WAVES have crashed over the rails in Craig-y-Don and filled up the paddling pool.

A yellow weather warning for wind, affecting coastal areas in North Wales, is in place until 3pm on April 9.

Coast café bar & gift shop, which are based at the paddling pool, posted a video on their Facebook page at about 11.20am with the caption: "WAVES in the BIG POOL!!!

“Oh I do like to be beside the seaside."

Conwy’s four paddling pools are expected to re-open for the summer season following refurbishment.

The local authority came under heavy criticism last year after it revealed in April 2023 that all four paddling pools [Craig y Don, Rhos-on-Sea, Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan] would not re-open that summer due to a high risk of people slipping.


Residents took to the Coast cafe bar and gift shop Facebook page to voice concern that the water may cause a delay to the re-opening of the paddling pool.

One person said: "Hope it’s not damaged the work so far! It’ll be full of debris and stones when its emptied."

Another person wrote: "Yes it’ll be next year now before it’s finished!!!"

Others posted more light-hearted comments.

One said: "Least it's filled now."

Another said: "Well that saves Conwy County Council filling it, looks like we get a full pool this Yr [sic] peeps, whoop whoop."

Whilst another person posted: "That’s one way of getting it filled."

A spokesperson for Conwy County Borough Council said: "Council teams are out preparing for the high tide and are monitoring the situation closely at locations along our coastline. 

"Inspections will be carried at various sites after the storm subsides."

At 11.50am, the tide reached 8.3 metres in Llandudno.