Newry BeachHolyhead, Anglesey

Newry beach is located close to the town centre of Holyhead. It has been a place of rest, relaxation and recreation for the people of Holyhead, and her visitors, for decades. The promenade,  ‘village’ green and the beach combined, make the whole harbour area a super place to visit, and for watching the world go by!

This rocky little beach is surrounded by the breakwater of Holyhead harbour. The beach is popular for boating trips and fishing, as well as dog-walking, crabbing and swimming. On sunny afternoons local teenagers can often be seen jumping, daredevil-like, off the harbour wall!


Watch the ferries arriving and leaving port, and the sailing-boats bobbing up and down in the pretty marina. There’s a real sense of community here, as well as that busy seaside feel. The maritime museum is testament to Holyhead’s rich seafaring History, and well worth a visit.

At a glance
  • Close to the amenities of Holyhead.

  • Great fishing opportunities.

  • Safe, secluded and sheltered.

  • Close to wonderful walks and The Breakwater Park.

  • Rich in Maritime History

  • A super place for watching boats, and the world, go by!

Beach info

Beach type

Shingle & rock

Beach faces North to North East


It has a slipway. Further facilities can be found in the town


Parking is at the Pay and Display car park, from which there runs a tarmac path for about 400m to the beach. There are disabled bays available in the car park itself.


There are steps down a grassy bank that lead to the beach. 

Top tips
Flora & Fauna
Weather & tide

 Popular off the beach, rocks, harbour wall/breakwater and so on. For more options/info why not contact Go Sea Fishing who are based here. They have access to excellent fishing grounds and offer the following:

  • Wreck Fishing - for good conger, huss, dogfish and tope fishing at anchor. Pollack, cod, ling and coalfish on drift.

  • Quality spurdog fishing - just off the Holyhead wrecks.

  • Reef Fishing - for good wrasse, pollack, whiting, huss, conger and dogfish. Fishing in the summer at anchor.

  • Excellent tope fishing over a hole known as the ‘Holyhead Deep’!This is a good spot for bottom fishing too. Expect to catch conger, big cod, skate, spurdog, ling and bull huss. For those of you with access to your own boat, It begins approximately 4 miles out from North Stack.

 Anglesey Charter Fishing are a family run Charter fishing company, running two boats out of Holyhead Marina. Trips vary from 4 to 12 hours, catering for novices up to professional anglers. Breakfast and lunch are provided on all trips over 8 hours.


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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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