Delve into Cemaes Bay, a gorgeously unspoilt coastal village on the North coast of Anglesey and home to a picturesque harbour that is bordered on each side by two stunning beaches.
Snooze on golden sands, spend an afternoon exploring the rocky pools of Traeth Bach or seek shelter from the sun in the coves of Traeth Mawr. Stroll along the staggeringly beautiful Anglsey Coastal Path that leads east along the Bull Bay, Amlwch and all the way around again. Discover the fascinating Llanbadrig Church where Saint Patrick was once shipwrecked, discovering shelter and water in the form of a well. Explore one of the oldest churches on Anglesey, which sits on a peninsula jutting out into the Irish Sea, offering the chance to observe nesting sea birds, superb sea cliff views, and views across Cemaes and White Lady Bay.
Admire the church’s beautiful blue tiles, which enhance its otherwise simple interior, as you learn about the church and nearby cave’s fascinating history.
Discover the historic South Stack Lighthouse, located on an exclusive small island that can only be reached by descending 400 steps down the steep mainland cliffs. Be fascinated by the spectacular lighthouse’s history when you tour the former lighthouse engine room. Climb atop the structure to soak up stunning views of the surrounding cliffs, and watch thousands of breeding seabirds including guillemots, razorbills and puffins. If you’re looking to discover more of the area’s rich history, head to Beaumaris – the most impressive example of a concentric castle in the world. This formidable, symmetrical fortress is the result of Edward I of England’s frenzied attempts to dominate the Welsh and is a stunning architectural feat.
Drive to Newborough Forest to view one of the largest and finest sand dune systems in Britain. Shaped over thousands of years by the wind and sea, these dunes are home to a staggering array of plants and animals. Follow trails that give insight into Newborough’s unique geological and cultural features, as well as its history and the legend of Saint Dwynwen. Catch sight of the rare red squirrel as you wander through endless pine forests or take in breathtaking views across the estuary over an expanse of coastal marsh, open sand and sea. Stroll through mature pine woods, wet willow woods and wildflower meadows. Head to one of the forest’s two viewing points to try spotting the elusive osprey hunting for fish at the nearby wildlife lake, or enjoy views across to the mountains and along the coastline.