Best beaches in Anglesey

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Below are a list of the top 12 beaches in Anglesey as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Anglesey is Benllech. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Anglesey just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Benllech Beach

    Benllech © Peter Barr | BY-SA

    Set on Anglesey's east coast, Benllech Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island. It has fine golden sand and clear Blue Flag waters that are a delight for families to paddle and swim. At low tide the sand stretches for miles so there's plenty of space for activities including swimming, building…

  • 2. Llanddwyn Beach

    Llanddwyn Beach © Alan Fryer | BY-SA

    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 over a mile in length and is one of the largest areas of sand dunes in the British Isles. Also known…

  • 3. Lligwy Beach

    Lligwy © John S Turner | BY-SA

    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 revealed providing all the space you could need for…

  • 4. Aberffraw Bay

    Aberffraw Bay © Sarah Charlesworth | BY-SA

    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 are a Special Area of Conservation and lead all the way back to the village of…

  • 5. Trearddur Bay

    Trearddur Bay © Jonathan Billinger | BY-SA

    Trearddur Bay, located a couple of miles from Holyhead, is one of Anglesey's best beaches. A vast expanse of sand overlooked by a large hotel and two golf courses, the beach is also the site of an ancient burial ground, excavated in 2003. This ancient link reflects how the town gets its name from the…

  • 6. Traeth yr Ora Beach

    Traeth yr Ora © Colin Park | BY-SA

    This lovely wide, sand and shingle beach is just far enough off the beaten track to make this one of Anglesey's true hidden gems

    The beach itself is a long stretch of sand and shingle at high tide. As the tide drops out an expanse of flat sand is revealed.

    Set between its more popular neighbour,…

  • 7. Porth Swtan (Church Bay)

    Porth Swtan (Church Bay) © Jeff Buck | BY-SA

    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 a backdrop of steep cliffs. The Isle of Anglesey coastal path runs along the top of…

  • 8. Rhoscolyn - Borth Wen Beach

    Rhoscolyn - Borth Wen © Gordon Hatton | BY-SA

    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…

  • 9. Rhosneigr (Traeth Crigyll) Beach

    Rhosneigr (Traeth Crigyll) © Peter Barr | BY-SA

    Traeth Crigyll (Town beach) is Rhosneigr's main beach. Located just to the west of the town it is a fine expanse of golden sand. At Rhosneigr beach you have the best of both worlds; there is easy access from the village, with several roads leading right down onto the beach. As you head west away…

  • 10. Porth Wen Beach

    Porth Wen © Ohefin | BY-SA

    Porth Wen is an interesting little bay just west of the popular Bull Bay. Despite it's attractions Porth Wen is quite off the beaten track and mostly frequented by fishermen. The shoreline here is fairly rocky and a host of rockpools are uncovered as the tide drops out. Towards the western end of the beach…

  • 11. Silver Bay

    Silver Bay © Andy Waddington | BY-SA

    Silver Bay (Traeth Llydan) is a sand beach closest to Holyhead. Forming a good-sized horseshoe of beach, it is located on Anglesey's southwest coast. Backed by grassy dunes and pine woodland, it slopes only gently into the waters of the bay, as demonstrated by the positioning of the narrow (and inoffensive) waterline of seaweed some…

  • 12. Porth Padrig Beach

    Porth Padrig © Jonathan Wilkins | BY-SA

    Secluded sandy cove near the village of Llanbadrig on Anglesey's north coast. The large crescent shaped bay is backed by cliffs but it is the large white quartzite sea stack mid-beach that identifies Porth Padrig. The "White Lady" is named after after Ladi Wen, a ghost from Celtic mythology. The beach is named after St…