Find The Nearest Beach Isle Of Anglesey
Planning a trip to the Isle of Anglesey in Wales and looking for the nearest beach. Anglesey’s entire 201 km coastline has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The Anglesey east and west coastline has some great sandy beaches whilst the northern coastline has dramatic cliffs interspersed with small coves.
Finding the right Anglesey beach is easy – simply explore the links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search at the top of the page to plan your next Anglesey beach visit.
- Porth Eilian beach is located on the north east point of Anglesey. The small sand/shingle north facing beach sits between the rocky headland of Point Lynas and the inlet known as Porthyrychen close to the village of Llaneilian. This makes it a sheltered beach. Good location for wildlife with oystercatchers, ravens, choughs, gannets, porpoises and seals. Facilities include parking, toiletsand slipway. Having a slipway the beach is popular for sailing, sea kayaking and diving.
- Belgian promenade, although not strictly a beach as beyond the wall is mud, this is a great location to get close to Menai straights and see the Menai Suspension bridge at close hand. In 1914 the locals were helped by a group of refugees from Mechelen in Belgium who had been driven from their homes by the German invasion and had found asylum in Menai Bridge. As a gesture of appreciation for being welcomed to Menai Bridge the refugees constructed the “Belgian Promenade” that extends from Carreg y Halen, close to the Menai Bridge, to the Causeway at Church Island. Popular fishing location.
- Lleiniog Beach is a long sand and shingle beach that is split into a few sections on the shore of the Menai Straits, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Popular for coastal walks with outstanding views over towards North Wales. The beach has a car park but for anything else your nearest option is a visit to nearby Beaumaris.
- Porth Trwyn beach is quiet bay with no development, this beach is sandy with a high tide line of pebbles backed by some sand dunes. You also have a small hidden part to this beach, a small cove at the northern point. But, in general this beach does never get busy due to the lack of facilities and parking. Limited parking and no other facilities. Nearest facilities are back up the road to Llanfaethlu or along the coast to Church Bay (Porth Swtan).
- Porth Trecastle beach is sandy beach tucked away in a cove below the burial chamber of Barclodiad y Gawres on the headland above. The beach is popular for fishing, surfing, swimming, canoeing and windsurfing. Parking but no other facilities although if you are lucky you may get an ice cream van.
- Llanfaelog beach is a largely sandy beach backed by sand dunes. This is in the middle of a large stretch of sand and is within easy reach of both Llanfaelog village and Rhosneigr. A popular family beach and also with windsurfers, surfers and canoeists. The beach is also known as Porth Tyn Towyn.
- Aberffraw Bay (Traeth Mawr) is a large and wide curving sandy bay with sand dunes. This is an Area of Special Scientific Interest and the coastal path goes along north side of river. This is somewhat remote and to get to the beach a half mile walk besides a the River Ffraw. Parking just outside Aberffraw, whilst you have a shop and pub in village.
- Llanddona beach is a good sized family sandy beach that shelves at a decent but not alarming rate. This north east facing beach is located on the eastern side of the Red Wharf Bay area, measures approximately 2.5 km in length, although the bay itself is more than 4 km wide. Llanddona village is located on high ground between Benllech and Beaumaris, it is popular as a holiday destination on Anglesey. The road down to the beach is for the confident driver as it is steep single track with passing lanes, so be prepared for hill starts. Once on the beach it is well worth the trip. Popular with windsurfers, sailers, kitesurfing and fishing. Parking by the beach, slipway, cafe and toilets. You do have a pub in Llanddona at the top of the hill although it has no shops.
- Llanddwyn Beach is a large sandy beach with dunes on the south-western tip of Anglesey. Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve and forest is just behind the beach giving it an amazing backdrop. The nature reserve is protected but some great trails in the forest to explore. The beach is popular beach with kitesurfers, kite-buggies and windsurfers, although can get busy. Llanddwyn Beach is sometimes referred to as Newborough beach. Facilities include parking, toilets with disabled facilities, picnic areas and more available in nearby Newborough.
- Borth Wen beach is a south facing curving sandy beach but at high tide you are left with mainly shingle. The beach is backed by marram grass covered dunes that have wooden boardwalks throughout the dunes. The sheltered nature of this bay provides a great location for families. The beach is also popular with surfers, sailors and canoeing/kayaking. Facilities include car parking and toilets. Access is down a narrow country lane but if you do not mind the walk you can take the coast path to the hard to get at Silver Bay.