Records show that football has been played in Prestatyn since the early 1890s with games being played on an undeveloped field on Marine Road.
Other pitches around the town were also utilized but the club as we now know it only came into being in the 1930s when it settled on the old Bastion Road ground behind what is now the Central Beach Club.
For a time in the late 1940s the club adopted the name Chandypore FC (the original name of the above mentioned Central Beach Club) when they operated in the Dyserth Area League but quickly reverted to Prestatyn Town and, apart from dabbling with sponsor’s names (Prestatyn Town Nova in 1990) have remained so ever since.
Success in these early days was in short supply, the only triumph of any note being the capture of the North Wales Coast FA Junior Cup in 1928/9.
In the late 1960s the old Bastion Road ground was swallowed up by housing and after considering using a pitch in the middle of the old Prestatyn Raceway, now the site of Pontin’s Holiday Village, the club moved to their present headquarters off Bastion Gardens in 1970/1 season which has been slowly but steadily modernized ever since.
For most of this period Town had been members of either the Dyserth Area League or the Welsh League North but, after becoming founder members of the Clwyd League in 1974/5 Prestatyn enjoyed immediate success under the charge of manager Eaton Woodfine, winning the inaugural and subsequent titles and bagging a host of cups along the way until, after finishing runners-up to St Asaph City in 1992/3, they decided to take the plunge and re-join the Welsh League North, now known as the Welsh Alliance.
During the 1993/4, under the management of former Queen of the South professional Eddie Garrett, season Town finished in eighth place but won the Alves Cup for the first time, beating St Asaph in an exciting final at Connahs Quay. The following season saw the Seasiders set up an incredible end of season run of 14 straight wins to finish just four points behind champions Rhydymwyn.
They also reached the semi-final of the Alves Cup while the reserve team won the Clwyd League’s Clwyd Cup.
Season 1995/6 saw Prestatyn chasing eventual champions Denbigh Town all the way but again fate saw them end up in second place but this time only three points behind. In this season Town completed work on their clubhouse which meant the Seasiders now had their own entirely self-contained base.
There was an acrimonious split at the club in 1998/9 which led to the formation of Prestatyn Nova and Town resigning from the Welsh Alliance to re-join the Clwyd League but the move was not the backward step many detractors feared, under the leadership of Tony Thackeray and Gwyn? Gonzo’ Jones, the Seasiders completed a Clwyd League treble of championship, Premier Cup and President’s Cup while the reserves reached the final of the Coast FA Junior Cup, losing on penalties to Abergele Celts. Not bad for a club supposedly in crisis!
Town re-joined the Welsh Alliance the next year, finishing seventh and again winning the Alves Cup while the reserves won the Clwyd League’s REM Jones Cup.
By now a settled and ambitious outfit, 2001/2 saw Prestatyn appoint Graham Hunter as manager and Tony Thackeray became club chairman. Town were runners-up in the Alves Cup and the reserves retained the REM Jones Cup. 2002/3 saw managerial changes again when Paul Thomas and James Ainsworth took over the reins.
After a couple of seasons of underachievement there change again for 2003/4 when Jim Hackett and Steve Jones took over and the transformation was immediate, Town finished third and just missed promotion to the Cymru Alliance.
Hackett left for a job at Chester City after a year and 2004/5 was a season of mixed fortune under the management of Lennie Dunster and Martyn Jones with a disappointing start leaving the team too much to do to catch the leaders and the Seasiders eventually finished sixth but did reach the final of the NWCFA Challenge Cup for the first time, losing 3-0 to Bangor City at Llandudno. Town were not outclassed by their Welsh Premier opponents and but for some wayward finishing, could have made the final score line a lot closer.
2005/6 was the season that really marked an upturn in Prestatyn’s fortunes when, under the chairmanship of Steven Jones, Town appointed Dave Fuller as player-manager and retained Martyn Jones as assistant and the club looked forward to the coming season with new hope and a five-year plan to attain Welsh Premier status. A policy to concentrate on the league title paid off in fine style with the team winning the welsh Alliance title for the first and remaining unbeaten all season and ending up nine points clear of runners-up Denbigh Town.
Icing on the cake was a rewarding run in the Welsh Cup which ended in a narrow 2-1 defeat to Welsh Premier Carmarthen Town in front of 268 people at Bastion Road. The season also saw the reserves, under manager Sean Pritchard, finish a strong third in the Clwyd League’s Premier Division and winning the President’s Cup by beating Llandyrnog 5-2 at Halkyn United.
Off the field the new clubhouse extension was completed along with a new seated stand and hard standing around the pitch to comply with the requirements of the Cymru Alliance and in their first season, Fuller – now assisted by Neil Gibson – had a wobbly start but regained the team’s composure to finish fourth and reach the final of the CAL League Cup and the NWCFA Challenge Cup. Dave stood down in the close season with Gibson taking over as player-manager for 2007/8 and with the majority of the squad staying, the push for Welsh Premier football was successful with the Seasiders finishing as runaway champions.
Following the granting of planning permission in late April, the club performed miracles and erecting floodlights and carrying out further stadium improvements to meet the Welsh Premier’s ground grading deadline on 1 May.
During Town`s first season in the WPL they finished 15th, and the following season bettered that with an 8th place finish. With the league format changing Prestatyn have finished in the top 6 for the last 3 years.
Season 2012/13 was to be a memorable season for the club. Having finished the season in 5th spot they were to play in the club`s first ever Welsh cup final going on to beat Bangor City 3-1aet at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, thus ensuring the club a first ever venture into Europe. In the first round after losing 2-1 to Liepajas Metalurgs of Latvia they travelled to Latvia, and against all the odds triumphed on penalties to set up a second round draw with Rijeka of Croatia. Despite losing 8-0 on aggregate the players can look back and feel proud of what they have achieved in a short space of time.