Lligwy BeachMoelfre, Anglesey

Lligwy beach, Angelsey, North Wales

Lligwy beach was named as one of the 10 best picnic spots in Britain by Coast magazine! The beach is both wonderfully wide and sensationally sandy. Located on the sheltered northeast coast of Anglesey, it’s the perfect spot to unwind. Surrounded by low sand dunes, and with a beautiful woodland backdrop, this large bay has that wild and open feel, with fabulous walks in every direction. 

With its crystal clear waters and great conditions, Lligwy beach is very popular with watersports enthusiasts - especially windsurfers, surfers and kitesurfers. On the island, it’s rivalled only by Rhosneigr as ‘the place to be’ in terms of high-octane wind and wave thrills!


At low tide, the true size of the beach is finally revealed, providing space for all manner of beach-time fun and games! Lligwy is a fantastic family beach, with facilities close by, yet set in the most amazing rural location.

At a glance
  • Named one of the 10 best picnic spots in Britain by Coast magazine!

  •  VERY popular with watersports enthusiasts.

  •  Wonderful walking opportunities.

  •  A family beach - with plenty of room for everyone.

  •  Dogs love it here.

  •  Stunning scenery and wildlife.

Beach info

Beach type

Sandy - with rocks at either side.


There are loos and a cafe in the southern car park. 

Facilities also include drinking water, cycle stands and picnic tables. The village of Moelfre is 30-45 mins walk away, and Amlwch and Benllech a 5 minutes drive away - with more facilities/amenities available. 

There is a slipway, but to launch boats and jetskis you need to be a member of Lligwy Boat and Jetski Club. This is to limit numbers on this lovely unspoilt beach. 


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 car parks at either end of the beach. If you stand in the middle of the beach, looking out to sea, you’ll find one on the right (south), and one on the left (north). The one on the southern end is pay and display, which you pay for at the cafe near the entrance. The northern end is quieter as there are no facilities. 

Dog restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Top tips
Flora & Fauna
Weather & tide

There are popular spots off the beach and rocks on either side. Quieter early evenings and mornings - not as busy as the rocks closer to Moelfre. Good for mackerel, bass, dabs, dogfish and wrasse etc



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