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Presthaven Sands Goes Cycling


     There are signs that more and more people are looking for a break from driving their cars when considering their holiday options. For many this involves spending some time cycling. It is now common to see motor accessory shops with a variety of bicycles on display.

    Presthaven Sands is a holiday park situated on the North Wales coast in the market town of Prestatyn. It is but one of several holiday locations in this area that should appeal to those wanting to cycle. Following the recent construction by Denbighshire County Council of a section of cycle path across an adjacent golf course , it is now possible to ride directly from Prestatyn Sands front entrance, to the nearby promenade, giving access to 20 miles of mostly traffic-free conditions, all the way to Llandudno.

    This coastline route is a part of the 10,000 mile National Cycle Network, For details click here. 

Entrance to Presthaven Sands holiday park with cycle path

Cycle path immediately opposite Presthaven Sands entrance.


Father and son returning after a bike ride from Presthaven Sands

Still early season. Euan Webster and his dad Stephen from Galashiels are seen here returning to their caravan after an invigorating bike ride.


Smiling family of cyclists

Brendan & Billy Joe Queen, Andrea Chadwick & Elaine Egan on holiday from Burnley

     After enjoying rides on canal tow paths near their homes, they checked the internet to see where else they could go cycling. They came across Route 5 of the National Cycle Network in Wales, and decided to spend a few days exploring. They reserved a caravan at Presthaven Sands, and pre-booked themselves and their bikes for the journey by rail. Despite the general paucity of space for bikes on trains they themselves experienced no difficulty. They put this down to pre-booking. They travelled from Hapton to Preston on First North Western, and then by Virgin to Prestatyn via Crewe. They clearly approved of their trip by rail.