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Rhoscolyn - Borth Wen Beach (Borthwen)

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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.

Also known as:

Borthwen

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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

Anglesey dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling
  • Surfing

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Pub nearby
  • Slipway

Nearest town

Holyhead/Caergybi

Postcode

LL65 2NX

OS grid ref.

SH 2733 7507

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Green Coast Award