Rhyl is a seaside resort in Denbighshire County on the North East Coast of Wales and lies between the towns of Prestatyn and Kinmel Bay and is at the mouth of the River Clwyd.
Rhyl has a long history of being a popular choice for holiday makers, during the 1970’s and 1980’s. The town is now undergoing a multi-million pound regeneration, which has seen older dilapidated buildings and attractions knocked down and replaced by modern facilities.
A popular choice of attraction for visitors to the town was Rhyl Sun Centre, which was demolished in 2016 to make way for the re-development of The Pavilion Theatre and new 1986 bistro.
Further down the promenade is a new modern waterpark SC2, which is currently under development and is scheduled to open in Spring 2019.
Other new developments and re-developments in the Town include a new Premier Inn Hotel and Travel Lodge Hotel.
The former Rhyl Funfair (Ocean Beach) site is now occupied by retail park Marina Quay. With shopping outlets such as The Range, Poundworld, Farmfoods and Greggs.
The town of Rhyl is well recognised by its Blue Bridge on the approach into the West End and the 250-foot high Sky Tower, which now is out of service and used as a static lighted structure.
The regeneration of Rhyl also has seen the promenade being redeveloped, partly to increase the towns flood protection. Part of this development includes Drift Park and new illuminated seating areas.
Another popular tourist attraction is Rhyl Miniature Railway, which is located on the Marine Lake near to the Blue Bridge (Grade II listed Foryd Harbour Bridge).
Rhyl is also home to the Rhyl Air Show, an annual event which attracts over 100,000 people to the town over a bank holiday weekend, in 2018 hosted on 25th & 26th August.
Local radio station in Rhyl is Splash Radio Wales.