Two North Wales beaches have been named among the best in the UK by luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller. 

Llanddwyn in Anglesey and Harlech, located in Gwynedd, were named among the 49 best beaches in the UK by Conde Nast Traveller. 

These two were among nine beaches in Wales that made the list along with the likes of Mwnt Beach, Three Cliffs Bay and Whitesands Beach.

With the weather starting to heat up, what better time to go and explore some of the best beaches the UK has to offer located right on your doorstep.

North Wales Pioneer: Llanddwyn, Anglesey, has been named one of the best beaches in the UK.Llanddwyn, Anglesey, has been named one of the best beaches in the UK. (Image: Getty Images)

Condé Nast Traveller said: "The UK might not be known for the best beaches in the world, but take some time to explore the coastline on those increasingly common sunny UK days and you might be pleasantly surprised."

The best beaches in Wales

  • Mwnt Beach, Cardigan
  • Three Cliffs Bay
  • Aberfforest Beach
  • Llanddwyn, Anglesey
  • Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire
  • Rhossili Bay, Gower Coast
  • Harlech, Gwynedd
  • Penbryn, Ceredigion
  • Whitesands Beach, Pembrokeshire

What Condé Nast Traveller said about the best North Wales beaches

Llanddwyn, Anglesey

Condé Nast Traveller said: "We're hoping Anglesey's recent time in the spotlight, as the part-time home of a certain royal couple, won't bring the hordes flocking to the island's stunningly beautiful beaches.

"On tiny Llanddwyn Island, the three-mile-long beach is known as the 'Beach of Romance', thanks not to Kate and Wills but to another princess, Dwynwen, who long ago ran away to Llanddwyn after a love affair went awry and became Wales's own St Valentine, patron saint of lovers.

"Behind the beach is the Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve, a hot spot for bird-watchers and wildlife enthusiasts.

"Visitors might spot the world's second-largest species of raven, or perhaps even an elusive red squirrel.

"Nearby, Lligwy and Traeth Yr Ora are also home to spectacular stretches of sand."

Harlech, Gwynedd

North Wales Pioneer: One of Harlech beach's major attractions is its golden sand.One of Harlech beach's major attractions is its golden sand. (Image: Getty Images)

Condé Nast Traveller said: "Harlech beach is huge enough that you'll feel completely alone, despite it being easily accessible with excellent facilities including toilets, shops and parking.

"One of the beach's major attractions is its clean golden sand, and it's been designated a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest because of its miles of rolling dunes.

"The clean, safe water is ideal for adults and children to swim in."