by Luke Edwards
Day Out Guides
Nestled on the coast between its busier neighbours of Rhosneigr and Trearddur Bay, the village of Rhoscolyn on Anglesey might be small, but it is rather mighty.
Most visitors to Rhoscolyn, come for the scenery. It is, quite simply, stunning. The rugged coastline looks out across the water to Snowdonia, Yr Eifl and on down to the Llŷn Peninsula. You can be there in the heart of winter with storm waves crashing in, or on a perfect summer’s day with the water as calm as the proverbial mill pond – the scenery is always magical and there are always new discoveries to be made.
For the best views, walk up to the lookout. Now run by volunteers, the coastguard picked this spot for good reason. You can either walk along the coastal footpath from the beach (easily walkable for young children), or if you are tight on time, park at St Gwenfaen’s and walk up the footpath past our holiday cottage Plas.
The main beach at Rhoscolyn is Borthwen. Wind your way down the narrow lane to get there. We always take bets as to how many bends you can get round before having to reverse for an oncoming car! You can remember the excitement as a child of running up a sandy boardwalk to be greeted by golden sand and shimmering water beyond. Well, Rhoscolyn will not disappoint. A great beach for swimming, sandcastles and rockpools, with some rocky outcrops that are just waiting for a game of hide and seek. Public loos in the car park.
As you head back up the hill from the beach, call into the Bodior Estate and their farm shop. Dinner can’t get much more local than this! If you want someone else to do the cooking, The White Eagle is the place to go. Dine out on the decking admiring the view, or on cooler days, sit by the fire in one of the cosy snugs.
The sheltered bay is a great spot for beginners to get out on the water. The more experienced can spread their wings and head round the headland to Cymyran or beyond. BActive Rhoscolyn offer kayaking and coasteering sessions for individuals, families and groups.
The coastline around Rhoscolyn is easily accessible thanks to the Anglesey Coastal Footpath – a 125-mile circular route around Anglesey’s perimeter. Some of Rhoscolyn’s highlights include:
Rhoscolyn is popular year round. Winter weekends (think pub lunches, crisp walks and cosy log fires), summer holidays for families wanting to spend some time by the sea, or groups getting together. Whatever the reason, we’ve got it covered!
Find a Rhoscolyn holiday cottage here.
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Interests/hobbies: Spending time with my two little boys, I am a HUGE sports fan. Love food and craft beer.
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