things to do in Anglesey

Things to do in Anglesey

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Littered with stunning beaches, scenic coastal paths and a plethora of historical landmarks, you will find plenty of great things to do in Anglesey. Set adrift from mainland North Wales, this small, yet compact island has a plethora of things to see and do.

Our guide includes the best Anglesey things to do, ranging from the finest beaches to the best coastal walks and the most dramatic landmarks that you cannot miss!

Anglesey Sea Zoo is one of the most popular Anglesey attractions, offering an interactive insight into the area’s marine life.

Visiting South Stack Lighthouse is another excellent thing to do in Anglesey, situated on a small island. The lighthouse can only be reached via a set of steps; this fascinating Anglesey attraction is also RSPB Nature Reserve.

Another great thing to do in Anglesey is to pay a visit to Newborough Beach. This spectacular golden stretch of sands is flanked by clear blue waters, backed by inspiring views of the Snowdonia National Park. Whilst here, stroll to the romantic outcrop of Llanddwyn Island, where you will find the once home of Saint Dwynwen – the Welsh patron saint of lovers.

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  • Bryn Celli Ddu, Llanfair
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    Bryn Celli Ddu

    Llanddaniel Fab
    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL61 6EQ

    Visit this iconic Neolithic tomb and get an insight into the rituals and ceremonies of the stone age. Situated on Anglesey, an island rich in pre-historic remains, Bryn Celli Ddu is a fascinating structure that can tell us many things about the lives of our ancestors.

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  • Traeth Mawr Feature

    Cemaes Bay – Traeth Mawr

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    The larger of two beaches in Cemaes Bay, Traeth Mawr has something for everyone. At low tide, you can play games on the sand, explore the caves and coves along the cliffs or simply enjoy ice cream as you watch the world go by.  

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  • Church Bay in Anglesey

    Church Bay

    Church Bay
    LL65 4EU

    Church Bay is a blue flag beach that takes its name from nearby St Rhuddlad’s Church. With a mixture of sand and pebbles, rock pools and lifeguard duty, this beach is popular with families looking for a day of fun in the sun.

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  • Greenwood Forest Park

    A thrill-seeking child’s paradise – Greenwood Forest Park offers a wealth of award-winning attractions from it’s solar powered water ride to the longest sledge run in Wales.

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  • Llanddwyn Beach

    Llanddwyn Beach

    Llanddwyn Beach
    LL61 6SG

    This remote island-like beach boasts stunning views of Snowdonia and the Lyn Peninsula. Part of the Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve, this area is rich in birds and other wildlife.

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  • woman birdwatching at a lake

    Llyn Alaw

    GPS Coordinates:
    Latitude: 53.3512654
    Longitude: -4.4160251

    Llyn Alaw is Anglesey’s largest lake and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Fringed with vegetation, the lake is home to wintering wildfowl, little grebes, black tern and little gull, along with a wealth of other wildlife. Follow the network of pathways and see which species you spot!

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  • Moelfre Beach

    Dog Friendly

    This delightful little pebble beach is an ideal spot to sit and watch the village of Moelfre go about its day, with a slipway for launching boats also on-hand.

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  • man in art gallery

    Oriel Ynys Mon

    LL77 7TQ

    01248 724444

    Oriel Môn is a purpose-built museum and art gallery in Llangefni. The museum tells the story of Anglesey over thousands of years while the gallery showcases contemporary artists and makers. Explore everything from seascapes created by local artists to ancient archaeological finds.  

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  • Parys Mountain

    Parys Mountain

    Once the world’s largest copper mine, Parys Mountain now adopts a warming orange tone while displaying marvellous panoramic views of Anglesey. When you’re done exploring this beautiful and historic site, head to the fascinating museum in Amlwch to learn of its gripping past.

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  • Penmon Point Beach, Anglesey

    Penmon Point Beach

    Unnamed Road
    North Wales

    Rugged and remote, Penmon Point Beach on the isle of Anglesey provides the perfect escape. Walk the beach while taking in views of Puffin Island and the Trwyn Du Lighthouse or fish for mackerel.

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