Located within a village in Flintshire,
Talacre Beach offers an attractive opportunity for all the family
to visit the famous and magnificent lighthouse that was built in
1776; an ideal place to overlook the awarding-winning beach, if you
can nab visiting rights.
The dunes attract scientific interest with their unique
collection of natterjack toads and wintering birds. Little Terns
dive for fish, and you can even spot skylarks, meadowpipits, or
Second World War remains lay at the base of the dunes, said to
be pillboxes built to protect the nearby industrial towns from
attack. Many Liverpool families evacuated to Talacre Warren and
spent the duration of the war in wooden chalets.
Talacre Lighthouse is famous for its ghostly sightings,
including a figure wearing old-fashioned lighthouse keeper clothes.
The lighthouse was abandoned in 1883, but still stands to this
The door is only accessible at low tide and can get surrounded
by 40 yards of water, so you really don't want to get stuck there
at the wrong time of day! In 2010, a climber painted the
lighthouses exterior by abseiling from the tower - that's extreme
Bordered by miles of sandy dunes, there are a range of caravan
parks among other quality five star facilities facing the Irish Sea
which invite you to unwind, relax and take in the fresh, coastal
The main attraction of Talacre Beach is its outstanding beauty.
In November 2012, our favourite beach won the 'Best in Wales'
award. The scenery is best enjoyed with a long walk past the dunes,
in a circular route that'll take you back to The Smuggler's Inn for
a pint (or a coke for the kids).
Win family tickets for Erddig GLOW this December!
Downton Abbey Christmas arrives early in Wales
National Trust launches Christmas
activities with giant 'advent calendar' illumination on
18th Century Erddig Hall
Where: Erddig Hall, Wrexham LL13
National Trust Wales is offering visitors
a welcome escape from the busy high street and this year returns
with a jam-packed schedule of events across all of its properties
and outdoor spaces in Wales. Read more...29.11.2014,