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.

Description

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.

At a glance
  • Beautiful rural location.

  • Breathtaking views!

  • Wonderful walks.

  • 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.

Beach info

Beach type

Coarse sand/shingle.

Facilities

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.

Parking

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.

Access

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.

Dog restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Top tips
Dangers
Flora & Fauna
Weather & tide
Activities
Surfing
Kitesurfing
Paddleboarding
Sailing
Swimming
Windsurfing
Kayaking
Fishing

There are regular competitions held all the way along this long stretch - for more information contact the Holyhead Angling Club

Disclaimer

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Always follow advice from relevant authorities, including HM Coastguard and any lifeguards present on the beach. Swimming flags must always be adhered to. Currents can be strong enough to drag even a strong swimmer, and rocks and unexpected shallow or deep water may not always be obvious. Swimming should only be done in calm conditions when supervised from land, ideally by a lifeguard on a flagged beach. Avoid swimming around boats, jet skis or surfers. Check the weather forecast and tide timetables in advance of a visit to a beach. Always pack water and appropriate clothing. Be aware of the risk of sunburn and wear a high-factor sun-cream. Children and pets should be supervised at all times, and dogs should be kept on a lead.

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