Kinmel Bay

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Kinmel Bay
Houses on The Promenade, Kinmel Bay (geograph 4175274).jpg
Houses on the Promenade, Kinmel Bay
Kinmel Bay is located in Conwy
Kinmel Bay
Kinmel Bay
Kinmel Bay shown within Conwy
Population 7,864 (including Towyn) (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SH988803
Community
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RHYL
Postcode district LL18
Dialling code 01745
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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UK
Wales
ConwyCoordinates: 53°18′36″N 3°31′08″W / 53.310°N 3.519°W / 53.310; -3.519

Kinmel Bay (Welsh: Bae Cinmel) is in Conwy County Borough, north-east Wales . The town of Rhyl, lies just across the River Clwyd in the neighbouring county of Denbighshire.

According to the 2001 Census, together with neighbouring Towyn (to the west), it had a population of 7,864, of which 10.7% could speak Welsh.[1]

Kinmel Bay is part of a large urban area which includes Abergele , Bodelwyddan , Pensarn , Towyn , Rhyl and Prestatyn, These are also tourist areas for spring/summer self-catering holidaymakers which include various caravan sites. A ship, La Nave Reyes said to be part of the Spanish Armada and under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia, sunk in the River Clwyd near Kinmel Bay in 1588 with the loss of 220,000 pesos of gold and silver. These coins are still being found today.[citation needed]

Kinmel Bay was originally called Foryd before it grew in size, and that was the name of the former train station (See Foryd railway station). Kinmel bay beach is popular with tourists and the local population. There is also a medium sized Asda superstore that opened in 1981, which is located in Kinmel Bay, and picks up a lot of trade, especially during the summer months, from self-catering holidaymakers. Asda opened a large petrol filling station with a traditional forecourt convenience store which includes a mixture of cash sales and pay at pump by credit/debit card fuel facilities in September 2016. Asda scrapped plans to relocate the store to the former Ocean Beach fun fair redevelopment site a couple of miles away in Rhyl town centre in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Towyn & Kinmel Bay Key Statistics" (PDF). Conwy County Borough Council. Retrieved 4 December 2007. 

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