Best beaches in Anglesey

Newborough Warren is one of the largest and best dune systems in Britain and is a great destination for anyone seeking nature, wild beaches, walking, cycling or water sports. The dunes, coastal marshes, sandy and rocky shores have been shaped over thousands of years by the wind and sea and are fringed by Corsican pine trees planted to stabilise the shifting sand dunes. The Cefni Estuary and the pools behind the Pen Cob embankment are a sanctuary for birds and wildlife and there are views across the estuary over an expanse of coastal marsh, open sand and sea that reach as far as Snowdonia and the Llŷn Peninsula.

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path traverses the reserve throughout which there is an extensive network of footpaths and waymarked trails including the seven-kilometre Saint, Sand and Sea Trail out to Llanddwyn Island. The shorter 1.5-kilometre Nature and Animal Puzzle Trail is great for families; the Red Squirrel Trail does what it says on the tin. There are also waymarked family-friendly cycle trails on the forest roads. Runners have the opportunity of taking on part of the challenging route used in the 2011 Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Running Championships. There is even a Trim Trail with eleven exercise stations amongst the inspiring woods as well as an orienteering course suited to both the beginner and experienced.

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

We are always planning new islands and adventures, sign up to our newsletter and be the first to know!

Next adventure?