Holidays in Anglesey Wales, a guide to finding the best holiday in Anglesey

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Click to zoom into AngleseyAnglesey is known as the mother of Wales, and many aspects of the heritage of Wales are present on the Island. There are prehistoric sites to be found throughout the Island from Llandanielfab in the South to Holyhead in the north and Lligwy in the north east. Fantastic burial chambers and standing Click to view Beaumaris Castlestones some being four thousand years old, well worth a visit. The christian heritage is also widely found throughout the Island in the many ancient churches and monuments. But the jewel in the crown of Anglesey must be its beautiful coastline. Mile after mile of sandy beaches, rocky headlands concealing small coves and sandy bays, and dramatic windswept cliffs. The whole is designated an area of "outstanding natural beauty."
Click the map for holidays in Anglesey or read on for more information about this beautiful Island. The "tour" starts on the Menai Strait and continues in a clockwise direction.

Click to see Menai BridgeThe south east coast of the Island abuts the Menai Strait, the narrow stretch of shallow tidal water about 14 miles (23 km) long that separates the Island from the mainland. The towns of Beaumaris and Menai Bridge sit comfortably on the Strait next to their "raisons d'être", Beaumaris Castle and the Menai Bridge. The Strait is a site to behold, but the swirling tidal waters prohibit the use of these south eastern shores for safe swimming and even when the tide recedes great care must be taken to escape entrapment by the fast incoming tides. But with marinas either in situ or planned (Beaumaris) it is obviously a favourite playground for the yachting fraternity.
On turning the corner at Abermenai Point, at the western tip of the Strait, the landscape of the south west coast of Anglesey, near to Newborough, opens out into a wide expanse of golden sands and views of Snowdonia to die for. Heading north up the west coast , and there is parking in the Forestry Car Parks close to the beach at Newborough Sands and Click to zoom into the fish at the Anglesey Zoo, Menai Straityou can make the perfect holiday with a beach barbecue and a stroll round Llanddywn Island. Llanddwyn Island is worth a visit in itself, having several beautiful coves, pleasant shingle and sandy beaches and superb views of Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula. (It is not actually an Island except at the highest of tides).
After Llanddwyn Island we continue north past Malltraeth Bay again with beautiful sand dunes and golden beaches. A few miles further north and we arrive at Aberfraw with one of Anglesey's favourite beaches and another beautiful estuary, this time of the Afon Ffraw, with an ancient hump-backed bridge that leads to the village square. A short coastal walk leads to Porth Cwyfan, a small bay renowned as the location of St Cwyfans Church, the Church in the Sea. The beach is made up of sand and rocks. Masses of sea weeds and rock pools form an ideal beach for exploring, and rock pooling. Heading north again we come to Rhosneigr a pleasant seaside resort. Further north again and we come to Holy Island with Trearddur Bay a small seaside holiday resort and the port of Holyhead nearby. Bird fanciers flock to this island to view the bird sanctuaries  on the dramatic cliffs at North and South Stack. More than 4,000 seabirds breed on the cliffs at South Stack each year and this attracts the twitchers for their holiday break. You can watch live TV pictures of the breeding seabirds at the Ellins Tower and Lighthouse visitor centres run by the RSPB. During the breeding season you are likely to see: puffins, guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, ravens and choughs. Nearby Caravan Park on Holyhead, Anglesey
Continue "round the corner" at the top of the Island, head east and you arrive at  Cemaes Bay.
Cemaes Bay is the most northerly village in Wales and is an Area of Outstanding Beauty, some of which is owned by the National Trust. The village includes a natural, sheltered harbour and two sandy beaches. Popular for family holidays the main beach is particularly safe - sheltered and gently sloping with sand and rock pools.
Another five miles and we reach the end of the rugged north coast of Anglesey and the small town of Amlwch.
Amlwch grew with the development of copper mining on nearby Parys Mountain, and was once the world's most productive Copper Mine. It is supposed that copper was mined here in Roman times. But it was the Click to zoom in to Puffin Islandlate C18th that the mountain became the site of the greatest copper mines in the world with Amlwch becoming the Port from where the copper was exported. Visitors can explore the industrial workings of Parys Mountain, visit the local railway museum. or try fishing from the rocks and the breakwater, or from one of the many Charter boats sailing from Amlwch Port.

We near completion of our circumference of Anglesey when we reach the east coast. Stretching from Amlwch in the north to Puffin Island in the south, the east coast offers sandy beaches at Dulas Bay, Benllech, and Red Wharf Bay. At Lligwy there are remains of of a neolithic burial chamber with a massive capstone, and nearby in the woodlands are the remains of a late roman settlement. At Moelfre, a small harbour village, you can visit the Sea Watch Centre and Life Boat House and learn all about the brave seafaring traditions of this small community.
Benllech is probably most well known for its beach and it is popular as a holiday destination on Anglesey, particularly for families. The beach is a good size and has an abundance of clean yellow sand. The town has several hotels, a caravan site, plenty of bed and breakfasts, and the St David's Park camp site and camping holiday park. Leaving Benllech we soon arrive at the beach at Red Wharf Bay (Traeth Goch). It is a wide sandy bay and an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Just a few miles to the south and we find the historic Penmon Priory and the Holy Well of St Seiriol.
From here it is just a few  miles to Beaumaris on the Menai Strait and back to the starting point of our quick tour of the coast of Anglesey.

Holiday map of Anglesey.
This map shows: Camping Sites
Sandy Beaches
Historic Sites
Golf Courses
Main Roads
Nature Reserves
RSPB bird watching centres
Holiday Map of Anglesey. Move the cursor over the attractions Click to book online St Davids Park Camping holidays, tent and motor home pitches with a private beach Click for Golf Holidays in Anglesey Click for Golf Holidays in Anglesey holidays in Snowdonia and Gwynedd Click for Golf Holidays in Anglesey Click for Golf Holidays in Anglesey Click for Golf Holidays in Anglesey Click to book a holiday  in Treaddur Bay, beautiful beaches, cose to South Stack cliffs and RSPB bird sanctuaries North Stack and South Stack, clifftop homes to thousands of Birds. RSPB RESERVE Click to book a holiday in Holyhead, port for the Ferries  to Ireland Cemaes Bay, small seaside resort with two safe beaches and harbour Click for Golf Holidays in Anglesey Amlwch, small town with beach and harbour. Popular for chartered fishing trips around Anglesey Click for information on Beaumaris in a beautiful setting on the Menai Strait, renowned for the World Heritage Listed Beaumaris medieval Castle Click to book accommodation in Llangefni, bustling market town Click for a walk round Llanddwyn Island, beautiful sandy beaches and hidden coves beneath rocky headlands, Rhosneigr holiday cottages Newborough Beach, probably the best beach in north  Wales Holiday cottage accommodation near Aberffraw Malltraeth Bay fantastic beaches and wonderful sand dunes Click to book a holiday in Y Felinheli is a village with a harbour on the Menai Straits. There are fantastic sea views of the harbour and across the Straits to Anglesey and yet you are only minutes away from the Welsh mountains! Local attractions include the Greenwood Centre,...The annual musical festival the Faenol Festival, with international musical celebrities including the organiser himself Bryn Terfel, ..and the fantastic views of the Menai Straits. Plas Newydd N.T. Bryn Celli Ddu neolithic burial chamber overlying a henge monument Valley Wetlands RSPB reserve Click to find information on Caernarfon, renowned for the magnificent Caernarfon Castle Click to book online St Davids Park Camping holidays, tent and motor home pitches with a private beachClck for St Seiriol's sacred well and Penmon Priory Benllech holiday cottages, a small holiday resort with big sandy beach. Ideal for families. Dulas Bay Click for information on Bangor, seaside resort and University town Llanrug Click for information  on Anglesey Sea Zoo, from sea horses to sharks, a great day out for the family Harbour village of Moelfre


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