You must see the view from the top of Prestatyn Hillside. Luckily you can drive there, but the walking up this steep little hillside is fantastic. Walkers finishing the OD footpath are treated to incredible views across the water with a backdrop of the Snowdonia mountains, and a "birds-eye" view of the town below, plus its downhill then all the way to the sea!
Some useful websites for the area:
Offa's Dyke Webste
Offa's Dyke Acommodation
Whether you are dipping your toes after a long walk of the Offa's Dyke Footpath; building sand castles, wondering the sand dunes for flowers, or splashing in the waves at sunset - you really should see Prestayn Beach.
Off shore you'll see wind generators and distant gas drilling rigs, maybe some passing ships on the horizon. You will see very few people - and can walk for miles - try going east to Talacre Lighthouse.
The Irish Sea gets polluted by waste discharges from the Sellafield Nuclear Reprocessing Plant in Cumbria (Lake District of England). A small risk but I thought I'd better tell you.
My number one thing to see is the view from Gwaenysgor Hill. You'll need a car to do this unless you can cope with a long walk up a very steep road, but it's well worth it. From the look-out, you can see all of Prestatyn and most of the other towns and villages as far as Llandudno in one direction and Mostyn in the other. You can see all the coastline and, on a clear day, you can see Wales' highest mountain Snowdown to the west and Liverpool to the east. It's very spectacular and is also good at night. To get there, get to the top of Prestatyn High Street, then go staright ahead via a dog leg on to Ffrod Las. Take a right at the top of this road, then first left. You will then begin your snaking ascent up Gwaenysgor Hill. The lookout will be on your left and will be pretty obvious.
The beach is one of the better ones in the immediate area. It's long, flat and safe. The sand dunes are particularly nice, but access to them is restricted due to restoration efforts. There's a promenade that goes all the way to Rhyl Harbour, about five miles, which makes a nice stroll or bike ride.
There's not much in the town centre. It's small and doesn't have a great range of shops. Rhyl is a better option for shops and children's activities and is a 5-minute train ride, 10-minute drive or 10-minute bus ride from Prestatyn.
Rhuddlan castle, 5 minutes by car or 10 by bus, is worth a look. Dyserth waterfall, the same travel times in a different direction, is too.
Beyond that, there are easy road and rail links to Llandudno, Bangor and Anglesea to the west and Chester, Liverpool and Manchester to the east. If you have a car, you can easily get to Snowdonia in an hour or two. Further still, Prestatyn has easy road and rail links to Holyhead, from where you can catch ferries to Ireland.
One of those places you dismiss cos no one else goes there - except its one of the most significant Roman sites in Wales.
A fantastic place to explore - without the tourists - or paying!!!