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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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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meet the checkpoint cut off times, navigate and collect all the honesty pages and to make it back to camp without being withdrawn and or DNF (did not finish) your position, then for the last time, you settle down for the night in Aberffraw.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


Image Source: Rib Ride Website

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.

Fresh crab…..


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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.

Great location…..


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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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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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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

https://twitter.com/SilverBay_

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.