RAF Prestatyn

Royal Air Force Prestatyn or more simply RAF Prestatyn is a former Royal Air Force radar post situated near Prestatyn, in Denbighshire, north-east Wales. The remains of some of the buildings are current. The rotor station is visible as a square building from most of Prestatyn, as it is situated on Gwaenysgor hill. The area around the post is fenced off as a TV satellite is alongside the buildings.

RAF Prestatyn
Air Force Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg
Prestatyn, Denbighshire in Wales
RAF Prestatyn is located in Denbighshire
RAF Prestatyn
RAF Prestatyn
Shown within Denbighshire
Coordinates53°19′31″N 003°23′10″W / 53.32528°N 3.38611°W / 53.32528; -3.38611Coordinates: 53°19′31″N 003°23′10″W / 53.32528°N 3.38611°W / 53.32528; -3.38611
TypeRoyal Air Force station
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
OperatorRoyal Air Force

The radar site was last used in the late 1960s and is now used by Prestatyn Rifle and Pistol target shooting club as their home range

There was once a gun turret mounted out to sea that could shoot up to 5 km.[1]