Newborough BeachNewborough, Anglesey

Newborough beach, Anglesey, North Wales

Newborough beach is the largest on Anglesey, and one of the prettiest too! It is backed by sand dunes and forest, with stunning views of the Llŷn Peninsula and Snowdonia. 

Easily accessible, it’s a popular destination for kite surfers and fans of other water sports. You can’t fail to be wowed by the view as you walk through the sand dunes.


Newborough beach is approximately 3.5 miles long, stretching all the way from Abermenai Point, on the Menai Strait in the south, to Llanddwyn Island in the north  - so there’s plenty of space to have fun! The huge sand dunes behind are very popular with children, and the forest is a fabulous place for a family bike ride. It’s no wonder this magnificent stretch of sand features in Julia Bradbury’s 2016 ITV series “Walks with a View!”

This large sandy beach, with stunning views in every direction, is the ideal spot for a walk. As well as sports enthusiasts, it’s enjoyed by nature lovers and photographers. The beach and warren are all part of a National Nature Reserve and Red Squirrel Sanctuary.

At a glance
  • A great beach for families!

  • Dogs love it here!

  • A huge beach with crystal clear waters.

  • Sand dunes and forest to explore.

  • Super for watersports - especially kitesurfing/windsurfing.

Beach info

Beach type



There are great loos in the car park by the beach. Open all year round, including disabled facilities and outside taps.

In peak weeks there is an ice cream and burger van in the car park.

Picnic tables, barbecue areas, cycle stands and drinking water.

There are interpretation/ information boards at the nature reserve car park and also further along the paths.


Access from the main car park to the beach is a short walk over the dunes. There is also a wooden boardwalk that leads to a viewing point over the main beach and into the forest. The ‘drop’ down onto the beach is a little steep in places. There are steps and steep-ish routes onto the island. The walk along the beach is easy-going, as are those through the woodland areas. Walking through the sand-dunes can be tough and there are steep inclines at times.  

Dog restrictions

A ban operates on the section of the beach west of the main access point, from 1st April to 30th September when dogs are not allowed on the beach between the main car park (at the end of the toll road) and the causeway to Llanddwyn (nor on Llanddwyn). You can still take them to the other beach areas, and throughout the forest.

Top tips
Flora & Fauna
Weather & tide

Yes. Popular off the beach, and from the rocks off Llanddwyn Island to the right - and Abermenai Point to the left. Well known for all the usual including Mackerel - but also for Bass! The tide-race up and down the Menai Strait makes things interesting, with the bass following and feeding off smaller fish as it rushes in and out as the tide turns. Night fishing in the area is common.

Cycle Routes
Running Route


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