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Best beaches to visit in Anglesey

Situated just a stone’s throw from the stunning South Stack lighthouse, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within an RSPB nature reserve, Goferydd not only offers panoramic sea views but also easy access to some of the UK’s most stunning coastline. 

We’ve rounded up the top five beaches to visit during your stay in Anglesey for rock pooling, swimming, canoeing, paddle boarding or even just dog walking!

Bay at porth dafarch beach

Porth Dafarch

Located just a mile from Goferydd, Porth Dafarch beach is a beautiful sandy cove. Surrounded by a rocky headland, the cove is sheltered and perfect for family days out with plenty of rock pooling. The slipway ramp makes it ideal for canoeists and is a favourite for scuba divers exploring the cliffs and coves.

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Sweeping vistas of the Anglesey coast

Penrhos Beach

Just a few miles down the coast road is Penrhos Beach. A sandy, curved beach backed by grass. The beach is perfect for families with its shallow waters and glorious sand for sandcastle building.

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Sandy beach in trearddur

Trearddur Bay

Situated near an ancient burial ground, the beach got its name from ‘Arthur’s Town’. Often described as one of Anglesey’s best beaches, this vast sandy beach slopes gently into the sea and gets the sun all day long. Also sheltered from the wind, it’s perfect for families and water sports enthusiasts. Behind the beach is a long promenade for strolling on and a large hotel to enjoy a sundowner before returning home.  

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Lifeboat station on the beach in Anglesey

Rhoscolyn - Borth Wen Beach

Located on the southern shore of Holyhead island, this sandy beach has various rocky inlets for rock pooling or fishing. The gentle sleeping sand is perfect for sandcastles, ball games and picnics. A firm family favourite, the beach also has amenities including toilets and showers.

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Sandy beach in Anglesey

Aberffraw Bay

This unspoilt sandy beach is just far enough away from the nearest parking spot to make sure that it always remains quiet. An expansive beach, backed by sand dunes that are a Special Area of Conservation. At the northern end of the beach, the river Frraw runs out to the sea – perfect for dam building! The village of Aberffraw has shops and cafes serving drinks and ice creams.

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If you fancy a hit of fresh sea air, you can now book your break at Goferydd online. Sleeping up to nine in four bedrooms, prices start from only £475 per night.


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