Day 071 : Prestatyn – Flint

Today I start in Prestatyn on the seafront at the start or finish of the Offa’s Dyke long distance walk which goes from Prestatyn to Chepstow. I did not see anyone setting off on the walk, maybe it was too cold and blustery.

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I quite enjoy the walk along the beach at Prestatyn and out towards the lighthouse at the Point of Ayr. This seems to be a popular walk particarly for people stopping at the nearby Presthaven Sands Holiday Park. When the tide is out the beach is vast and sits at the mouth of the River Dee.

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Day 070 : Penrhyn Bay – Prestatyn

This stretch of coastline takes me back to my childhood. One of the highlights of our trips back up north to Cheshire to see my Aunties and Uncles on my Dad’s side of the family was day trips to the seaside like Rhyl and Colwyn Bay.

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Many of the beaches along this part of the coast were popular with working families that came from Manchester. The bust A55 expressway seems to bypass these places now as they whisk people further afield like Anglesea or Abersoch.

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