Broad BeachRhosneigr, Anglesey
Broad Beach, Rhosneigr, Anglesey, North Wales
On the west coast of Anglesey, Broad Beach (known as Traeth Llydan in Welsh) faces southwest, towards Cardigan Bay, meaning there are breathtaking views of both the Llŷn Peninsula and Holy Island.
The beach is popular for a range of activities including year-round wind/kitesurfing, surfing and bodyboarding.
Broad Beach is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and there are super walks along the Anglesey Coastal Path in all directions. It’s one long, lovely, unspoilt beach, backed by arresting sand dunes. There are opportunities for swimming, boating, sunbathing and snorkelling in the warmer months. Kayaking, and canoeing too.
Although there are no beachside facilities, to the north you’ll find the village of Rhosneigr, which has everything you could possibly need for a day out at the seaside - and only a short walk to the beautiful Maelog Lake; a haven for birdlife, with The Oystercatcher pub & bar just behind the sand dunes.
Beautiful rural location.
Popular with watersports enthusiasts - all year-round!
Close to the facilities of Rhosneigr.
A long, wide and sandy beach with rock pools at either end.
There are public loos in Rhosneigr, but none on or by the beach.
There are no beachside facilities. However, to the north you’ll find the village of Rhosneigr, which has a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, as well as companies offering watersports instruction and equipment rental etc. Rhosneigr also has a train station that’s just over a mile from the beach and can be reached via public footpaths alongside Llyn Maelog/Maelog Lake.
There is often a van (in the parking area behind the dunes) where you can hire wetsuits and other watersports gear. Usually only available during peak season.
The A4080 leads into the village of Rhosneigr village from the east. There is a wide gravelled verge along its northern side where vehicles can be parked for free. Alternatively, there is a pay and display car park off the high street in Rhosneigr, Awel Y Mor, Rhosneigr, LL64 5QE as well as free roadside parking (if you’re lucky). From here it’s a short-ish walk from the main beach (Pwll Cwch/Town Beach) to Broad Beach.
Relatively easy. From the gravelled verge behind the dunes (where you can park), there are footpaths that lead across the dunes to the beach. Otherwise, you can walk from the village of Rhosneigr onto the main beach and then head left towards Broad Beach. Otherwise, head along the high street, heading southeast, past the pharmacy and chapel, which turns into Lon Traeth Llydan, from which, near to where the road bends left, there’s a sloped walkway down onto the sands.
There are no restrictions.
There are regular competitions held all the way along this long stretch - for more information contact the Holyhead Angling Club
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