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The best outdoor activities in Anglesey to enjoy this summer

The shores of Anglesey are rich with family friendly activities to enjoy over the school holidays, whether it’s day trips to the beach, a dip (or dive) in the sea or exploring the lush gardens.

To help plan your ultimate Anglesey itinerary, we’ve put together our top recommendations for enriching outdoor activities to keep little minds and bodies busy, and the grown ups too!

Take to the waters of Anglesey with exhilarating water activities

With its stunning coastal setting, it’s no wonder that there are a plethora of watersports and activities to enjoy during the island’s peak season. From kayaking and canoeing to surfing and sailing, you’ll never be short of thrilling adventures out on the water.

If you are bringing your own kayak, paddleboard or canoe to Anglesey, then Menai Strait and Rhoscolyn Bay are perfect choices to soak up the view from the water. Menai Strait offers fairly still waters and breathtaking views of the Menai Bridge, while Rhoscolyn Bay is ideal for exploring sea caves, coves and rock formations.

If you’re interested in booking an adventure or hiring a piece of equipment, we would recommend Anglesey Activities for all things kayaking, coasteering and gorge walking, Just Go Rogue for kayak, SUP or body board hire,  or Blu Chameleon for kayak and paddleboard hiring on the popular Trearddur Bay.

Trearddur Bay is also a particularly popular spot for scuba diving in Anglesey, due to the clear waters and good visibility, underwater biodiversity and not forgetting the various shipwrecks that lay beneath the surface! If you’re heading down into the depths of the bay, be sure to keep an eye out for The Missouri, The Primrose Hill and The SS Castilian.


Anglesey boasts no end of beautiful beaches, and if you plan to keep your feet on solid ground when embarking on new adventures, then taking a stroll along the shoreline makes for a perfect day out. Whether you prefer to explore the caves,  coves and rock pools (and discover the abundant aquatic life within them!) or are simply looking for the ultimate picnic spot, we’ve got you covered with our top recommendations.

Beaches such as Benllech Beach, Penrhos Beach and Trearddur Bay lend themselves perfectly to family-friendly visits as they are sheltered from the wind with shallow waters and safe swimming. For more curious minds who want to discover small coastal critters, Porth Dafarch and Rhoscolyn have plenty of curiosities waiting to be found.To find out more about our top recommendations for Anglesey beaches, head on over to our Beach Guide.

Sweeping vistas of the Anglesey coast
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Go bird watching at these Welsh wildlife hotspots

One of the best birdwatching spots actually sits on the doorstep of Rest & Rewild’s Welsh holiday home Goferydd. Situated on the dramatic cliffs lives South Stack Lighthouse, a recognised RSPB nature reserve and protected area. Here, during the warmer months, guillemots, razorbills and puffins breed on the rugged cliffs, while the rarer chough tends to frequent this area all year round. Top tip: be sure to pack your binoculars!

Other top recommendations for wildlife spotting include Puffin Island, Newborough National Nature Reserve and Forest, Borth Wen Beach and Rhoscolyn Headland. If you’d like to know more about the best ways to spot wildlife during your visit to Anglesey, why not take a look at our dedicated blog?

Take a stroll through Anglesey’s lush, landscaped gardens

The Isle of Anglesey boasts plenty of choice to explore beautiful, landscaped gardens in full bloom during the spring and summer months. Some of our favourites include the lovingly restored Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens featuring waterfalls and woodland walks, the gardens of Plas Newydd that offer views of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia, and The Dingle (Nant y Pandy), perfect for a relaxing stroll with streams and an abundance of wildlife.

 Though not technically on Anglesey, Bodnant Garden is also well worth a visit, known for its beautiful terraces, ponds, and vibrant floral displays.

If you’re planning an Anglesey adventure with all of the family, then our 9-berth coastal holiday home may be just what you need. Set just a few minutes walk from the iconic RSPB nature reserve at South Stack Lighthouse, Goferydd is an impressive house with stunning panoramic sea views, a plush interior, hot tub and plenty of room for all of your nearest and dearest.

For stays before the end of June, you can currently save 10% off with code SPRING10! Click here to check availability.


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