Tourist Information

Penmaenmawr is set against a stunning backdrop of mountains with a wonderful view out across the Menai Strait to Puffin Island and the island of Anglesey. Its sunsets are picture perfect and worth experiencing all year round. Our Blue Flag long sandy beach and recently refurbished promenade make for a great family seaside destination.

Spend time making sand castles on the beach, jumping waves and body boarding in the surf. Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade and stop off at the family-run Beach Café for a wide range of hot meals, light snacks and ice cream. Our outdoor paddling pool and play area are great draws for children. Hire a beach chalet for the day and use it as your base and changing room after time on the beach and in the sea. Water sports here at Penmaenmawr include windsurfing, sailing and canoeing and there is an active sailing club (note: there is no lifeguard).

Away from the beach, there are plenty of things to do and see in Penmaenmawr. Here are some ideas to whet your imagination. We've also given you ideas for places to eat and stay in our lovely seaside town.

Penmaenmawr Museum

Built in the 1840s, these cottages were amongst the first properties built in Penmaenmawr to house quarry workers. Recently restored, the ground floor of number 4 houses a small museum which focuses on the quarrying industry and the growth of Penmaenmawr in the 19th century. A snapshot of life in a Welsh industrial community. Visits by appointment - call 01492 575535. Visit for more information.

Pensychnant Nature Conservation Centre

The former home of the Stott family, Pensychnant is now managed as a conservation centre and 150 acre nature reserve. The Victorian Arts and Crafts House hosts an annual exhibition of some of North Wales’ best wildlife artists.
The house and exhibition are open April through to September, Wed - Sun (including Bank Holidays) from 11am - 5pm.
The Nature Reserve is open all year (except Christmas and New Year) from Wednesday - Sunday between 9-6pm (or dusk).
Visit for more information.

Circular walk to Druid’s Circle (Meini Hirion) with coastal views

The Upland Walk reveals some of the hidden history of the landscape above Penmaenmawr, rich in birds and wildlife species. Along the route are five locations of interest, which are described in more detail in the accompanying leaflet, as well as other interesting facts about the surrounding area. The walk has a steep ascent and steep descent and is along mainly lanes, tracks and grassy paths. Length of walk approximately 5.5 miles (9 km) with an optional route of an additional 1.5 miles. Start and finish the walk from the Library car park in Penmaenmawr. Refreshments are available from local shops and pubs in the town.

Huw Tom Upland Walk from Penmaenmawr to Rowen

The Huw Tom Walk is a linear walk of 6 miles (9.6 km) from Penmaenmawr on the coast through the mountains to Rowen, a small village in the Conwy Valley, with spectacular views of the Conwy Valley, the Great Orme and across the coast and Liverpool Bay. The route has several climbs up to 300m and then descends again into Rowen. Car parking in the library car park in Penmaenmawr. Refreshments are available in Penmaenmawr and Rowen.

Penmaenmawr Golf Club

With magnificent views of the Menai Straits, the Great Orme, Puffin Island and Anglesey, golf enthusiasts should not miss a round at Penmaenmawr Golf Club. One of North Wales’ best 9 hole Golf Courses (with 18 tees), it is set up to cater for all levels of golfers from beginners to low handicap players. You will be guaranteed a memorable round of golf. Call 01492 623330.

Penmaenmawr Sailing Club

A modern sailing facility, the club has 18 club boats available to try sailing. Regular sailing on Saturdays and Sundays from April. Junior and adult sailing available on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm - 9.00pm. Join in and have a go sailing sessions available to individuals and groups on request. Visit for more details.

The Beach Café - 01492 623883

Family run, the Beach Café is ideally situated by Penmaenmawr Beach and sells ice cream, hot and cold food, all day breakfasts, home-made cakes and daily specials.

Fairy Glen Hotel - 01492 623107

Family-run, family friendly traditional Welsh country pub situated in Dwygfylchi

The Gladstone - 01492 623231

Bar, Restaurant and Accommodation. Restaurant closed on Monday and Tuesday.

The Austrian Restaurant - 01492 622170

Offers wholesome traditional Austrian food. Open throughout the year on Thursday to Saturday evenings from 6pm and on Sundays for lunch from 12pm.

Betty’s Café

Friendly café serving fresh, tasty homemade food.

Becws Alun - 01492 623133

Village bakery with a good selection of freshly baked bread, savouries and cakes. Small café to the rear of the shop.

The Village Bistro - 01492 622323

Open Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday between 16.30 - 22.30 and on Sunday between 12.00 and 20.00. Varied menu. Sunday lunch set price menu. Children welcome.

Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano - 01492 623820

Traditional Italian Restaurant


Dino’s - 01492 339703
Fast Food takeaway offering pizzas, burgers, kebabs, wraps and more

Happy House - 01492 623010
Chinese takeaway

Spice of Wales - 01492 623322
Indian Takeaway

Stella House Chip Shop
Fish and chip takeaway

The Casablanca Takeaway - 01492 623899
Takeaway selling excellent pizzas, pasta, kebabs

Hotels, Pubs and B&Bs

The Gladstone

Ysguborwen Road, Dwygyfylchi, Conwy LL34 6PS

Phone: 01492 623231

Caerlyr Hall Hotel

Conwy Old Road, Dwygyfylchi, Penmaenmawr LL34 6SW

Phone: 01492 623518

Fairy Glen Hotel

Conwy Old Road, Dwygyfylchi, Penmaenmawr LL34 6SP

Phone: 01492 623107

Penmaenmawr Bed & Breakfast

Rocklands, Brynmor Terrace, Penmaenmawr, LL34 6AN
Families with children of all ages are welcome. All rooms are non-smoking. Dog Friendly

Contact: Susanne
Phone: 01492 623 555
Mobile: 07943 252 072.
Email: [email protected]

Pennant Hall Gay Country Hotel

Beach Road, Penmaenmawr LL34 6AY

Phone: 01492 622878

Noddfa (Retreat Centre)

Conwy Old Road, Penmaenmawr LL34 6YF

Phone: 01492 623473

Bodlwyfan Guest House

Conwy Road, Penmaenmawr LL34 6BL

Phone: 01492 623506

Lyme Cottage Bed & Breakfast

15 High Street, Penmaenmawr LL34 6NF

Phone: 01492 621220

Camping and Caravans

Tyddyn Du Touring Park - adults only

Phone: 01492 622300

Craiglwyd Hall Caravan Park

Craiglwyd Road, Penmaenmawr Conwy LL34 6ER

Phone: 01492 623355

Lyons Pendyffryn Hall Caravan Park

Dwygyfylchi, Conwy LL34 6UF

Phone: 01492 623219

Rose Villa Caravan Park

Old Mill Road, Dwygyfylchi, Conwy LL34 6TW
Phone: 01492 623469

Self Catering

Trigfan Cottage

1 Tan y Graig, Conwy Old Road, Dwygyfylchi LL34 6BL

Sleeps four. Attractive stone built cottage, new refurbished to a high standard located in Dwygyfylchi.

Phone: 01492 876080
Email: [email protected]

Graiglwyd Springs Holiday Cottages and Trout Fishery

Graiglwyd Road, Penmaenmawr LL34 6ER
Six spacious, newly build modern cottages overlooking the Menai Straits to the Isle of Anglesey and the Great Orme.

Phone: 01492 622338

Glyn Uchaf Cottages

Conwy Old Road, Penmaenmawr Conwy LL34 6YS
5* self-catering accommodation

Phone: 01492 622053