COLWYN BAY – Things to Do In Colwyn Bay


Guide to COLWYN BAY, FC, Waterfront, Hotels, Attractions, Events, News, and Sports…

This is an Up-to-Date Information Guide to COLWYN BAY including the Football Club, hotels, water sports, accommodation, events and attractions.

Whether you are in the town for just a few hours of shopping, or in the town on business, a day trip as a tourist, on holiday or a resident, then there are many things that you can find to do in the coastal town and surrounding areas of North Wales.

The town has many shops providing a range of clothing, hardware, electrical items, groceries and much more.  The Bayview Shopping Centre provides a convenient, warm and dry indoor shopping venue. If you venture into the Victorian town there are a mixture of famous chain stores and privately owned independent businesses, for that more personal shopping experience. On Tuesdays and Saturdays many market traders descend on the towns streets to provide a colourful mix of goods, bargains and local produce.

Colwyn Bay

There are a number of pubs, food outlets, cafes and restaurants catering for all tastes.  Traditional British food is available at excellent prices at pubs such as The Picture House (Wetherspoons) and many of the towns long established cafes.

There is Italian, Chinese and Indian cuisine available at restaurants within the town as well as the British Classic – “Fish and Chips” at several restaurants including The Toad on the promenade.

There are many activities that can be pursued in and around the town including walking, (also dog walking), cycling, sea fishing – from both the beach and by boat, jet skiing and sailing – launch from Porth Eirias and a range of sports including tennis and 5-a-side football.  If the weather is not so good then there are also indoor activities and entertainment at Theatr Colwyn and Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre.

The town has a well established theatre and cinema that offers a year round calendar of events from ballet to big-screen blockbusters.

On the first Bank Holiday in May the promenade at Colwyn Bay plays host to the Bay of Colwyn Promenade Day which is a whole day of music, entertainment and fun. There are many shows, stalls, rides and attractions to keep people of all ages amused.

For more details on Colwyn Bay Prom Day visit the Prom Day website at;-

Tel: (01492) 575948

Other activities include a trip to the Welsh Mountain Zoo or watching a match at Colwyn Bay Football Club.

The town has excellent links to surrounding areas by road and rail so is a fantastic base to explore nearby towns such as Rhos-on-Sea, Llandudno, Conwy, and slightly further away Rhyl or Bangor.  The Conwy Valley is a short drive away offering spectacular scenery en-route to Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia or even Mid Wales.

If you intend to stay in the town for more than a day then there is a wide variety of good value accommodation to choose from including the modern Colwyn Bay Travelodge located adjacent to the Bayview Shopping Centre.

The town has plenty of outdoor entertainment at Eirias Park. Eirias Park has a boating lake, bowling green and tennis courts plus the superb Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre.

Eirias Park & Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre

Eirias Park is open all year round and also plays host to the Colwyn Bowling Festival in July which is centred around Eirias Park and has had prize money exceeding £5,500.

Colwyn Bowling Festival – Tel: (01492) 575563

In November each year (weather permitting of course) the dazzling Colwyn Bay Fireworks Display is performed in Eirias Park which is organised by Bay of Colwyn Town Council.

Colwyn Bay Fireworks Display – Tel: (01492) 532248

Eirias Park is great for families. It covers 50 acres of beautiful parkland and features a boating lake, a model yacht pond, picnic areas, tennis courts, crown green bowls, pitch and putt golf, a sports stadium, a children’s adventure playground, Dan’s Den skateboard park and Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre.

The leisure centre offers swimming and lessons for all ages, fitness suite sessions and classes, exercise classes, casual athletics training, coached/supervised activities such as gymnastics, climbing, crèche, junior recreation and soft play sessions. There is also a climbing wall group and session with instructor. Other facilities and activities include the health suite, badminton/ short tennis and table tennis. There are also squash courts available as well as an all weather pitch ideal for 5-a-side football. The Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre also provides catering and facilities for hosting Birthday Parties.

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COLWYN BAY – Bayview Shopping Centre

Colwyn Bay Shopping Centre


The Bayview Shopping Centre is an indoor shopping complex containing a number of big name stores and and a large open plan cafe. The Bayview Shopping Centre affords ample free car parking spaces sited on two levels.

Bay View Shopping Centre

Bay View Shopping Centre

 Stores include Morrisons, Argos, Home Bargains, Superdrug, Iceland, Poundstretcher, Revolution, Holland and Barrett, Timpsons, Bevans, Clarks, Poundworld, Boots Opticians, Savers, Bon Marche, The Works, Shoezone, Card Factory, Card Outlet, Costa Coffee and Phones4u.

Bayview Shopping Centre

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Colwyn Bay Motorcycles


COLWYN BAY is host to the only main Honda Motorcycles Dealer in North Wales.  Established in 1978 Colwyn Honda Motorcycles is a family-run business which has grown in knowledge and has developed an excellent reputation for quality and service.

The premises were completely refurbished in 2003 so the dealership has a modern showroom, sells Parts and Accessories and has a workshop which offers Servicing, Repairs and MOT testing. Main brand clothes and accessories are also stocked and sold at the Honda Motorcycle Dealership. They also sell a range of Honda ATVs which are held in stock at competitive prices as well as a full workshop and maintenance service at Colwyn Bay Honda.

The Honda Motorcycles dealership is staffed by a dedicated team of helpful bike enthusiasts. Staff are trained in house at the Honda Dealership so are equipped to deal with all manner of enquiries.

The area is a great location to start motorcycling as it sits on the beautiful North Wales coast – just a few miles away from the stunning scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. There are many great motorcycle routes starting from Colwyn Bay heading along the coast of North & West Wales, Anglesey, Conwy Valley and across the Snowdonian Mountains.

Colwyn Bay Motorcycles Ltd

4 Groes Rd
01492 535 959

Open Mon-Tue,Thu-Fri 9am-6pm; Wed 9am-1pm; Sat 9am-5pm

Click on the following link for a map and directions to the Honda Motorcycle dealership:-

Honda Motorcycles, Colwyn Bay – Google Maps.

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Colwyn Bay


Set on the beautiful coast of North Wales the town of COLWYN BAY is located in the centre of a large bay, stretching from the harbour at Rhos-on-Sea in the west, to the original settlement of Old Colwyn to the east.

The seafront landmark of Victoria Pier is a prominent fixture jutting out from the long promenade which runs along the whole bay. The prom links the towns and villages with a level walkway & cycle route alongside the picturesque coast road which affords ample free parking. Visitors and residents can take in the views, access the sandy beach, jet ski, launch pleasure craft, do a spot of fishing or take it easy and relax with a picnic or a drink, ice-cream or light snack at one of the kiosks located along the prom.

Colwyn Bay Pier, Colwyn Bay, North Wales

Colwyn Bay Pier

Colwyn Bay has excellent travel links as it is located on the main route between London and Dublin. It has a mainline station in the centre of town and has the A55 Expressway running past with several junctions leading into the town. It is also on the National Express route between Chester and Bangor.

The town centre and the Bay View Shopping Centre host a selection of stores, cafes, pubs and restaurants ranging from local businesses to famous national brands catering for all tastes and needs.

Accommodation is abundant in the area as there are many hotels, bed & breakfasts, guest houses, a new Travel Lodge, and camping and caravan sites all within walking distance of the town and seafront.

Leisure activities are provided by the Eirias Park Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool. Also there is a theatre – which as well as having shows, plays and musicals, also doubles as a cinema showing many recent film releases. The Welsh Mountain Zoo is also a popular destination as it  provides a great day out for people of all ages.

This website aims to provide you with up-to-date information about all that the area has to offer as well as news of future developments and entertainment planned for the town.  Please bookmark this site and visit again soon as regular updates are posted.  We welcome useful links and articles so do not hesitate to contact us if you feel you can contribute to the site. Your contributions and comments are welcomed so we can continue to deliver a great site to the residents and visitors of Colwyn Bay. We look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime have a browse around the site and feel free to click on any of the useful links to local businesses and activities in COLWYN BAY and the surrounding areas.


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COLWYN BAY – Pier & Waterfront Project

Colwyn Bay Pier Development

Victoria Pier is located at the promenade in the centre of the bay close to COLWYN BAY railway station. Future developments are planned to regenerate the Victorian Pier, the promenade, and some areas of the town near the railway station. The planned regeneration of the area will benefit the town hugely as a tourist location.  Aesthetically pleasing structures will be welcomed by local residents and businesses of Colwyn Bay to compliment the sandy beaches and excellent scenery which the North Wales coast has to offer visitors in the area.

Conwy County Borough Council officers and councillors, representatives of the Pier Pressure Group, a Trustee in Bankruptcy and Welsh Assembly Government all joined together in October 2010 to review the structural appraisal that was carried out to assess the Victoria pier.  The meeting involved discussions regarding the details of ownership, work required and how to obtain adequate funding for a prospective restoration project.  The report estimated the renovation of the pier, with pavilion building, could be in the region of £5.5million.  All parties present agreed to work together to explore options as to how to restore and rejuvenate the pier at Colwyn Bay.

Colwyn Bay Pier Snow

For a map and directions to Victoria Pier please click on the following link:-

Colwyn Bay Pier – Google Maps.

Victoria Pier

The Promenade, COLWYN BAY, North Wales LL29 8HH

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Welsh Mountain Zoo - Colwyn Bay


Set in North Wales overlooking COLWYN BAY is a 37 acre zoological garden known as the Welsh Mountain Zoo.  The conservation zoo was founded in 1963 by wildlife expert and naturalist Robert Jackson.

The Welsh Mountain Zoo provides a great day out for people of all ages.  As well as spending the day enjoying great views overlooking the town, stunning scenery and strolling along wooded pathways there is the chance to learn about and experience exotic, rare and endangered species. The Welsh Mountain Zoo is home to all types of creatures ranging from Snow Leopards and Sumatran Tigers to Penguins, Chimpanzees and Californian Sealions.

Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay

Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay

There are various activity and educational areas such as the Jungle Adventureland and Tarzan Trail Adventure Playground as well as the Children’s Farm.  There is also the chance to visit the Media Centre for a virtual tour of the Zoo and to play some great educational games.

For more information on admission prices, latest offers and events at Welsh Mountain Zoo then please visit the official Welsh Mountain Zoo website by clicking on the following link:-

Welsh Mountain Zoo

Welsh Mountain Zoo
Old Highway, COLWYN BAY,

Clwyd LL28 5UY
Tel: (01492) 532 938

Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm

To view a map and for directions to the Welsh Mountain Zoo please click on the following link:-

Welsh Mountain Zoo, COLWYN BAY – Google Maps.

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COLWYN BAY – Travelodge

Colwyn Bay Travelodge


Excellently located on Victoria Avenue, COLWYN BAY the brand new Travelodge is just off Junction 25 of the A55 Expressway – part of the main route between London and Dublin. It is within 1/2 mile of the mainline railway station and the town centre and across the car park from the main shopping centre. There are sea views from some of the rooms as the promenade, seafront and Victoria Pier are just a few minutes walk away.

There are family rooms and double rooms available at various rates depending on the days & duration of your stay. Please check out the Travelodge website for the latest deals. Travelodge has free of charge car parking, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To find out more information regarding accommodation facilities, location & prices regarding Colwyn Bay Travelodge click here for Travelodge Hotel Overview.

Travelodge - Colwyn Bay

Travelodge, Colwyn Bay, North Wales

Click here for location details.

Travelodge Colwyn Bay Hotel

1-7 Victoria Avenue
LL29 8DU

Tel: 0871 984 8484*
Fax: 01492 533 171

*Calls cost 10 pence per minute from a standard BT landline.
Calls from other networks and mobiles may vary.

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COLWYN BAY FC – Seagulls Football Club

Colwyn Bay FC

COLWYN BAY FC – Colwyn Bay Football Club

Established in 1881 COLWYN BAY FC (Football Club) has been representing the town in football fixtures across the UK.

The Seagulls ground is located on Llanelian Road and has a Capacity of 2500 (403 Seats).  The record attendance at a home match was 5000 when the Bay played Borough United at Eirias Park in 1964.

The facilities at the football ground include a club lounge with licensed bar which serves alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks and has a big screen which shows sports results during matchdays.  There is also a snack bar which sells hot and cold snacks and a club shop which sells official club merchandise.

Colwyn Bay FC

Colwyn Bay Football Club

For more information on player profiles, fixtures and results and club news be sure to visit the official Colwyn Bay FC website by clicking on the following link:-

Official club website.

For directions to the football ground click on the following link:-

Map & Directions to the Ground.


Llanelian Rd
Old Colwyn, COLWYN BAY, Clwyd LL29 8UN

General Enquiries:
Tel: 01492 514680
Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm

Click on this link for forthcoming football fixtures.

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