If you’re looking for a self catering holiday on Anglesey then you should definitely add Beaumaris to your shortlist of places to stay. Not only do we have some cracking cottages in this bustling seaside town, but it’s also a fab base whether you want to park up the car and stay put to recharge your frazzled brain (just me?!), or whether you’ve got plans to whizz about North Wales and explore all the region has to offer. It truly does offer something for every type of traveller, whether in the town itself or nearby.
If you’re anything like me, you want to throw yourself into the deep end when you’re visiting a new place and go home feeling as though you know the area inside out. So, here’s my guide to how you can live like a local in this marvellous coastal town.
What’s so special about Beaumaris?
I’d have an easier time telling you the negatives and that’s because, frankly, there aren’t any! Unless of course, you take exception to driving on more countrified roads because that’s the only way to reach it (no bypass here, I’m afraid!). I could harp on forever about what makes it such a great place to stay but your main takeaways should be:
- Storybook looks: with its pastel-painted houses greeting you as you arrive, you can’t help but feel as though you’ve slipped into that sweet novel you read on your last summer holiday set in a British seaside town. An instant mood-lifter!
- Friendly locals: you’ll be as welcome in the local pub as you would back home! The locals are always happy to chat and offer recommendations to newcomers because they are so used to holidaymakers year-round. Beaumaris is always bustling!
- Small but perfectly formed: it’s not the biggest coastal town in Wales, but it more than makes up for that in terms of what it can offer visitors. See Jen’s post on what makes this such an excellent place to stay, here.
- Amazing setting: there are some incredible views to be had across the Straits and over to Snowdonia so it’s a delight to soak these up come rain or shine. Take a stroll along the pier, the promenade or the pebbly ‘beach’ and delight in a beautiful vista.
Where can I stay?
There are plenty of places to stay in the town, but you can’t beat a holiday cottage for convenience! For instance, you don’t have to make awkward conversation over breakfast with the couple from room 50 (again, just me?!) and you’ve got your own sitting room where you can watch TV instead of having to sit on the bed or in a very uncomfortable seat. It’s yours for the time you’re there, so you can relax, settle in and enjoy a home from home! Luckily we have plenty of wonderful houses to choose from and with lots on your doorstep you can eat out or in as much as you like - Beaumaris has brilliant restaurants, cafe’s and pubs to choose from. Along with a number of wonderful craft shops, places to pick up local art and plenty of places to find those compulsory souvenirs - it really is a jewel in the North Wales crown!