Colwyn Bay is looking forward to welcoming tourists after unveiling a new £6m family beach on the North Wales coast.
The beach, which was created by pumping 500,000 tonnes of sand on to the shore, is part of a £52m investment to restore the attractive Victorian town to its position as one of the UK’s best loved seaside destinations.
Watersports enthusiasts can experience sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, kite surfing and jet skiing in Colwyn Bay following the opening of a new £3.7m watersports centre this month. The centre, called Porth Eirias, sits next to the new beach and, along with a range of watersports, offers families a bistro, shops and changing areas.
To widen Colwyn Bay’s appeal further, £6.5m has been invested to create Eirias, a new sports stadium and multi-purpose events centre, which hosts large pop concerts, international rugby matches and athletics.
On July 21 the venue will hold the ‘Access All Eirias’ music event featuring X-Factor winners Little Mix, UK chart topper Conor Maynard and rap star Wiley. As a warm-up for the event a ‘Voices in the Park’ concert will be held on July 20 featuring The Overtones, X Factor runner-up Rhydian Roberts and West End star Sophie Evans.