Nearest Seaside Award Beaches Isle Of Anglesey
Seaside Award beaches in , Isle Of Anglesey, United Kingdom. Unlike the Blue Flag beach award, each country also has its own seaside award to signify a good standard of beach and facilities. The awards evaluate a beach on water quality, information displays, environmental management, safety and services.
Below we list the current Isle Of Anglesey beaches that hold a Seaside Award.
- Beaumaris beach is a sand and pebble beach that sits either side of Beaumaris Pier. The beach is located right next to the car park overlooking Menai Straits with views towards mainland Wales with Snowdonia and Great Orme at Llandudno. The beach is only a short walk from the town with a backdrop of the Victorian buildings and Beaumaris castle. Overall a great family day out with the town of Beaumaris, the beach, the castle, pier and gaol providing lots for all to do. By the Pier you have a small paddling pool just behind the RNLI station and the other side of the car park is a small park with children’s play area and putting green. Car park right next to the beach. Pier has a small shop but within the town you have a selection of cafe, tea rooms, pubs and shops.
- Porth Dafarch beach is a sandy beach within a sheltered cove. A great location for families as it is sheltered and has rocks and rock pools to explore and provides some great canoeing and Stand Up Paddling (SUP). The cove is also a popular visit for small boats as it provides great place to anchor and swim.
- 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.
- 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.
- Church Bay also known as Porth Swtan, is a small rock/pebble/sand mixed beach, located on the north coast of Anglesey, facing west overlooking Holyhead. The bay is so named Church Bay because of the nearby Llanrhuddlad church which is visible from the sea. Can have some useful surf more suited to bodyboarders and is also a great place for walkers, birdwatchers and wildlife watchers alike. Some good seafood restaurants nearby.
- 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.
- Benllech beach is a sandy beach, approximately 1.25 km in length, ideal for families with some organised activities and rock pools. Popular for sea kayaking and fishing. Benllech is known as a retirement town with most of the houses made up of bungalows so don’t expect major shops. Facilities include toilets, shops, food, slipway, promenade, parking is available but on hot summer days can get full.
- Silver Bay beach is an isolated sandy beach and great location to get away from the crowds. The bay curves round with either end being low rocky headlands and faces south into Cymyran Bay. At low tide you have a large expanse of sand with rock pools to explore. You have a holiday village that for those fortunate to be staying at has the best access. We belive you can access through the holiday village for a charge.
- Red Wharf Bay (Treath Coch) beach is a lovely sandy and pebble beach and as the tide goes out you get a massive area of sand. You have a lot of sand and shallow water and so the bay attracts a wide selection of wildlife. Popular with watersports enthusiasts. Car parking, small promenade and a pub.