The best beaches in North Wales!
Anglesey has an incredible 27 excellent sandy beaches and rocky coves including six Blue Flag Beaches and a Blue Flag Marina (Holyhead Marina). There are Anglesey beaches to suit all tastes.
Most are not far from facilities such as an ice cream but you can always take a hamper and wind break with you. Families with small children can be sure of very clean, sandy beaches with shallow water which are perfect for paddling and rock pooling.
It does not matter what the weather does, a beach will occupy the mind – crabbing, sand castles and running around will ensure a good sleep. With a wide choice of beautiful holiday cottages from Boltholes and Hideaways located by the beach to choose from, you’ll never be far from the sea.
There really is something for everyone to try so do please have a read through the section below for ideas.
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2625, -4.08496 Postcode: LL58 8RA
Two beaches sit alongside Beaumaris Pier. Sit and watch the sailing boats, dig sandcastles, go crabbing off the pier or take the plunge and swim! Shops and toilet facilities a flip flop away.
Latitude/Longitude: 53.29, -4.06304 Postcode: LL58 8RN ·
A beautiful pebble beach with the iconic Penmon Lighthouse and Puffin Island off its shores. Rockpools, fishing, swimming and a café with toilet facilities. David Attenborough’s love of fossils started here! Toll road – cash will be needed.
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3081, -4.15248 Postcode: LL58 8UW
Long, stunningly beautiful, sandy beach on the eastern end of Red Wharf Bay. Great for windsurfing, body boarding and sandcastle building. Summer dog walking restrictions but easy to access dog friendly beach area from carpark. Toilets, free parking and café.
Red Wharf Bay
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3071, -4.20348 Postcode: LL75 8RJ
A huge sandy bay in between Llanddona Beach and Benllech. Easy access to several pubs along the Anglesey Coastal Path. Dog friendly in Summer. Warning: the tides come in quickly.
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3192, -4.2119 Postcode: LL74 8QE
Really stunning sandy beach. Great for swimming, windsurfing, sea-fishing and rock pooling. The Anglesey Coastal Path crosses the beach. Beware dog walking restrictions during Summer.
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3519, -4.23389 Postcode: LL72 8HL
Part of the Anglesey Coastal Path – shingle beach leads off to harbour walls and a walk to little coves on the way to the Lifeboat Station. Very sheltered good for boat launching.
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3629, -4.25596Postcode: LL72 8NN
A wild long sandy beach next to Moelfre. Sand dunes give the area a wild and beautiful look. Great for windsurfing. Great place for families. Fantastic café.
Porth Eilian, Llaneillan
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4112, -4.29193 Postcode: LL68 9LT
A lovely little shingle beach near to Point Lynas and Amlwch. Quiet and gentle. No facilities so take all you need with you. A great day away from everyone.
Traeth Bach, Cemaes Bay
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4138, -4.45128 Postcode: LL67 0ET
This is the smaller of the two Cemaes Bay beaches. The town overlooks it and has all the facilities you could possibly need. Great day out, lovely swimming.
Traeth Mawr, Cemaes Bay
Latitude/Longitude: 53.414, -4.44799 Postcode: LL67 0ND
The perfect beach to make childhood memories – rockpools, sand and a safe place to explore. Dogs are restricted in Summer so do check dates on our dog section.
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4087, -4.50427 Postcode: LL67 0DU
A great beach to go bass fishing or kayaking from. Pebbled, shallow water and a nature reserve so great for bird watching too.
Church Bay (Porth Swtan)
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3738, -4.5562 Postcode: LL65 4EU
Follow a steep path down to this pebbled Blue Flag beach. Named after Llanrhuddlad Church which is visible from the sea. Café and The Lobster Pot restaurant nearby.
Porth Tywyn Mawr
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3353, -4.57343 Postcode: LL65 4YH
Long sandy beach – great for family days out. A village sits nearby along with the local caravan park, where you can buy icecream.
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3171, -4.63946 Postcode: LL65 1YA
A shingled beach in Holyhead – great for dog walking as there are no seasonal restrictions and it has great views out to sea.
Porth Dafarch, Holyhead
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2863, -4.65107Postcode: LL65 2LS
Nestled below the rugged headland just off the south coast of Holy Island – this sheltered beach is a great place for children to explore the rock pools, grab their buckets and spades and sail.
Bull Bay (Porth Llechog)
A small shingle beach. Plenty of rock pools for the children to explore. Facilities close by.
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2781, -4.61666 Postcode: LL65 2YU
Close to all amenities and very busy in summer. An all round beach that is great for family and dog walkers alike. Close to all amenities and good for all watersports.
Silver Bay, Rhoscolyn
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2457, -4.55935
Postcode: LL65 2RZ
If you love quiet secluded beaches then this is the one to find. It isn’t easy so do look at your map – located off a private road. No amenities. You are on your own!
Borthwen Beach, Rhoscolyn
A pretty sandy beach backed by sand dunes. There are a few rocky islets scattered all along the length of the beach. Good family beach, toilets and showers.
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2436, -4.58816 Postcode: LL65 2NX
Sand dunes back this pretty beach and frame the rocky islets that are scattered along the length of the beach. Great for families – toilets and showers on site.
Porth Nobla leading on to Porth Tyn Towyn
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2109, -4.5023 Postcode: LL63 5TE
A stunning beach just by Porth Tyn Tywyn. This beach was awarded best beach in Anglesey in 2016. Richly deserved. Part of the Anglesey Coastal Path.
Cable Bay Beach
Latitude/Longitude: 53.211890, -4.500520 Postcode: LL64 5JR
A beautiful sheltered cove with a few rock pools. A good base to explore the beach or walk along the coast line to Barclodiad Y Gawres burial chamber then onto Rhosneigr past Porth Nobla and Porth Tyn Towyn. Please note there is a parking metre in the car park now.
Abberffraw Beach Anglesey
Latitude/Longitude: 53.18, -4.46578 Postcode: LL63 5EX
An incredible beach accessed along the River Ffraw – popular with surfers and fishermen. Stunning views and a great family beach. A café, pub and shop are located Abberffraw village.
Newborough Beach ** NOW OPEN 8AM – 5PM LOCKED OVERNIGHT – LIMIT 400 CARS**
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1404, -4.38724 Postcode: LL61 6SG
A truly stunning beach – park near the Marram Grass Café and walk through the forest where the red squirrels can be spotted easily or drive to the beach and park in the car park (toll £3). Walk along Newborough Beach to Llanddwyn Island, home to an iconic lighthouse and the legend of St Dwynwen – truly breathtaking views across to the Lleyn Peninsula and Snowdonia.