Colwyn Bay to Rhyl

Colwyn Bay Promenade to Rhyl Harbour (9 Miles)

A generally flat, safe and easy to cycle route which follows the North Wales Cycle Path (Route 5) from Colwyn Bay all the way to Rhyl and beyond. It gives stunning views across the sea and takes you to places you can only get to by foot or bike. As the routes is almost entirely on cycle path it is ideal for families with small children.

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This route is 9 miles long. At an average cycling speed with no stops this should take about 75 minutes to complete. We suggest you give yourself a minimum of 3.5 hours to go there and back, however as a 'straight there and back' route you can decide to break the journey whenever you want.

  • The quarry, the Rainbow Bridge and the River Dulus at Llandulas.
  • There's a beach-side cafe at Pensarn where you can stop for an ice cream or a cuppa.
  • The nature reserve at Kinmel Bay has lovely dunes habitat.
  • The smart new Harbour development at Rhyl including the 'Bike Hub' cafe is a great place for a drik before your ride back.

From Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay head east following the way-marked National Cycle Route 5 for 9 miles where you will arrive in Rhyl Harbour.

Download the PDF map of this route: Porth-Eirias-to-Rhyl-Harbour-Map.pdf