Best Beaches In Anglesey

IT’S easy to see why Anglesey, an island in Wales, is so popular with beach lovers. 

With 125 miles of coastline to enjoy, it has something for everyone. But which beach is the best one for you? 

1. Lligwy Beach 

Lligwy Beach is perfect for watersports including kayaking and surfing
Lligwy Beach is perfect for watersports including kayaking and surfing

Also known as Traeth Lligwy, this beautiful sandy beach is perfect for a family day out. 

It is located to the north eastern side of Anglesey and is just around the corner from the village of Moelfre. 

There are a range of facilities nearby including public toilets and shops. 

Parking nearby is not a problem – but visitors will have to pay for tickets or risk receiving a fine. 

It is a popular beach for those that love watersports. 

Beach-goers can try their luck at surfing, kite-surfing and wind-surfing. 

For those who want to explore the local area, there is a coastal walk that goes around the Isle of Anglesey. 

Beach rating: 8/10

2. Trearddur Bay 

Trearddur Bay has two golf courses nearby and lots of other facilities
Trearddur Bay has two golf courses nearby and lots of other facilities

This beach combines ancient history with all of the facilities that a modern day beach-goer needs. 

Trearddur Bay is a huge sandy beach with rock pools and a protected bathing area. 

As well as that, there are toilets nearby as well as cafes and even a seafood restaurant. 

There is a car park nearby and a beach warden service in operation. 

With the excellent The Trearddur Bay Hotel nearby and two golf courses, it has it all. 

Beach rating: 7/10

3. Benllech Beach

The water at Benllech beach at high-tide is crystal clear
The water at Benllech beach at high-tide is crystal clear

For a family day out in Anglesey, this beach is hard to beat. 

It has crystal clear water that is perfect for paddling and glorious golden sand.

As well as that, there is a lifeguard service during the summer months. 

It has toilets, a cafe and good disabled and pushchair access for those with kids in two. 

Parking is nearby so it will only be a short walk back to the car when you’ve had enough. 

Dogs are banned from the main beach during the summer season but there are sections that are dog-friendly all year round.

Beach rating: 8/10

4. Aberffraw Bay

Aberffraw Bay is not as easily accessible as other beaches in the area
Aberffraw Bay is not as easily accessible as other beaches in the area

Pronounced Aber-frow, this is one of the less busy beaches in the Anglesey area.

The walk from the nearest car park sometimes puts visitors off – but do not be deterred. 

It is backed by low sand dunes that provides an extra sense of privacy and the beach goes on far as you can see. 

The long and unspoilt stretch of golden sand is perfect for a dog walk as it’s dog-friendly all year round.

For amenities nearby, you will have to walk up to the village of Aberffraw – which has shops and cafes. 

Beach rating: 6/10

5. Porth Wen Beach

Porth Wen Beach is favourite for fisherman with the plenty of marine life swimming between the rocks
Porth Wen Beach is favourite for fisherman with the plenty of marine life swimming between the rocks

This hidden gem is located just a few miles East of Cemaes Bay on the Isle of Anglesey. 

It is located in a quiet natural harbour that is near to the famous Porth Wen Brickworks. 

You will not often find this beach flooded with sunbathers – instead it’s a fisherman’s favourite. 

Fishing is popular from the rocks as wrasse, whiting, dogfish and conger eels fill the water. 

When it is low tide, the rock pills are full of marine life from shrimp to crabs and small fish. 

As well as fishing, the calm waters make this a great place for open water swimming. 

But this beach is not for the faint-hearted. Just to access it, there is a steep descent and no amenities nearby.

Beach rating: 6/10

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