Calling all dog-walkers

Calling all dog-walkers

So the 1st of May has come and gone and it is nice to see that all the people who exercise their wonderful dogs are still walking them in Llanfairfechan. The dog-walking on the beach restrictions come into force by Conwy council, every year at this time. There is a restriction but it only applies to the part of the beach between the slipways. So the great wide expanse that is Lavan sands is open for people and dogs to play to their heart’s content.

Enjoy and care for our countryside

Enjoy and care for our countryside

The people of Llanfairfechan care a lot about their environment, they enjoy the mountains, the rivers, the sea and all the local walks that link them up. Carelessness can cause upset in any of these areas and recently thoughtlessness has led to gorse fires on Garreg Fawr, one of the hills behind. It is sad to think that birds at the start of their nesting season will have lost nests or even worse off-spring to ill-thought through actions. Not only does wildlife suffer but the fire service are called out to put themselves at risk and local residents ending up footing the bill through their council tax. So please take care when you’re enjoying the world around you.

Out on the water

Out on the water

It seems odd being this close to the sea and not having a way to enjoy it. Llanfairfechan even has a slipway just 100 metres from The Towers. So Lance took the plunge and took his RYA power boat level 2 course with Seawake in Conwy Marina (http://www.seawakepowerboattraining.co.uk ) it was great fun. This is usually a 2 day course but with just Lance on the course , we got it all completed in a day. After a couple of hours of classroom theory, the rest of the day was spent out on the boat, it was an amazing day!
Having navigated out of the Conwy estuary, we headed over top the slipway at Llanfairfechan and then across to the Menai straits and under both bridges. We found some useful mooring points too. Then we came back up the straits to Puffin Island to watch the seals on the north side. We came back to the estuary navigation lights and on into the harbour for lunch. In the afternoon it was all about close quarter manoeuvring, learning how to park the boat without upsetting other boat owners! We had a final trip out, up the Conwy against the tide, it is unbelievably powerful!! Once we were under the bridge it was full power to Glan Conwy.
This was a birthday present from my wife, it was such a fabulous day.

About Llanfairfechan

About Llanfairfechan

Llanfairfechan (“Little St Mary’s Parish”) is a town and community in the Conwy County Borough, Wales. It is known as a seaside resort and had a population at the 2001 Census of 3,755, reducing to 3,637 at the 2011 Census. The history of the area dates back to at least Roman times, as demonstrated by the discovery of a large second century milestone, that is now preserved in the British Museum.

Things to see & do

Things to see & do

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Best Beaches in North Wales

Best Beaches in North Wales

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Gary Williams

A special weekend spent with family and friends in a fantastic location in North Wales. If you are looking for a property that has it all this is for you. With the coast a minutes walk away the property comfortably sleeps 20 with so much living space that you can still even when full find a quite spot to relax. If you are planning on eating in but don’t want to spend time in the kitchen then Oceans Restaurant 50 Yards across the road is fantastic. The food, home cooked is great. We had several platters prepared and delivered for our guests, just make sure you order early as they get really busy at peak times.

Joanne Marie Painter

Spent a long weekend at the towers with friends. A absolutely beautiful and relaxing place to stay. Train station is within walking distance and is a stones throw from the beach. The property itself is charming with its individuality and is well equipped and very comfortable. I would highly recommend a stay at The Towers.

Helen Fletcher

Just got back from a hen weekend at The Towers and what can I say, it’s an amazing place! Right on the beach with beautiful views of the sea. Online pictures of the house don’t do it justice, it’s simply stunning! It’s well equipped, very clean on arrival and the beds were really comfortable! We also didn’t have any issues with the showers or hot water, which can be somewhat of a challenge when there’s 23 women sharing a house! I would definitely stay here again!