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Llanddwyn Island in Anglesey

Anglesey beaches are amongst some of the best and most beautiful in the UK.

Known for its beautiful unspoiled coastline and awe-inspiring cliff top scenery, it comes as no surprise the Isle of Anglesey is home to an array of award-winning beaches. Whether you are looking for a relaxing sunbathe on soft golden sands, a stroll along the charming coastal  path, catching impressive waves or exploring the more secluded coves and caves, you will not be disappointed with Anglesey’s outstanding selection of beaches.

See 7 of our favourite beaches in Anglesey below…


1. Trearddur Bay

Trearddur Bay

Gather the whole family together for a trip to the beautiful Trearddur Bay, where you will discover long stretches of soft sandy beach, fascinating sheltered bays and charming rocky coves. Boasting spectacular views of the North West coast of Anglesey, this Blue Flag Beach is our family-friendly favourite, containing a little something for everyone. Locate your sunnies for a relaxing lie down, go crazy at the adventure golf course, stroll along the scenic coastal path or get your adventure goggles on and snorkel around the shores – if you look deep enough you might even discover some fascinating wrecks.


2. Rhosneigr Beach

Rhosneigr Beach

This popular beach, split into Traeth Crigyll and Traeth Llydan, was crowned the winner of the Green Coast Seaside Award and lies on the western shores of Anglesey. It is undoubtedly our choice for having the best water-sports available. The waves are a firm favourite with surfers, flocking from all over the country to catch the remarkable ripples in ideal conditions. Have no fear if you are not the most experienced surfer, however, as there is a fantastic school on the beachfront, providing lessons for students at all levels. Other exciting activities for watersport enthusiasts include kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. Have fun and stay safe in this friendly and thrilling environment.


3. Lligwy Beach

Lligwy Beach

A holiday would not be the same without your four-legged friends and whilst there are a total of 30 beaches in Anglesey that welcome your pooches, we have selected the lovely Lligwy Beach as our favourite dog-friendly beach. The vast stretch of golden sand on this wide and open beach make it the ideal destination for running along and getting those tails wagging. Backed by low sand dunes, which are great fun for playing in, the beach contains a little local café serving all your favourite seaside grub and offers plenty of doggy bags to ensure you leave no mess behind.


4. Benllech Beach

Benllech Beach

Admire the stunning surroundings by taking a walk along Benllech Beach, which happens to fall on the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path. With intriguing rock pools to explore and vast stretches of sand to cover, we have picked this popular beach as our top choice for walking. Awarded a Blue Flag for its safe and sustainable environment, the beach contains excellent disabled facilities making it a popular and accessible destination for all.

Make sure you also check out our ultimate Anglesey walking guide.


5. Newborough Beach

Newborough Beach

Situated at the front of the Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve, this charming beach is nestled among grassy sand dunes and tidal islands overlooking stunning views of the Snowdonia National Park. Newborough (sometimes referred to as Llanddwyn Beach) is our top pick for best scenery and it is easy to see why by taking a walk along the coastal path to discover the beautiful and iconic Tŵr Mawr Lighthouse, which sits on the tip of Abermenai Point. Whether you are chilling on the on the sandy banks or throwing yourself into one of many watersports available in the sea, a pleasing experience in a picturesque setting is a shore thing at this beach.


6. Rhoscolyn Beach

Rhoscolyn Beach

Located a little off the beaten track, Rhoscolyn Beach is one of the finest fishing spots in the whole of Anglesey. Either position yourself off the rocks or on a boat travelling out to sea and you will discover all the usual catches including pollock, rays, tope and mackerel. Get the little ones involved as well by carefully exploring the rock pools surrounding the bay, which are a great spot for prawning.


7. Church Bay

Church Bay

Our last but no means least favourite beach is the wonderfully secluded and unspoilt Church Bay. This delightful hidden gem really captures the naturally beautiful essence of Anglesey and has high rural cliffs surrounding the pretty bay below. Keep an eye out for the renowned 6 o’clock waves, where an excited gang of surfers descended on the beach to catch some of the impressive swells. Relax on the beach or spectate from afar and enjoy some of the locally caught produce in the friendly lobster joint, located beachside.


Feeling inspired? Enjoy an unforgettable beach break, at one of our handpicked cottages in Anglesey.


Image credits: trearddur baylligwy beach, benllech beach, rhoscolyn beach, church bay via flickr CC BY-ND 2.0  

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