Pentraeth BeachPentraeth, Anglesey

Pentraeth beach, Anglesey, North Wales

Located on the north-eastern coast of Anglesey, Pentraeth beach forms the south-eastern side of Red Wharf Bay. It is a huge tidal inlet which, at low tide, forms an expansive area of fine sand which has been designated a nature reserve. It is a superb destination for families. 
If the wildlife, history or geology of the area doesn't tempt you, then the fabulous walks will!


Quieter than it’s neighbours, Pentraeth beach offers some time away from the hustle and bustle. Take the kids out for a spot of natural history and fossil hunting. With no restrictions, your dogs will love investigating its shores and the forest walks will delight them too! With its multitude of birds, red squirrels and other fascinating wonders to look out for, it’s a prime spot for both quiet reflection and some family adventures!

At a Glance
  • Wide sandy bay. 
  • Good for walking and watersports.
  • No restrictions for dogs.
  • Good pubs that you can walk to from it.
Beach info

Beach type



The beach has its own public toilets and a slipway.


Thre is parking right on the beach. If you turn down by the side of the Panton Arms in the centre of Pentraeth village as if going to Beaumaris and take the first left called Lon Traeth and this leads down to the beach where you can park.

There’s also parking at Red Wharf Bay and you can access the beach from here if the tide is out.

Dog restrictions 

No seasonal restrictions.

Top tips
Flora & Fauna
Weather & tide


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