Anglesey Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 13 swimming beaches listed in Anglesey. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

  • Porth Dafarch ©

    1. Porth Dafarch Beach

    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.…

  • Penrhos Beach ©

    2. Penrhos Beach

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

  • Porth Swtan (Church Bay) ©

    3. Porth Swtan (Church Bay)

    Blue Flag beach Church Bay (Porth Swtan) on northwest Anglesey takes its name from nearby St Rhuddlad's Church, visible from the beach, which is accessible at low tide. This beach combines pebbles and sand, bordered by rock pools against…

  • Rhosneigr (Traeth Llydan) ©

    4. Rhosneigr (Traeth Llydan) Beach

    Traeth Llydan (Broad Beach) is one of of Rhosneigr's two main beaches and sits to the east of the village. Despite being somewhat smaller than neighbouring Treath Crigyll it is still over a mile long and an equally delightful stretch of…

  • Porth Tywyn Mawr ©

    5. Porth Tywyn Mawr Beach

    Porth Tywyn Mawr is also known as Sandy Beach, and for good reason. This long stretch (half a mile) of beach is comprised of beautiful golden sand and largely backed by low dunes. Apart from the Penrhyn Bay caravan site at the southern…

  • Lligwy ©

    6. Lligwy Beach

    Wide, sandy beach located just around the corner from the village of Moelfre. The beach of Traeth Lligwy is backed by low sand dunes giving it a wild, open feel, which is exactly what it is. At low tide a large expanse of firm sand is…

  • Llanfaelog - Porth Nobla ©

    7. Llanfaelog - Porth Nobla Beach

    A quiet rural beach located next door to Porth Tyn Towyn beach midway between the small towns of Aberffraw and Rhosneigr. It is an attractive little crescent of sand and shingle with a host of rocky islets just offshore. Porth Nobla is…

  • Llanddwyn Beach ©

    8. Llanddwyn Beach

    Llanddwyn is an excellent sandy beach backed by forest and extensive dunes, at the south-western tip of Anglesey. The beach includes a narrow peninsula (Llanddwyn Island) jutting out into the Irish Sea. 

    Llanddwyn Beach stretches…

  • Rhoscolyn - Borth Wen ©

    9. Rhoscolyn - Borth Wen Beach

    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…

  • Aberffraw Bay ©

    10. Aberffraw Bay

    Aberffraw Bay (pronounced "Aber-frow") is an unspoilt sandy beach that is just far enough from the nearest parking spot to make sure it never get busy. Backed by extensive low sand dunes, the beach feels particularly expansive. These dunes…

  • Llanddona ©

    11. Llanddona Beach

    If you like your beaches long, sandy, and peaceful, Llanddona on Anglesey is something of a hidden gem. The approach road to the beach is very steep, and can be busy at times with passing traffic,…

  • St Davids ©

    12. St Davids Beach

    St David's beach is located at the eastern end of Benllech beach. The sandy beach here is just around the headland and towards the mouth of Red Wharf Bay. Access to the beach at St David's is via the coast path from Benllech as there is…

  • Traeth Bychan ©

    13. Traeth Bychan Beach

    Sheltered safe sandy bay, facing east and backed by cliffs that provide shelter and safe bathing. At low tide the large sandy beach is part of the Anglesey Coastal path, at high tide the beach is split into two contrasting areas, a busy…