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Lobster pots on the pebble beach in Moelfe, Anglesey.

Moelfre is a former fishing village perched along the North East coast of Anglesey.

With its setting along the Anglesey Coastal Path, spectacular views out towards Penmon, Snowdonia, and the Great Orme. Moelfre is a wonderful choice for your next holiday.

Keep reading to discover all you need to know about Moelfre…

What does Moelfre mean in Welsh?

Moelfre translates to ‘bald or barren hill‘, which refers to the land set behind the village.

We recommend standing at the top of the hill on a sunny, calm Saturday afternoon to enjoy the sea views. Or in the evening when you can watch the lights start twinkling across the bay!

Things to do in Moelfre

1. RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Station

There was a new lifeboat station constructed in 2015, but there has been a lifeboat here since the 1830s. You can attend the popular ‘lifeboat day’ every August, which is a bit like a carnival and well worth a visit!

The lifeboats are out on display in the bay and carry out an exercise, usually with the rescue helicopter. There are craft stalls, the ‘lifeboat queen’ and her entourage, and visiting carnival queens from the surrounding villages are in attendance.

There’s even a disco for the children in the evening down on the beach. It’s a superb day with a fantastic atmosphere that you can soak up and what’s more, it raises money for the RNLI.

2. Lligwy Beach


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In the actual village itself there is a pebble beach, and good access to the coastal path from where you can find a three further pebbled beaches, heading towards Lligwy.

Lligwy is a great sandy beach and there are no dog restrictions here during the summer. This beach is very popular in the warmer summer months and so it does get busy. It’s good for kite surfing when there’s an easterly wind.

Further away along the coastal path, and a trek down to the beach (but well worth it) is Traeth yr Ora, which translates into English as ‘Golden Sands’. There are good fishing spots along the path too, ‘Swnt’ just off the rocks is a good spot to catch some mackerel or even bass.

Also, in the other direction towards Traeth Bychan there is Porth Yr Aber. You’ll find more about this beach and more in our guide to beaches in Anglesey.

3. Seawatch Centre


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The Seawatch Centre, in the village, houses an older lifeboat and artefacts from the Royal Charter – a schooner that was on its way to Liverpool collecting gold from Australia is among them.

It sank in an awful storm in October 1859 and was laden with gold. There’s also the Statue of the coxswain Dic Evans, famous for his bravery rescuing crew from two sinking ships – first the Hindlea in 1959 then the Nafsiporos. This was unveiled by Prince Charles in 2004.

4. Din Lligwy

Not far from Moelfre is an ancient village called Din Lligwy, where you’ll find the remains of a Roman village from around the 4th century.

Also close by is the old Capel Lligwy, the remains of a 12th century chapel. Further up the road is Cromlech Lligwy, a neolithic burial chamber with a huge cap stone. It was excavated in 1909 and found to have two separate burial groups. All of which are perfect spots for any budding historians!

Places to eat in Moelfre

1. Ann’s Pantry

Ann’s Pantry is a great little café with mouth-wateringly good cakes, great tea and coffee, and home-cooked food made with local produce. They even allow dogs both inside and out in the garden, as long as they are kept on a lead.

The cafe is open all day in the summer, but it can get quite busy. They even have themed nights; tapas, French cuisine, Mexican delights, etc. Attached you will also find a sweet gift shop!

2. Kinmel Arms

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If you’re looking for a pub with a view, look no further than The Kinmel Arms, Moelfre! Situated right on the beach with tables outside, you can enjoy your meal with superb views of Moelfre Bay.

Expect a welcoming atmosphere, nautical decor, real ales and tasty pub classics. What could be better?

The Anglesey Coastal Path can be found just moment’s away, ideal for whether you’re planning a stroll or making a pit stop.

3. Coastal Cafe

Coastal Cafe is Moelfre’s most popular fish and chip hot spot. There are often queues out the door in summer!

Look forward to tucking into fresh fish and chips, mouth-watering seafood, and a tasty selection of Red Boat ice cream. You’ll find both the Red Boat Ice Cream Parlours in Beaumaris and Llangefni.

You can book a table and take your own wine/beer, which is a nice option to have!

Moelfre Weather


Check out the seven-day weather forecast for Moelfre. Don’t worry if the sun isn’t shining throughout the whole of your stay with our guide to things to do in North Wales in the rain.

Places to Stay in Molefre

Has our guide inspired you to book a stay in Moelfre? Here at Menai Cottages, we have a wonderful selection of cottages in Moelfre for you to choose from.

Browse Cottages in Moelfre

Continuing discovering the best of the region with our blog on the must-visit towns in North Wales, or with our guide to the best castles in North Wales for an unforgettable holiday.

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