Benllech BeachBenllech, Anglesey

Benllech is a large, safe, sandy stretch on the East coast of Anglesey. A traditional beach-holiday destination that welcomes return visitors year after year. A super place to relax and unwind, whether you're with the family, the dogs - or all on your own. When the tide’s out there are masses of room to roam wild and free!

Closeby there are lots of places to eat and drink, and many other facilities on offer too. It's definitely the most traditionally 'British' of all Anglesey's beaches, with ice-cream, fish 'n' chips and seaside souvenirs galore! It’s a popular and bustling beach, especially during the summer months, and It’s super family-friendly too; what some might call an old-fashioned bucket and spade destination! Wonderful for watersports, sandcastles and picnics, children love it here, and are happy to while away their day digging holes and playing ball games, as well as running in and out of the sea! It’s also beautifully clean, with lots of rock pools for exploring at low tide.

Description

There are fantastic walking opportunities as well, with amazing views towards Great Orme and Penmon Point. The Isle of Anglesey coastal path crosses the beach, which has held its Blue Flag award since 2004. It's actually an extension of Red Wharf Bay, stretching all the way to Llanddona Beach. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and pristine countryside, it really is a fun place to visit - so, head to Benllech for a spot of traditional British sea-side fun!

At a glance
  • Large and sandy.

  • Super for a family day out!

  • Dogs and kids love it here!

  • A large range of cafes/restaurants close by.

Beach info

Beach type

Sandy.

Facilities

  • There are public loos situated in the beachside car park  - about 50 yards away from the beach - open 15th March - 31st October.  There are also baby changing and disabled facilities, as well basic first aid and drinking water.
  • Slipway available for launching.
  • Viewing benches behind the beach.
  • There are a number of cafes on the beach - Bay Cafe is fantastic, The Wendon is fine for a coffee as great for a beach shop. There’s a beachside ice-cream kiosk open in the summer months too.
  • There are a variety of shops in the beachside village,  including a Tesco Metro.
  • Library, doctors' surgery, chemist, community centre, tennis court and a bowling club all available in Benllech Village. 

Parking

Next to the beach, there’s a pay and display car park. There’s more free/roadside parking available in and around the village  - but spaces get taken early!

Access

Easy - with disabled access provided.

Dog Restrictions

They are only permitted on part of the beach at certain times of the year. The immediate, ‘front’ part of the beach is for families, and therefore dog free.   Dogs can be walked on the right-hand side of the beach from the 1st line of rocks - all the way to Red Wharf Bay.

Top tips
Dangers
Flora & Fauna
Weather & tide
Activities
Paddleboarding
Sailing
Swimming
Windsurfing
Kayaking
Fishing

During the summer months the beach can get quite crowded with anglers, but as night falls it becomes quieter. A lot of the fish can be caught close to shore off Benllech Beach, therefore distance casting is not always necessary.

Autumn and winter fishing offers the chance to catch whiting, flounders and small codling, but during the summer months, mackerel, flatfish, dogfish, wrasse and pollack are more usual. Those with night rods will find there’s good sport to be had with conger eels; using mackerel flappers or fillets during darkness is a good tip if you’re after these ugly beasts!

Standard beach kit is suitable, i.e. lugworms, plus tipping with mackerel for whiting sessions during the winter, but baits like sandeels, bluey’s and mackerel will catch most of the summer species; try using peeler crabs for wrasse though.

Disclaimer

You are responsible for your own safety when visiting a suggested beach. We make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information on this site in relation to any of the suggested beaches. While we try to ensure that all beaches on this site are suitable for the purpose for which they are suggested, you should be aware that no beach is entirely safe and all beaches carry a degree of risk to person and property. It is your responsibility to ensure that you mitigate any such inherent risks.

We accept no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects, personal accident, injury or public liability in relation to a suggested beach on this site (although we do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so). Furthermore, while we try to ensure that all suggested beaches are open to the public, this is liable to change and you should ensure that this is the case before you visit. Please respect private property (including livestock), as we accept no responsibility for trespassing or damage to private property, to either you or any third party. Please take extra care around steep drops on cliff paths. Water quality may vary and be aware that some beaches may not allow dogs.

Always follow advice from relevant authorities, including HM Coastguard and any lifeguards present on the beach. Swimming flags must always be adhered to. Currents can be strong enough to drag even a strong swimmer, and rocks and unexpected shallow or deep water may not always be obvious. Swimming should only be done in calm conditions when supervised from land, ideally by a lifeguard on a flagged beach. Avoid swimming around boats, jet skis or surfers. Check the weather forecast and tide timetables in advance of a visit to a beach. Always pack water and appropriate clothing. Be aware of the risk of sunburn and wear a high-factor sun-cream. Children and pets should be supervised at all times, and dogs should be kept on a lead.

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