Location - Town: Llandudno (West Shore)

Location - County: Gwynedd
Description/directions to location: See Multimap for location
Type: Purpose built model boat lake
Size: Medium / Large
Depth: "Waders"
Shoreline access: Full access
Open Public Access: yes
Local model boat club: Not known
Any restrictions? (Noise, speed, etc): Don't appear to be any


Aerial photo

Anything else to add?: There's also a good sized shallow paddling pool on the main Llandudno sea front - opposite end to the pier (only filled with water during summer months). Aerial photo

Listed 2004


Mark - Are you aware of the superb model boating lake at Llanfairfechan, just up the coast. I'm a regular visitor to the town,(I live in Cheshire) and whilst my main interest is R/C aircraft I regularly walk by the model boating lake at Llanfairfechan. Some sort of group/club appears to operate there on occasional Sunday mornings, but don't know which one it is. There appears to be open public access to the lake, which is wader depth.

Hope that helps a bit.




Updated 24/02/2005, Mike Jeenes:

The Boating Lake at Llanfairfechan is still in use by the Colwyn Bay Club and The Gwynedd Club. It is suitable for all classes but IOM is the deepest keel advisable. There are toilets, Cafe and shops within easy reach. Car access can be gained to the lakeside but insurance is required by the local council if you do this, contact one of the clubs for details.I do not know for certain but I understand that the Colwyn club meet there every Sunday however the Gwynedd club only use it on the last Wednesday of each month.

Updated 20/08/2006 by Mike McCarthy:

This lake is used by the sailing section of the Colwyn Bay Club.


The Gwynedd club meet every Sunday at Lleyn Pedarn, Llanberis. Access is via a public slipway in the 'Village Carpark'. Insurance is required. Toilets, cafe etc. all close. Virtualy 100% access to the lakeside but be prepared to do some walking because the lake is about three miles long and 1/4 mile wide in places, depth about 120meters. A good bunch of lads will make anyone welcome. (NO I.C., noise and water pollution, local bylaws). Contact for the Gwynedd club is Mr Ray Steed 01758 720478. If you contact him please mention my name Mike Jeenes.

Posted 24/02/2005, Mike Jeenes


Llanberis - super place, nice group of enthusiasts on a Sunday. No getting your boat back if it sinks though. We lost one last week. Its too deep even for sub-aqua people to help.

Don Brown, 07/02/2005

Yes, this is a model...!

Information wanted:

Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay - is the following in this aerial photograph?

Gareth Morgan edits 'The Turning Pole', which is the club magazine of the Vintage Model Yacht Group, and lives in the area. He reports: "Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, is a very pretty little pond but really too small for racing model yachts, however ideal for toys and smaller power models. Once in the Park it is well signposted".

Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club [More]

North Wales

"Rhyl is undergoing a regeneration on the seafront, the lake is not there at present, doubt it will appear again.
Llanfairfechan is a big lake, but every time I have been its been too rough to sail, and have never seen anybody else there. LLandudno, as mentioned on the website, also has a paddling pool on the north end of the seafront. When the season just ends, say late september to october, the water is still in the pool and its really nice to sail here as the water is clean, the bottom is painted blue! so looks great, also has some screening to keep the wind down, and a cafe on lakeside! (well..poolside!)
Hope this info helps,
Paul Devlin"

Many thanks Paul - very helpful.

Listed 26.08.2006

Anything to add or amend? More pics?