The coastal town of Rhyl is packed full of exciting attractions, from the aquatic adventure of water sports and water parks to cultural offerings at area theatres. If you want to enjoy some outdoor fun, you can head out into the sea or the river in a boat or simply enjoy the only salt lake in Northern Wales.

    Also, you'll find an entire water park with plenty of attractions and rides for both kids and adults, so the fun is virtually unending. Fans of the arts will find several theatres in town offering impressive and entertaining performances. When you take advantage of the 10 best things to do in Rhyl, it's easy to get the most out of your holiday.


    Marine Lake

    Enjoy aquatic adventure

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    Marine Lake is a 12-hectare lake by the river's end that is suitable for a leisurely walk around and also offers extensive water sports opportunities for more adventurous travellers. This lake is the only salt lake in all of North Wales and is popular with travellers looking to enjoy a bit of wakeboarding and kneeboarding.

    Of course, sailing and waterskiing are popular as well, though you can always venture out in a kayak if you like. If you're feeling particularly daring, you may even want to try a spot of barefooting.

    Locatie: Wellington Rd, Rhyl LL18 1AQ, UK


    Rhyl East Beach

    Find fun in the sun

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    Rhyl East Beach is a fun beach whether you're looking to just relax in the soft sands or partake in thrilling beach sports near and in the water. This beach is particularly popular with travellers looking to go windsurfing or kitesurfing.

    The craft zone is specifically designed for those kinds of activities, though you can also take a kayak out into the Irish Sea if you like. Alternatively, you can simply enjoy a stroll by the water, and you can even bring your dog along at certain times of the year. It's easy to find, as it's located just east of where the River Clwyd meets the Irish Sea.

    Telefoonnummer: +44 (0)1824 706000


    SeaQuarium Rhyl

    Meet friendly sea creatures

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    SeaQuarium Rhyl offers a unique aquarium experience that lets you get up close and personal with incredible sea creatures, including the harbour seals that are the star of the show. Inside, there's an exhibit that lets you get an underwater view of them in their 330,000-litre pool, while the outdoor Seal Cove area lets you meet these seals up close and personal.

    Additionally, you'll find 9 different zones showcasing a wide variety of other sea creatures to explore. You can find this aquarium right along the beach.

    Locatie: E Parade, Rhyl LL18 3AF, UK

    Openingstijden: Daily from 10 am to 5 pm

    Telefoonnummer: +44 (0)1745 344660


    Rhyl Pavilion Theatre

    Catch a live performance

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    The Rhyl Pavilion Theatre hosts local live performances of plays and other productions that you can enjoy alongside a satisfying drink. The entertaining shows come from a variety of genres, and the theatre puts on a mix of original works and well-known plays.

    The entire mission of this theatre is to create an environment where everyone can enjoy the arts. Aside from stage plays, dance performances are especially popular, and you can catch both at the venue on the western edge of Eastparade.

    Locatie: E Parade, Rhyl LL18 3AQ, UK

    Openingstijden: Box office open Monday–Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, or until curtain up on performance days, Saturday–Sunday 4 pm to curtain up on performance days (closed on weekends on non-performance days)

    Telefoonnummer: +44 (0)1745 330000


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    Pont-y-Ddraig Harbour Bridge

    Cross Dragon's Bridge

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    The Pont-y-Ddraig Harbour Bridge is a pedestrian walkway offering scenic views and impressive architectural design. While this bridge is primarily used by locals simply trying to get where they need to go, it's a nice spot for visitors to stop and take some time when taking in the sights.

    It's a narrow bridge with railing on both sides and vertical supports near each end that are reminiscent of the mast of a centuries-old ship. Exploring at night from the bridge is especially fulfilling, as you can see the colourful lights of the city reflecting off the water's surface.

    Locatie: Hortons Nose Lane, 5AX, Rhyl, UK

    Openingstijden: 24/7


    Brickfield Pond

    Enjoy a spot of fishing

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    Brickfield Pond is one of the most popular spots in west Rhyl for fishing and other recreational activities around the water. You'll find quite a few different kinds of fish in the water, and the equipment you need to fish can be found nearby.

    Of course, you can always simply enjoy the picturesque nature of the pond and circle the path around the edge that stretches for a bit over half a mile. Feeding the ducks is especially popular, as these friendly creatures are never hesitant to greet a visitor who has a few crumbs to spare


    Rhyl Town Hall

    Enjoy a multipurpose venue

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    Rhyl Town Hall is located in a restored historical building and is most widely used as a venue for a variety of events, including conventions, conferences and even wrestling matches. The hall is open to the public and hosts nearly any type of event that you can imagine in this multipurpose venue setting right in the middle of the town centre.

    If you're looking to throw a party of your own, you can rent out a part of the town hall yourself, as there's room for dozens of guests and even an available bar area to use.

    Locatie: Wellington Rd, Rhyl LL18 1BA, UK

    Telefoonnummer: +44 (0)1745 337480


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    Venture through a water park

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    SC2 is a thrilling water park by the western edge of the beach with both indoor and outdoor play and numerous rides that the whole family can enjoy. Among this facility's attractions, you'll find a massive indoor area with water rides like slides, flumes and more.

    The outdoor area is equally exciting and has some areas specifically designated for kids. In addition to the many water activities, you can also try out the Ninja Tag obstacle course and visit the restaurant and bar area that caters to kids and adults.

    Locatie: W Parade, Rhyl LL18 1BF, UK

    Openingstijden: Saturday–Sunday from 10.30 am to 5 pm (closed on weekdays)

    Telefoonnummer: +44 (0)1745 777562


    Rhyl Harbour

    Venture out into the water

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    Rhyl Harbour is the best place in town to find a boat and get yourself out into the water for unending aquatic adventures, including sailing, fishing and other water sports. The harbour can accommodate more than 150 boats, making it easy to find a spot to dock your boat.

    Among the harbour's offerings, you'll find fishing charters and just about any other kind of modest boat experience you can imagine that can take you the few hundred feet to the mouth of the river and into the Irish Sea. Additionally, you'll find quite a few cafes in the area, so you'll never have to go hungry. Plus, the views from the harbour across River Clwyd and beyond are downright spectacular.

    Locatie: Hortons Nose Lane, Kinmel Bay, Conwy LL18 5AS, UK

    Openingstijden: Monday–Friday from 8.30 am to 5 pm (closed on weekends)

    Telefoonnummer: +44 (0)1824 708400


    Rhyl Miniature Railway

    Ride the rail

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    The Rhyl Miniature Railway is a mile-long, 381-mm-gauge railway that takes guests on rides around Marine Lake, just a few steps away from the coast. When you sit in this miniature train, you'll find yourself surrounded by a piece of history.

    While several trains are in use, the railway still uses the original train that ran during the time of opening more than a century ago. Be sure to check the calendar before you go, as the railway area frequently hosts fun events that are mostly centred around holidays.

    Locatie: Wellington Rd, Rhyl LL18 1AQ, UK

    Openingstijden: Hours vary by season

    Telefoonnummer: +44 (0)1352 759109


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