Cable BayRhosneigr, Anglesey

Cable Bay, Rhosneigr, Anglesey, North Wales


A lovely little sandy cove, Cable Bay is nestled between rocky headlands and is one of Anglesey’s less developed beaches with bags of natural charm.

Backed by gentle sand dunes, and containing rock-pools to explore at low tide, kids love Cable Bay. Popular with surfers, body-boarders and fishermen, it has something for everyone!

Description

Situated in a sheltered inlet it’s a popular spot in the summer, but less bustling than nearby Rhosneigr. It’s a great beach for families and because it’s situated between the seaside villages of Aberffraw and Rhosneigr - you’re not far from shops and eateries. Often you just want to sit and relax with the wind in your hair and sand between your toes, listening to the sound of waves breaking; Cable Bay is a great place for this!

If history is your thing, you’ll be delighted by the ancient burial chamber, Barclodiad y Gawres, situated on the bay’s northern headland, which dates back to the Stone Age. With its fabulous sea and mountain views, it’s not difficult to see why Cable Bay has attracted people through the ages.

At a glance
  • Great for bodyboarding.

  • Parking right next to the beach.

  • Mix of sand and pebbles.

  • Walk up to Ancient Burial Chamber.

Beach info

Beach type

Sandy - with some rocks.

Facilities
Facilities are very limited at Cable Bay. Other than the car park and the occasional ice-cream/refreshment van on sunny days - there are no facilities here. The nearby seaside village of Rhosneigr, however, has several pubs and restaurants, as well as shops and a post office. Aberffraw and Llanfaelog village also have a smaller selection of shops, cafes and pubs.
 

Parking

There is plenty of parking right behind the beach. Parking for approx 50 cars. There is a fee for using the car park in peak season.

Access

Moderate - access to the beach is a short walk over the dunes. There are one or two big steps down, built into the dunes, so prams will need to be lifted.

Top tips
Dangers
Flora & Fauna
Weather & tide
Activities
Surfing
Paddleboarding
Swimming
Windsurfing
Kayaking
Fishing
  • A great sea-bass and thornback ray spot!
  • Mackerel fishing is popular off the rocks - plus the usual pollack, wrasse,strap conger, dogs and pin whiting.
  • People fish from both sides of Cable Bay  - from Ty Croes to Porth Nobla  - though the right side of the bay is considered by some to be the best. The area close to the corner enables you to cast onto clean sand for the rays, the further you go to the right,the rockier it gets.
  • Sandeel on its own or wrapped in squid is a good tip if you’re after rays!
  • Fishing on all size tides is good - with the flood being most productive.
Diving

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