Church BayChurch Bay, Anglesey

Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales

Church Bay is a lovely place to visit! The cliffs that back the beach are over 100 feet high and frame it beautifully. You’ll find pretty pebbles and shingle, but there’s plenty of sand too - with rocks and caves to explore and scramble over. A great location for rock-pooling at low tide, or for a walk along the cliff tops above the beach.


Although it’s not a huge beach, especially at high-tide, it’s not small either - and at low tide, there’s lots of room to walk, rockpool, rest and picnic. Families love it! The rocks on either side of the bay add to the ambience and secluded feel. The rocks and cliffs here are a geologists dream, being around 570 million years old.

Church Bay is a wonderful spot to watch the sun go down - and it’s a popular place for evening BBQs in the summer months. A haven for birdlife, with a choice of places to eat close by, make sure you add it to your Anglesey itinerary!

At a glance
  • A great beach for families.

  • Dogs and kids love it here.

  • Choice of cafes/restaurants close by.

  • Crystal clear waters.

  • Great for rockpooling and exploring.

  • Super evening BBQ and sunset spot.

Beach info

Beach type

Sand, rocks and pebbles.


  • Loos are a short walk from the beach.
  • There is a cafe just up the slipway from the beach.

  • Slipway: Launching possible - but VERY dicey!


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.


From the car park walk past the Wavecrest Cafe and follow the ‘road’ down to the beach. It’s pretty well maintained, but it’s steep, so take care. Pushchairs and buggies will make it, but hold on tight!

Dog restrictions

No restrictions.

Top tips
Flora & Fauna
Weather & tide

Yes - but not for novices!


Yes - you can launch from here, but it’s not for the fainthearted!


You’ll find plenty of plenty of dogfish, mackerel, pollock, whiting, congers and dabs etc. - you might even be lucky enough to catch a bass! Watch out for the seaweed and snaggy rocks though! Popular in the early evening and mornings. Watch out for waves made by the ferries when fishing off lower ledges!



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