Beaches in Holyhead, Anglesey

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The beach guide has 6 beaches listed in and around the town of Holyhead. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Newry Beach (0.6 miles)

    Newry Beach © Arthur C Harris | BY-SA

    Newry beach is a small stretch of shingle and rock set within the harbour formed by the large breakwater. The beach is backed by a promenade which runs from the Holyhead Maritime museum along to the sailing club. Behind this is a large grassy area. The beach is within a few minutes walk of the…

  • Penrhos Beach (1.3 miles)

    Penrhos Beach © Eric Jones | BY-SA

    A pretty Sandy Bay with part white sand. safe for swimming and watching the ferries to Ireland. Dog friendly.

  • Porth Dafarch Beach (1.7 miles)

    Porth Dafarch © Eric Jones | BY-SA

    The National Trust owned Porth Dafarch is a sheltered sandy beach on the south coast of Holy Island. Nestling below rugged headlands, the beach offers safe anchorage for yachts, rock pools for children to play in and clean bathing water. Porth Dafarch offers some good snorkelling in its sheltered waters but the area is best…

  • Porth Rhwydau Beach (2 miles)

    Porth Rhwydau © Eric Jones | BY-SA

    Tucked away on the far side of the Holy Island is this tiny sandy cove. Only revealed on low tides, the little beach of Porth Rhwydau all but disappears from mid tide on.

    Access to the cove is from the coast path and requires a bit of a scramble down the rocks at the end of…

  • Trearddur Bay (2.3 miles)

    Trearddur Bay © Jonathan Billinger | BY-SA

    Trearddur Bay, located a couple of miles from Holyhead, is one of Anglesey's best beaches. A vast expanse of sand overlooked by a large hotel and two golf courses, the beach is also the site of an ancient burial ground, excavated in 2003. This ancient link reflects how the town gets its name from the…

  • Porth Diana Beach (2.7 miles)

    Porth Diana © Ds Pugh | BY-SA

    This picturesque little sandy cove is tucked away on the southern shores of Trearddur Bay on Holy Island's south coast. Sheltered by headlands at either end and a rocky islet just offshore this cove is a popular anchorage for small boats and the local yacht club. This means that whilst the sea is usually calm…

Holyhead beaches map

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