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We’re keen bloggers here at Silver Bay Holiday Village and we love nothing more than giving our luxury lodge owners and friends an insight into life at our holiday resort on Anglesey. With our weekly blog, we like to update you on key topics that make us and our lodge owners tick. From things to do to the best restaurants to visit (including The Deck House, of course!) you’ll have plenty of reading material to help you plan your next Anglesey break.

We also post about upcoming events on site including everything from beauty events to annual parties, so if you want to keep ahead of the game and make sure you get tickets, keep checking back!

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Not only is Anglesey a great island to explore for us humans – it’s also a fabulous place to bring your pet dog, too.

Our golden coastline matched with our green, forest woodlands are the perfect place for paws to trek –  which means that even your dog can take a holiday to Anglesey too.

We welcome dogs onsite here at Silver Bay Holiday Village too, because we know your pet pooches are also a beloved member of your family unit. So if you’re planning on bringing your dog to our holiday park, or are simply popping over to Anglesey for a day visit – this blog is for you.

PS. If you’re looking to find out more about owning a home at our holiday village, view our free eBrochure here.

1. SILVER BAY BEACH

Running wild and free is one of every dog’s favourite pastimes – which is why they love frolicking in the sand at Silver Bay beach!

Our green coast award-winning beach provides a safe haven for your furry one to be let off of the leash and have some much-deserved exercise and fun. And best of all, you can rest assured they’ll be safe here, because our coast is one of the cleanest in the country!

After a run on the beach, why not let them splash in the water or perhaps play a game of catch? There’s plenty of space for your dog to bound without disturbing anyone else enjoying a day out at Silver Bay beach – it’s the perfect solution for dog-loving families looking for an outdoor retreat suitable for everyone in their party.

 

2. HOLYHEAD LAND TRAIN

The dog attractions at Silver Bay aren’t all based outdoors. In fact, the Holyhead Land Train is accessible to all the family and they welcome pet pooches aboard, too!

Perfect for viewing the beautiful Breakwater area (which we’ll also talk about later in this article) the train will take you along a 1 and three quarter mile journey – allowing you to kick back and enjoy the view.

Trips are hourly between 12 and 6pm every day during the school holidays, and it’s also open weekends outside of holiday time too. So if you’re planning on heading over, make sure you put the Holyhead Land Train onto your schedule!

 

3. THE WHITE EAGLE

After all the exploring, you and your loved ones are going to need a bite to eat – and one pub that openly welcomes dogs on the island is The White Eagle.

The establishment is popular with visitors and locals, and from their tasty starters including Baked Camembert to their Pepper Venison Steaks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

To explore more about the pub, head on over to their website here. You can also explore their scrumptious dinner menu online – but we’ll have to warn you, your stomach will be rumbling by the end of it!

4. HOLYHEAD BREAKWATER COUNTRY PARK

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Our nature reserves and woodlands are ideal for families with dogs, but for something a little different we recommend you head on over to Holyhead Breakwater Country Park.

Found next to Holyhead town, the park is on the site of a former quarry and was opened in 1990. Full of trees, rocks and stunning greenery, your dog and your family with love rambling through this lovely park.

Dogs can be let off their leads to explore, just make sure to take extra care to watch out for other wildlife on the way including ducks and horses. And after a wander there’s a lovely cafe where you fill everyone’s boots before exploring a little more.

It’s the 3rd most popular thing to do in Holyhead according to TripAdvisor, so make sure you don’t miss this activity for all the family – whether they’ve got four legs or two!

5. SEACOAST SAFARIS

Why only stick to land when you bring your dog on holiday? Seacoast Safaris permit your four-legged friends on their boats too – making it the perfect afternoon out for everyone.

They invite well-behaved pooches on their Cerismar Two Cruises. You can either head on over to Puffin Island, which, you guessed it, is home to a range of cute, little puffins – or you can choose to explore the magnificent Menai Straits.

Seats should be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment and prices are £9.95 for adults and £7.95 for children. If you have a family of four, you can also purchase a £30 family ticket.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

DOGS ON ANGLESEY

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Wherever you choose to head during your stay on our island, you can rest assured both you and your pet pooch will have a fabulous time! And if you’re looking for more dog-friendly articles, take a look at the suggestions below.

Silver Bay Holiday Village is a holiday park on the isle of Anglesey. You can buy your very own slice of paradise and luxury property, and we also welcome dogs on site!

Find out more here.

If you would like to find out more about our stunning, Anglesey holiday properties, and how you can become an owner, click here and view our eBrochure.


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We are a nation of dog lovers, British households are home to over 6.6 million dogs and their companionship and affection can change people’s lives immeasurably for the better. We understand this at Silver Bay and our canine friends have always been welcome to enjoy our wonderful environment. Our resident’s dogs are welcome, just as their owners are, to enjoy their homes at Silver Bay. The park and surrounding area is perfect for pooches, there are 14 beaches in Anglesey that are dog friendly and another 18 where they are very welcome to visit but in a restricted way. That’s 32 beaches that will welcome you and provide your dog with a day out to remember!

From your base at Silver Bay you and your dog can enjoy lots of dog friendly activities in Anglesey, here are just a few of our best suggestions:

 

The Dingle Local Nature Reserve

This beautiful reserve covers 25 acres of wooded valley and rich wildlife. There are three new bridges and a wooden boardwalk that winds along the river Cefni and allows access to the reserve. The woodland is dense, which helps keep you dry if you find yourself visiting on a rainy day. This is an incredibly peaceful place to bring your dog, a tranquil, clean and safe place to escape to, you may well even see a rare red squirrel or two! The Dingle Nature Reserve is within easy reach of Langefni and the very small parking fee goes towards the maintenance of the reserve, a tiny price to pay for a wonderful day out with your dog.

 

Penrhos Coastal Park

his 200 acre park is an area of outstanding natural beauty located on the A5 between Valley and Holyhead. It is privately owned and has been free to visit for the general public for over 40 years. It forms part of the Anglesey Coastal Path Network and is perfect for enjoying everything that a day out on the Wales coast should offer. You can cycle through the park, take a walk through the woodland or simply spend the day exploring (or lazing about) on the beach. Your dog will love you for it. The flower meadows and bluebell woods are a thing of real beauty and provide a special, extra touch of natural magic when they are in season. Penrhos is a dog owners paradise!

 

Holyhead Land Train

A slightly alternative idea for a doggy day out, but a suitably entertaining one nonetheless. The Holyhead Land Train travels along the scenic coastal Breakwater Country Park (a disused quarry), you and your dog can hop on the 2pm at Newry Beach in Holyhead and head to Breakwater Park and onwards to the end of the Breakwater – a distance of just under 2 miles and the longest in the UK. You can then hop off and follow the pathways further along the coast, whilst enjoying the seashore and the beautiful views with your dog.

Our dogs enrich our lives in so many ways, and allowing them to share your memories of north wales is a wonderful gift to them. At Silver Bay we welcome our resident’s dogs and understand completely that to many they are considered to be members of their family. Bring them along and let them enjoy Angelsey as much as you will, they’ll soon fall in love with Silver Bay too!