Rhyl is a seaside resort and community (Wales) situated on the north east coast of Wales, in the county of Denbighshire (within the preserved counties of Wales of Clwyd, and formerly the historic counties of Wales of Flintshire), at the mouth of the River Clwyd (Welsh language ''Afon Clwyd''). To the west is the suburb of Kinmel Bay, with the resort of Towyn further west, Prestatyn to the east and Rhuddlan to the south. At the United Kingdom Census 2001, Rhyl had a population of 24,889.
Rhyl has long been a popular tourist destination for people all over Wales and North West England. Rhyl is accessible by road, rail, air via Liverpool Airport, and sea via Holyhead.
Once an elegant Victorian era resort, there was an influx of people from Liverpool and Manchester after World War II changing the face of the town. The area had declined dramatically by 1990, but has since improved due to a series of regeneration projects bringing in major investment. European funding, secured by the Welsh Assembly Government, has produced millions for the development of Rhyl's seafront.
It was in Rhyl that John Prescott punched a member of the public who had thrown an egg at him while campaigning for the 2001 General Election.