Beaches on Anglesey
Anglesey boasts 125 miles of spectacular coastline within an area of outstanding natural beauty. The coastline of Anglesey offer a wide range sandy beaches and rocky coves, perfect for fun at the sea side.
1. Llanddwyn Beach
Spectacular views from this long sandy beach backed by dunes, in a conservation area. A two mile walk takes you to LlandwynIsland with quiet coves, the remains of the famous religious settlement founded by the patron saint of Welsh lovers – St. Dwynwen – coastguard cottages and an old lighthouse – stunning. Llandwyn has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag status for its water quality and standards of environmental management. Llandwyn is a recommended by the Marine Conservation Society as a bathing beach.
2. Trearddur Bay
The resort of Trearddur is set in a beautiful bay with sandy beaches. Waves break over an offshore reef. Porth Dafarch to the north of the bay offers plenty of rock pools to explore. Both Trearddur and Porth Dafarch are Blue Flagbeaches which provides assurance of water quality and cleanliness. Trearddur is recommended by the Marine Conservation Society as a bathing beach.
3. Rhosneigr Beach
Wide, long sandy beaches popular with families and watersport enthusiasts. The town beach is near all the local amenities. Rhosneigr boasts a range of attractive restaurants and cafe. Aviation enthusiasts can watch the show provided by the planes taking off and landing at RAFValley across the bay. Porth Trecastle and Treath Crigyll beaches are both recommended by MCS.
4. Church Bay/ Rhydwyn Beach
A cluster of sandy beaches with rock pools to explore surrounded by cliffs on the north coast of Anglesey and offering big waves. The quality of ChurchBay has recently been recognised by the award of Blue Flag status. ChurchBay is also a Marine Conservation Society recommended bathing beach. The signposted walk (Anglesey Coastal Path) links all these fabulous bays and headlands.
5. Moelfre Beach
A shingle beach in a pretty town with a harbour and all facilities. Very sheltered and recommended as a bathing beach by the Marine Conservation Society. There has been a lifeboat station here for many years.
6. Lligwy Beach
Long sandy beach with some shelter. Traeth Lligwy is recommended by the Marine Conservation Society as a bathing beach. The nearby ancient monument is worth a visit on the way.
7. Benllech Beach
A family favourite. A long and sandy beach. Benllech has been awarded Blue Flag status. Blue Flag is a prestigious, international award scheme which acts as a guarantee that this beach is one of the best in the world in terms of water quality and environmental standards. Benllech is recommended by the Marine Conservation Society as a bathing beach.
8. Red Wharf Bay
This enormous sandy beach, with channels and inlets, is sheltered by hills and has a great pub and restaurant.