Anglesey outdoors and sporting activities
Golfing in Anglesey
Anglesey also caters for golfers of all levels with excellent facilities and a scenic backdrop unparalleled by any other location. A variety of golf courses have been painstakingly crafted, offering one of the finest collections of facilities in Britain.
Isle of Anglesey Golf Pass
Grab a tee in Anglesey for £89 – for the ultimate island golfing experience!
Tee off with the Isle of Anglesey Golf Pass for the amazing price of £79 to play all five of Anglesey’s premier golf courses:
- Anglesey Golf Club
- Baron Hill
- Bull Bay
- Henllys Hall
Anglesey Golf Club
A flat but challenging par 71 links course at Rhosneigr, with a welcoming atmosphere for golfers of all standards, and playable all year due to its exceptional sandy soil, right next to the coast.
Baron Hill Golf Club
Baron Hill Golf Club is reputed to be the oldest privately owned nine-hole golf course in the U.K. dating from the 1880’s. Golfers of all abilities are welcome at this Beaumaris course.
Bull Bay Golf Club
The spectacular 18 hole championship course at Bull Bay, Amlwch, is an established heathland course above the rugged Anglesey coastline with panoramic views of the mountains of Snowdonia. With its modern facilities, visitors can expect a warm welcome all year round.
Henllys Hall Golf Course
This golf course at Beaumaris is an 18 hole par 71 course set in mature parkland, within the grounds of the historic Henllys Hall. The mature course boasts superb natural features, such as streams and ponds. Its elevated position offers great views of Snowdonia.
Holyhead Golf Club
The course enjoys a beautiful setting overlooking the sea at Trearddur Bay. The 18 hole heathland course can be demanding with several blind shots, small greens, elevation changes, and gorse bushes.
Other Courses:-Llangefni Public Golf Course
The choice of 9 and 18 hole courses will appeal to all levels of golfers.
Penrhyn Golf Complex
Penrhyn is a short parkland golf course near the attractive Welsh village of Llanddaniel. The 9 hole course, at Llandaniel, also has a floodlight driving range and putting area.
Storws Wen Golf Club
This recently developed 9 hole course near Benllech offers great views of Red Wharf Bay and the Snowdonia range.
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Walking in North Wales
North Wales provides a huge variety of places to walk. The combination of mountains, beaches, and lakes makes North Wales one of the best places in the world to go for beautiful scenery and for a varied walking experience that you will find nowhere else.
With 2000 miles of designated walking paths and choice of either strolling around lakes, walking through forests or climbing up mountains, Snowdonia is any walkers dream. Also, with the highest peak in Britain south of the Scottish highlands the mountain Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) attracts hundreds of walkers each year to tackle the summit and is ideal for anyone who fancies a challenge.
Anglesey Coastal Path
The 125-mile Anglesey Coastal Path is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty throughout most of its length. It offers a rich variety of terrain with cliff-top walks along the coast, crossing the characteristic lush farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore and pockets of woodland.
Coastal Holidays can offer you a custom-made adventure package which includes accommodation, walking and mountaineering expeditions, and other adventure activities – contact us for more details.
Cycling in Anglesey
There are several bike routes on Anglesey, with dedicated cycling lanes in many parts. There are also four organised cycle routes, each named after birds (in Welsh) which are mainly on country roads. The starting points are
1/ Llyn Alaw Visitor Centre
2/ Countryside Centre, Aberffraw
3/ Trax Bike Hire, Benllech
4/ Beaumaris Leisure Centre.
To find out more visit the Cycling North Wales pages.
or Sustrans National Cycle Network which shows the Anglesey routes.
Lon Eifion Cycle Way
This scenic 12.5m/20km cycle path has been upgraded with an excellent hard surface all the way. The northern end starts 400 metres south of the large car park near Caernarfon castle. Excellent views of Snowdonia abound along the route. The southern end is at Bryncir, near Criccieth, where there is also a small car park. Lon Eifion is part of Lon Las Cymru, route number 8 on the National Cycle Network.
Lon Las Cymru Cycle Way
Lon Las Cymru continues from Caernarfon north to Bangor on the Lôn Las Menai. After crossing the Menai Strait on the Menai Suspension Bridge onto Anglesey the route follows quiet roads (which are signposted NCN 8) across the island to Holyhead.
TLI Cycle Racing
For details of the TLI Island Games Cycle Race Series at Ty Croes Circuit and RAF Valley go to our events listings.
Watersport Activities on Anglesey
Naturally visitors are never far from the coastline. With its impressive ancient sea cliffs, sheltered sandy bays, remote coves, calm or wild waters and smaller offshore islands, visitors can enjoy pursuits such as surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, scuba diving, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing or sailing, as well as fishing and swimming in waters warmed by the Gulf Stream.
Coasteering on Anglesey
Coasteering is the adventure sport of the moment, a full on adrenalin activity guaranteed to get the blood flowing and the heart pumping. This must try activity is the fastest growing adventure sport in the United Kingdom with Wales being one of the prime locations for this exhilarating sport, so if you have to do just one thing with us it has to be Coasteering
Anglesey Adventures is an adventure activity company that provides adventure days and breaks on Anglesey and throughout North Wales. If you are looking for an outdoor experience with a difference then our adventure breaks will not disappoint you.
Sea Kayaking Anglesey specialises in sea kayak courses, BCU trainings and assessments and expeditions. Based in Menai Bridge on Anglesey, probably the best place in the world for sea kayaking, we are able to offer an exciting range of sea kayaking courses whatever your level of ability.
The sheltered bays, stunning scenery and abundant wildlife appeal to those looking for an introduction to sea kayaking, while the offshore islands, rugged cliffs and complex tides appeal to those looking for advanced sea kayaking. This variety allows us to make the most of the wind, wave and tide conditions so we can make sure you always get the most out of your sea kayaking course with us.
Surfing on Anglesey
At Rhosneigr, on the west coast of Anglesey, you can learn to surf and kite-surf at one of the most beautiful spots in the UK and on one of the safest beaches.
Adventure Elements are specialists in kayaking courses, coaching, expeditions and trips. Based on the banks of the Menai Straits on Anglesey, Adventure Elements are ideally situated to offer an exciting range of sea kayaking courses whatever your level of ability. The stunning coastlines of Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula offer some of the best sea kayaking in the country with towering sea cliffs, huge sweeping bays, caves and an abundance of wildlife.
Wrecks off the Anglesey coast
With over 100 wrecks to explore in clean, clear waters and a profusion of marine life, divers have the ultimate underwater experience. One of the most important finds is the Royal Mary which was owned by King Charles II and sunk in 1675.
There are diving schools on Anglesey which offer a wide range of services including tuition and training, equipment hire and servicing, together with boat charter.
There are facilities for maritime pursuit all along the coast and four main centres for watersports and marine based activities at Beaumaris, Holyhead, Trearddur Bay and Rhosneigr. There are four sailing clubs and a yacht club on the Island.
Meanwhile, guided canoe and kayak trips are available around the dramatic and inspiring coastline. In 2006, Anglesey was the home of the 2006 Corona Extra European Kite Surfing Competition.
North Wales is strongly associated with sailing at centres like Beaumaris on Anglesey and Pwllheli on the Llyn Peninsula. The clear blue seas, rocky cliffs, colourful ports and sandy beaches provide for an unforgettable sailing experience. In association with fully qualified local yacht masters, Coastal Holidays can arrange an exhilarating day’s sailing aboard an ocean-going yacht with lunch at a sheltered cove or picturesque harbour – contact us on 01248 430190 or email email@example.com – for more details.
Annual festivals celebrate the waters around Anglesey. The Menai Strait Regattas (July-August) is a series of yacht races and events held around the Island. Billed as “The Family Regatta” this is a true sailing enthusiasts festival with races organised in 19 classes for all sorts of craft including classic boats and even Celtic skiffs. The Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race between Beaumaris and Red Wharf Bay in August, regularly attracts up to 100 of the best dinghy sailors from all over the UK and Europe. There is also the annual Holyhead Maritime Festival, held at the Holyhead Maritime Museum (August/September) which includes coastguard and lifeboat displays together with diving activities.
There is an abundance of fishing available on Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula in rivers, lakes and the sea. We can arrange complete packages including local guides and sea-fishing trips to meet your needs.
Action away from the water
- Mountain climbing
- Cliff hanging
- Woodland rambling
- Quad biking
- Horse riding
With its impressive variety of landscapes and wildlife, Anglesey has an extensive network of coastal and inland paths for walkers. Follow the 125 mile Coastal Path which is suitable for walkers of all abilities and in parts for cyclists and horse riders. Covering 95% of the coast, you will cross farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs and pockets of woodland.
Coastal Holidays can offer you a personal adventure package which includes accommodation and range of activities which will allow you to make the most of what this wonderful area has to offer – contact us for more details.