Prestatyn to Rhos-on-Sea Cycle Route Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This stunning and mainly flat route of 15.2 miles winds its way from Prestatyn to Rhos-on-Sea, almost entirely traffic-free. I started the route on the map at Prestatyn train station, and ended it just past the Colwyn Bay station. That allows you the option of cycling it one way, and returning by train. Just do ensure you read my Bikes On Trains guide first.
Do bear in mind that it is a coastal route, with very little shelter from the wind, which can blow straight from the sea. The entire route is shared use and can get busy with pedestrians during the high season.
All photos, and much of the information here is by SHallam. All errors are mine.
The entire route has a smooth tarred surface.
Pretty much any type of bike can be used along the route. Trikes and cargo bikes may struggle in high season, due to many pedestrians.
Available at the Prestatyn train station, and at several points along the route. Also at the pub at the end, and at Colwyn Bay train station.
Refreshment stops: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Points of Interest
Stunning coastal views will be their own reward along this route. Also look out for the medieval chapel on the beach at St Trillo’s, while Rhuddlan castle isn’t far away.
Routes in North Wales
There are no barriers along the route, but it does get extremely busy during the high season.
Forecast for Prestatyn
What it looks like
DayCycle routes are routes can can easily be cycled by most people in a day, or part of a day. Do have a look at all the other DayCycle routes available on WillCycle. Many contain detailed route guides, as well as embedded maps (like the one below) from which you can download the GPX file for the route.