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Cable Bay (Porth Trecastell)

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Cable Bay - Anglesey

© David Seale and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

This lovely little sandy beach is set in a sheltered inlet and is largely undeveloped. Nevertheless it is a popular spot, drawing in plenty of locals and visitors alike during the summer months.

Backed by gently sloping dunes and with gently sloping sand Cable Bay is an ideal family beach. There are a few rockpools to explore at either end too.

Of interest to those with archaeological tendencies is Barclodiad y Gawres burial chamber on the northern headland. Dating back to the Stone Age this large underground chamber is most impressive.

There is plenty of parking (free?) right behind the beach.

Also known as:

Porth Trecastell

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Rock pooling
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop

Nearest town

Holyhead/Caergybi

Postcode

LL64 5JR

OS grid ref.

SH 3333 7073

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended