You’ll incur the greatest height gain, as well as
visit the island’s highest point on this last section of the path. Once
past the sandy bays of Trearddur, Porth y Post and Porth Dafarch you’ll
reach heather clad coastline met by towering cliffs as you journey on
towards Holyhead Mountain. The mountain itself gives stunning views in
all directions, allowing you to take in just how far you’ve walked,
before heading down to the finish point at the Port in Holyhead.
Having left Trearddur behind it doesn’t take long
before reaching the small bay of Porth Dafarch, recently the location
for a diving expedition to uncover sunken treasure, 2011.
Porth Ruffydd lies another mile or so along the cliff tops, and it is a
similar distance to the delightfully named bay of Abraham’s Bosom.
Continue to South Stack, with the picturesque lighthouse of the same
name, and the highlight of this section of the Anglesey Coastal Path.
Bird watchers will particularly appreciate the views from the path of
the thousands of seabirds clinging to the cliff face.
While history buffs will appreciate a short detour to the Ty Mawr Huts,
also known as the Cytau'r Gwyddelod, or Irish Huts. The stone remains
are estimated to be settlements of the Iron Age and later and they
consist of 10 large, round stone huts scattered along the hillside and
interspersed with smaller rectangular buildings which are partly below
From South Stack the path heads north to North Stack then skirts the
northern slopes of Holyhead Mountain before dropping down to Holyhead
From the park it is just a short distance to the breakwater itself, which protects the Holyhead Marina and promenade.
Should you have both time and the inclination there is a small Marine
Museum alongside the promenade and a pleasant café / bistro for
refreshments next door.
A walk around the headland in the direction of the harbour leads to the
end of this section of the Anglesey Coastal Path outside the old Church
of St Cybi.
Review Anglesey Coastal Path- Trearddur to Holyhead.