RAF Prestatyn

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RAF Prestatyn
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Prestatyn in Wales
RAF Prestatyn is located in Denbighshire
RAF Prestatyn
RAF Prestatyn
Shown within Denbighshire
Coordinates53°19′31″N 003°23′10″W / 53.32528°N 3.38611°W / 53.32528; -3.38611Coordinates: 53°19′31″N 003°23′10″W / 53.32528°N 3.38611°W / 53.32528; -3.38611
TypeRoyal Air Force station
Site information
OwnerAir Ministry
OperatorRoyal Air Force

RAF Prestatyn is a former Royal Air Force radar post situated near Prestatyn, in Denbighshire, north-east Wales. The remains of some of the buildings are current. The rotor station is visible as a square building from most of Prestatyn, as it is situated on Gwaenysgor hill. The area around the post is fenced off as a TV satellite is alongside the buildings.

The radar site was last used in the late 1960s and the area has remained unchanged since it was abandoned.

There was once a gun turret mounted out to sea that could shoot up to 5 km.[1]