Lligwy Beach (Traeth Lligwy)

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 beach games of any description. Along with a range of facilities including toilets, car parks and a shop this is a great family beach that still manges to retain a natural feel.

Traeth Lligwy beach is also popular with water sports enthusiasts and can be good for windsurfing, kitesurfing and even surfing.

Also known as:

Traeth Lligwy

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Kite surfing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Toilets

Nearest town



LL72 8NN

OS grid ref.

SH 4950 8732


Parking is a short walk from the beach

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Green Coast AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Lligwy Beach Reviews

Traeth Heartbreak

Eds Dad
Oct 31st 2021

Just beautiful.

Especially if you can’t get there every single day of your life.

No, that would not be boring…this English Garbage is boring! Isn’t it Ed!

Space for All

Adrian Lucas
Aug 31st 2021

We went on a August Bank Holiday Monday and found there was plenty of space despite the large amount of people. There were dogs on the beach but they were not running amok nor did they number in their hundreds.

The whole area was generally clean and tidy and the facilities are centred unobtrusively around the main car park.

Beaches are there to be enjoyed by us all, if you want a quite space then a few minutes walk will take you to Traeth Yr Ora where we found ourselves totally alone.

Overwhelmed by barking dogs

Aug 20th 2021

This beach is now not suitable for children. There is so much dog poo.

It used to be a serene place but everybody has about 3 dogs and there is nowhere to put the mess so people cover with sand. Dogs are off the lead so get ready to have your children intimidated. On the day I went the beach had maybe 400 people and that meant 400-500 dogs. It was out of control and people just couldn’t care less about it. So Sad. If you love your dog and hate cleaning up the mess this beach is for you. If you want a family day out forget it.

Lovely and not crowded

Steve Peters
Jun 14th 2021

Great place for kids and to walk the dog. Highly recommend.

Jun 14th 2021

great beach but would be even better without dogs in the summer for benefit of small children and other people using the beach
also could do with disabled access to the beach

Jul 27th 2020

This was a beautiful wild beach which Over the last few years has now ,in my opinion ,been ruined by commercialism..It depends on what you like but don’t expect to see it as in the photos .It is now overrun with people .Its still a wonderful beach if you don’t mind crowds

Spacious sandy beach

Jun 28th 2019

Great beach backed by dunes, large carpark and seasonal cafe. Toilets in carpark. Good base for cliff top walks into Moelfre. Mixed landscape including sand dunes, steam estuary, reed beds, rocks and rock pools. In the summer the cafe has an events tent with bar and live music.

What did we get wrong?