Aberffraw beachAberffraw, Anglesey

Aberffraw beach, Anglesey, North Wales

Aberffraw is one of Anglesey’s largest, finest and arguably, most unspoilt beaches. Often quiet, partly due to the short walk required to get to it from the nearest parking spot, it offers visitors space, light and tranquillity.  However, although a bit of a shlep to get to, it’s well worth the effort!

Located close to the village, the estuary of the Afon Ffraw provides a safe little harbour for small fishing boats, as well as a picturesque beauty spot. From here it’s only half a mile, over the ancient hump-backed bridge and through the dunes, before you arrive on the vast, curved, white sands of this stunning bay!


With so much space, you, the kids, and the dogs can run wild and free. Great for all sorts of watersports, but remember, you’ll have to carry everything with you - including a picnic! With fabulous walks in every direction, visitors and locals travel from miles around to relax and unwind on this delightful beach.

The dunes here make up part of a Special Area of Conservation,  attracting and supporting a myriad of bird and wildlife. Historically, Aberffraw is also one of Wales most important places, having once been the seat of the Princes of Wales!

At a glance
  • Large sandy beach, with a pretty estuary and dunes.

  • Perfect for dogs and kids to run free!

  • Plenty of room for everyone to enjoy themselves.

  • Fabulous panoramic views.

  • Kayakers, canoeists and swimmers love it.

  • Unspoilt and tranquil.

Beach info

Beach type



Situated on the southwest coast of Anglesey by the west bank of the Afon Ffraw. Access by road is by way of the A4080, east of Aberffraw village.


Llys Llewelyn visitor centre has lots of history and ideas of things to do in the area and has a lovely cafe and facilities 


There’s free parking close to the hump-backed bridge by the estuary. It's about half mile’s walk from the village and car park to the beach.


Relatively easy for most - but you have to walk approx 100 yards (just over half a mile) from the car park to the main beach. Access for people with limited mobility may prove more difficult because of the distance and/or terrain - the same goes for pushchairs etc.

Dog Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Although quite a way to carry your kit!


Although quite a way to carry your kit!


Yes - although quite a way to carry your kit!


Popular both off the rocks and beach. The area is known to be excellent for Sea Bass. The best Marks in the area are at Ty Croes, which is slightly North of St Cwyfan's Church  - you can get there from both Aberffraw Beach or Cable Bay. You'll find the best ledges close to the old Ministry of Defence sign!


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