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Cool things to do in Anglesey

Anglesey is an outdoor adventure playground with spectacular walks including its coast path, wildlife galore and a huge variety of fabulous beaches. Here are some of our favourites:

1. Benllech Beach on the east coast is a firm family-favourite with its clear Blue Flag waters and fine golden sands that at low tide stretch for miles leaving plenty of space for swimming, building sandcastles, windsurfing, and fishing as well as rock pooling. Benllech beach has good facilities, parking (pay), café, good fish and chips and loos. Some all-year dog friendly areas. Close to Llangefni; Postcode LL74 8QE; OS grid ref SH 524 824.

Best beaches in Anglesey

2. Newborough Warren has an excellent sandy beach backed by forest and one of the largest sand dune systems in Britain. It’s a great destination for anyone seeking nature, wild beaches, walking, cycling and water sports. The small sheltered coves around Llanddwyn Island are particularly special (main blog photo). Dogs restrictions 1st May – 30th September on the western section of the beach but free elsewhere. Postcode LL61 6SG; OS grid ref. SH 405 632.

Best beaches in Anglesey

3. Traeth Lligwy, slightly north of Moelfre on the east coast, is backed by low sand dunes giving it a wild and elemental feel – it is also good for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing with a range of facilities including toilets, carparks and a shop. No dog restrictions. Just north of Moelfre; Postcode LL72 8NN; OS grid ref. SH 495 873.

Best beaches in Anglesey

4. Traeth Dulas is a long, secret sandy beach adjacent to the wonderful wild sandflats of the Dulas river estuary where kids can run wild. Dogs allowed. Just north of Moelfre. Grid ref. SH 482 883.

Best beaches in Anglesey

5. Traeth yr Ora, between Traeth Dulas and Traeth Lligwy, offers a wide sand and shingle beach and is a wonderful hidden gem. Dogs allowed. Just north of Moelfre. OS grid ref. SH 490 886.

Best beaches in Anglesey

6. Traeth Crigyll, Rhosneiger is a family favourite and equally popular with kite-surfers, windsurfers, canoeists, surfers and paddle boarders is a fine expanse of golden sand with easy access from the village, with great low tide rock pooling where the Afon Crigyll flows into the sea. The slipway also allows easy beach access making it a good spot for launching small boats. Dogs allowed. Postcode LL64 5QB; OS grid ref. SH 318 737.

Best beaches in Anglesey

Other things to do in Anglesey: 

Nearby islands: whilst you are there why not explore:

Church Island – find out more here

LLanddwyn Island – find out more here

Ynys Fydlyn – find out more here

Holy Island – find out more here