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With over 120 miles of rugged coastline and plenty of picturesque seaside towns, it’s not surprising that there are lots of dog-friendly beaches in Anglesey to enjoy.

From secluded coves to large golden sandy beaches, we’ve got you covered. With so many paw-some dog-friendly beaches in Anglesey to discover, where will you start?

Beaches with No Dog Restrictions

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Red Wharf Bay

Red Wharf Bay, also known as Traeth Coch, is a large bay on the east coast of Anglesey. As one of Anglesey’s most popular dog-friendly beaches, Red Wharf Bay is a great place to enjoy a refreshing dog walk on a summer’s day.

The bay is also popular amongst watersport lovers and nature enthusiasts alike, as Red Wharf Bay is a designated nature reserve bordered by salt marshes and sand dunes.

After a morning exploring the bay with your loveable pooch, head to The Tavern on the Bay, one of our favourite dog-friendly pubs in Anglesey.


Traeth Llydan (Broad Beach) is one of Rhosneigr’s two main beaches and a popular dog-friendly beach in Anglesey. The beach sits to the east of the village of Rhosneigr and is home to over a mile of golden sand, making it the ideal place to walk your four-legged friend.

The picturesque beach is backed by large sand dunes on one side and forms part of the Anglesey Coastal Path. As well as dog walkers, the beach is popular with surfers, watersport lovers and fishing enthusiasts.

Rhoscolyn Bay

A family-friendly beach along Anglesey’s rugged coastline, Rhoscolyn is located at the very southern tip of Holy Island.

Walk along the beach in the morning, watching the boats as they sail out into the distance, before heading to The White Eagle Pub for a drink. You can also explore hidden coves and breathtaking views along the Rhoscolyn Headland Walk with your pooch.

Cemlyn Bay

A large, sweeping stretch of beach located along the Anglesey Coastal Path, Cemlyn Bay is a popular dog-friendly beach in Anglesey. The reserve is well known for its colony of breeding sandwich, common and Arctic terns.

The beach, lagoon and surrounding countryside are owned by the National Trust as part of the Cemlyn Estate. With its unique, elliptical shingle ridge, Cemlyn Bay is a stunning spot to explore.

Please note: Dogs must be kept away from nesting birds and there are no dog bins.

Church Bay

A rural spot, hidden away on the northwest of the island, Church Bay (Porth Swtan) is a beautiful sandy and pebble beach. A steep footpath from the village leads down to the bay.

Backed by rugged cliffs the beach is edged by rock pools and offers a great place to enjoy an afternoon of dog walking, swimming or sailing.

Beaches with Seasonal Dog Restrictions

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Newborough Beach

Llanddwyn Island and Newborough Beach is a stunning stretch of coastline and one of the finest dune systems in Britain. This Blue Flag Beach is situated on the South West tip of Anglesey and is technically two beaches, separated by Llanddwyn Island.

The first beach is closest to the main car park, with stunning views of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula. Whilst the second beach, known locally as Traeth Penrhos, is a remote stretch of soft golden sand located on the other side of the popular island.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are not allowed on part of the beach from 1 May to 30 September. Please keep your dog on a lead, especially from March to July when camouflaged ringed plovers nest on the beach.

Cemaes Bay

With perfect sandcastle making sand and plenty of rockpools to explore, Cemaes Bay is a popular beach for families. Cemaes Bay is home to two beaches; Traeth Mawr (big beach) and Traeth Bach (small beach), both overlooked by the charming town of Cemaes.

Looking for a somewhere to enjoy a cuppa and a cake? Caffi Siop Mechell is a cute dog-friendly cafe in Anglesey run by volunteers.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are not allowed on the main beach (left to the car park) between 1st May and 30th September. Dogs are allowed all year on the area beyond the harbour.

Benllech Beach

As one of the most popular beaches on Anglesey, Benllech Beach is the ideal place to explore with your loveable pooch. Boasting soft golden sand and clear blue waters, take advantage of the safe waters with a paddle or swim.

At low tide, there is plenty of space for dog walking, building sandcastles and searching for crabs and starfish in the rockpools.

Dog Restrictions: Dogs are not allowed on the main section of the beach between 1st May and 30th September. At low tide, there is a section of beach where dogs are welcome all year round.

Llanddona Beach

Llanddona Beach is a hidden gem, well worth the visit. The long, sandy and restful beach of Llanddona is located between Penmon Point and Benllech along the Anglesey Coastal Path.

There are plenty of dog-friendly short walks to enjoy from here to Holy Well and Penmon Priory. Plus, Beaumaris is just a short drive away where you’ll find a range of dog-friendly cafes and restaurants.

Dog restrictions: Between 1st May and 30th September dogs are not allowed on the western part of the beach.

Porth Dafarch

The National Trust-owned Porth Dafarch is a beautiful sandy cove surrounded by a rocky headland.

As well as dog-walking, the area is a popular place to go coasteering, where adventure-lovers jump, climb and swim along the coast. The beach also offers some great snorkelling and scuba diving spots – with the 1886 wreck of the steamer Missouri situated half a mile offshore.

Dog restrictions: No dogs are allowed on the beach between 1st May and 30th September

Map of Dog-Friendly Beaches in Anglesey

Dog-Friendly Places to Stay in Anglesey

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With plenty of dog-friendly beaches in Anglesey to enjoy, why not make a holiday of it with Menai Holiday Cottages. We have a great selection of dog-friendly cottages in Anglesey ideal for you and your four-legged friend.

Whether you’re looking for a short break or a week-long adventure, we have the perfect place for you.

Has our list of the best dog-friendly beaches in Anglesey inspired you to visit Wales with your loveable pooch?

Discover these top 5 dog-friendly beaches in North Wales for more dog-friendly beach inspiration. Or why not read our guide to taking your dog on holiday for everything you need to know before your paw-fect adventure!

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