The Anglesey Outdoors Guide to ANGLESEY

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The Anglesey Outdoors Guide to ANGLESEY

Beaches
There are numerous beaches all around the Anglesey Coast. Most of the coastline is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so you can find hidden coves as well as the popular beaches.
Porthdafarch Beach Our Local! This is a stunning Blue Flag beach located just 5 minute walk from our centre. Ideal for families, kayakers, surfers and walkers. From here you join the Anglesey Coastal Path. Going North it takes you to South Stack Light house (about 1 .5 hours walk) or going south head to Trearddur Bay Village (about 45 mins) We run our coasteering adventurous activities from here. Its a great location for a sunset photograph Dog restrictions in place in high season There is a slip down to the beach area so good for disabled and pram access Public Loos (Seasonal Opening)
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Porth Dafarch
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Porthdafarch Beach Our Local! This is a stunning Blue Flag beach located just 5 minute walk from our centre. Ideal for families, kayakers, surfers and walkers. From here you join the Anglesey Coastal Path. Going North it takes you to South Stack Light house (about 1 .5 hours walk) or going south head to Trearddur Bay Village (about 45 mins) We run our coasteering adventurous activities from here. Its a great location for a sunset photograph Dog restrictions in place in high season There is a slip down to the beach area so good for disabled and pram access Public Loos (Seasonal Opening)
A beautiful and unspoilt sand and pebble beach edged with rockpools. The Wavecrest cafe and Lobster Pot restaurant are located next to the beach with The Church Bay Inn just a short walk into the village.
Church bay, Anglesey
A beautiful and unspoilt sand and pebble beach edged with rockpools. The Wavecrest cafe and Lobster Pot restaurant are located next to the beach with The Church Bay Inn just a short walk into the village.
Newbrough is one of the largest and finest dune systems in Britain and are home to a dazzling array of plants and animals. Lined by a pine forest and with views across to Snowdonia it is a stunningly beautiful beach. There are toilets in the main car park area and in season there is an icec ream van. You can cycle, walk or horseride along the trails in the forest, follow the nature, heritage and red squirrel trails or test your map skills with the orienteering courses.
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Newborough Beach
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Newbrough is one of the largest and finest dune systems in Britain and are home to a dazzling array of plants and animals. Lined by a pine forest and with views across to Snowdonia it is a stunningly beautiful beach. There are toilets in the main car park area and in season there is an icec ream van. You can cycle, walk or horseride along the trails in the forest, follow the nature, heritage and red squirrel trails or test your map skills with the orienteering courses.
Neighbourhoods
Trearddur Bay boasts a beautiful Blue Flag Beach with slip way for boats. The shallow waters make it ideal for families but during high swell and rough seas bodyboarders can really enjoy the waves. There are numerous excellent restaurants and bars and a small selection of shops. Try : Sea Shanty Cafe Imperial Chinese Restaurant and Bubble Tea Inn at the Bay Restaurant SUP Hire by the hour from Blu Chameleon, next to the Spar Shop
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Trearddur Bay
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Trearddur Bay boasts a beautiful Blue Flag Beach with slip way for boats. The shallow waters make it ideal for families but during high swell and rough seas bodyboarders can really enjoy the waves. There are numerous excellent restaurants and bars and a small selection of shops. Try : Sea Shanty Cafe Imperial Chinese Restaurant and Bubble Tea Inn at the Bay Restaurant SUP Hire by the hour from Blu Chameleon, next to the Spar Shop
This pretty little castle town, with its pastel painted houses, welcomes visitors from all over the world. Its picturesque setting on the banks of the Menai Strait make it an ideal location for walking, boating, sight seeing or shopping. Beaumaris boasts an array of independent shops, many showcasing local artisans, and a plethora of independent restaurants and cafe's. With historical vistor attractions including the Pier (great for crabbing), a gaol and the castle there is plenty to amuse young and old alike. Fishing and sightseeing boat trips depart from the pier, weather dependant, catch a glimpse of seals or a puffin. Try: Midland Tapas Bar The Pier House Red Boat Ice Cream Or just grab fish and Chips on the beach looking across the Straits. Shops to Explore: Echo Beach The Exchange Janet Bell Amongst many others
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Beaumaris
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This pretty little castle town, with its pastel painted houses, welcomes visitors from all over the world. Its picturesque setting on the banks of the Menai Strait make it an ideal location for walking, boating, sight seeing or shopping. Beaumaris boasts an array of independent shops, many showcasing local artisans, and a plethora of independent restaurants and cafe's. With historical vistor attractions including the Pier (great for crabbing), a gaol and the castle there is plenty to amuse young and old alike. Fishing and sightseeing boat trips depart from the pier, weather dependant, catch a glimpse of seals or a puffin. Try: Midland Tapas Bar The Pier House Red Boat Ice Cream Or just grab fish and Chips on the beach looking across the Straits. Shops to Explore: Echo Beach The Exchange Janet Bell Amongst many others
Rhosneigr has long been a haven for sport enthusiasts; surfing, golf, boat fishing, kite surfing and even wild swimming. It also has 2 surf schools. Its beaches are dog friendly, with views across to RAF Valley, and in high season are manned by the Wardens. Rhosneigr has an array of bars and eateries and a number of boutique shops to keep you entertained. Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Lessons are from Funsport Surf ing lessons and hire also from Gecko Oyster Catcher Restaurant is on the outskirts of Rhosneigr
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Rhosneigr
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Rhosneigr has long been a haven for sport enthusiasts; surfing, golf, boat fishing, kite surfing and even wild swimming. It also has 2 surf schools. Its beaches are dog friendly, with views across to RAF Valley, and in high season are manned by the Wardens. Rhosneigr has an array of bars and eateries and a number of boutique shops to keep you entertained. Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Lessons are from Funsport Surf ing lessons and hire also from Gecko Oyster Catcher Restaurant is on the outskirts of Rhosneigr
Amlwch is the most northerly town in Wales. It is a major draw for those interested in industrial heritage with its historic port, three windmills and the new Copper Kingdom Vistor Centre. The nearby Parys Mountain is a draw for walkers and photographers as well due to its unique landscape. Fishing trips run from the harbour and there is a Golf club at nearby Bull Bay. There is a selection of bars and shops and local hotels open their restaurants to non residents.
Amlwch
Amlwch is the most northerly town in Wales. It is a major draw for those interested in industrial heritage with its historic port, three windmills and the new Copper Kingdom Vistor Centre. The nearby Parys Mountain is a draw for walkers and photographers as well due to its unique landscape. Fishing trips run from the harbour and there is a Golf club at nearby Bull Bay. There is a selection of bars and shops and local hotels open their restaurants to non residents.
Benllech has one of the largest Blue Flag beaches on Anglesey. At low tide you can take a walk along the sands to the nearby Red Wharf Bay where you will find a selection or bars and eateries. Benllech itsself has a good selection of shops, cafes and bars for you to choose from.
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Benllech
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Benllech has one of the largest Blue Flag beaches on Anglesey. At low tide you can take a walk along the sands to the nearby Red Wharf Bay where you will find a selection or bars and eateries. Benllech itsself has a good selection of shops, cafes and bars for you to choose from.
Holyhead is most commonly known as a port town, but there is so much more to the area. With its iconic lighthouse, St Cybi Church and the hut circles at South Stack there is so much history to the area. Breakwater park and Penrhos Coastal Park are sanctuarys for flora and fauna with red squirrels in abundance. Holyhead has been a pilgrimage for climbers and sea kayakers alike due to the impressive cliff faces and unique tidal systems. The town centre is lined with individual cafes, bars and gift shops and there is a retail park with high street chains. There are not many restaurants in Holyhead at the moment, but there are numerous takeaways that deliver to Anglesey Outdoors or you can always get good Fish and Chips from Prices or the Chippy Chippy
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Holyhead
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Holyhead is most commonly known as a port town, but there is so much more to the area. With its iconic lighthouse, St Cybi Church and the hut circles at South Stack there is so much history to the area. Breakwater park and Penrhos Coastal Park are sanctuarys for flora and fauna with red squirrels in abundance. Holyhead has been a pilgrimage for climbers and sea kayakers alike due to the impressive cliff faces and unique tidal systems. The town centre is lined with individual cafes, bars and gift shops and there is a retail park with high street chains. There are not many restaurants in Holyhead at the moment, but there are numerous takeaways that deliver to Anglesey Outdoors or you can always get good Fish and Chips from Prices or the Chippy Chippy
Menai Bridge town is best known for its iconic bridge. Venture away from the bridge into the town set on the banks of the Menai Strait and you will find it is lined with independent shops, bars and restaurants. Take a walk along the Belgian Promenade to St Tysilios church, jump on one of the boat trips that leaves from the town or explore some of the local attractions, such as the Menai Heritage Centre.
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Menai Bridge
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Menai Bridge town is best known for its iconic bridge. Venture away from the bridge into the town set on the banks of the Menai Strait and you will find it is lined with independent shops, bars and restaurants. Take a walk along the Belgian Promenade to St Tysilios church, jump on one of the boat trips that leaves from the town or explore some of the local attractions, such as the Menai Heritage Centre.
Adventure
If you like being outdoors Anglesey is a natural outdoor playground and is still only 40 minutes drive from Snowdonia. There is some epic rock climbing at Holyhead Mountains and the sea cliffs. For watersports Anglesey is a sea kayaking mecca, the conditions at Rhosneigr make it a world class windsurfing venue plus there are numerous dive wrecks around the coast. If you want to just enjoy the coastline then try coasteering , wild swimming or sit on top sea kayaks.
Anglesey Outdoors also boasts a whole team of activity instructors who provide high quality adventures. Choose from Coasteering, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, gorge walking, Canyoning and Sea Level Traversing.
Anglesey Outdoors.
Anglesey Outdoors also boasts a whole team of activity instructors who provide high quality adventures. Choose from Coasteering, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, gorge walking, Canyoning and Sea Level Traversing.
The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is a 140 mile long route and follows much of the islands coastline. The path falls in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that covers 95% of the coast It passes though a mixture of farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt marsh, foreshaw, cliffs and a few small pockets of woodland. The path is broken up into 12 sections and on completion can be rewarded with a special pin badge and certificate.
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Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path
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The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is a 140 mile long route and follows much of the islands coastline. The path falls in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that covers 95% of the coast It passes though a mixture of farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt marsh, foreshaw, cliffs and a few small pockets of woodland. The path is broken up into 12 sections and on completion can be rewarded with a special pin badge and certificate.
Food scene Nearby
There are numerous great places to eat within a short distance from Anglesey Outdoors . As of 2021 many restaurants are not open, partially open or are offering reduced menus as they try to recover from the implications of Covid lockdown. It is often necessary to prebook and we suggest keeping an eye on social media to keep up to date with any opening hours/restrictions.
The onsite Bar and Bistro, The Paddlers Return is well known for its high quality home made food with locally sourced ingredients. The bar is relaxed and homely with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. They often traditional Pub Food plus every night there is a different meat, chicken, fish and vegetarian special. Real Ale is mostly local from Bragdy Mona or Purple Moose. Due to Covid restrictions the Paddlers is not always open so please check social media or reception for current hours.
Anglesey Outdoors.
The onsite Bar and Bistro, The Paddlers Return is well known for its high quality home made food with locally sourced ingredients. The bar is relaxed and homely with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. They often traditional Pub Food plus every night there is a different meat, chicken, fish and vegetarian special. Real Ale is mostly local from Bragdy Mona or Purple Moose. Due to Covid restrictions the Paddlers is not always open so please check social media or reception for current hours.
Sightseeing
The South Stack area boasts both an iconic light house and RSPB Reserve. The lighthouse built in 1809 is reached via a descent of 400 steps down the steep mainland cliffs. Visitors can tour the former lighthouse engine room before climbing to the top. There is a small charge to cross the bridge to the lighthouse. South Stack also boasts a wonderful reserve made up of heathland and farmland set on the dramatic sea cliffs. In spring guillemots, razorbills and puffins breed on the iconic cliffs. The RSPB Ellins Tower observatory and visitor centre and cafe are well worth a visit. Parking charges apply.
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South Stack
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The South Stack area boasts both an iconic light house and RSPB Reserve. The lighthouse built in 1809 is reached via a descent of 400 steps down the steep mainland cliffs. Visitors can tour the former lighthouse engine room before climbing to the top. There is a small charge to cross the bridge to the lighthouse. South Stack also boasts a wonderful reserve made up of heathland and farmland set on the dramatic sea cliffs. In spring guillemots, razorbills and puffins breed on the iconic cliffs. The RSPB Ellins Tower observatory and visitor centre and cafe are well worth a visit. Parking charges apply.
A 200 acre park, situated on the outskirts of Holyhead and just 5 minutes from our site. A site of Special Scientific Interest with its expansive bay and far reaching mudflats. An ideal location for observing waders and diving birds such as oyster catchers and little egrets. It is also a sanctuary for red squirrels with one of the largest communities on the island. Dog friendly, but please keep dogs on a lead near to the squirrel feeding stations. There is a nature walk through the woodland, hidden beaches and plenty of places to sit and admire the views.
Penrhos
A 200 acre park, situated on the outskirts of Holyhead and just 5 minutes from our site. A site of Special Scientific Interest with its expansive bay and far reaching mudflats. An ideal location for observing waders and diving birds such as oyster catchers and little egrets. It is also a sanctuary for red squirrels with one of the largest communities on the island. Dog friendly, but please keep dogs on a lead near to the squirrel feeding stations. There is a nature walk through the woodland, hidden beaches and plenty of places to sit and admire the views.
Ynys Llanddwyn is a remote tidal island, accessed via Newbrough Warren/Beach. The walk across the Island is short but exhilarating. The remains of a medieval stone church, celtic cross, lighthouses, pilot cottages and disused lifeboat station. LLanddwyn is most famous for its connection to St Dwynwen, the Welsh Patron Saint of Lovers. According to Legend Dwynwen lived and died there.
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Llanddwyn Island
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Ynys Llanddwyn is a remote tidal island, accessed via Newbrough Warren/Beach. The walk across the Island is short but exhilarating. The remains of a medieval stone church, celtic cross, lighthouses, pilot cottages and disused lifeboat station. LLanddwyn is most famous for its connection to St Dwynwen, the Welsh Patron Saint of Lovers. According to Legend Dwynwen lived and died there.
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the site of an old quarry, the park captures the scenic beauty, history and natural appeal of Anglesey all on one site. The Lake within the grounds is ideal for fishing, bird watching or model boats, there is also an Orienteering course and the map can be picked up from the information centre. There are all levels of walks available including access to Holyhead Mountain and South Stack, spot the choughs and peregrine falcons as they swoop over the trails.
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Breakwater Country Park
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Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the site of an old quarry, the park captures the scenic beauty, history and natural appeal of Anglesey all on one site. The Lake within the grounds is ideal for fishing, bird watching or model boats, there is also an Orienteering course and the map can be picked up from the information centre. There are all levels of walks available including access to Holyhead Mountain and South Stack, spot the choughs and peregrine falcons as they swoop over the trails.
A 25 acre wooded nature reserve rich in history and wildlife. The reserve is home to kingfishers, moorhens, woodpeckers, foxes, dragon flies and the secretive red squirrel. It has easy access for both prams and wheelchairs either along the boardwalk or the tarmaced paths leading to the huge reservoir. Every Saturday there is an organised Park Run.
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The Dingle, Anglesey
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A 25 acre wooded nature reserve rich in history and wildlife. The reserve is home to kingfishers, moorhens, woodpeckers, foxes, dragon flies and the secretive red squirrel. It has easy access for both prams and wheelchairs either along the boardwalk or the tarmaced paths leading to the huge reservoir. Every Saturday there is an organised Park Run.
The area or Penmon consists of numerous historic buildings. Penmon Priory is a monastery founded in the 6th century, take a walk in the ruins and visit the St Seiriol's Priory Church and the nearby Dovecot. Drive or walk along the private road (toll to pay) to the coast where you will find Penmon Point/Trwyn Du Light house and Puffin Island. A stunningly beautiful view which attracts photographers and nature lovers alike.
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Penmon Lighthouse (Trwyn Du Lighthouse)
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The area or Penmon consists of numerous historic buildings. Penmon Priory is a monastery founded in the 6th century, take a walk in the ruins and visit the St Seiriol's Priory Church and the nearby Dovecot. Drive or walk along the private road (toll to pay) to the coast where you will find Penmon Point/Trwyn Du Light house and Puffin Island. A stunningly beautiful view which attracts photographers and nature lovers alike.
The area was originally a large scale ancient Copper Mine. Their is a network of walks with a viewing area to take in the stunning panorana and colourful pallette of reds, oranges, purples, and greens. Whilst the dramatic, stony landscape appears barren it supports a variety of wildlife including birds such as skylark, meadow pitpit and chough.
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Parys Mountain
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The area was originally a large scale ancient Copper Mine. Their is a network of walks with a viewing area to take in the stunning panorana and colourful pallette of reds, oranges, purples, and greens. Whilst the dramatic, stony landscape appears barren it supports a variety of wildlife including birds such as skylark, meadow pitpit and chough.
Cemlyn Bay and surrounding area is owned by the National trust and managed by the North wales Wildlife Trust as a nature reserve. It is an important habitat for specialist plant species, aquatic species and a wide range of butterflies and birds. It is also an area you are likely to spot seals and dolphins including the Risso dolphin.
Cemlyn Bay
Cemlyn Bay and surrounding area is owned by the National trust and managed by the North wales Wildlife Trust as a nature reserve. It is an important habitat for specialist plant species, aquatic species and a wide range of butterflies and birds. It is also an area you are likely to spot seals and dolphins including the Risso dolphin.
Cemaes is a small fishing village with a lovely safe beach.
Cemaes Bay
Cemaes is a small fishing village with a lovely safe beach.