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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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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.


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Staycations have become the new vacations with more holidaymakers choosing to holiday in the UK every year. Discover why Anglesey has become a popular holiday destination for thousands of people each year, and why you need to add it to the top of your bucket list.

Strong Culture

The people of Anglesey pride themselves on the island’s rich heritage and culture and we couldn’t agree more. There’s plenty of Welsh Culture to immerse yourself in from the use of the Welsh language being prominently used on the island, local foods and crafts. Anglesey has plenty of historical sites to choose from including the Menai Heritage Centre which provides tales of the two famous bridges, Beaumaris Castle and the Oriel in Llangefni. You will never run out of fun activities and things to do while visiting Anglesey.

Short drive away

Imagine hopping into your car and being at your holiday home in a matter of hours. No more dealing with the stress of airport security, flight delays or stressful waiting at baggage claim for your luggage. Located just a short 2-hour drive from major North West cities Manchester and Liverpool, Anglesey offers a rare opportunity to feel worlds away from big city living and enjoy the relaxation of fresh coastal air. 

Incredible food

The island of Anglesey does know a thing or two about food! Whether you’re wanting to dine in, take away or cook for yourself using locally sourced produce, you will be guaranteed an incredible dining experience. Anglesey is renowned for its vast amount of award-winning food producers including Halen Môn, Tredici Butchers and Deli and The Lobster Pot. There is an artisanal producer for every meal, you can find out more about local producers here.  

Shop til you drop

You will need to make sure there’s plenty of space in your car boot for all the fantastic shopping opportunities available on the island. There is always something extra special to pick up on a trip to Anglesey from amazing gifts for friends and family or souvenir to remember your trip. The island offers a variety of handmade shopping options including pottery, painting and cuddly toys all created by a diverse range of local artists. For the fashion-conscious traveller there’s a vast selection of delightful designer boutiques across the island, we challenge you to find something you don’t like.

Go outdoors and explore

There is no shortage of things to do in Anglesey with plenty of places to explore and learn more about the island. Anglesey is proud to be declared an Area of Natural Beauty (AONB), and we’re sure you’ll understand why within minutes of visiting. Whether you are wanting tranquil green spaces filled with colourful flowers, or stunning towering towers nestled with sea birds or beautiful long stretches of sandy beaches, Anglesey really does cater to everyone! The island is an unspoilt haven to explore, with most holidaymakers either walking or cycling from a selection of popular Anglesey routes. 

Stunning coastline

With over 125 miles of beautiful coastline, Anglesey provides the ideal playground for a range of outdoor activities and water-based sports. Whether it’s kayaking around Holy Island, boat riding to see seals and dolphins or paddleboarding, there are so many water activities for every experience level. Alternatively for those not so comfortable taking a dip in the sea, the beach offers a great location for basking in that incredible welsh sun or explore some of the hidden coves dotted around the Island.

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Introducing the latest lodge to arrive at Silver Bay Holiday Park – The Oslo. This lodge has a strong connection with its Scandinavian namesake with it’s incredibly sleek and upscale design. If you’re looking for a holiday home with an inviting atmosphere, then this is the perfect lodge for you!

The Oslo’s stunning contemporary design creates a modern and relaxing home. A mixture of light oak elements and soft grey enhance the light coming in through the french doors and the splashes of zesty yellow fabrics add to the modern feel. 

Although this lodge boasts a it’s beautifully designed modern interior, there is still a very homely feel as soon as you enter. The bright open living concept provides an inviting experience, perfect for families of all ages. The lounge is perfect for family gatherings for all seasons, with two double doors to create an indoor-outdoor space during summer and a raised log burner for the winter. 

The Oslo also features a fully fitted kitchen with all the modern appliances, perfect for feeding the family or entertaining friends. Once again the open design means you can still enjoy your company while you are in the kitchen. 

There’s plenty of sleeping space for large groups and families in this luxury lodge. The Olso hosts a main bedroom with additional en-suite, a second double bedroom and a twin room with two single beds. Each room design uses the same sleek oak and yellow colour scheme as the living space, which creates a relaxing sleeping environment. There’s plenty of wardrobe space so you can get comfortable and feel right at home.

There will be two Oslo lodges at Silver Bay, both brand new, fully furnished with decking and ready to move into. Follow the link for details about The Oslo Luxury Lodge.

            

How do you become a lodge owner at Silver Bay?

Interested in owning an Oslo lodge? Or maybe you’d like to experience Silver Bay for yourself? What better way to do so than viewing a virtual tour or get in touch to discuss your options.


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Christmas might be looking a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean that the festivities will stop. There is an extra special guest staying with us at Silver Bay across the festive season. It’s a shame that you can’t be here to meet him in person, but don’t worry you’ll still be able to interact with him. That’s right Elfis is in the building, and we have given him complete control of our social media during his stay. Make sure you follow us on social to receive some special messages from Elfis.

A message from Elfis

 

Hi everyone, I’m Elfis and I’ll be staying at the beautiful Silver Bay throughout December. Christmas is my favourite time of the year, it’s a shame that I can’t meet you all in person this year. Don’t worry, the wonderful team at Silver Bay have given me access to their social media so I can share the festive joys with all of you. I have a lot of incredible content planning for your entire family including:

  • Competition
  • Festive music playlists
  • Christmas polls
  • Christmas recipes
  • Family activities

Make sure you are following Silver Bay on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date. Come have a conversation with me, I can’t wait to speak to you. 

https://www.facebook.com/silverbayanglesey

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https://www.instagram.com/silverbayholidays/


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With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to get creative with your celebrations. Take a look at our list of innovative activities for the entire family to enjoy at home this spooky season.

Pumpkin Carving

Is it even Halloween if you’ve not carved a pumpkin? Pumpkin carving is the perfect October competition for your entire household to get involved in. There’s still plenty of socially distanced pumpkin picking opportunities around Anglesey, with farms including Bellis Brothers Farm, Chirk Castle and Manorafon Farm still offering the pumpkin picking experience. 

Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt 

With the traditional way of trick-or-treating not being possible this year, it doesn’t mean that Halloween is cancelled. It’s time to put a little twist with a trick or treat scavenger hunt, like an Easter Egg hunt but spookier!  You can hide chocolates, sweets or whatever you fancy around the house/garden. Just make sure you don’t forget about the chocolate hidden behind the radiator! Get the kids all dressed up as normal and send them off on their hunt!

Host a Virtual Halloween Party

Despite not being able to socialise indoors with anyone outside of your household, it doesn’t mean you can still enjoy Halloween with them. Thanks to technology there are still ways for you to connect with your friends/family during this spooky season. Decorate your house, throw on a fang-tastic outfit and let the party begin! You can have a virtual costume contest, tell spooky stories, or even host a classic Zoom quiz (Halloween edition of course). 

Halloween movie marathon

There’s nothing better than getting cosy on the sofa with the family on a cold autumn day. In this era of movie subscription services, there are thousands of movies available to watch with a few clicks of a button. There’s plenty of spooktastic Halloween films for the entire family to enjoy with kids classics like Corpse Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Casper! For those feeling extra brave horror classics including IT and The Shining are perfect for this season, even if you’re watching through your fingers! 


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Silver Bay Holiday Village is situated on Holy Island, located just off the western edge of the Isle of Anglesey. Yes, you read that correctly, this is an island off the coast of another island! Covering an area of only 15 square miles, Holy Island might be small but it certainly packs a punch with coastlines full of tiny coves, sweeping bays and stunning headlands. There’s so much to explore on this gorgeous island.

Porth Dafarch

Porthdafarch Rd, Holyhead LL65 2LS

20 minute drive from Silver Bay

 

Porth Dafarch is a picturesque cove located over a mile south-west of Holyhead on Holy Island. Perfect for families, Porth Dafarch’s sandy beach is nicely sheltered below rugged headlands making it ideal for safe paddling and swimming. It’s an extremely popular beach for water sports including canoeing, surfing and coasteering and scuba diving.

This beach is owned by the National Trust and is just one of 6 beaches on Anglesey to have a Blue Flag status for its water quality and cleanliness. In fact, during high season this beach is cleaned every morning. For all our dog owners, please note that this beach has a dog ban between May 1st and September 30th. A Beach Warden is on duty during late May and early September to enforce this rule. 

 

Trearddur Bay Beach

Trearddur Bay, Holyhead LL65 2UL 

14 minute drive from Silver Bay

This popular wide sandy beach is located about 2 miles south of Holyhead. Scuba diving and sailing are popular activities at Trearddur Bay when conditions are good this beach is also popular for surfing. If you’re not into watersports don’t worry, this beach is also popular for fishing so you can still enjoy the water. 

There are two incredible restaurants located by this beach Waterfront Restaurant and The Sea Shanty Bar/Restaurant so there’s plenty of options for food during your trip. Please note that dog restrictions apply on the southern half of the beach between May 1st and September 30th with Beach Wardens on duty. 

 

Porth Castell and Porth Diana

Trearddur Rd, Trearddur Bay, Holyhead LL65

15 minute drive from Silver Bay

Here you are getting two beaches in one with these two neighbouring small sandy coves. Located within a short walking distance from Trearddur Bay, these beaches are extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Porth Diana is the largest of the beaches and is commonly used by the local yacht club for mooring. For those looking to swim or snorkel then Porth Castell is the better choice. 

 

Borthwen, Traeth Borth Wen

 

Rhoscolyn, Holyhead LL65 2NX

12 minutes drive from Silver Bay

Borthwen is located approximately halfway between Traeth Bychan and Benllech, it has a shore of pebbles, rocks and rock pools backed by low cliffs. Access to this beach is down a little-used path, be careful these are very steep steps. There is a small free car park near the beach and the beach also hosts a few basic amenities including toilets and showers. 

This is a great beach for the entire family with its shallow sloping sands and abundance of rockpools to explore. The most popular activities are kayaking/canoeing, diving, snorkelling, sailing and swimming. 

 

Silver Bay/Traeth Llydan, Rhoscolyn

We couldn’t write this list without including the beach right here at Silver Bay! If you love quiet secluded beaches then this is the perfect place for you. This crescent-shaped shady bay is about 600 yards wide with a few rocky islets and a colourful variety of pebbles that can be found on the shore. Silver Bay Beach is perfect to walk your furry friends as this beach is dog friendly.

If you’re looking to explore a little more of Silver Bay, visit Porth yr Ych a short distance to the west, this small cove of rocks and shingles is perfect for those like a little physical adventure. 

 

It is also worth remembering that there are picturesque coves all the way around Holy Island ready for you to explore.


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Here at Silver Bay, we think Anglesey is pretty great. We benefit greatly from the picturesque background we are lucky enough to reside in. Wales is one of the best places to be if you are an avid walker. We have hills, scenery, beaches, and the pubs to stop off after a long trek aren’t too bad either.

There are a number of beautiful walks all over the Anglesey coast for all range of walking abilities. Whether you are an experienced walker looking for lengthy and challenging walks, or someone who just enjoys some fresh air, Anglesey has it all. 

Here at Silver Bay, we are endlessly proud of our private beach, which won the Green Coast Award! It’s not only scenic, full of character and relaxation, but it’s a great starting place for a walk. 

Here are a few walks which start at Silver Bay, and end back at Silver Bay. Ready, set, GO!

Silver Bay Beach Loop

This relaxing walk takes you in a loop from the beach, right back to it! The walk is long enough just to get your heart rate up and stretch your legs. This route stretches 3.39km, perfect for the whole family to get those steps in. To The Deckhouse for a refreshment anyone?

Silver Bay – Traeth Borthwen – Silver Bay

What’s better than the beach? TWO beaches! This walk takes you from Silver Bay Beach to Borthwen Beach in no time! The walk is 3.71km long, just slightly longer than the Silver Bay Loop. This walk takes you on a beautiful coastal route, perfect for all the budding photographers. Pack up a picnic and get your trainers on! The best bit? When you’re finished, you end up right back where you started.

Silver Bay – Borthwen Beach – St. Gwenfaen’s Church – Silver Bay

This is for the avid walkers! Following the coastal walk to Borthwen Beach, this walk gives you the choice of carrying on further, or turning back. Choosing to continue on, this stretch is 6.01km. Passing the fabulous Gastro Pub, The White Eagle you can be sure of a refreshment en route! This walk takes you to St. Gwenfaen’s Church where you can appreciate the stunning medieval architecture, built in 650 AD. After this, you follow the route right back to Silver Bay Beach – just in time for tea!