Red Wharf Bay (Traeth Coch)
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Red Wharf bay is a large bay on the east coast of the island between the villages of Pentraeth and Benllech. At low tide an extensive area of fine sand covering nearly 10 square miles is revealed
The bay is a designated nature reserve and attracts an abundance of birdlife. It is well known amongst twitchers with waders and waterfowl such as purple sandpipers, curlew, shelduck and dunlin being regulars.
Red Wharf is bordered by salt marshes and sand dunes which form a habitat for several interesting plant species, most notably the pyramidal orchid which favours the lime-rich dunes.
The village virtually on the waters edge is a convenient places to grab a bite to eat or drink with three restaurants; The Ship Inn,The Tavern on the Bay and The Boathouse all with great views over the Bay.
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Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
No dog restrictions.
OS grid ref.
SH 5328 8117
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