With much of Anglesey’s coastline officially classified as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as soon as you cross one of the bridges from the mainline, you will find an island trimmed with unspoiled coastline, sandy beaches, rich heritage and beautiful landscapes.
The Dark Sky Reserve status on the island means that it also offers some of the best stargazing in the UK. Goferrydd offers the perfect place to explore the isle, whether you want a beachside break or a cultural trip, with panoramic views from morning, to sunset and at night.
Taking inspiration from Jamie Oliver’s, Fifteen, The Oyster Catcher is a thriving culinary training school for local, aspiring chefs. Located in the sandy dunes of Rhosneigr, just a few minutes’ walk from the award winning Broad Beach, The Oyster Catcher serves up some of the freshest fish and seafood on the island alongside beautiful sea views..
Half an hour drive from Gofferyd and located within a historical butchers in Menai Bridge, this Michelin Star restaurant serves locally sourced food to create a unique culinary journey for the customer. This is the perfect foodie treat for a special occasion..
With a range of locally sourced food including meat from the local butchers and oysters from the Menai, this gastro pub offers serious grub with stunning views across the sandy beach. The large raised deck area is the perfect place to grab a sundowner before your main meal.
With over 300 flavours of ice cream and sorbet to choose from and a whole host of awards, Red Boat is one of the best ice cream parlours in the UK. The perfect treat after a day on the beach.
Translated as ‘Beautiful Marsh’, this is described as the greatest castle never built. One of the last royal strongholds, created by Edward 1 in Wales, the fortress is impressive with its sheer size and symmetry and water filled moat with dock. Trouble in Scotland in 1320 meant the fortress was never completed. The scale, ambition and architecture of the castle still ensures it is one of the greatest military achievements of the age and well worth a visit.
A real working farm with stunning sea views, Foel Farm Park allows little ones to meet and feed the farmyard animals, take a tractor and trailer ride or bounce away on the gigantic inflatable pillows. You can even take a pony ride during the summer months.
A great all-weather activity for the whole family, Anglesey Sea Zoo has various aquarium areas with all the local fish and sea life found around the coastline and daily feeding sessions. Externally there are play areas and a crazy golf, perfect for tiring out little legs!
The perfect day out for wildlife enthusiasts. Some 20,000 puffins come to nest off the cliffs surrounding South Stack and beyond. By far the best way to take in this spectacle is from the sea. This 75 minute cruise takes in all the main breeding grounds and also allows you to see an abundance of other wildlife including seals and dolphins. If you fancy having a go at catching your tea, why not try the two or three hour fishing trips with a chance to catch whiting, mackerel, gurnard and more.
Make the most of your visit to Anglesey and take the Dublin Swift from Holyhead for a full day out to the Ireland capital. It’s only three miles from Goferryd to Holyhead port, hop on the boat for a couple of hours and enjoy the sea views with a drink or two in the onboard brasserie then step off into the centre of Dublin. With ferries back late into the evening, don’t take the car and you can enjoy a pint of two of
Built in 1809 as a guiding light for ships sailing towards Holyhead on the Irish Sea of the dangerous rocks below, this impressive lighthouse, built on a small rocky isle off the coast has some 365 steps and a aluminium suspension bridge that connects the lighthouse to the main coast. Only a short walk from Goferrydd, this impressive lighthouse is one of the most visiting landmarks on Anglesey. Part of an RSPB nature reserve, not only does it offer the chance to see an array of wildlife, it has some of the most stunning sunsets in the UK. Take a picnic and a sundowner and sit with the other locals and visitors to take in the show!
One of the largest sand dune systems in Britain, Newborough was named the first coastal National Nature Reserve in Wales. The reserve has a mix of stunning estuary walks and woodland hikes with nature trails for little ones. For those that like to live in the fast lane, the reserve also has various mountain bike, orienteering and running trails.
If you’re feeling adventurous, Anglesey Adventures offers a range of day activities including coasteering, sea kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling and more. Grab a group of you or take the whole family for a fun-packed day out.
One of the most sheltered beaches on Anglesey, on the south coast of Holyhead and also known as Rhoscolyn beach. Backed with dunes and fringed with rock pools, teaming with sea life, its sheltered sands are extremely popular with families. Car parking and toilet facilities are located near the shore.
It may be secluded and tricky to reach, but this beach makes up for it with golden sands and crystal clear waters. Follow the Welsh coast path for the easiest way to get to it and view the old brickworks from World War 1, with remains still visible. Due to the remoteness of this beach, there are no facilities.
Large, contemporary living with beautifully designed interiors for groups and families. Panoramic sea views across some of Wales’ most impressive coastline.
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