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.

Discover more things to do in Anglesey below…

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    Penrhos Coastal Path

    Stanley Avenue
    LL65 2JD

    Located just outside of Holyhead, Penrhos Coastal Park is part of the Anglesey coastal path and the national cycle route eight. With history, sea, and wildlife to look at, there’s something for everyone here.

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  • Red Wharf Bay, Llangefni
    Image Credits: Joe Hayhurst - CC BY 2.0

    Red Wharf Bay

    North Wales
    United Kingdom
    LL75 8RJ

    Nestled between the villages of Pentraeth and Benllech on the isle of Anglesey is this idyllic bay. At low tide, a 10 square mile expanse of golden sand is revealed, providing plenty of space for sunbathing and beach games.

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  • Traeth Llydan Feature

    Rhosneigr Beach – Traeth Llydan

    Dog Friendly

    Traeth Llydan boasts over one mile of golden sands and is a fine spot to try your hand at a range of water sports, from surfing and swimming to snorkelling.  

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    RSPB Cors Ddyga

    Unnamed Road
    North Wales
    LL60 6LB

    RSPB Cors Ddyga is nestled within one of the largest lowland wetlands in Wales and home to over 30 wetland plants. Here you’ll find a plethora of wetland birds along with otters and water voles.

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  • Sea Kayaking Wales

    Sea Kayaking Wales

    LL62 5BL

    Sea Kayaking Wales offers beginner to advanced courses on the island of Anglesey. The team here also offer family and group adventures that include sea kayaking along the coastline and lunchbreaks on the beach.

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  • South Stack Lighthouse and Nature Reserve

    Sat astride a tiny islet off Anglesey, South Stack Lighthouse was built in 1809 to warn ships from the dangerous rocks, it is now a popular tourist destination and one of the most photographed lighthouses in Wales.

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  • The Indy Climbing Wall

    The Indy Climbing Wall

    Plas Llanfair
    LL61 6NT

    01248 716058

    Indy Climbing Wall is a climber-run indoor climbing facility. With a high-quality setting and some great tunes to get you in the mood to take on a challenge, you’ll reach new heights here! Whether you’re new to climbing or looking to brush up on your skills, there’s a session at The Indy Climbing Wall for you.  

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    The Tavern on the Bay

    Red Wharf Bay
    LL75 8RJ

    01248 852751

    The Angelsey coastline and beyond, all the way to the Great Orme, are included in the mesmerising 270-degree panoramic vista that is the backdrop for the fine dining experience offered at The Tavern on the Bay.

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  • Traeth Benllech

    Traeth Benllech

    Bay View Road
    LL74 8TT

    Set on the east coast, Benllech Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island of Anglesey. With fine golden sand and clear waters, it’s a popular spot for families to sunbathe and swim.

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  • Traeth Lligwy Beach

    Traeth Lligwy

    Lligwy Dulas
    LL70 9PQ

    Backed by low sand dunes and surrounded by greenery, Traeth Lligwy is one of the most picturesque beaches in North Wales. Situated on the east coast of Anglesey, the beach measures just over 1km at its widest point, giving visitors plenty of space for beach games!

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