Silver BayRhoscolyn, Anglesey

Silver Bay, Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales

Silver Bay, bound on either side by rocks and headland, with a conifer plantation as a backdrop, is both beautiful and secluded.
A large, open beach, with fabulous views along the Anglesey coast and across to the Llŷn Peninsula - it’s a true hidden gem!

Situated to the south of Rhoscolyn beach, Silver Bay is only accessible on foot. One of the quietest large bays on Anglesey, and the most southerly on Holy Island. An excellent bodyboarding, surfing and dog walking destination, and great as part of a circular walk. Backed by dunes and bordered by rocks, with outcrops appearing at low tide, kids love it here!


Silver Bay has been awarded Green Coast status and is also Marine Conservation Society recommended. If you visit out of season you’ll barely see a soul, and there’s always masses of room to roam wild and free. Although inaccessible to cars, you can get there via a number of walking routes. You'll therefore have to carry your surfboard and picnic quite a way but, I promise you, it’s worth it!

At a glance
  • Most southerly beach on Holy Island.

  • Secluded - only accessible on foot - never gets too busy.

  • Dogs and kids love it here.

  • Crystal clear waters.

  • Dunes, forest and rock pools.

  • Fantastic for fishing, swimming, surfing and bodyboarding.

Beach info

Beach type

Sandy with some shingle, and outcrops of rock at low tide.


There are no facilities here.


The closest car park is at Rhoscolyn beach. The car park behind Silver Bay is only available to the residents of the Silver Bay Holiday Village.


Only accessible on foot, so not suitable for those with limited mobility, buggies or wheelchairs. The access from the conifer forest involves going down some steep-ish wooden steps. Both access routes involve rough country/coastal walks of 30 minutes or more.

Dog restrictions

No restrictions. There are often grazing animals on the headland and in the nearby fields, so please keep your pets under control.

Top tips
Flora & Fauna
Weather & tide

Yes. It’s common to see people fishing both off the beach, as well as off the rocks and ledges on either side. The Rhoscolyn and Silver Bay area are known for their pollock, wrasse, mackerel and dogfish. Cod on occasion too. Light tackle with ragworm, dropped straight off the rocks, tends to be both popular and rewarding. A strong westerly wind seems to disrupt things though.

To the far left, where the rocks are close to Cymyran Beach (on the other side of the channel that flows between Holy Island and Anglesey) is a well known Bass area! As the tide turns, bass, as well as herring, mullet, fry and flounder, course up and down (in the 8 knot current) as a tide-race is created between the two land-masses - back and forwards to Four Mile Bridge.  The bass are following and feeding off the fry and small herring - so you’re in with a chance! It’s also a super spot for rays and various flat fish.


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