by Luke Edwards
With miles and miles of coast it is no wonder that North Wales has some great beach cafes. From great homemade cakes, ice creams and buckets and spades in the summer to a warming hot chocolate and bowl of soup after a blustery winters walk, here are our top five beach cafes in North Wales.
The Pilot House Cafe is perched at Penmon Point, in the southeast corner of Anglesey. The cafe has a delightful setting, with views of the lighthouse and across to Puffin Island. It was originally home to the lighthouse pilots, and you’ll find the whole area of Penmon is steeped in history. The area is a bird watcher’s paradise and the Pilot House is the ideal place to take a break from the binoculars. The beach is a very short walk from the cafe. It is stony and rather undulated but sweeps towards the lighthouse and provides a spectacular vista to take in the sea air. Something to note is that car access is via a toll road so make sure you have £2.50 to spare.
With over twenty holiday cottages in and around the Beaumaris area, sleeping from 2 to 12 people, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking your perfect cottage for a brilliant break in this corner of Anglesey.
Bay Cafe is tucked into the corner of Benllech Bay with a decking allowing you to sit out and enjoy the vista. Being slightly elevated provides the cafe with a vast view of the whole of Benllech beach and is a great little sun trap! It’s not far from the main hustle and bustle of Benllech. With gorgeous golden sands providing the perfect place for dog walks, watersports or sand castles.
With 16 holiday cottages in the Benllech area, sleeping from 2 to 6 people, why not make Benllech your base for exploring the delights of the island?
Sitting on a beautiful sandy beach, on the north east coast of Anglesey, Lligwy is one of the most popular beach cafes with families, dog walkers and water sport enthusiasts alike. The cafe is in the ideal spot to find yourself relaxing with an ice cream in hand, and not just any ice cream! Lligwy Beach Cafe sells locally made ice cream from Plas Farm, giving you the perfect excuse to pop down to Lligwy Bay and sample the local delights!
With over twenty holiday cottages in and around the area of Moelfre, sleeping 4 to 14 people, why not make tasting the delicious ice cream just one of the things to do whilst on your break away?
Caffi Porthor can be found, as the name suggests, at Porthor (Porth Oer) on the north side of the Llŷn Peninsula. It is a seasonal cafe perfectly placed to allow those who take time out here to enjoy the view of the impressive white sand sweeping round the coastline. It is also conveniently on the route of a lovely National trust circular trail, so a brilliant excuse to give those feet a rest! There is something unique about this beach and the clue is in its name – ’Whistling Sands’! It comes from the noise that can be heard as you walk along the dry beach, caused by the oddly shaped sand and the way it rubs together. It is also a popular beach for water activities and the cafe provides much-needed refreshment.
With such unique attractions and plenty of trails to trek why not stay in one of our lovely holiday cottages on the the Llŷn Peninsula.
The Wavecrest Cafe is nestled just above the charming Church Bay (named after the nearby Llanrhuddlad Church) and is just a short stroll to the beach below. The cafe was named the ‘Best Cafe on Anglesey’ in the tourism awards in 2010, and it’s homemade cooking keep people returning to this rather secluded spot season after season. There is parking further up the lane in a small car park. There is plenty to explore close by, so top up on tea and cake and enjoy all that the North Anglesey coast has to offer.
We have several holiday cottages in the Church Bay area, sleeping from 2 to 10 people. If you can’t find what you are looking for please contact our friendly team for further information? on 01248 430258.
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