Living in Colwyn Bay

News at Dafydd Hardy | 25/01/2022

If you have been thinking about moving to Colwyn Bay recently, but feeling a little uncertain, this area guide may help guide you in your decision.

Colwyn Bay is beautifully situated between the Irish Sea and mountains with stunning coastal walks offering tranquillity to locals. But if you’re thinking that there’s not much else going on here, you couldn’t be more wrong. The town has rapidly grown in recent years becoming the second-largest business centre and community in North Wales.

It offers convenience to its residents with everything you could need for your day-to-day life just a stone’s throw away. For your weekly food shop, there are plenty of supermarkets such as Lidl and Morrisons as well as convenience stores such as Londis and SPAR for any mid-week runs. Colwyn Bay even has its own shopping centre, Bay View. Here you’ll find various retail stores along with independent shops, cafes and restaurants. (More details on this can be found on our Hospitality in Colwyn Bay guide)

If you are bringing up a young family in the charming town, there are excellent educational facilities for all ages. Displaying commitment to developing children’s skills and confidence, Ysgol Sŵn Y Don and Ysgol Pen-y-Bryn are just a few of the primary schools in the area and Ysgol Bryn Elian and Ysgol Eirias being two of the secondary schools. For higher education students, you’ll find Grŵp Llandrillo Menai located in the neighbouring town of Rhos-On-Sea.

For children with an interest in sport, Colwyn Bay Football Club are proudly in the second tier of the Welsh football pyramid and have several junior teams and a large academy. This along with Eirias Events Centre provides fantastic opportunities for youngsters to get involved in.

The up-and-coming town has numerous job sectors on offer. You’ll find anything from hospitality, education, retail and leisure on offer, plus The North Wales police Headquarters is based right in the centre of Colwyn Bay. The towns train station with links to Chester (and beyond) or Holyhead and easy access to the A55 is perfect for any professionals who work out of the area.

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