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.
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.