Stormy clouds gathering over windswept Gronant Dunes
Stormy clouds gathering over windswept Gronant Dunes

Flintshire - Gronant Dunes Beach

Explore the dunes at stunning Gronant Dunes Beach

Gronant forms part of an extensive dune system between Barkby Beach to the west and Talacre Point to the east on the western side of the River Dee estuary.

There are various viewing platforms among the grassy dunes where you can stand and take in the surroundings without disturbing the dunes too much. Info boards give extra information about the extensive plant and animal life to be found here.

Not surprisingly the dunes have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as they are home to a variety of important plant and animal life. Look carefully and you might spot natterjack toads, butterflies, lizards and North Wales’ only breeding colony of little terns. In the winter months, bird watchers visit the dunes to see the vast numbers of wading birds and waterfowl that accumulate here.

The quality of the water and fine sand make Gronant a popular spot with swimmers but be aware that there’s no lifeguard presence. Dogs are allowed but owners are encouraged to keep them on a lead to prevent damage to the dunes.