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The east coast of Anglesey offers a wide variety of attractions and places to visit, from historic sites, harbour villages, fantastic countryside and beautiful beaches.

Penmon Priory and St Seiriol's Holy Well in the south east corner is well worth a visit. It is just a short drive, or walk, along quiet country lanes from the historic town of Beaumaris. There is also an option to use the toll road from Penmon that continues a further 2 miles to the point that overlooks "Puffin Island".

From Penmon it is just a short journey to Red Wharf Bay, (Traeth Coch) a wide expanse of a sandy beach. The huge bay provides safe conditions for sailing and the local sailing club, Red Wharf Bay Sailing Club, Penmon Prioryoffers opportunities for beginners to the more experienced sailors. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and at low tide there is up to 10 sq. mile of sand. This attracts a large number of birds, including curlew, oyster-catchers, dunlin. and shelduck.

The northern end of the beach leads to Benllech Bay and another popular east coast beach, Benllech Beach.

Benllech is a well organised beach, if you like your beaches organised, with plenty of facilities including Car Parking close to the beach, toilets, cafes, and with the added bonus of beach rangers organising children's games. Should your children prefer to amuse themselves Benllech offers plenty of opportunities with golden sands, rock pools for crabbing and streams chasing the ebbing tide.

Continuing north we come to the harbour village of Moelfre renowned for its maritime history and the Moelfre beach and boatscontinuing efforts of it's life boat crews.

Moelfre leads to Lligwy Beach, where rolling countryside reaches fantastic beaches and if you can drag yourself away from Lligwy it is but a short drive down beautiful country lanes to one of my favourites.. Dulas Bay.

Dulas Bay needs a page of it's own but suffice to say that it appears to be a land locked inland sea or lake. But in fact there is a small opening at the north east corner that allows the sea to ebb and flow. As I have said at high tide you would believe the bay to be a lake, but at low tide it is a massive expanse of sand and mud. When arriving at Dulas Bay from Lligwy (the seaward end of the Bay) by car it can be a bit disconcerting as the narrow lane gets narrower and narrower until there is no way to go but on to the rather dodgy looking sand. By dodgy I mean posssibly sinking sand. So don't risk it. Luckily there is another option that involves reversing back up the lane a few hundred yards to  a gateway where there is enough room to turn around.

On to the north east corner of Anglesey and Point Lynas. Point Lynas is midway between Amlwch and Dulas Bay and has the honour of being one of the top 12 hotspots to see dolphins and whales in the United Kingdom.The BBC Wildlife magazine lists it as one of the best land places to see dolphins and whales in action. However don't expect to find dolphins or whales performing at all times. Patience is the watchword, keep an eye on the same patch of water for a long time and watch out for "blows" or a dorsal fin breaking the water or even a large shape lying motionless in the water.

 


Please -- click on the pictures below -- for enlarged pictures of the east coast of Anglesey, north Wales, UK.
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Dulas Bay Beach Moelfre lifeboat house
Dulas Bay  
Moelfre lifeboat house
Dulas Bay shipwreck
Penmon Priory  
Dulas Bay shipwreck
Puffin Island near Penmon   Beaumaris Castle
Puffin Island near Penmon  
Beaumaris Castle
Lligwy Beach   Lligwy Beach view
Lligwy Beach between Dulas Bay and Moelfre  
View toward Lligwy Beach

 

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