Coast explores this month’s hot hotel on the British coastline – The Beaches Hotel in North Wales.
WHAT’S THE BUZZ? This smart, comfortable and welcoming four-star hotel commands wonderful coastal and mountain views from its position on Barkby Beach, overlooking the Irish Sea. The fact that The Beaches Hotel, Prestatyn is just 75 minutes from Manchester by car and under three hours from London by train only partly explains its charm and popularity.
Expect hearty breakfasts and relaxed dining in their Promenade Bistro | Bar. You’ll experience great service from a friendly team, who offer that wonderful combination of efficiency and warmth.
Step directly from the hotel onto mile upon mile of sandy beaches, protected dunes and a promenade perfect for walking or cycling. Prestatyn’s proximity to the A55 also makes this an ideal base for exploring the region’s castles, historical villages, golf courses, and Snowdonia National Park.
Prestatyn is firm favourite with those looking for that quintessential seaside holiday with the joyful pleasures of ice creams, crazy golf and chasing waves barefoot. For those brave enough to swim, friendly lifeguards man Blue Flag Prestatyn Central Beach from mid-May to early September. Or retreat to The Beaches Hotel swimming pool and jacuzzi.
WHAT ARE THE ROOMS LIKE? The Beaches Hotel has 79 comfortable bedrooms, styled individually to complement fantastic views of the Welsh Clwydian Range or Barkby Beach. Each room has its own character and charm with modern en-suite bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities.
BEST SEA VIEW? For peaceful sweeping views of Barkby Beach and the Irish Sea choose a Superior Room with Sea View. Quite honestly you just need to be there at sunset, preferably with a refreshing drink in hand on the terrace of the Promenade Bistro | Bar. There, you’ll take in a Welsh vista of sublime pinks, oranges and yellows that remind you why North Wales is so perfect for a coastal break.
HOW ABOUT THE FOOD? Head chef Mark Dixon and his talented team select the finest local ingredients for his generous, heart-warming menus. The spacious Promenade Bistro | Bar opens onto the sea front and serves food and drinks all day, as well as an elegant afternoon tea and Sunday roasts. There is a selection of gluten free and vegetarian options also.
WHAT WILL IT COST? From £194 for a Superior Double/Twin per room per night. A Sunday stayover for one night with Sunday roast included is from £169 per room per night, based on two sharing.
HOW DO I BOOK? Call 01745 853072 or visit thebeacheshotel.com/coast