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Llandudno has two beautiful beaches, the North Shore and the West Shore. Both in picturesque locations.<br>The North Shore beach sits between the magnificent limestone headlands of the Great Orme and Little Orme.<br> Here you will find the traditional British holiday attractions such as Llandudno Pier, Boat Trips around the Bay, Punch and Judy ..........<br> The West Shore beach has pleasant sand dunes and fantastic views of the Conwy estuary and the hills of Snowdonia...In 2014 Llandudno North Shore Beach has become a centre of controversy with locals protesting over Conwy County Council's plans to protect the coastline.| The council have approved a plan to tip thousands of tonnes of stone on to the beach in a £1.6 million pound scheme to repair damage caused by the winter storms.| This has upset local residents and hoteliers, who have formed action groups to protest at the loss of sand on one of Wales’ most popular beaches.| The North Shore in Llandudno was initially covered with cobbles 12 years ago to boost sea defences, which unfortunately caused the loss of Llandudno’s sandy beach. However, the latest winter storms have washed away much of the stone and the aim of the new scheme is to return the beach to the post 2002 situation i.e. no sand.| The protesters are now battling to stop the works and are demanding the council import sand for the coastal protection, as is being done 5 miles away in Colwyn Bay.| Phase One of the Colwyn Bay Waterfront Project (2013) saw approximately 500,000 tonnes of sand imported onto the beach from offshore and pumped onto the beach via a mile long steel pipeline. This created a fantastic new sandy beach stretching from Porth Eirias to the Pier. Phase Two (2014) of the project will see even more sand imported - stretching the new sandy beach another half a mile as far as the Toad Public House. | All this sand, being just a few miles around the Little Orme Headland rubs further salt into Llandudno’s wounds, and makes it a difficult job for councillors to explain why Llandudno beach has stone and Colwyn Bay has sand - when the aim of both projects is to achieve the same effect of coastal protection.
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