Colwyn Bay is pleased to announce some fantastic news for beach goers in the North Wales area. Donkey rides will be coming to Colwyn Bay beach this summer, as early as this month (July) thanks to businessman John Jones – which will not only provide an added form of entertainment for locals, but also offer holiday makers the chance to enjoy traditional and fun activity.

The introduction of four donkeys to a stretch of sand on the resorts new beach, between the Colwyn Bay Pier and the new Porth Eirias Watersport Development, which could be in operation for the school holiday in July. The sand located in between this area is very new – and is in place thanks to the pumping of half a million tonnes of sand onto the beach, which has turned Cowlyn Bay’s non existent beach during high tide, into an all year round permanent beach that can be enjoyed during any time.

Mr Jones, who runs the donkey rides currently on Llandudno beach with his son, also named John said; “We’ve been visiting Colwyn Bay beach over the last few weeks, and its a lovely bit of sand – it’s as good as somewhere like Benidorm now.

“When the kids break up from school that’s when our business really gets underway, and the same is true for a lot of tourism businesses, so that’s about the time were looking at coming to Colwyn Bay.”

Located next to the Colwyn Bay Pier, which could see rennovation within time, along with the brand new watersport development makes this section of Colwyn Bay look very promising. Should the footfall count become increased, the area could become a real hot spot in North Wales.

One risk that the business is taking is fighting against adverse weather conditions. Mr Jones said that the business runs at mercy of the weather, so he, along with the town hope for a string of good weather during July and August to allow the Donkey Rides to establish themselves on the Colwyn Bay beachfront.

Immediate past mayor Councillor Viv Perry initially proposed bringing donkeys to Colwyn Bay to John, who she works with at North Wales Housing.

She said: “For years, there’s been absolutely nothing on the beach to attract people to it.

“I am over the moon to see them coming to Colwyn Bay.

“Fingers crossed it will be nice and sunny for them and they can put the new sand to good use.”

Colwyn Bay Town Mayor Chris Perry said: “I’m very pleased that donkeys are coming to Colwyn Bay“.

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