Traeth BychanMarian-glas, Anglesey
Traeth Bychan, Marian-Glas, Anglesey, North Wales
Traeth Bychan, as its name suggests (Traeth = Beach, Bychan = Small), is a beautiful bijou beach. This secluded, sheltered, sandy little bay is a haven for watersports enthusiasts, especially sailors, as well as walkers and families looking for some old-fashioned seaside fun.
Traeth Bychan beach faces eastwards and therefore offers shelter from the worst of Anglesey’s prevailing southwesterly winds. On sunny summer days it’s bustling with boats and nautical banter. But visit on a clear winter's morning, and you might not see a soul.
Traeth Bychan has something for everyone: a gorgeous location, breathtaking views, watersports galore, fabulous fishing, rock-pooling, picnicking and wonderful walks in all directions! With plenty of room for everyone, and for every type of beach activity, it’s well worth a visit.
A super family beach!
A haven for watersports - especially sailing.
Busy in the summer months - quiet in the winter.
Facilities close by.
Sheltered and relatively safe.
Inspiring walks and sublime views.
Sandy with pebbles.
There are public conveniences adjacent to the parking area - with disabled facilities and showers. The beach front has a sea wall with and picnic benches closeby, from where you can enjoy panoramic views of Great Orme, Liverpool Bay, Puffin Island, and the Carneddau peaks on the mainland. There’s also a slipway for launching which is controlled by the local council. Be aware that it can get very busy during the summer months, especially at high tide.
On the harbour front you’ll also find the Red Wharf Bay Sailing Club’s clubhouse - they offer all sorts of training and lessons, as well as regattas and social events.
Up the lane, approximately 25 metres from the beach, is the Traeth Bychan beach shop and cafe which sells all sorts of beach paraphernalia, as well as drinks, snacks and ice creams. They also have Kayaks for hire. Open daily between 8am and 6pm.
There is a good pay and display parking facility right next to the beach - it was enlarged and re-surfaced not long ago.
Yes - with no seasonal restrictions.
At Traeth Bychan you’ll find the headquarters of the Red Wharf Sailing Club (who welcome newcomers and visitors), as well as a private harbour. The fees for launching are something in the region of:
- Daily fee: £16
- Seasonal fee: £160
NB Launchers who don’t take a seasonal launch permit will be required to register before launching. The registration requires all powered craft launched in Anglesey to have valid insurance and to be registered.
It’s possible to register by post, either at the County Council offices or through the slipway attendants at Traeth Bychan Harbour (in person or by post).
You will need to provide proof of identity and proof of adequate insurance cover. For links to the registration forms click here.
Facing east and backed by cliffs it provides a relatively safe and sheltered bay for bathing.
Especially for beginners.
Kayak hire available close by.
Yes - the entire length of this coast, including Traeth Bychan, offers some excellent fishing opportunities. Not known for its huge catches, but expect to land a place or two! There’s a small stream running across the beach to the right - apparently, this is good for bass and flounders, especially on flood tides. If you don’t have a boat of your own you can hire one locally. Fishing off-shore gives you more scope, as well as the chance to look back at the beautiful shore. In mackerel season you might see a dolphin or porpoise out and about too! Head north or south along the Anglesey Coastal Path, and you’ll find some excellent fishing marks on the ledges along the way!
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