On the bracing North Coast, between the hills and sea, some 4 miles E. of Rhyl, Prestatyn is justifiably popular as a holiday resort. For not only is it the most easily accessible of' Welsh seaside places, being only half an hour by train from Chester, not only has it a delightful setting, and all the amenities that one could hope for, but it possesses a rare climate, exceptionally sunny, and with hardly any rain; while the air is very soft and clean. The town is laid out on modern lines on the mile-wide coastal plain. A long stretch of sandy beach makes bathing and sunbathing a delight. This beach is in three sections, from east to west called Barkby Beach, Central Beach and Ffrith Bathing Beach. The Ffrith was acquired some fifteen years ago by the town, and has been designed as a delightful centre, with excellent bathing facilities, a model yacht pond, 18-hole putting course, car park, modern cafe, and pleasant walks. Between Ffrith and Central Beaches is the up-to-date Prestatyn Holiday Camp. The Camp is attractively laid out with modern chalets, large central camp buildings housing every form of amusement. There is a private swimming pool, outdoor sports of' all kinds, as well as concerts, dancing, and many other attractions. Central Beach is flanked by a promenade and bathing cubicles. Here is the pavilion and swimming pool, with the tennis courts, cricket club and bowling greens nearby. Barkby beach has the golf club-house, which is also an hotel, so that the enthusiast can walk out after breakfast straight on to the first tee. The excellent 18-hole course lies to the east along the dunes, and, though the fairways are flat, they are difficult enough, and the whole course provides an invigorating round. From Central Beach there runs off the wide Bastion Boulevard, the main artery of the town. After it crosses the railway, which runs through Prestatyn parallel with the coast, it becomes the High Street, with its bright and well-stocked shops. Farther inland still, the road ascends the slopes towards 800-feet Newmarket Gop. The hillside is a favourite spot, full of delightful nooks, and has a capacious sun shelter with a good outlook to seaward. To the south-west is Coed yr Esgob, a pleasant stretch of woodland, and nearby is the 9-hole Meliden golf course. To the east are the Coed Bell woods, another favourite place with visitors. The country around Prestatyn is suitable both for walking and riding, and several hiring stables in the town cater for this latter sport. Then, for the visitor who prefers a less strenuous time there are cinemas, concert parties and the attractions of the pavilion and pool. The district abounds in pleasant corners, fine views, and interesting buildings. The whole atmosphere is one of airiness and space, heightened by the greenness of the surrounding country and the great mountain background of the Garnedds and Snowdonia. Prestatyn, itself, can boast at least the site of an ancient castle, at Nant Mill. It was probably built in the eleventh century, but nothing remains but a grassy mound. But on top of Newmarket Gop there is a remarkable 40-foot tumulus. The church at Gwaenysgor, a mile or so south-east of the town, has a Norman font and an Elizabethan chalice, with a chased inscription.