Between Hout Bay and Camps Bay, the immaculate Llandudno beach curves towards the base of a granite cliff. Light blues fade into deep blacks where ships have sunk in choppy waves as seen from the beach road.
Lay out a beach towel, curl up with a romance book, and unwind. Open a picnic blanket, let your worries drift away, and dig your toes into the sand. Surfers and lifeguards test the currents, but those who are less athletic can refresh themselves with an ankle-deep dip in the Atlantic.
For the kids, blow up a beach ball and let them draw with their fingers in the fine, white sand. If a breeze bothers you, try to find a protected location behind a rock because the wind might wake you up from a seaside nap. There will be no refreshments available, so bring supplies with you. Apply sunscreen liberally since even if you are farther from the sun in Llandudno, it will still burn you.
Bring the family, a brolly, and brave the day at the beach. Because there isn’t much parking in a posh neighbourhood, the large beach is rarely crowded.