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Edited: 11th March 2020

Talacre dog-friendly beach, Wales


This is the beach that was used in the filming of the 2011 Dulux advert (the one with the dog running past the lighthouse).


Cafes and a chip shop, amusements, public toilets, "coin-in-slot" children's rides, ice cream. Toilets are just before the beach, parking is free and there is on-beach parking as well as a regular car park.

Not far from other North Wales seaside towns. SatNav/GPS users head for Talacre, Holywell, Clwyd CH8 or co-ordinates 53.353246, -3.316610 will take you right to the beach.


Nice big North Wales beach with off lead dog walking and nearby cafes and a chip shop. Sand dunes are off limits due to wildlife but a good area of beach is fully dog friendly all year round. Apparently there are some dog free areas which are signed, but we didn't come across any.

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Report review TillyJaye - Driving with Dogs


Orange 905 Points
28 August 2019

Vast beach with plenty of quality running space for ball chucking!

So many people have recommended Talacre Beach to me over the last couple of years as perfect for dogs, and having now finally been myself, I would happily recommend it to anybody. It is easily one of the best dog-friendly beaches I've been to as for starters there are no limitations on use by dogs in the summer.

Talacre is a vast open beach and even at it's busiest you'll still feel like you have the place to yourself for much of the time. If you have a dog that loves to run, you'll easily have plenty of space for ball-chuckers without impinging on other beach users. The sand is lovely to walk on with bare feet and is clean and litter free. Water is still cold though, ;)

There are plenty of amenities conducive to a great day out on the approach road to the beach including a great pub: 'The Point' which allow dogs inside and a cafe which sells the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm ice-cream. Yummy...

If only it was a bit closer than an hour and 20 minutes away, I'd be there all the time!

Report review Whibby - Driving with Dogs


Green 36 Points
09 May 2012

Sand dunes now have purpose path through to keep people off the dunes themselves. Easy access for wheel chair users also on this path.

Plenty of DogPoo bins so please use them as this area is used for the holiday park too.

Out of season it is a great place to go but during summer I would refrain from weekend use as there are a lot of kids around.

Edited: 11th March 2020. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.