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We’re keen bloggers here at Silver Bay Holiday Parks 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 bi-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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In the surroundings of beautiful woodland and just a short walk from the famous Lligwy beach, our luxury caravan development is the perfect holiday escape in North Wales.

Brook Views Development

The luxury caravans we have available in our Brook Views development make for the ideal Anglesey retreat. Available fully furnished and with a spacious decking area, you can sit back and relax, surrounded by the tranquil woodland location whilst also in the luxurious solace of one of our holiday homes.

Containing all the modern comforts you hope and expect of a luxury caravan, those available in Brook Views make for the perfect home-from-home whenever you fancy escaping to Anglesey. 

Whether you’re looking for something more contemporary or traditional in style, we offer both. There are also two or three bed options available depending on which size fits your needs. 

Take a look at the gallery below to get a better picture of what you can expect from one of our luxury caravans at Lligwy.

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Interested in what we’ve got to offer? Fancy learning more? You can download a brochure here, come and visit us on site here or if you fancy a chat over the phone, request a callback here.

The Oakland’s Leisure Complex

There’s more to offer than just the great location at our Lligwy holiday park though. Recently we were pleased to unveil Lligwy’s new leisure complex! 

The Oakland’s, at the heart of the site, offers residents a great place to enjoy the company of friends and family with a coffee, tea or even an alcoholic beverage of two if you prefer!

There’s also a games room, gymnasium and fitness studio, giving you plenty of options for activities during each of your breaks.

Click here to learn more about The Oakland’s.

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Lligwy Beach

Just beyond the woodland surrounds of our Lligwy holiday park is the award-winning Lligwy beach!

A short walk will bring you to this stunning location. Learn more about Lligwy beach by clicking here.

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The award-winning Lligwy Beach is just a short walk away.

If you’d like to find out more, you’re able to download a brochure here, come and visit us on site here or if you’d like to chat over the phone, request a callback here


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Spooky season is upon us! Thankfully, there are plenty of events and activities taking place on Anglesey and nearby to let you celebrate in style. If you’re looking for something to do with the children, or want to experience some more hardcore scares, there’s something for everyone in this list.

Pumpkin Picking at Hooton’s Homegrown

A great way to get little ones involved in Halloween is to go pumpkin picking! Lots of farm shops are now offering the chance to pick your own pumpkins in time for Halloween decorating! Hooton’s Homegrown farm shop on Anglesey, already well known for its produce, is a great place to give it a go.

From Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 23 miles, 35 mins approx. 

From Silver Bay Lligwy: 16 miles, 26 mins approx.

Visit their website here.

Beaumaris Castle Spooky Halloween 

Another great opportunity for families is the Beaumaris Castle Halloween trail. Put on your creepiest costume and head on down to the 13th century castle for a clue based trail leading around the grounds. The castle is certainly more than just a Halloween venue, making it worth the entry fee for a day of exploring this Autumn.

From Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 27 miles, 45 mins approx. 

From Silver Bay Lligwy: 13 miles, 25 mins approx.

Learn more here.

Zip World Ffear Fforest

A trip inland from Anglesey will bring you to the woodland theme park at Betws-y-Coed, which between 22nd-31st October adds a spooky angle to proceedings. An evening pass gives you access to the transformed Ffear Forest, which includes a ‘Cursed Coaster’ ride, a spooky netted jungle inhabited by clowns, a ‘Screamride’ and more.

From Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 45 miles, 1hr, 10mins approx. 

From Silver Bay Lligwy: 38 miles, 1 hr approx.

Ticket info here.

Beaumaris Gaol Ghost Hunt

Certainly one not for the faint of heart, this midnight ghost hunt is very much for the Halloween die-hards. The exclusive tour, which must be booked in advance, takes you around Beaumaris Gaol, a Victorian era decommissioned prison on Anglesey. This is a serious spooktacular, complete with Ouija boards, EMF meters and more. If you fancy a daytime visit, the Gaol also operates as a museum. More info here.

From Silver Bay Rhoscolyn: 27 miles, 45 mins approx. 

From Silver Bay Lligwy: 13 miles, 23 mins approx.

Ticket info here.

And don’t forget Silver Bay’s very own party celebrations, Busy Bayers school holiday activities and the annual pumpkin carving competition.


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Across the calendar, Anglesey offers a number of extreme competitions, from ultra marathons to triathlons.

Arguably the hardest of them all is the Ring O’Fire ultra marathon. The 135-mile coastal path event takes place across three days, circumnavigating the isle and combining the beautiful scenery with at times brutal terrain. This event makes for both one of the most visually stunning but physically challenging ultra marathon events in the the British Isles.

Off the back of completing the gruelling three-day Ring O’ Fire ultra marathon, we caught up with Hayley White, the fastest woman in the 2021 competition. Here’s her breakdown of the event.

In September 2021 I competed in the Ring O’ Fire race on the Island of Anglesey. It has become something of a tradition to the Island and is celebrating its 10th year in 2021.

“Day one is approximately 36 miles and you have nine hours to complete the distance. To make sure all runners don’t accidently omit parts of the coastal path, honesty books are placed at strategic places so that you have to rip a page out and present it to a Marshal at the next Checkpoint.  An omitted page will cause a penalty of 3 hrs and for some, this could take them then outside of the cut off time. Day one is from Breakwater Country Park to Amlwch.

Day two starts at 6am. The distance is around 66 miles and has to be completed in 18 hours. If you are successful to meet the checkpoint cut off times, navigate and collect all the honesty pages and to make it back to camp without being withdrawn and or DNF (did not finish) your position, then for the last time, you settle down for the night in Aberffraw.

The third and final day is approximately 34 miles and you have nine and a half hours to complete.  Day three is another early start at 6am from Aberffraw and you finish right back where you started, in Breakwater Country Park.”

Hayeley had this to say on her experience: “I decided to enter Ring O’ Fire because I had never spent any time as a child or in fact, my later years on the Island and so, thought it was a great way to see Anglesey and take part in a race. Whilst I had to concentrate on navigation and keeping a check on my peers in the race, I was taken aback at how beautiful the coastline, villages and peninsular were.

In parts it was breath-taking, and I remember on many occasions over the three days promising myself to come back to the island, especially with my husband and our son Freddie.

 

Hayley at the finish line, with the overall winner Joe Baker.

“Particular favourites of mine were Church Bay, Dullas and Moelfre, pretty cottages at Penmon Point, unforgettable Beaumaris, Newborough Forest and  “Mojitos” at Rhosneigr, who generously handed out Bacon Butties at the beginning of Day three. 

“Silver Bay was absolutely stunning and the hive of activity in the coves and bays before and after (rock climbing, swimming, kayaks and plenty of other people walking taking in the sites) was very evident.

“How have I never spent more time on Anglesey? It has everything and copious amounts more.  Whilst the race weekend was back-to-back blue sky and very hot, for the time of year, I could equally imagine in Winter it being just as idyllic in a different way.

“Anglesey and the Ring O’ Fire will hold a very special place in my heart and mind. I successfully completed the race and was crowned First Female Finisher.”  

To Learn more, click HERE.

Other events on Anglesey

Here are some of the other endurance events that take place on Anglesey enjoyed by many of Silver Bay’s owners each year;

Superfeet Sandman events

For the hardiest of competitors, the Superfeet Sandman Triathlons and Duathlons offer the ultimate physical test along the beautiful beaches of Anglesey and through Newborough Forest, combining sea swimming, cycling and running.

Described as ‘the most beautiful triathlon in the race calendar’, this is certainly not one to miss for those looking for a serious test of endurance. Learn more HERE.

Half and Trial Half Marathons

Runners who like a challenge can check out both the half marathons and trial half marathons held on Anglesey. The 13-mile road race begins on Menai suspension bridge, with stunning views of Snowdonia National Park and the Menai Straits. The trail half marathon is the sister event, and takes competitors off-road through the scenic surrounds of Newborough Forest.

There are also 10K versions of each event available, for those looking to take on a shorter distance. The road race also offers a children’s 1-mile Dragons Dash race for families to enjoy. Find out more HERE. 

Tour De Mon (Cycling)

Those who prefer their exercise on two wheels can check out the Tour De Mon in Holyhead. This unique race offers the unrivalled experience of riding along huge stretches of the Anglesey coastline, with four different race lengths to opt for. 

From the Teulu 3.5 mile race, designed for families, to the Mawr 106 mile race, there’s something for everyone with a bike and an eagerness to experience the beautiful coastline in this unique way. For more information, click HERE.


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We are over halfway through the children’s holidays with the bank holiday closeby and so we thought it a good time to outline some of the more adventurous days out that our owners have been enjoying over the summer holidays so far;

Naturally many of Anglesey’s more exhilarating activities are coastal;

Anglesey Adventures – enjoy a day hugging the coast with a mix of climbing, swimming & jumping, enjoying the best views that Anglesey has to offer.
Drive time;
Silver Bay Rhoscolyn – 20 mins
Silver Bay Lligwy – 39 mins

Image Source: Anglesey Adventures Website

Rib Ride – we drive over the Menai bridge frequently, but seeing it from the Menai Straights gives a completely different perspective. Enjoy a little history lesson mixed with the exhilaration of a high-powered Rib coupled with the beauty of the Menai Straits.
Drive time;
Silver Bay Rhoscolyn – 43 mins
Silver Bay Lligwy – 32 mins


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Geko Surf – Rhosneigr is well known for its surfing, enjoy a lesson or if something a little more serene is required, why not try paddleboarding.l
Drive time;
Silver Bay Rhoscolyn – 28 mins
Silver Bay Lligwy – 34 mins

A Little Further Afield

Zip World – there are 3 Zip Worlds with the closest being just off the island in Betws Y Coed. Together with the Zip aka flying down a mountain on a zip wire, other activities include treetop climbing and the Sky Ride.
Drive time;
Silver Bay Rhoscolyn – 1hr 11mins
Silver Bay Lligwy – 1hr 1min

Surf Snowdonia – enjoy surf lessons in a more controlled environment where you are guaranteed waves, every day of the week!
Drive time;
Silver Bay Rhoscolyn – 1hr 8 mins
Silver Bay Lligwy – 58 mins

Head over to our Facebook page to share your experiences and ideas for action-packed days out this summer! 


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Did you know that your holiday home is also a base to explore the culinary delights that the island of Anglesey has to offer? What better way to enjoy Anglesey than eating local produce by what Anglesey is best known for, its coastline, strewn with great examples and here, we feature just a few for your enjoyment. Be warned that opening times are often dependent on both the weather and the availability of local produce so it’s worth checking in before you set off.

Some of these cafe’s and beach huts don’t have websites or a Facebook presence so we’ve done our best to provide links where we can! Of course, you might choose to walk or cycle to any of these from your holiday home, but to give you an idea of distance, we’ve measured it by drive time. 

Lligwy Beach Cafe
Rated the No1. beach in North Wales by The Sunday Times, Lligwy Beach is truly stunning with very shallow waters. The cafe itself serves wonderful home-made pastries, cakes and hot drinks. The neighbouring shacks house wood-fired pizza and an ice-cream parlour.

Pizza on the beach…..

View from the beach cafe and beach shacks……..

Address: Lligwy, Dulas LL70 9PQ
Proximity to Silver Bay, Lligwy, drive 5 mins
Proximity to Silver Bay, Rhoscolyn, drive 44 mins 

Licence To Grill

You’ll catch this memorable mobile takeaway on the picturesque Porth Dafarch beach, near Trearddur Bay with lovely spots that are sheltered from the wind. They have the first word in local produce & you can keep up with them via their Facebook where they post which fresh seafood they are serving day to day. Popular dishes include catches of the day such as lobster, dressed crab and mussles. In addition, for those after something meatier they serve locally sourced meats and to finish off if there’s still room, they also have a wide selection of locally baked cheesecakes for dessert.

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Fresh mussels……

Address: Porth Dafarch beach, Unnamed Road, Holyhead LL65 2LR
Proximity to Silver Bay, Lligwy, drive 42 mins
Proximity to Silver Bay, Rhoscolyn, drive 18 mins 

Ann’s Pantry

Situated in the well known village of Moelfre, close to the beach sits Ann’s Pantry – a quirky cafe that’s been serving fresh local food since 1926. Dog’s are welcome and according to the reviews. The scones served with jam and clotted cream are not to be missed.

A quirky garden setting with sea views….


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Address: Moelfre, Anglesey LL72 8HL
Proximity to Silver Bay, Lligwy, drive 6 mins
Proximity to Silver Bay, Rhoscolyn, drive 41 mins 

Coffee Cups Toll House

Nestled on the edge of Penrhos Nature Reserve, near Holyhead, this cafe is a well earned treat after a walk around the picturesque Penrhos Nature Reserve. Enjoy outdoor seating in beach huts and dare we say it, Anglesey’s best afternoon tea.

The original toll house…..

Afternoon tea…..


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Address: Penrhos Nature Reserve The Tollhouse, Holyhead LL65 2JE
Proximity to Silver Bay, Lligwy, drive 35 mins
Proximity to Silver Bay, Rhoscolyn, drive 14 mins 

The Bay Cafe

Take in the breathtaking seaviews from the outside seating area whilst enjoying an all day breakfast followed by a well earned walk on the beach.

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Stunning views……..


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Address: Beach Rd, Benllech, Tyn-y-Gongl LL74 8SW
Proximity to Silver Bay, Lligwy, drive 9 mins
Proximity to Silver Bay, Rhoscolyn, drive 41 mins 

And of course, nestled on Silver Bay beach (Rhoscolyn), we have our very own Beach Shack, home to great coffee and snacks during peak times, whenever the sun is shining. 

Finally, even though it’s not, strictly speaking, a beach cafe, we need to mention the Marram Grass where, one could argue, the most recent foodie revolution on Anglesey started. This grassroots caravan site cafe/bistro elevated the Barrie Brothers to stardom. 

 


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What a fantastic way to mark the start of summer here at Silver Bay, both of our neighbouring beaches have been given accolades including the highest standard of water quality together with the no1 beach in Wales, as rated by the Sunday Times.

2021 The Sunday Times Best British Beach Guide

Of the best 50 beaches in the UK, we are very proud to announce that Lligwy beach, a short walk from Silver Bay’s Lligwy holiday park has been rated the No1. beach in Wales. The editor notes “a stream meanders across the glittering yellow sands” and goes on to describe how he also walked a mile northwest along the dunes to the secret sands of Traeth yr Ora. 


Lligwy Beach, Anglesey, North Wales

Natural Resources Wales Beach Water Quality Survey 2021

Each year Natural Resources Wales tests the water quality of the beaches around the country and recently, we’ve received some great news! We are delighted (but not surprised) to announce that both Silver Bay Rhoscolyn beach and the beach closest to Silver Bay Holiday Park Lligwy have both achieved the highest standard of excellence. The report, which outlines results from the bathing water monitoring programme, supports all that we shout about these two very special beaches.

Silver Bay beach near Rhoscolyn, is a beautiful secluded beach with direct access from Silver Bay Holiday Park;

Silver Bay Holiday Village with award-winning private beach.
Silver Bay Beach, Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales

Taking care of our immediate surroundings and beaches is vital, but Looking after our environment beyond is extremely important to us here at Silver Bay. We’re doing more to show just how much we care. Silver Bay Holiday Park, Rhsocolyn has a David Bellamy Gold Award and Silver Bay Holiday Park, Lligwy has just taken delivery of the UK’s first eco lodge.

Silver Bay holiday parks in Anglesey, North Wales are situated at both the North and South side of the island, Silver Bay Holiday Park, Rhoscolyn has private access to Silver Bay beach whilst Silver Bay Holiday Park, Lligwy is a short walk from Lligwy beach. If you’d like to know more about our holiday parks on Anglesey please Get In Touch to arrange with any questions or to arrange a visit.


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Over the past few years, there have been a lot of conversations about environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies. The combination of ever-increasing energy prices and the fear of overusing fossil fuels to generate power has led more people to look for ecologically sustainable alternatives for energy sources. 

That’s why we’re proud to announce that Silver Bay is the first holiday park in the UK to offer eco-friendly holiday homes fully equipped with solar panels and heat pumps. These upgraded lodges will be available for purchase at our brand new holiday park Silver Bay Lligwy shortly. Not only does this allow the chance to cut your carbon footprint, you’ll also enjoy reduce bills and outgoings. 

How does it work?

Solar panels are usually placed on the roof of your holiday home, ideally in a location that gets the maximum sunlight throughout the day. These panels absorb the light and convert that energy into electricity to power the home and also heat up the water tank. 

A common misconception about solar panels is that they only work properly if they are exposed to long periods of uninterrupted sunshine. We can confidently tell you that that is simply not true, even on cloudy days the panels can generate enough energy to produce electricity and hot water for all guests to enjoy.  

Why should you invest in an eco-friendly holiday home? 

Solar panels and heat pumps can reduce carbon emissions by up to 73%, equating to a saving of up to 511 tones of carbon emissions per year. Solar panels are a great investment for your holiday homes as they reduce the cost of electricity meaning you don’t have to worry about how much energy you use while you’re away. After your panels are installed the only thing you will notice is the savings you will be making. Unlike generators, solar panels create no noise pollution, so you don’t have to worry about an annoying buzzing sound ruining your holiday. Click here to view the interior of these fully furnished luxury lodges.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our eco-friendly holiday homes, or how you can upgrade your current property click here to get in touch with our team or call 01407 860 111

 


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Anglesey is one of the most perfect places in the entire UK to staycation. But don’t just take our word for it. The Times has recently released their list of the Best British Island Escapes, with incredible destinations from Cornwall to the Shetlands. We’re pleased to see our very own Anglesey has topped the list. Let’s explore what makes Anglesey an incredible destination for your next adventure. 

Visit Snowdonia National Park 

When you visit Anglesey you’re just a stone’s throw away from Snowdonia National Park and it’s easy to make a day trip out there. This national park is home to Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales as well as shimmering lakes offering a vast range of opportunities for outdoor activities. Snowdonia is a favourite amongst trekking enthusiasts and climbers alike, however, there is an opportunity for casual walkers to enjoy the mountains at a leisurely pace. We’d recommend getting there early to experience the stunning sunrise at the top of the mountain, don’t forget to bring your camera to take plenty of photos. 

Water sports

Anglesey is the largest island in North Wales, with 123 miles of stunning coastline it offers a playground for those seeking water-based adventures in the great outdoors. The coastline is full of blue flag beaches, rolling dunes, hidden coves and cliffs that tower overhead. But it’s the incredible waters that bring adrenaline junkies back repeatedly, with activities including water sailing, kayaking, surfing and sea paddling available. Did you know that you can go diving in Anglesey to discover the hidden underwater world full of reefs and shipwrecks? There is never a shortage of activities for those wanting to dive into the adventure!

Explore the smaller islands

There are a number of beautiful smaller islands off the coast of Anglesey that are great to explore on foot when the tide allows it or catch a boat to visit. One of the most popular is Puffin Island, which as the name suggests is home to a large group of puffins in the spring and early summer. This is an incredible chance to get close to these magnificent birds and makes for a great activity for the entire family. 

Experience South Stack 

South Stack is undoubtedly one of the most jaw-dropping parts of Anglesey, this viewpoint and RSPB reserve at Holy Island offers breathtaking views and is the perfect backdrop for your holiday snaps! Take a stroll along the cliffs to explore the South Stack lighthouse which is perfected on the top of a giant mound of rocks. Here you can experience breathtaking uninterrupted views of the zig-zagging coastline heading south of Holy Island. 

Ultimate relaxation 

Everyday life can be very busy, with people constantly switched on and staring at their smartphone phones and laptops it can be very hard to switch off. Anglesey makes that a little easier. As soon as you drive over that Menai Bridge, you will notice it gets a little quieter. In fact, Anglesey is one of the least crowded holiday destinations in Britain according to the Island Cottage Research. There’s plenty of relaxation opportunities from connecting with nature on a technology-free hike, to relaxing on the beach or visiting a spa to melt away your worries. So place your phone down, disconnect from the outside world and take the time to appreciate the soothing Anglesey air! 


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Looking for a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of life? Then look no further than Silver Bay! This year we will be welcoming a brand new lodge development park on the north of Anglesey, giving holidaymakers a wider range of options when looking to purchase in North Wales.

Our New Development

Introducing Silver Bay Lligwy – an exciting new development located on the northside of Anglesey. Just 15 minutes off the A55, Silver Bay Lligwy is situated near the popular tourist beach of Benllech and the well-known village of Moelfre. This new holiday park is set in the woodlands overlooking the Lligwy Brook offering guests a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. Here you can feel at one with nature, you’ll feel a world away from civilisation whilst being very close to all that the park and Anglesey has to offer.

Our new development is situated at a caravan park formerly known as Rynys. Silver Bay Lligwy is home to a variety of luxury lodges and caravans, all the properties on the site are move-in ready and will be available by the summer of 2021. 

The site will provide guests with an updated and fully refurbished reception room and facilities. These facilities include The Lookout coffee lounge, games room, gym, and The Woodlands adventure playground. Additionally, residents at Lligwy will have the privilege of trout fishing rights, in the stream that runs through the site. There is really something to keep everyone entertained within the grounds of Silver Bay Lligwy.

Lligwy Beach

Located just a short distance away from Silver Bay Lligwy is the renowned Traeth Lligwy beach. The beach is very clean and is backed by low sand dunes giving it a wild, open feeling. At low tide, the wide, sandy beach offers plenty of room for a variety of beach games and sunbathing. Lligwy beach is extremely popular with water sports enthusiasts, the water is perfect for all types of surfing including windsurfing and kitesurfing. 

Anglesey Coastal Path

Lligwy is the perfect location for nature lovers, not only is the holiday park surrounded by beautiful woodlands, it is also located just a short walk from the Anglesey Coastal Path which offers a 130-mile route around the island. The path is primarily catered for walkers, but can also be used by cyclists and horse riders in selected sections passing through a mixture of landscapes. There isn’t a dull moment on this adventure. 

How can you become a lodge owner at Silver Bay Lligwy?

Interested in owning a lodge on Lligwy Falls? Or maybe you’d like to experience Silver Bay for yourself? You can give us a call on 01407 860860 or request a callback and a member of our friendly team will be in touch.