great Orme, Llandudno, Gwynedd, LL30 2XG

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
28 miles from Presthaven Sands
Picturesque view of Snowdonia

Places of interest

Offa’s Dyke Path

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This National Trail opened in 1971, starts in England at Sedbury Cliffs and goes north through the Clwydian Hills, into Prestatyn; the 177 mile long trail offers spectacular views and scenery for you to enjoy.

Address:

Offa's Dyke Path, Prestatyn LL19 9PH

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
4 miles from Presthaven Sands
Family running along the boardwalk

Beaches

Prestatyn Central Beach

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A promenade runs along Prestatyn beach, with ramp access from the car parks, and the beach adjoins Barkby and Ffrith beaches in a five-mile stretch of sand. Water sports include windsurfing and sailing. There is a leisure centre and amusement arcades nearby, and also a local wildlife reserve.

Address:

Prestatyn Central Beach, Prestatyn,Denbighshire, LL19 9TT

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions:
Dogs are not allowed on certain parts of the beach
 
Lifeguards:Daily 26 May-3 June, weekends only 9-24 June and daily 30 June-2 September
 
Lifeguard patrol times: 10am-6pm
Distance from park:
Less than a mile from Presthaven Sands
Seal swimming in the water

Attractions

SeaQuarium

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Discover creatures from the deep at the SeaQuarium.

Address:

SeaQuarium Rhyl, East Parade, Denbighshire, LL18 3AF

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
7 miles from Presthaven Sands
Red panda in a tree

Attractions

Welsh Mountain Zoo

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Roam the wooded pathways, relax on the grassy slopes and spend a lovely day learning about rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world including snow leopards, chimpanzees, red pandas, and Sumatran tigers!

Address:

Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Caernarfonshire, LL28 5UY

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
21 miles from Presthaven Sands
Trees overlooking the river Bodnant Garden

Attractions

Bodnant Garden

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With intimate corners, sweeping lawns, grand terraces and verdant woodland, there are many gardens in one at Bodnant. A haven of rarity and beauty with a stunning backdrop of the Carneddau mountains of Snowdonia is a delight for the senses.

Address:

Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, near Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 5RE

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
26 miles from Presthaven Sands
3 people on zip lines at Zip World

Attractions

Zip World

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A unique range of very special adventures. Experience Europe's longest zip lines or our massive underground trampolines & high-rope cavern adventures.

Address:

Zip World, Fforest A470, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0HX

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
36 miles from Presthaven
Children walking along the sand

Beaches

Barkby Beach, Prestatyn

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A long sandy beach with a promenade and rocky breakwaters. Barkby Beach is great for water sports like windsurfing and sailing and jet-skiing (with a permit).

Address:

Barkby Beach, Prestatyn, Denbighshire, LL19 7LG

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions:
Dogs not allowed from 1 May-30 September
 
Lifeguards: Daily 26 May-3 June, weekends only 9-24 June, daily 30 June-2 September
 
Lifeguard patrol times: 10am-6pm
Distance from park:
4 miles from Presthaven Sands
Conwy Castle overlooking the harbour

Attractions

Conwy Castle

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Conwy Castle is a medieval fortification in Conwy, on the north coast of Wales. It was built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289.

Address:

Conwy Castle, Rose Hill St, Conwy LL32 8AY

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
25 miles from Presthaven Sands