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Beautiful Beaumaris

Can you picture it – the famous coloured houses? If you have been to Beaumaris then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about! The pretty pastel painted properties standing to attention welcoming you to this beautiful seaside town.

Beaumaris lies at the eastern entrance to the Menai Strait, and is possibly most well known for the unfinished structure which stands proud at the end of Castle Street – I am, of course, talking about Beaumaris castle! Built on marsh land, the story goes that the french builders called it ‘beaux marais’ meaning beautiful marshes. It is thought this is how the name of Beaumaris came about but as they say ‘the rest is history’! You can learn a great deal more about it by taking a stroll around the castle and it’s gorgeous grounds; it’s owned and maintained by Cadw.

If you are lucky enough to have been to Beaumaris, I’m sure you’ll agree that the views seen from the seafront stretch as far as the eye can see; from the Great Orme, across to the mountains of Snowdonia and down the Menai Strait. They are utterly breathtaking. If you’ve not experienced them yet – add a stay in Beaumaris to your travel bucket list!

Not just famous for its historic landmarks like the castle and Beaumaris Gaol, there is also a lot going on for such a small village; from upcoming cinema nights at the castle, to live music and the fantastic Beaumaris food festival (taking place this month on the 10th & 11th!). The lifeboat station is always worth a visit – why not pop into the shop and support our local volunteers. In fact, if you fancy venturing off dry land then Beaumaris is the place to be. You can catch pleasure trips from the pier, such as the Puffin Island Cruises – just make sure you take your binoculars! Beaumaris pier is also a favourite for crabbing (I caught many a crab as a child) and it is lovely to see families decorating the railings on a sunny day with buckets brimming with the day’s catches!

Not far from Beaumaris is Penmon Priory and Penmon Point Lighthouse – where you can practically touch puffin island (well, it feels like it at low tide!) and enjoy the busy bird life or take a rod and set up in the swells. Penmon is always a happy hive of family activity.

If adventure isn’t necessarily your thing and you prefer a more relaxed break filled with fun and food, Beaumaris caters for all types of foodies; there are plenty of places to refuel! For those who love a bit of shopping too, you will love the mix of galleries, jewellery shops, antiques, crafts, gorgeous gifts and beautiful trinkets that can be found here! It’s High Street still hold reminders of the old fashioned seaside town from time gone by – there is wonderful architecture featuring in its criss-cross streets.

Basically, Beaumaris is a brilliant place to aim for whilst staying in North Wales! With all aspects covered, there is a beach (albeit small), a prom and pier to stroll along, vistas to enjoy and adventures to be had! If Beaumaris sounds like somewhere you want to see, why not stay in one of our superb beaumaris holiday cottages so you can be right at the heart of all the action? Don’t just take my word for it, discover this Anglesey gem and see for yourself all this popular seaside town has to offer its many loyal visitors!

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