The Lavan Sands are located in Conway Bay off North
Wales. They are to be found at the eastern end of the Menai Strait
stretching from the Bangor Flats past Abergwyngregyn to Llanfairfechan.
The Lavan Sands, or in Welsh Traeth Lafan, are a large intertidal area
of sand and mud-flats. The area is enhanced by freshwater streams that
flow across the flats and it is an important site for wintering
waterbirds, especially Oystercatchers. In conditions of severe winter
weather, Traeth Lafan acts as a refuge area for Oystercatchers displaced
from the nearby Dee Estuary. Our picture is taken from the lower slopes
of Moel Wnion, 580m, above the village of Abergwyngregyn. Across the
sands can be seen Puffin Island and the south eastern tip of Anglesey at
Review Lavan Sands.