Colwyn Bay has attracted tourists since Victorian times and thanks to investments in local attractions have been able to move with the times and transform into an up-and-coming town.
Upgrades to Colwyn Bay Promenade and a major restoration project to its pier has allowed for a stunning sea view stroll. As part of Wales’s coastal path, you can even continue to Rhos-On-Sea or Llandudno if you fancy gazing out at the sea for a little while longer.
Another major asset is the multi-million-pound waterside development of Porth Eirias which has majorly improved the seafront allowing fantastic experiences with its water sports centre and sandy beach. One of Colwyn Bays most famous (literally) attractions is Eirias Park which sits on 50 acres of parkland, offering recreational facilities. Its newest addition Eirias Events Centre hosts a variety of different sporting and music events each year and has seen its fair share of celebs, including Elton John, Little Mix and Pixie Lott. Its stadium is also home to RGC 1404 and Wales U20s rugby union teams.
Set up on the hillside and overlooking Colwyn Bay, sits The Welsh Mountain Zoo, the National Zoo of Wales. Occupying 37acres of landscape and boasting picturesque views, over 140 species of animals can be found here. The perfect day out for families or animal lovers.Read our full Colwyn Bay Area Guide here.