Views of Snowdonia in North Wales.

                A man zip-wiring through the forest.

Things to do near Golden Sands

There truly are a wide, varied and diverse range of things to do in North Wales, from castles to coastlines, no matter what brings you to Rhyl, you’ll find something for you. North Wales is full to the brim with tourist attractions, please browse our selection below to start your next adventure!

Tourist Attractions In North Wales

Although we know you have plenty to keep you busy and entertained at Golden Sands, it is definitely worth getting out and about and exploring all the things to do in North Wales. The local area is rich in experiences and activities for the solo traveller and the large family alike! There truly is more than you could possibly fit into one North Wales holiday; we can’t wait for you to get started on your Rhyl adventure.

From exploring the fastest zip line in the world at Penrhyn Quarry to hiking around Snowdonia National Park or visiting the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno, there's plenty to get stuck into during your stay. Our team are also more than happy to provide more information on your desired activity, all you need to do is get in touch and let us know what types of activities you and/or your family want to do on your holiday.

Places to visit

Manorafon Farm Park

Set within the walls of Gwrych Castle, Manorafon Farm Park has all types of animals for the family to see.

Drive time: Between 10 and 20 minutes

Dog friendly: No

For further information, please visit website.

Visit towns close to Golden Sands


Llandudno is Wales’s largest resort with lots of amazing things to do.The town is renowned for its sweeping bay and victorian era architecture. It is uniquely situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches.

Drive time: Between 20 - 45 minutes

Dog Friendly: Certain areas are dog friendly



Rhyl offers a perfect blend of seaside charm, family-friendly attractions, and outdoor activities, making it an ideal destination for beach lovers, families, and anyone seeking a fun-filled getaway on the North Wales coast.

Drive time: Less than 10 minutes

Dog friendly: Yes.


Betws-y-Coed offers natural beauty, outdoor activities, and village charm, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, and anyone seeking a peaceful retreat in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.

Drive time: Between 20 and 45 minutes

Dog friendly: Yes



Conwy, situated on the North Wales coast, is a historic town surrounded by medieval walls and dominated by Conwy Castle. See the historic architecture, Aberconwy House, Quaint Harbo and the Smallest House in Great Britain.

Drive time: Between 20 and 45 minutes

Dog friendly: Yes



Porthmadog offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural attractions, and outdoor adventures, making it an ideal destination for history enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers, and anyone seeking to explore the stunning landscapes of North Wales.

Drive time: Between 20 and 45 minutes

Dog friendly: Yes


Visit these shops near Golden Sands

Joleen Meadows Farm Shop

Savour the products this organic farm store offers, which also caters to people with special dietary needs.

Drive time: Between 20 and 45 minutes

Dog friendly: No

For further information, please visit website.

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