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Traeth yr Ora Beach on Anglesey.

Surrounded by over 125 miles of stunning coastline and speckled with idyllic towns and villages, is the beautiful Isle of Anglesey.

Home to vast golden sands, seven Blue-Flag beaches and secluded coves, you will be spoilt for choice with the variety of beaches in Anglesey!

Whether you fancy a spot of sunbathing, taking a dip in the sea, or catching a wave or two. We’ve got you covered with our guide to the best beaches in Anglesey!


1. Trearddur Bay


First up on our guide to beaches in Anglesey is the popular Blue-Flag beach of Trearddur Bay. Located on the outskirts of Holyhead, Trearddur Bay is ideal for a day out with the whole family.

The golden sands are perfect for beachcombing, ball games, and sunbathing. Whilst the waters are suited to those wanting to try their hand at watersports.

The beach is backed by a lovely promenade where you can enjoy leisurely strolls with a view! If you fancy grabbing a bite to eat during or after your day on the beach, you can sample the delights of Ocean’s Edge, Sea Shanty Cafe, and The Inn at the Bay.

Postcode: LL65 2YU
Type of beach: Sandy
Parking: Car park available next to the beach
Lifeguard: Yes

2. Church Bay


Settled on the north-west coast of the island is where you will find our next favourite beach in Anglesey, Church Bay. Otherwise known as Porth Swtan, this lovely sand and pebbled beach is one of Anglesey’s hidden gems!

Stroll along the shores which are speckled with rockpools, perfect for the little ones to explore! Other activities which are popular at Church Bay include swimming, fishing, and sailing.

Those seeking something a little more adventurous can enjoy walks along the clifftops which back the beach, offering superb views of the resident seabirds.

This is also where the famous Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path runs through! You can learn more about the trail with our blog on walking the Anglesey Coastal Path.

If you’re feeling peckish after all that, there is the beloved Lobster Pot Restaurant, where you can tuck in to fresh seafood with a view! You can learn more about this restaurant and others on our guide to 8 of the best restaurants in Anglesey.

Postcode: LL65 4EU
Type of beach: Sand and pebble
Parking: Parking available in car park near beach
Lifeguard: Yes

3. Benllech Beach


Our next popular beach in Anglesey can be found along the east coast, the glorious Benllech Beach. Well-known for being one of the most favoured on the island, thanks to its fine sand and clear waters.

Sit back with your favourite book whilst the little ones build sandcastles or go crabbing. Or head into the Blue-Flag waters for a swim, with excellent watersports and sea fishing on offer too!

If you fancy exploring Anglesey’s awe-inspiring coastline further, the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path runs through the village so you can easily join onto the scenic trail.

Benllech Beach has access to a fantastic range of facilities, including toilets, beach cafes, a shop, and the restaurants of Pebbles Bistro, The Bay Cafe, and Beachcomber Bar & Grill in the village.

Benllech is ideally located near the charming village of Moelfre, located in an AONB, and the county town of Llangefni. Both of which are definitely worth a visit during your stay!

Postcode: LL74 8QE
Type of beach: Sandy
Parking: Benllech Square Pay and Display Car Park
Lifeguard: Yes

4. Traeth Llydan

 

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Next up on our list of beaches in Anglesey is the breath-taking Rhosneigr. Home to two vast sandy beaches, the award-winning Traeth Llydan and Traeth Crigyll, and previous winner of the Green Coast seaside award.

Many flock to Traeth Llydan each year, which is well-known for its excellent watersports opportunities, including surfing, kayaking and snorkelling.

The beach is backed by picturesque sand dunes, which you can wander as you spot the local wildlife.

You’ll also have easy access to the bustling village, where you can test out your swing at Anglesey Golf Club, walk around Llyn Maelog. Or treat your palette to the delights of the Oyster Catcher, a welcoming eatery nestled within the dunes.

Postcode: LL64 5JR
Type of beach: Sandy
Parking: Pay and display parking available in village car park
Lifeguard: No

5. Llanddwyn Beach

 

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We’re heading to the south west of Anglesey with our next beach, Llanddwyn in Newborough. This Blue-Flag beach is renowned for its narrow peninsula which is home to fascinating church ruins and St Dwynwen’s Cross.

It also offers exceptional views of the Irish Sea, Llyn Peninsula, and Snowdonia.

What makes this beach in Anglesey even more unique is that it makes up part of the Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve. A SSSI site with an abundance of wildlife for you to spot as you explore the dunes!

From the beach you can easily access the enchanting surroundings of Newborough Forest. Here you can enjoy relaxing walks, bike rides, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the resident ravens and red squirrels!

If you head into the village, you can find the further attractions of Anglesey Model Village & Cafe, Angesey Transport Museum & Cafe, and the Newborough Stepping Stones.

Postcode: LL61 6SG
Type of beach: Sandy

Parking: Newborough Beach Car Park 
Lifeguard: No

6. Cemaes Bay

 

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Cemaes Bay is set on the north coast of Anglesey and is home to two lovely, sandy beaches, Traeth Mawr and Traeth Bach. However, you and your loved ones fancy spending a day on the beach, Cemaes Bay has something for everyone!

Swim in the clear blue waters which wouldn’t look out of place abroad or soak up the views from aboard your kayak. The waters are also great for fishing, with stingray angling charters frequently leaving from the harbour.

From the beaches, you can embark on scenic coastal trails or head up to the pretty town of Cemaes.

There you can wander along the Afon Wygyr with fresh fish and chips in hand, delve into history at the Cemaes Heritage Centre. Or refuel with some traditional pub grub sat Ye Olde Vigour Inn and the Stag Inn.

Postcode: LL67 0ND
Type of beach: Sandy 
Parking: Free parking for 2 hours on Victoria Road
Lifeguard: No

7. Porth Dafarch Beach


Enjoying a superb location on the western side of Anglesey’s Holy Island is the National Trust owned Porth Dafarch. Located on the iconic Wales Coast Path, Porth Dafarch is a sandy bay surrounded by rugged headland.

This beach is an adventurers paradise, with fantastic snorkelling, kayaking and rockpooling opportunities available. If you came for the wildlife, you won’t be disappointed, with porpoises and grey seals previously spotted in the waters below!

Whilst history buffs can step back in time with a visit to the Irishmen’s huts or the wreckage of the steamer Missouri, the largest shipwreck in Anglesey.

Porth Dafarch is ideally located between Trearddur Bay and South Stack. Perfect for continuing the beachside fun, soaking up the views from atop of Elin’s Tower, and spotting rare birds at RSPB South Stack.

Postcode: LL65 2LS
Type of beach: Sandy

Parking: Free parking available in beach car park
Lifeguard: No

8. Aberffraw Beach

 

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Next on our guide to beaches in Anglesey is the wonderful Aberffraw Beach. Otherwise known as Traeth Mawr, it is renowned for its wildlife rich sand dunes which back its golden sands.

Enjoy walks with impressive views out towards Snowdon, birdwatching in the dunes, or visit the Bronze Age burial mound of Trwyn Du. The waters are clear and are popular with swimmers and surfers if you fancy bringing your board.

Facilities can be found in the village up from the beach, where you can enjoy hearty dishes at Y Goron and Llys Llewelyn Cegin Bar.

Postcode: LL63 5EX
Type of beach: Sandy

Parking: Free parking in Aberffraw Dunes Car Park
Lifeguard: No

9. Lligwy Beach


Settled just north of the village of Moelfre is the delightful Traeth Lligwy. Enjoying a long stretch of golden sands with a backdrop of sand dunes, it’s not hard to see why this beach is so popular with families.

Bring your buckets and spades for a day of building sandcastles or exploring rockpools. Or sit back and relax as you watch the waves with an ice cream in hand from the beach cafe.

If watersports is your thing, Lligwy Beach is a fantastic spot for surfing, kayaking, and even kitesurfing. Whilst the beach is also home to a good selection of historic sites, such as the ruins of the 12th century St. Gallgo’s Church and the ancient burial chamber of Hen Capel Lligwy.

Further facilities can be found in the nearby village of Moelfre, including the beloved Ann’s Pantry, Moelfre Ice Cream Parlour, and the Kinmel Arms.

Postcode: LL72 8NN
Type of beach: Sandy
Parking: Pay & Display by the beach
Lifeguard: No

10. Bull Bay Beach

 

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Tucked away on the Isle of Anglesey is the small, yet beautiful cove of Bull Bay or in Welsh, Porth Llechog. The bay is well-known for its great fishing opportunities and has a large slipway providing easy access to the water.

As well as fishing, the beach has far-reaching views out over the Irish Sea, which can be enjoyed as you explore rockpools along the shingled shores, or hike along a coastal trail.

If you’ve brought your clubs, be sure to check out the village’s excellent 18-hole championship golf course which overlooks the bay.

After a day of exploring the village, head to the neighbouring port town of Amlwch. Home to Y llofft Amlwch, The Market Tavern, and Caffi Pen Dref, where you can grab a bite to eat or drink.

Don’t forget to visit the town’s popular attractions of the Copper Kingdom Centre, The Amlwch Port Windmill, or on the outskirts of the town, the breath-taking Mynydd Parys.

Postcode: LL68 9SN
Type of beach: Shingle and rock
Parking: Roadside parking nearby 
Lifeguard: No

11. Llanddona Beach


The final addition to our beaches in Anglesey blog is the stunning Blue-Flag beach of Llanddona. This hidden gem is ideally located along the Anglesey Coastal Path in between Benllech and Penmon Point.

The beach is ideal for everyone, with soft sands for bathing and play games, and clear waters for swimming and watersports. What could be better?

When you’re finished at the beach, you can follow one of several footpaths to the village, where you can stop and enjoy a crisp pint at the Yr Owain Glyndŵr.

The historic town of Beaumaris can be found just over 4 miles away. There you can tour the magnificent Beaumaris Castle, the Beaumaris Gaol and Court, or hop aboard a Seacoast Safari to visit the famous Puffin Island.

Postcode: LL58 8UW
Type of beach: Sandy

Parking: Parking in beach car park available
Lifeguard: No


Weather in Anglesey

Ahead of your coastal adventure, check out the seven-day weather forecast for Anglesey. Don’t worry if there is a drizzle during your getaway, you will plenty to do in our guide for things to do in Anglesey in the rain.

ANGLESEY WEATHER


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