New beach for Colwyn Bay

500,000 tonnes of sand are being brought in to create a brand new beach along Colwyn Bay's seafront - as part of a sea defence project.

Sand will be brought in 24 hours a day

The sand importation is part of Conwy County Borough Council’s Waterfront project, which is providing sea defences and improvements in Colwyn Bay, funded by the Welsh Government and European Regional Development Fund.

It will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week and should last for a period of up to four weeks, depending on the weather.


New beach 'will be a great asset for Colwyn Bay'

It’ll be quite a scene when this sand starts to arrive on the beach. It’s a vital part of the coast protection work that is taking place along the promenade, but will provide a marvellous, permanent beach, which will be a great asset for Colwyn Bay, right next to the new Porth Eirias watersport centre.

– Cllr Mike Priestley, Conwy Council Cabinet Member for Highways, Environment and Sustainability

500,000 tonnes of sand will create new beach

Sand will be imported 24 hours a day, for the next four weeks.

A £6m sea defence project along Colwyn Bay's seafront will see 500,000 tonnes of sand brought in to create a brand new beach.

The sand importation is funded by Welsh Government as part of the sea defence work, and will also provide a beach which will be available at both high and low tide.