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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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Our stunning beach is a home to sea, sand, and a bucketload of fun – and we do everything we can to make sure it looks the part too!

From making sure our coast is green (which has won us a Green Coast Award) to improving our beachside facilities with our beautiful cafe (it’ll be open soon!), we endeavour to make every visit to Silver Bay Beach one to remember.

 

Seaside Award

We were thrilled to discover last week that we’re now the proud owners of a Seaside Award. Presented to us by Keep Wales Tidy as part of the Wales coast Awards, Silver Bay Beach has been recognised for it’s tidy and well-tended to coast and waters.

Awarded for being home to quality facilities, we’re incredibly proud to everyone who works hard to make Silver Bay Beach the picturesque beach haven that it is. The Seaside Award recognises those coasts that meet the nationwide standard for the best beaches across the UK, and the flag is a symbol of superb quality, where visitors are guaranteed to find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed stretch of coast.’

Take a look at our shiny certificate below!

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Lesley Jones, Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy stated:

“The Wales Coast Awards play a vital role in the continuing growth of coastal and marine tourism. They act as a mark of excellence, ensuring sites are managed effectively and showcasing our beautiful country to an international audience. Visitors to our award-winning beaches, marinas and boat tour operators can be sure they have arrived at a quality destination.”

Silver Bay Beach

If you’re heading to Silver Bay Beach this summer, make sure you share your magical coastal memories with us on social media. We’ll feature the best ones on our Instagram page with credit! Just make sure you use the hashtag #SilverBayBeach so we can find your beautiful pictures.

Like this? Take a look at our blogs below:

 

The Summer Newsletter Is Here… And It’s Going To Be A Good One

4 North Wales Food Festivals To Look Forwards To This Summer

Why Silver Bay Is The UK’s Best Beach Holiday Destination

 


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Wistful sandy shoreline and sapphire waters, it could only be Silver Bay Beach. Located on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales, this coastal haven is a sanctuary for families seeking a taste of sea air on UK shores.

Just a short five-minute walk from our award-winning holiday park, Silver Bay Beach is the perfect place to take a romantic walk or have a day of adventure riding the waves in your boat. There really is something for everyone to do. The beach is also close by to RAF Valley, providing the perfect opportunity for plane enthusiasts to witness the Red Arrows in action. Every year a range of events are held on the beach. From the annual fishing competition to the Beach Mudder race, Silver Bay beach is full of life yet spacious enough to feel secluded as you relax.

As well as this, the beach also has a rich history including the mysterious message in a bottle that washed up all the way from Xiamen in China.

Who knows what you’ll discover on a visit to our sandy hideaway? Our beach is also home to plentiful wildlife.

It’s not uncommon to spot a range of aquatic animals swimming in the waters including dolphins, and smaller animals such as frogs. The sky is also awash with beautiful animals including butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies – so there’s always something alluring to witness.

Our coast is also one of the greenest in the country, and we do our best to make sure it’s kept clean and is also well-tended to. In fact, we’ve been doing so well that we’ve been awarded a Green Coast Award!

This prestigious body recognises the best, and greenest, costs around the UK, and we’re honoured to call our tropical heaven a part of it.=As well as admiring our stunning nature, there’s also plenty of natural activities you can be a part of on Silver Bay Beach.

There’s little more satisfying than an afternoon spent rock pooling or beach combing, discovering shells, beautiful stones and much more. We also host an array of children’s club activities that include snorkelling, coasteering, and beach safety, as well as Wild Survivors Club where children can learn everything they need to know about rustic life outdoors.=It’s not only humans who are welcome on our beach, so too are man’s best friend! Dogs love Silver Bay Beach just as much as any human, and both man and dog can spend hours wandering this luxury coast with the sand between their toes.

And it’s not hard to find inspiration on our beach, especially if you’re a creative. Whatever your medium, you’ll be sure to find inspiration on our shores. Alice White is just one artist who has already had her creative soul captivated by the sights of our coast.

Over the summer we host a range of beach activities. Alongside our Beach Mudder race, lodge owners will also get access to our annual Sandcastle building competition as well as the chance to purchase tasty snacks from our very own Tiki Shack.

A day at Silver Bay Beach is all about bonding and coming together with both family and friends to create a community. Be it spring, summer, autumn or winter, there’s always someone on our beach to chat with, new friends to make. And it makes for a very special place to live out some of the best days of your family life.Silver Bay Beach isn’t just all about the sand and water, there is also woodland nearby, filled with luscious green trees and places to explore. In fact, a visit to the beach at Silver Bay isn’t complete without a ramble through the woodlands, so don’t miss out.

As well as being the proud owners of a Green Coast Award, we were also presented with a David Bellamy Conservation Award in late 2016.

This award is presented to holiday villages in the UK that have taken great care to create a sustainable environment and enhance and protect nature in Britain. We’ve planted trees, created a wildflower meadow and much more. You can read all about it here. Watersports are also a strong part of Silver Bay Beach life. From canoeing and kayaking to speed boats, everyone is welcome on our waters as long as they practice care and consideration for others. We also have a handy boat park close so that lodge owners can store their vessels with ease.

Furthermore, exploring our beach is only the beginning of the Silver Bay beach experience. There are plenty of wonderful walks to be had around Anglesey that are close by. The Silver Bay woodland lead walkers across to Trearddur Bay, another beautiful part of Anglesey all visitors should have the chance to witness. Staying safe on the beach is all about looking out for one another and knowing your limits. The ocean can be a dangerous place and should be respected. This means not swimming out of your depth, swimming alone, or going too far out. As well as this, people should take extra care to not leave things lying about on the beach. These can become hazards if someone were to trip over them, and that’s without mentioning that our furry, four-legged friends that could also potentially swallow something harmful!

If you’d like to relax on Silver Bay beach with your loved ones, then perhaps it’s time you considering lodge ownership at Silver Bay holiday village. As well as lodges, we also have a selection of stunning caravans available for purchase. So if you want a special place to escape where you don’t need to leave the country to reach paradise, call today on 01407 860 860. You can also view our eBrochure online.


19/Aug/2018
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One of the most romantic and magical days of the year is fast approaching – St. Valentine’s day is the perfect opportunity to propose to the one you love.

So why not do something extra special for the day of love this 2016, and make this the year you finally pop the big question to your loved one?

Proposing to your girlfriend, or boyfriend, is one of the biggest and most exciting journeys you’ll take on together and sets the pace for a life-long partnership. But before you do it, there are a few key things you need to consider.

One of the most important parts of any proposal is the location – and we’re yet to come across a place more strikingly beautiful than our very own shores of Anglesey, North Wales.

So if you want somewhere to create that picture-perfect moment, be sure to have a glance below and discover some of the most romantic and beautiful places our little island has to offer.

 

South Stack Cliffs

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For a proposal location with magnificent views over the Irish Sea, the South Stack Cliffs are the ideal place to get down on one knee and make your partner happy!

The views of the ocean and the wonderful lighthouse will ensure this romantic moment will be set in your memories forever.

And it makes for the perfect place to get a picture-perfect proposal photo together, too!

 

The Harbourfront Bistro

If you’re looking for a more traditional place to propose, then a restaurant proposal could be the place for you. What we like about these proposals is that they offer the perfect place to relax, whilst also allowing you to make your loved one feel extra special for others to see.

There are a few amazing venues on Anglesey perfect for this, but one of the best is the Harbourfront Bistro. Outside they have an amazing decking area looking over the ocean that’s sure to take your partner’s breath away. Perfect to make them feel like they’re on top of the world on their engagement day!

 

Silver Bay Beach

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We head back outdoors again for our next recommendation and straight to our very own Silver Bay Beach.

Our award-winning coastline is beautiful and brimming with atmosphere to set the scene for a nerve-tingling romantic moment. So whilst the stunning blue waters lap upon our award-winning soft and inviting shores, why not take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings to provide the backdrop for one life’s most memorable moments.

After that, you can spend the afternoon on the beach planning the dreamy future that lies ahead for the two of you. Our recommendation, take a champagne picnic along for the moment too…

 

Beaumaris Castle

If you’d like to incorporate some history into your big moment, then a proposal at the iconic Beaumaris Castle could be the ideal place to pop the question.

Being surrounded by the beautiful, historic scenery is sure to make your proposal feel as grand as possible – and it’ll certainly make your partner feel like a king or queen – whatever takes their fancy!

You can then enjoy an afternoon out at the castle too, so everyone wins!

Anglesey Sea Zoo

For a proposal that’s a little different, the Anglesey Sea Zoo is an exciting alternative to traditional proposal spots.

If you’re the couple that’s a little unique, then why not take your loved one down to the sea zoo and propose surrounded by underwater friends?

It’s sure to be the last thing they expect at this attraction! But it’s also the perfect place to do something a little different with your proposal.

 

The Dingle Nature Reserve

If you’re the outdoorsy type, and have always dreamt of proposing amongst nature’s finest, then look no further than the majestic Dingle Nature Reserve.

This slice of natural paradise on Anglesey is a place where your love can flourish, and you’ll certainly get some privacy if you venture down here.

So if you’re a private couple that wants your proposal to be about you, and only you, then the Dingle Nature Reserve is the perfect place to get down on one knee.

 

Red Wharf Bay

You don’t need to go abroad to find a magnificent beach, and although we’ve already touched on Silver Bay Beach, Red Wharf Bay is another beautiful place to get down on one knee.

Why not take your loved one for a romantic beach stroll before getting your ring out and making their day?

If you get the weather right too, it could be a truly spectacular moment for the two of you!

 

Dylan’s

Another local restaurant perfect for proposing is Dylan’s. Located near Menai Bridge and home to some inspiring views of the Menai Straits from their romantic balcony, Dylan’s makes for a very romantic place indeed.

Enjoy some tantalising food and celebrate with some bubbly with your new fiancé(e) at Dylan’s!

It’s sure to provide you both with a proposal to remember.

 

Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens

If you want to give your loved one a proposal surrounded by grandeur, then the Plas Newydd Country House is the ideal place to whisk them away on a romantic adventure.

Whether you want to propose in one of the beautiful, regal rooms, or perhaps would like to get lost together in the wonderful gardens, Plas Newydd offers a truely spectacular place where the two of you can experience something you’ll remember for the rest of your lives.

Don’t settle for less than your fiancé(e) deserves and begin your future together at Plas Newydd!

So there you have it, our guide to proposing on our magnificent island. We hope you feel inspired to make 2016 a special year for you and your partner. Good luck!

 

Anglesey and Silver Bay

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If you’re in love with Anglesey just as much as we are, then why not purchasing a property at Silver Bay Holiday Village?

Our holiday properties are furnished with only the finest materials and designed by true design and interior experts, and our facilities onsite including a brand new spa, as well as a private beach and a place to dock your personal boat.

Your home away from home, Silver Bay is the quintessential place to escape to without having to leave the country. Silver Bay Holiday Village is your very own hideaway at home.

To find out more, give us a call on 01407 860 111. You can also download our free online brochure to see what we’re all about.

 


19/Aug/2018
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Silver Bay Holiday Village is pleased to announce that our very own beach, Silver Bay, has been given the international Green Flag Award of coastal excellence.

Following close inspection from Keep Wales Tidy, Silver Bay has achieved Green status in every category – including:

  • Water quality standards

  • Beach management

  • No pollution or sewage

  • Manual litter removal

  • Safe public access

  • Safe for bathing

This news has come at an excellent time for Silver Bay, especially following the opening of our new seafront ice cream and snack parlour, the Tiki Hut:

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The award is also welcome news for the thousands of visitors who flock to Silver Bay coast every year, including our neighbours who call Anglesey home. A number of other Anglesey beaches have also been awarded Green status:

  • Borth Wen

  • Cemlyn

  • Porth Nobla

  • Llanfaelog

  • Cable Bay

  • Sandy Beach

  • Rhoscolyn

  • St. Davids

  • Benllech

  • Traeth Crigyll

  • Traeth Mawr

  • Aberffraw

In comparison to 2014, more Welsh beaches have been given green or blue certification than ever before. Keep Wales Tidy has also helped to award good water quality to a further 60 beaches – solidifying that Wales has some of the best coastlines throughout Europe.

If you’re just as happy about this news as we are, send us a tweet @SilverBay_ and share your thoughts.