There is no better place to develop your boat cruising skills than in Conwy and the beautiful bays around Anglesey.
Conwy offers a great deal of shelter for small boats as the bay is protected by the adjoining mountain range of Snowdonia, due to the shape and height of the mountains from the prevailing south-westerly winds. Conwy often boasts its own micro climate as there are occasions when Anglesey and the mainland suffer from heavy rain or overcast skies, while Conwy basks in beautiful sunshine.
Owners of boats and cruisers have also discovered the delights of Conwy River. The river is navigable a couple of hours either side of high water, where a quiet anchorage can be found to sip that special bottle of wine you saved for just the right occasion. The more energetic amongst you may get involved in waterskiing and wakeboarding.
Once out of Conwy channel, Conwy’s safe water mark opens up the opportunity to sail in the bay with few dangers. The best day sailing can often be found by leaving Conwy a couple of hours before local HW, allowing time to cruise in the bay without worrying too much about the sand banks.
The more adventurous will plan a full day’s sail by taking advantage of neap tide and departing Conwy early in the morning on a falling tide. Spend the day on the Menai Straits, or a little further a field, then return to Conwy on the evening rising tide. For the boat person wishing to stay away overnight from Conwy; Menai Bridge, Port Dinorwic, Caernarfon, Amlwch and Holyhead are all within easy reach and offer walk off berthing. Those looking for a quieter spot could choose from a dozen or so perfect anchorages around the island.
Conwy Marina is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and has been developed near the 13th Century medieval walled town of Conwy. Conwy’s walls are over three quarters of a mile long and are shielded by no fewer than 22 towers and the castle. It is one of the finest towns in the world. With the magnificent mountains of Snowdonia National Park as a backdrop, Conwy Marina is the perfect base from which to cruise the picturesque waters of the North Wales coast with destinations such as Anglesey, Pwllheli and the Llyn Peninsula at your fingertips.
Conwy Marina has 500 fully serviced berths with water and electricity available to many pontoons. Facilities such as toilets, showers, and laundry are available in the main marina building. Petrol and diesel are available from the fuel pontoon.
A full boatyard service is available for those wishing to maintain their vessel with all repairs and servicing carried out by knowledgeable and skilled staff.
The nearby Victorian town of Llandudno is Wales’s largest resort, with the quiet, beautiful beach of West Shore and the award winning beach of North Shore. It is uniquely situated between the Great and Little Ormes with both traditional and modern attractions.
Where to find Conwy Marina
Conwy is situated in North Wales, and is easily accessible by both road (on the A547) and by rail, with a mainline running straight through the town.