Few things say ‘seaside holiday’ quite like a stroll along the pier, and Llandudno Pier is a real gem!
A little bit about the history of Llandudno Pier
With its Grade II listed status, it’s a traditional seaside pier dating from the late 1800s with an array of shops, cafes, bars and attractions – offering fun for all the family!
Stretching 2,295 feet (700 m) over the sea, Llandudno Pier is the longest in Wales, and one of the UK’s finest, and was voted "Pier of the Year 2005" by the members of the National Piers Society.
This outstanding iron pier was built in two phases – the straight section (from the gate near Happy Valley) was opened to the public on 1 August 1877. The spur, which now gives Llandudno Pier its main entrance from the promenade was added in 1884.
Things to do on Llandudno Pier
In addition to the shops, selling goods ranging from buckets and spades, candles and retro memorabilia to fantastic photography of Llandudno Pier and Llandudno, there are two amusement arcades. Leisure Island situated at the promenade end of the Pier is open all year round (except Christmas Day). At the end of the pier, the Deck Arcade is a ‘Penny Arcade’ which still has the old games and slot machines providing entertainment for all age groups.
There are also funfair rides and a slide that younger children will love – these are located about half way down the pier.
At the pier head, there’s a bar where you can enjoy a drink, and a separate café for a tasty meal, an ice cream or a tempting afternoon cake. If you fancy catching your own supper there’s a fishing platform. Day fishing permits, rod and tackle hire, bait and equipment are available at the fishing tackle shop located at the rear entrance of the Pier (on Happy Valley Road).
Paddle Steamer visits Llandudno Pier
The Pier's Landing Stage was recently refurbished to enable sailings to return to Llandudno. Scheduled for this summer are excursion cruises on the Motor Vessel Balmoral one of the last surviving ships of its type. MV Balmoral Sailings from Llandudno Pier in 2016
It’s no wonder that Llandudno Pier continues to be one of Llandudno’s prime attractions.
|Season (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
* Open daily 10am - 10pm during the summer and 10am - 6pm in Winter - Weather permitting
Closed Christmas Day