Red Wharf Bay BeachRed Wharf Bay, Anglesey

Red Wharf Bay beach, Anglesey, North Wales

Red Wharf Bay, close to the small village of the same name, is on the east coast of Anglesey, between Benllech and Llanddona. 
A tranquil spot for a seaside break, with beautiful views and birdlife galore. A small promenade fronts this wonderful stretch of sand, where you can watch the boats of the local Sailing Club (whose clubhouse is at nearby Traeth Bychan) bobbing about in the harbour. Boating is the main activity here. The beach itself is huge - but only at low tide!

At a glance
  • A birdwatcher’s heaven!

  • Great places to eat and drink close by.

  • Fabulous views.

  • Poplar with the sailing crowd.

  • Huge beach at low tide.

  • Tranquil walks.


Fringed by pine woods, Red Wharf Bay is one of the largest bays in Anglesey, with up to 10 sq miles of sand uncovered when the tide goes out. When it comes back in again this vast expanse magically disappears! It’s only in places such as these that one can fully appreciate the phenomenal power of the sea. One minute the waves are lapping the coast, the next the water is off somewhere in the distance!

With views across to mainland Wales, wonderful walks, and boats moored in the pretty harbour, you’re spoilt for choice! Stop off at the cosy Ship Inn for a tasty meal while you’re there. It’s a traditional pub with roaring fires on chilly days - and views to die for on sunny ones!

Weather & tide
Beach info


There are public loos on the promenade at Red Wharf Bay.

There is a slipway.


There is free parking n the promenade at Red Wharf Bay. 



Flora & Fauna
Top tips

It's a popular beach for windsurfing.

  • Fishing can a bit restricted with all the boat moorings, however, there are decent bass marks in the area - use peeler crab and sandeel for best results..

  • The fishing here can be disrupted by too much colour/fresh-water after heavy rain etc - so some say it’s better in in settled weather.

  • You can dig for fresh pumped black lud, amongst other things, on the beach.

  • Fishing off the rocks, on the right hand side as you look out to sea, is a popular spot.



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