Prestatyn beach

After sinking up to my ankles in mud on Conwy beach on Monday evening – much to the amusement of a few locals watching – I thought better of having a morning by the sea in this location come Tuesday. So, on our way home we drove along the north Wales coast to Prestatyn.

I had never been there before, so was taking a risk that at Prestatyn it might be more of the same as Conwy. But hey, you’ve got to stick your neck out sometime, no?

As it turned out, the beach did have sand on it and someone spoke to me in Welsh, which I was beginning to wonder would ever happen, considering all the people we encountered seems to have more of an English accent (when speaking English) than me.

The beach didn’t just have sand, though. It, too, seemed to have mud in places, which the Welsh lady kindly warned me not to walk in. And the sediment was supporting plant life that I’d never before seen on a beach.

I was quite bowled over by this phenomenon. Yes, there are reeds growing on the scars (rocks) on the beach where I grew up, but vegetation on the beach itself is amazing.

I was pleased to see that there is an active policy of encouraging wildlife in the area. I didn’t read any signs indicating what was planned but clearly something is going right.

So, here endeth our most recent trip to Wales. No doubt we will be back before too long to explore more of the unknown. But in the meantime I’ve got lots to remember and ponder on.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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5 Responses to Prestatyn beach

  1. Clare Pooley says:

    Muddy beaches – yuk! Some of ours have patches of ‘soft’ (i.e. quicksand) so it’s best to avoid the muddy areas. Your photo of the vegetation on the beach is really interesting. We have plants growing on our beaches but in the dry gravelly areas and also in the muddy places away from the sea. I haven’t seen plants submerged like that before.

    • Helen says:

      It’s interesting to learn about the differences between beaches around the country. I was very surprised, for example, the first time I went to Brighton and saw the beach was in fact made of stone.

      Are there signs up on your beach to warn people about quicksand?

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