Yesterday we went to Abergele/Pensarn beach on our way down to Gwynfryn Farm in Pwllheli. Now with this review I am not necessarily saying you should all rush out and visit as I am well aware that it doesn’t have lots to recommend it to others but I will try and explain why me and the rest of the Phillips clan will visit practically every time we pass this part of the North Wales coast.
My Gran and Grandad (Dad’s Mum and Dad) lived in a large house in Abergele during my childhood and we visited every year for a long time often with other cousins, aunties and uncles. We always made our way down to the beach come rain or shine, with a pocketful of coins for the slot machines, won playing Queenie or New Market. Dad and his brothers and sisters grew up visiting their Great Aunt every summer in Abergele before Gran and Grandad moved into the house so it has childhood memories for all of us and we want our children to experience the same.
Thankfully for us (not necessarily for new visitors) Pensarn beach has stayed the same for a very long time. It’s the same amusement arcade, the same cafe (which is always open come rain or shine) and obviously the same stoney beach for throwing/skimming stones into the sea. It being the North Wales coast there was also the same weather when we visited!
We were only there for a couple of hours, a stop off on the way to our holiday in Pwllheli, but time enough for a play on the kiddy rides/2p machines and the slot machines.
Time to throw stones in the sea.
Time to eat chips in the (greasy spoon) cafe on the front where my 3 girls reduced the average age in there by a significant amount.
And obviously time to eat a quick ice cream before the rain came in. It’s never too cold for ice cream when you are 3 or 36.
The new discovery for us this time was that the long flat promenade is perfect for scootering. So we will probably visit next year, and the year after and probably the year after that too! Each year remembering different good times with Gran, Grandad and Flash.
We would love a Nomination in the Family Travel Section for the MADS, click on this link if you would like to vote for us!
Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!
Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.