~ Local Beaches ~
There are more than forty beaches on Anglesey, including our favourite Newborough Beach with a lovely walk to the beautiful LLanddwyn Island.
With far too many beaches to describe here, we concentrate on six of our local beaches, the nearest being Benllech, with Traeth Bychan, Moelfre, Lligwy, Red Warf Bay and Pentraeth, a little further away, all accessed off the A5025.
Benllech boasts a beautiful wide sandy blue flag beach but it can be very busy during school holidays. Dogs are not allowed on the main beach from the 1st May to the 30th September except at low tide when there are parts of the beach where dogs are allowed all year round. There is good parking available although during the summer it's not free - unless you manage to park on the road. There is also a beach cafe, shop & kiosk selling ice cream, tea, coffee and beach accessories etc.
There is easy access to the coastal path and toilets are provided in the car park.
A magnate for dog walkers and boat enthusiasts, Traeth Bychen has a sand and pebble beach and is home to Red Warf Sailing Club . The private harbour shows off a variety of boats both wind powered and motor powered. It has a large ‘pay & display’ car park and a nearby beach shop.
Traeth Bychan Pebbled Beach
Travel another mile north up the coast and turn right into Moelfre, a quaint seaside village with a sheltered shingle beach which is great for fishing and ideal for launching boats. There are lots of little coves to explore and with the aid of binoculars, quite frequently, porpoises and dolphins may be seen.
Take a short walk along the coast, visit the RNLA Lifeboat Station and enjoy the local shops and cafe, all in a delightful little village.
Just a short walk away from Moelfre and further up the coast is Lligwy Beach, a wild long sandy beach where sand dunes give the area a wild and beautiful look.
A long wind-swept sandy beach Lligwy beach is dog-friendly and great forwind-surfers. It is located between Moelfre and Amlych and has a large car park with toilets plus the added benefit of a super cafe.
Everyone should love this beach, it has so much to offer, never gets overcrowded and with the added benefit of the cafe, which puts on events in the summer, it’s great for entertaining the kids.
Travel the other way down the coast and into Red Wharf Bay.
Red Wharf Bay
This beach is just round the corner from Benllech and within walking distance of Tan Bryn. It has a superb pub called ‘The Ship Inn’ so why not work up an appetite by walking to it and then enjoying a lovely meal and a drink. You can always get a taxi back if you don’t feel like walking!
As for the the beach, it too is great, especially for dogs, and parking is free.
Continue walking south to Pentraeth Beach, or driving along the A5025, and Pentraeth Beach is on the left
Slightly different to many of Anglesey’s beaches, parking is allowed on the beach and it’s free. Wild and windswept, many say it has a feeling of remoteness which passes to the visitor giving a great opportunity for the mind to get lost in it’s own world, or wonder at the birds, especially the waders.
One can of course wander off into the forest and maybe get a glimpse of a red squirrel or two.
Newborough Beach, sand Dunes and Forset
Although not strictly local to Tan Bryn, Newborough beach is, in my opinion, the jewel in Anglesey’s crown!
There are 3 and a 1/2 miles of beach, sand dunes and Newborough forest where you may just see wild ponies and a red squirrel or two, depending on the time of the year and the availability of food.
Why not walk across to Llanddwyn Island, visit the lighthouse and cottages where the BBC series ‘Island 1900’ was made and enjoy the legend of St Dwynenor, alternatively, take a walk through the forest.
Llanddwyn Island Cottages
There is truly a lot to be explored but be aware that there are some beaches where dogs are not allowed during the summer and high tide times may restrict access to the island.
Newborough is definitely worth a visit and the car museum is nearby for those who love old cars, motorbikes, tractors and military vehicles. It also has an excellent cafe.
The photo above shows one of the several Newborough beaches. Click on the photo to visit ‘Natural Resources Wales’ website for lots more information and photographs of Neborough Warren and it’s beaches.
All beaches are of course accessible from the coastal path (for more information on the coastal path go to our ‘Things To Do’ page and then click on ‘coastal path’).
One of Newborough's fine sandy beaches