Set on Anglesey’s east coast, Benllech Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island. It has fine golden sand and clear Blue Flag waters that are a delight for families to paddle and swim. At low tide the sand stretches for miles so there’s plenty of space for activities including swimming, building sandcastles, windsurfing, sailing and sea fishing. There are plenty of rock pools providing opportunities to see crabs, starfish and small fish up-close.
Benllech Beach has good facilities including disabled and pushchair access. Close to the village of Llangefni, it has roadside parking (fee) with easy access to the sand. There’s also a café, toilets, beach shop and first aid point. Dogs are banned from the main beach in the summer season although there are some areas that are dog-friendly all year round.
Backed by grassy cliffs, the beach has a promenade and the Isle of Anglesey Coast Path runs through Benllech village.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are not allowed on the main section of beach from the 1st of May to 30th September. At low tide there are parts of the beach where dogs are allowed all year.
- Wind surfing
- Disabled facilities
- First aid point
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SH 5239 8243
Parking available - charges apply
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Benllech Beach Reviews
Tired McWoofMay 28th 2022
Need a dog warden. Too many irresponsible owners
Dogs running wild
We’ve been staying in Benllech for a week. At the ramp down to the beach is a clear sign showing designated areas for dogs. There is no penalty displayed for not keeping to rules. There is also a phone number to call the dog warden. 01248 752820, The Isle Of Anglesey County Council. Irresponsible dog owners are completely ignoring the sign. I suggest anyone not happy with this non compliance should phone the warden. If enough people do it the Warden might earn his/her wage! A beautiful beach ruined by inconsiderate dog owners.
Nice beach, too many dogs!
Visited June 2021. People were ignoring the dog restrictions and they were all over the beach instead of the designated areas. We love dogs, but sadly the kind of people that ignore these rules are also - as we observed - not picking up after their pets either.
That set us on edge as our younger children wanted to play, and we were checking the sand to make sure there were no nasty surprises.
The beach itself is beautiful, it’s huge and very family friendly. Well served by the ice cream parlour and little beach shop as well as having toilets and a good sized car park with fair parking charges.
We enjoyed our day, it was great for flying a kite, good rock pooling and even though it was busy it didn’t feel crowded as it’s so spacious.
It’s a shame there isn’t a lifeguard on duty or a patrol to encourage people to pick up their litter and to stick to the dog friendly sections of the beach.
AustinMay 05th 2020
Not been on the beach recently but most days its not too busy and your able to walk round to the neighbouring bay when the tide is out. Love this beach
KarenMar 24th 2023
A lovely clean beach with a large section for people without dogs. Great for dogs to play and swim. Contrary to other reviews when I was there I didn’t see any dogs in the people only area and all the people with dogs were friendly and keeping their dogs under control.
You can walk quite a good way around the bay when the tide is out.
Dogs nearly outnumbered Children on the beach
We visited in August School holidays, despite signs for dog restrictions this beach was a dogs paradise, watched one owner put sand over their dogs poo instead of picking up. Won’t visit again, shame as it’s a beautiful little beach with a car park, toilets and some little places to buy ice cream.
Love this place
Fantastic beach, if you like a beach that is quiet, not built up like the rest so not touristy it’s great.
This place hasn’t changed since I was a child staying in the caravans overlooking the bay.
Great times in the Rock pools, walking along the cliff walks to the next beach, and swimming in the sea.
Now we bring our two small jack Russell’s they love the beach, and we take them in the designated part of the beach for dogs, and alway clean up after them.
It’s truly an unforgettable experience, one which I have treasured for years and years.
The village has everything you need from a great pub to shops supermarkets and a garage, not forgetting the local chippy.
Don’t let anyone put you off, fantastic place, a little gem.
Too many dogs
Although dogs are meant to be on lead and only on certain parts of the beach, didn’t appear to be enforced
AliciaAug 20th 2021
Absolutely no enforcement of dog situation. They are everywhere and the people who ignore the rules are absolutely out of order just covering poo with sand letting dogs run free and bark at each other scaring children (and adults). Terrible and unhygenic place for children.
A beautiful beach ruined once again by dogs and a lack of control over them by the people who control the beach. What a shame.