The Beach Guide

Rhoscolyn - Borth Wen Beach (Borthwen)

Rhoscolyn - Borth Wen Beach - Anglesey

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Borthwen is a pretty, sandy crescent located on the southern shore of Holyhead island. Backed by sand dunes there are also a few little rocky islets along the length of the beach.

This is a great family beach with its shallow sloping sands and abundance of rockpools. There are also a few basic amenities such as toilets and showers.

The beach at Borthwen is reached by a very narrow lane and there is a small (free) car park by the beach.

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Lifeguard service


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Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed and dog bins are provided - owners are required to clean up after their dogs.

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LL65 2NX

OS grid ref.

SH 2733 7507

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