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Great day out
Member Name: bluebell190
Advantages: Lovely beach
Disadvantages: Not enough places to eat on the sea front
Last weekend as the weather was so nice we decided to go to Llandudno for the day, we went there last year and found a lovely beach there and plenty do to. We live in Manchester and it is only roughly an hour an 10 minutes away for us, we just put in Llandudno town centre in the sat nav and it takes you to the beach as the town centre is located right next to the beach.
When you get to the beach it is really cheap to park if you drive along the sea front until you get to a gate, where there is a man standing there, it is only £2.50 to go through the gate and park there all day, which is the route you have to take to go up to the top of the orme. Our car has always been fine here and you get a really nice view from there too of the whole beach. If you park on the beach front it was about £4 for a few hours so I definitely recommended driving a bit further on to park all day for £2.50.
It is only a short walk back down to the beach front, where there is a nice pier selling all the usual seaside resort things like rock. There are loads of little rides there for the kids and plenty for them to do so they don't get bored.
We headed straight for the beach which is not completely sandy, there are lots of pebbles in it but it is still a nice beach, and even though it was really hot, it didn't get too overcrowded which was nice. One thing I would fault this beach about is the lack of places to get some food for dinner. Last year we went there was a nice burger place on the pier but it had closed this year when we went. All there is now is a fish and chip shop on the pier which looked awful so we decided to go and have a look on the beach front for something else. All there was were fish and chips places which were all eat in, but we didn't want to so we actually ended up going to the pound shop and we got a sandwich each for £1! It was actually very nice and the bottles of water and coke were 2 for £1 too.
Be careful of the seagulls on Llandudno beach! I was sat there on the beach eating my sandwich and a seagull swooped over me and took it right out of my hand!
There is a little town centre just on the seafront with the usual shops like peacocks etc. The hotels and houses in Llandudno look so much nicer than ones you usually see. They look more like the houses abroad, they are all painted in white and yellow or baby blue, and it feels like you are on holiday abroad as it looks so different to England.
If you go up to the top of the orme, there are some amazing views up there. There is a nice little café which is reasonably priced, and also a mini golf. If you want something to do whilst you are there Llandudno has its own outdoor ski slope.
Each year we have been though it has never been open, I'm not sure why, but there never seems to be anybody on it. You can also go tobogganing there to which does get really busy. It costs £4.50 each for 2 goes.
Llandudno is a great day out for families and people of all ages, there is lots to do or if you want a nice relaxing day the beach is lovely and the views are amazing! I highly recommend you visit there, we go every year!
Summary: Lovely place, we love it!
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