Local Shopping

Shopping in the Bay of Colwyn

If you are in need of a little retail therapy, look no further than multi award winning Colwyn Bay and the nearby retail centres of Rhos on Sea, Old Colwyn and the West End. Family businesses that so many towns have lost trade happily alongside some of the big High Street names.  Colwyn Bay is a town full of top quality independent retailers who stock items that are just not available in the usual ‘run of the mill’ shops and stores.

Where else can you buy a baby grand piano or Hassselblad camera whilst searching though rare books, buying a single screw, a wooden toy or that dream kitchen?You’ll have an excellent chance of finding exactly what you are looking for and a lot more that you didn’t know you needed! So if you are looking for gifts and goods with a difference you need look no further than the Bay.

Whilst in town, why not relax and take a break in one of a number of comfortable coffee shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants?

Every Tuesday and Saturday in Colwyn Bay you can enjoy the bustle and the search for bargains in North Wales’ premier street market, where you can buy anything from top quality sweets to dog chews!

Quality produce and Welsh meat can be bought from the Farmers’ Market held every Thursday (9am -12pm) at the Bay View Shopping Centre.

Other Attractions in the Bay of Colwyn

Whilst in Colwyn Bay, look out for the spectacular willow sculptures that are located throughout the town.  They have become probably the most photographed sculptures in the region! Whether it’s the seagulls, the mermaids or one of the other sculptures, you’re sure to find your own particular favourite.  They are an integral part of the town’s Wales in Bloom campaign, with Colwyn Bay winning the Best Large Town in Wales Award for the last twelve consecutive years!
From the centre of Colwyn Bay, you’re just a short walk away from the promenade, new beach, sea and Porth Eirias watersports centre.

Theatr Colwyn, the Welsh Mountain Zoo, Harlequin Puppet Theatre, Colwyn Bay and Rhos on Sea Heritage Trails, Colwyn Leisure Centre and Eirias Park, with its 50 acres of picnic areas, boating lakes, tennis courts, bowls, swimming and rugby and events centre, are all within a few minutes walk or drive time.  See the ‘Visitor Attractions’ page of the website for further details.

There really is something for everyone no matter the size of your pockets!