Traeth Talacre Beach by kalaryder

Traeth Talacre Beach. North Wales. Talacre is a village in Flintshire on the North Wales coast with large holiday caravan parks adjacent. It is near Point of Ayr on the west side of the River Dee estuary and has a sandy beach with dunes. The hills of the Clwydian Range behind the village form the eastern boundary of the Vale of Clwyd. The name Talacre is a combination of the Welsh words tal, meaning end, and acrau, meaning acres. In the north-east Welsh dialect, acrau is pronounced as acre.
The village is probably most popular for the lighthouse on the nearby beach and the Talacre Beach Caravan Park, a short walk away from the Presthaven Sands holiday park. The lighthouse has been noted for numerous ghostly sightings, people claiming to see a figure wearing old fashioned lighthouse keeper clothes and standing in front of the glass dome of the abandoned lighthouse.
Talacre was used by the military during World War II, as an aircraft firing range. Fighters flew over the remote village every day, shooting at wooden targets in the dunes and at drogues towed by aircraft. It was also used for testing new devices, such as “window” the anti-radar foil that, on occasion, covered the whole village with silver. (Wikipedia)

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  • 1more photo
    1more photoover 3 years ago

    The absolute serenity to me….
    Wonderful image

  • The beach is very large, so although there were a fair number of people around it was extremely quiet

    – kalaryder

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Kala.

  • The figure at the top is not the ghost but CPO from Star Wars

    – kalaryder

  • dougie1page3
    dougie1page3over 3 years ago


  • Thanks

    – kalaryder

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 3 years ago

    All lighthouses have their ghosts. It is part of their romantic attraction!!!! This one is a
    rare beauty that is sadly in need of some upkeep. This is a tremendous capture!!!! Bill

  • Thanks Bill. It was the combination of lighthouse and signpost that drew me.

    – kalaryder

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 3 years ago

    Great image and capture.

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • LindaJBazor
    LindaJBazorover 3 years ago

    Love it! (Oct 22, 2011)

  • Thank you Linda, most delighted with the feature.

    – kalaryder

  • Chris Monks
    Chris Monksover 3 years ago

    Years since I’ve been there – great capture

  • Thank you Chris.

    – kalaryder

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowover 3 years ago

    there’s something about light-houses — always make for a good photo!

  • it was the signpost on the beach that drew me :)

    – kalaryder

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 3 years ago

    what a gorgeous image !! I love this XX

  • Thanks Sheila

    – kalaryder

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