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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.

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Looking for things to do in Holyhead? We’ve put together some of the best walks, outside spaces and places to eat on the island; keep reading to find out more.

Holyhead Coastal Walks

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Anglesey Coastal Path

Passing through farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs and woodland, the Anglesey Coastal Path follows the majority of the island’s coastline. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is definitely worth a visit for the walkers out there.

Download the route maps here: https://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en/about-anglesey/isle-of-anglesey-coastal-path/

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Rhoscolyn Circular Walk

The Rhoscolyn Circular Walk is a pleasant walk for the whole family and part of the route passes right by Silver Bay. Take a walk through history and pay a visit to the church, featuring a 15th century font, St Gwenfaen’s Well and the tower on Ynys Gwylanod.

Download the route here: https://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/media/73800/circular_walks_rhoscolyn.pdf

Places to see in Holyhead

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Trearddur Bay

Trearddur Bay’s large, sandy beach attracts all kinds of people, including families, surfers, jet ski enthusiasts and fisherman. The rocky coastline and clear waters also make it a popular spot for diving enthusiasts from across the country.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 12 minutes

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Beddmanarch Bay and Penhros Coastal Park

Beddmanarch Bay has far reaching sand and mud floats as well as views across Traeth y Gribin to the western coast of Anglesey. Take a nature walk through the woodland and admire the view over the bay from the many benches and picnic tables.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 16 minutes

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Porth Dafarch

Situated between Trearddur Bay and Holyhead, Porth Dafarch is a beautiful sandy cove surrounded by rocky headland, ideal for a peaceful family day out. The cycle friendly beach is popular with scuba divers and sea canoeists as well as those just looking to relax.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 18 minutes

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South Stack

Made up of heathland and farmland and set on a set of dramatic cliffs, South Stack is an amazing spot for the keen birdwatcher. In spring you can see guillemots, razorbills and puffins and you may even catch a glimpse of the rare chough.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 27 minutes

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Breakwater Country Park

Breakwater Country Park is perfect for a family day out and captures the beauty and history of Anglesey. Discover more about the wildlife and industrial heritage or enjoy the numerous walks available for all different levels.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 27 minutes

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North Stack

North Stack offers stunning views of the Anglesey coastline, famous for its bird and marine life and maritime history. For the keen climber, the area offers some of the most adventurous climbing spots in the UK.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 37 minutes

Places to eat in Holyhead

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The White Eagle

Enjoy a three course meal, a casual bite or a drink on the terrace, all in the relaxing setting of The White Eagle. The seasonal menu features locally-sourced produce, from award-winning family butchers to oysters freshly harvested from the Menai.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 6 minutes

Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, LL65 2NJ

Opening hours: Open every day, 12 – 11pm

Website: https://www.white-eagle.co.uk/

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Sea Shanty Cafe

Take some time to relax and refresh after a day at the beach at the Sea Shanty Cafe, located on Trearddur Bay. There’s all sorts of options, from hearty breakfasts and sandwiches to delicious fish and steak dishes, plus an ice cream parlour open until 10pm.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 12 minutes

Lon St Ffraid, Trearddur Bay, LL65 2YR

Opening hours: Open every day, 9am – 10pm

Website: https://seashantycafe.co.uk/

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The Black Seal

The Black Seal is a contemporary restaurant and bar located right next to the beach in Trearddur Bay, serving up the best in British cuisine. Just fancy a drink? The Black Seal also has a gin bar, stunning cocktails and an exciting range of craft beers.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 13 minutes

Lon Isallt, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2UP

Opening hours: Open every day, 11am – 11pm

Website: http://www.theblackseal.co.uk/

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The Seacroft

The Seacroft is a five star pub and restaurant with rooms located in Trearddur Bay. Cosy up next to the roaring open fire and enjoy a warm welcome and superb local food. Relax with a tipple from the bar with its impressive wine list and award-winning cask ales.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 13 minutes

Ravenspoint Road, Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, LL65 2YU

Opening hours: Breakfast – 8 – 11am (Sat & Sun), Food – 12 – 2:30pm & 5 – 9pm (Mon – Thu), 12 – 2:30pm & 5 – 9:30pm (Fri), 12 – 9:30pm (Sat), 12 – 9pm (Sun). Bar open every day, 11am – 11pm

Website: https://www.robinsonsbrewery.com/pubs-inns-and-hotels/find-a-pub/t-z/theseacroft

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Catch 22 Brasserie

Catch 22 is a contemporary family run restaurant on the Isle of Anglesey. The seasonal menu is centred around locally sourced ingredients to create dishes with international flavours as well as some British home comforts.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 14 minutes

London Road, Valley, Anglesey, LL65 3DP

Opening hours: 10:30am – 2:30pm & 5:30 – 8:30pm (Tue – Fri), 10:30am – 9pm (Sat), 10:30am – 8pm (Sun)

Website: http://www.catch22brasserie.co.uk/

We hope this list has shown you all the amazing things to do in Holyhead. Want to find out more about the local area? Take a look at our map of fun things to do in North Wales or find out what events are coming up this year in our 2019 events calendar.

Interested in having all this on your doorstep? Download our free brochure or arrange a visit and a member of our friendly team will be in touch shortly.


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Looking for fun things to do in North Wales? Then look no further! We’ve put together the best attractions and places of interest in the area so you can focus on having a good time.

Holyhead Golf Club

Holyhead Golf Club offers one of the best golfing spots in Wales. Enjoy fantastic views towards the mountains of Snowdonia while playing the challenging 18 hole championship course. Whatever your level, it’s a great place to hone your golfing skills.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 14 minutes

Holyhead Golf Club, Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, LL65 2YL

Website: https://www.holyheadgolfclub.co.uk/

Holyhead Maritime Museum

Step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales, situated on picturesque Newry Beach. The museum is a fantastic family experience where you can find out about shipwrecks, gallant rescues and pirates.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 22 minutes

Newry Beach, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 1YD

Opening hours: From Easter to the end of October, Tuesday to Sunday

Website: http://www.holyheadmaritimemuseum.co.uk/

South Stack Lighthouse

Built in 1809 and reopened in 2017, the historic South Stack Lighthouse is located on a small island 30 metres from Holyhead Island. Take a tour of the lighthouse engine room before climbing to the top; you might even see some puffins while you’re there!

Drive time from Silver Bay: 26 minutes

Holyhead, LL65 1YH

Opening hours: From 6th April, 10am – 4pm (Sat – Thu), 1pm – 4pm (Fri), last tour is 3:30pm

Website: http://www.southstacklighthouse.com/

Anglesey Circuit

Set on the west coast of Anglesey, Anglesey Circuit provides visitors with a challenging and exciting circuit in a breathtaking location. Whether you want to watch one of the amazing events or experience the track for yourself, it makes a perfect day out.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 29 minutes

Anglesey Circuit, Ty Croes, Anglesey, Wales, LL63 5TF

Website: https://www.angleseycircuit.com/

Cemlyn Bay and Lagoon

The enchanting curved bay is unique with its shingle ridge, known as Esgair Cemlyn, which divides the open sea from a saline coastal lagoon. In summer the lagoon provides a sanctuary for its famous tern colony so make sure to get your binoculars at the ready.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 32 minutes

Anglesey Transport Museum

Drive time from Silver Bay: 33 minutes

Tyddyn Pwrpas, Newborough, Anglesey, LL61 6TN

Opening hours: 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm (March – October)

Website: http://angleseytransportmuseum.co.uk/

Greenwood Family Park

Voted the best family day out in North Wales, Greenwood Family Park is full of action and adventure for the whole family to enjoy. You can even grab yourself a season pass so you can go back as many times as you’d like throughout the year.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 37 minutes

Greenwood, Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, LL56 4QN

Opening hours: Open daily 10am – 5:30pm

Website: https://www.greenwoodfamilypark.co.uk/

Anglesey Model Village

Newly opened in 2019, step into the tiny world of Anglesey Model Village featuring all the famous landmarks and features of the island. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it’s a great place to relax and play. Plus there’s a lovely cafe to enjoy a cuppa or bite to eat.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 38 minutes

Anglesey Model Village, Newborough, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, LL61 6RS

Opening hours: 10am – 3pm (Mon & Tue), 10am – 5:30pm (Wed – Sun)

Website: http://www.angleseymodelvillage.co.uk/

Parys Mountain Windmill

Located on Parys Mountain, one of the highest points on Anglesey, the Grade II listed Parys Mountain Windmill was formerly used to pump water out of the copper mine. The windmill has been an empty shell since 1929 and is definitely worth a visit.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 40 minutes

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Anglesey Sea Zoo features over 40 tanks displaying the best of British marine wildlife, from octopuses and lobsters to seahorses and catsharks. Learn about British marine habitats as well as the research and conservation work that is helping to save them.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 40 minutes

Opening hours: 10am – 3:45pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 4:45pm (Sat & Sun)

Anglesey Sea Zoo and Marine Resource Centre, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey, LL61 6TQ

Website: https://www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk/

Copper Kingdom

Located in the picturesque fishing harbour of Amlwch Port, the award winning Copper Kingdom tells the tale of copper mining from its discovery in 1768 to the present day. Family friendly and wheelchair accessible, Copper Kingdom is perfect for everyone.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 41 minutes

Amlwch Industrial Heritage Trust, Amlwch Port, Anglesey, LL68 9DB

Website: http://copperkingdom.co.uk/copper-kingdom/

Red Wharf Bay

Once an important port, Red Wharf Bay lies on the east coast of Anglesey between the villages of Pentraeth and Benllech. The sandy beach stretches 2.5 miles from a tower of limestone called Castell Mawr down to Bwrdd Arthur.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 41 minutes

Beaumaris Castle

Regarded as the finest of all the Edwardian castles in Wales, Beaumaris Castle is an unfinished masterpiece worth seeing. As well as taking in the stunning architecture, the castle also has great views of the mountains and sea.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 41 minutes

Website: http://www.beaumaris.com

Benllech Beach

One of the most popular beaches on Anglesey, Benllech Beach has fine golden sand and clear blue waters. A great place for a paddle and a stroll if you fancy a change of scenery from Silver Bay beach.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 42 minutes

Anglesey Riding Centre

Set alongside the beautiful Menai Straits, Anglesey Riding Centre features five miles of private bridleways that are perfect for those that are completely new to riding as well as the more experienced rider.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 42 minutes

Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Tue – Thu), 10am – 5pm (Fri – Sun)

Anglesey Riding Centre, Tal-y-foel, Dwyran, Anglesey, LL61 6LQ

Website: https://www.angleseyridingcentre.co.uk/

Beacon Climbing Centre

Beacon Climbing Centre is the largest indoor climbing centre in North Wales and caters for all ages and levels of experience. Don’t fancy climbing? Take a seat in the cafe located above the climbing walls and watch the action from the comfort of your seat.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 44 minutes

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Tue & Fri), 8am – 10pm (Thu), 10am – 8pm (Sat & Sun)

Beacon Climbing Centre, Cibyn Estate, Caernarfon, LL55 2BD

Website: https://www.beaconclimbing.com/

Caernarfon Castle

Located at the southern end of the Menai Strait, the medieval Caernarfon Castle is a World Heritage Site and its impressive architecture is definitely worth a visit. Step through its imposing walls and learn about the history of Caernarfon.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 44 minutes

Opening hours: Open daily, 9:30am – 5pm (1st March – 30th June)

Caernarfon Castle, Castle Ditch, Caernarfon, LL55 2AY

Website: https://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/caernarfon-castle/?lang=en

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry

Penrhyn Slate Quarry is home to Zip World Velocity 2, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. Take on Velocity 2 yourself, take a tour of the quarry on one of the famous red trucks or watch the zippers flying by from the restaurant.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 44 minutes

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, LL57 4YG

Website: https://www.zipworld.co.uk/location/penrhyn-quarry

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Journey to the summit of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, on one of the most unique railway journeys in the world. Take in the stunning scenery and awe inspiring views on a great day out for the whole family.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 46 minutes

Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4TT

Website: https://snowdonrailway.co.uk/

Conwy Castle

The gritty, dark stoned fortress of Conwy Castle still casts a powerful spell over those who visit it. Head up to the battlements and take in the breathtaking views of the mountains and sea as well as Conwy itself and the town walls that surround it.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 53 minutes

Opening hours: Open daily, 9:30am – 5pm (1st March – 30th June)

Conwy Castle, Rose Hill Street, Conwy, LL32 8AY

Website: https://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/conwycastle/?lang=en

Puffin Island

Puffin Island lies off the coast of Anglesey and is home to at least ten different species of seabird. It isn’t possible to go on the island itself but the best way to see it is by taking a boat trip around the island with boat operators offering rides throughout summer.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 54 minutes

Llandudno

Llandudno is the perfect location if you’re looking for a classic seaside town. The immaculate seafront is framed by two headlands and offers attractions suitable for the whole family, from the cafes and amusements on the pier to the Great Orme Country Park.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 2 minutes

Website: http://www.visitllandudno.org.uk/

Surf Snowdonia

Set in the heart of beautiful North Wales, Surf Snowdonia is the perfect environment to learn how to surf, fast track your skills or just have fun on your board. The man-made waves are designed for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 6 minutes

Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Conway Road, Dolgarrog, Conwy, LL32 8QE

Website: https://adventureparcsnowdonia.com/surf-snowdonia/  

Glasfryn Parc

Glasfryn Parc is a fun-filled day out for the whole family. From go karting, crazy golf and ten pin bowling to wakeboarding, kayaking and coarse fishing, plus many more, there’s sure to be an activity to suit everyone.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 6 minutes

Opening hours: Open daily 9:30am – 6pm

Glasfryn Parc, Y Ffôr, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 6PG

Website: http://www.glasfryn.co.uk/

Zip World Fforest

Located in a stunning woodland setting in the Conwy Valley, Zip World Fforest has adventures to keep the whole family busy. Choose from the Fforest Coaster, the Tree Hoppers, Zip Safari or Skyride, Europe’s highest giant swing!

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 8 minutes

Zip World Fforest, A470, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0HX

Website: https://www.zipworld.co.uk/location/fforest

Portmeirion

Portmeirion Village is home to two hotels, a cluster of historic cottages, iconic architecture, a spa, stylish shops, award-winning restaurants, casual cafes, an Italian ice cream parlour, exotic gardens and sandy beaches. What more could you want!

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 18 minutes

Opening hours: Open daily 9:30am – 5:30pm

Website: https://portmeirion.wales/

Zip World Slate Caverns

From Titan, the first four-person zip line in Europe, to Bounce Below, the only subterranean playground of its kind, and the Zip World Caverns, there’s sure to be something to suit everyone.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 23 minutes

Zip World Slate Caverns, LL41 3NB

Website: https://www.zipworld.co.uk/location/slate-caverns

If you’re looking for more fun things to do in North Wales, why not check out our 2019 events calendar for some more inspiration.


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If being in the great outdoors and pushing yourself to the limit is your thing then there’s nowhere better than Anglesey. With Anglesey half marathons, triathlons and cycling events taking place throughout the year, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

This year we’ve partnered with Always Aim High Events to offer all our holiday home owners 10% off registration fees. Keep reading to find out about the different events taking place throughout the year.

The best Anglesey half marathons and beyond

 

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Kicking off the year on Sunday 3rd March is the Anglesey Half Marathon and 10K. The marathon starts off on the Menai Suspension Bridge, flowing downhill through Menai Bridge town centre, along the winding roads to Beaumaris and back to the centre of Menai Bridge. All of this is accompanied with amazing views of the Snowdonia National Park.

Brand new for 2019 is the Conwy Marathon, taking place on Sunday 31st March. This new route will take runners around the Great Orme, the Conwy Castle World Heritage Site, to the beautiful Colwyn Bay Promenade and doubling back along the beach back to Llandudno.

Also brand new for 2019 is the Anglesey Trail Half Marathon, taking place Sunday 2nd June and set in the beautiful surroundings of Newborough Forest.

Take it up a notch and explore the trails of Snowdonia National Park with the Snowdonia Trail Marathon, taking place on Sunday 14th July. With the option to do a trail marathon, ultra marathon, half marathon and 10K, there’s an event to suit every level of fitness.

Triathlons on Anglesey and Wales

 

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On Sunday 14th April, Always Aim High welcome the Harlech Triathlon, one of the best loved events on the triathlon calendar.

The Harlech Triathlon is followed up by the Slateman Triathlon. Delivered over the 18th and 19th May, the triathlon features a swim surrounded by mountains, a bike course in the heart of Snowdonia National Park and a run through a slate quarry.

Located in the iconic Cardiff Bay and taking place over the 22nd and 23rd of June, the Cardiff Triathlon is one of the most unforgettable city races on the calendar.

In July is the Snowman Triathlon, one of the toughest triathlons in the UK. The triathlon runs across the 27th and 28th July and offers something for everyone.

Finishing off the year of triathlons is the Sandman Triathlon on the 14th and 15th September, starting and finishing in Newborough Forest and offering something for all abilities.

Cycling and swimming events on Anglesey and beyond

 

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If you want to see the sights of Anglesey while riding a bike then the Tour de Mon on Sunday 18th August is perfect. In 2018 the sportive welcomed over 1,000 cyclists and hopes to see more this year to explore the most beautiful and iconic locations on this amazing island.

Or if swimming is more your thing then why not sign up for the Aqua Sphere Snowman Swim, taking place on Saturday 27th July. The event offers the opportunity to experience an open water swim in the stunning Llynnau Mymbyr in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.

With so many events to choose from we’re sure there’ll be one to suit you. If you’d like to see what else is coming up in the local area you can take a look at our 2019 events calendar here. Want to find out more about Silver Bay Holiday Village? You can take a look at our brochure here or, if you’d like to have a chat, you can request a callback and a member of our friendly sales team will be in touch.


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The new year is always a great time to look at what’s coming up in the year and plan what events you’re going to attend. Anglesey is full of great events; from nature and wildlife walks to marathons and food festivals, there’s something for everyone, but it can be difficult finding them all and when they’re taking place. That’s why we’ve put together a calendar so you know exactly what’s on in Anglesey and when. Take a look at our events calendar by clicking on the link or image below and keep reading for more information.

Click here to view the 2019 events calendar

What’s on in Anglesey – Month by month

February 2019

Red Squirrels in Anglesey

Anglesey is home to many red squirrels and they continue to be a focus of conservation to increase the population. Want to find out how the red squirrels are getting on? Join North Wales Wildlife Trust on Friday 15th February for the red squirrel update. Or maybe you’re looking for something more active in February? Why not give winter sea kayaking a go at the Kayak Essentials Essential Frostbite Weekend, taking place 16th to 17th February.

March 2019

If you own a motorbike and you’re looking to get out on a track with it then the No Limits Track Days would be perfect for you. Taking place on the 2nd March and various other dates throughout the year, satisfy your need for speed and take your bike for a spin with experienced instructors. If beer’s more your thing then why not join the Anglesey Ale Trail on Saturday 30th March and 7th September and pay a visit to some of the most superb real ale pubs on Anglesey.

April 2019

Kayak Essentials Sea Kayak Spring Essentials Coaching Weekend

Start the month off with a walk around Parys Mountain on Saturday 6th April and take in the colours and landscapes of the abandoned copper mine. Get ready for spring on the 19th to 21st April with the Kayak Essentials Spring Essentials Coaching Weekend where you can join excellent coaches to develop your skills in dynamic water.

May 2019

From the 4th to the 10th of May, Anglesey welcomes back the Sea Kayak Symposium where you can meet and greet and share practical tips with people in the know. On the 18th and 19th May head to the Anglesey Agricultural Showground for the Anglesey Vintage Rally 2019, now in its 35th year, and marvel at the vintage machines and artefacts. If you’re looking to pick up a vintage treasure for yourself, head to the Mona Showground for the Anglesey Antiques Fair on the 25th and 26th May at the Mona Showground, also taking place on the 19th and 20th of October. Also that weekend, on the 26th May, is the Great Strait Raft Run, held annually on the Menai Strait.

June 2019

Gottwood Festival

If you’re a foodie or just a lover of food and drink then make sure to put the Anglesey Food Festival in your calendar; taking place on the 30th May to 1st June at the Anglesey Showground. Also that weekend is the All Wales Boat and Leisure Show which has a huge range of exhibits, events and activities where you can have a go too. For all you music lovers out there make sure to get your ticket for Gottwood Festival, taking place 6th – 9th June, now in its 10th year. Or if you’re looking for a different type of weekend there’s also the Kayak Essentials Essential Women’s Sea Kayak weekend taking place 7th – 9th June. At the end of the month there’s the Snowdonia Challenge, a three day walking challenge which is the only event of its kind in the UK, get your walking shoes at the ready!

July 2019

On the 28th July is the Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race, the North West’s premier offshore dinghy race covering over 15 nautical miles around the South East coast of Anglesey.

August 2019

Anglesey Show

August kicks off with the Cybi Coastal Marathon on Saturday 3rd August, circumnavigating Ynys Cybi on the Welsh national coastal footpath and Anglesey coastal path. Then from the 5th to the 17th you can enjoy the Menai Strait Regattas; watch classic boats, cruisers and dinghies race on the Menai Strait. On the 13th and 14th the Anglesey Show returns once again with animal and livestock exhibitions, arts and crafts, food stalls and much more. New to Anglesey is the Internationwool Festival, taking place 24th – 26th August to bring together artisans and wool lovers from across the globe. Also taking place that weekend is round 6 of the Thundersport GB Championships so make sure to get your ticket if you’re looking to get your motorbike racing fix. At the end of the month the famous Ring O’ Fire returns, taking runners on a 135 mile journey around Anglesey.

September 2019

On the 1st of September you can take on the rugged and beautiful coastline of Holy Island at Love SwimRun. Or take on the water at the Kayak Essentials Essential Sea Kayak Coaching Festival, perfect for those looking to develop their sea kayaking skills.

November 2019

On the 4th of November head to Trearddur Bay Hotel for the bonfire and firework display raising money for Cancer Research UK appeal; gates open at 6pm with the bonfire being lit at 6:30pm and fireworks starting at 7pm.

Always Aim High Events

 

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Whether you’re looking to get active or raise money for a cause close to your heart, Always Aim High offer all sorts of amazing events across Wales, and in 2019 they’re offering 10% off registration for all Silver Bay holiday home owners! If you’re a holiday home owner here at Silver Bay, make sure to keep an eye out for emails from us to find out how to claim your discount.

On the 3rd of March the events kick off with the Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon and 10K, one of the most beautiful marathon routes in the UK and starting on the iconic Menai Suspension Bridge. Then on the 31st March is the Conwy Marathon, brand new for 2019 and offering a 26 mile route on the stunning Conwy coastline. If they’re not convenient or you want to take part in even more, there’s also the Anglesey Trail Half Marathon on the 2nd June. On the 14th July you can explore the trails, panoramic views and tough climbs of Snowdonia National Park in the Snowdonia Trail Marathon.

If swimming’s more your thing why not take part in the Aqua Sphere Snowman Swim and experience an incredible open swim in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Or if you’re a keen cyclist, why not give the Tour de Mon a go on the 18th August.

If you’re looking to push yourself even further and combine running, swimming and cycling, why not get involved with a triathlon, starting with the Harlech Triathlon on the 14th April. Or there’s the Slateman Triathlon, taking place on the 18th and 19th May. If you want to venture further out of Anglesey, there’s also the Cardiff Triathlon on 22nd and 23rd of June. Feeling ready to take on the toughest triathlon in the UK? Sign up for the Snowman Triathlon, taking place on the 27th and 28th of July. If you want to complete all of the Always Aim High SUUNTO Adventure Series then make sure to sign up for the Superfeet Sandman Triathlon on the 14th and 15th September.

We hope you found something interesting and we’ll be sure to keep our calendar updated as new events come up so make sure to keep checking back.

Interested in life at Silver Bay? Download our brochure here to find out about our different holiday homes and facilities or request a callback to speak to us further.


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If you’re looking for the perfect place to catch the stars then you’re in luck! Anglesey offers some of the most beautiful and remote locations for stargazing. For those who are new to it, we’ve put together some recommendations to help you get the most out of your experience.

What are the best locations for stargazing?

The most important thing to consider when looking for your stargazing spot is light. All you need for a clear view of the night sky is a location without light pollution, so make sure to get as far away from artificial light as possible.

When’s the best time to stargaze?

The best time of year to stargaze is autumn, winter and spring; you can still stargaze in summer but there aren’t as many opportunities. If you want to see the Milky Way you’ll need to make sure there isn’t a full moon by checking the new moon times; the best time to go is just before, during and soon after each new moon.

What equipment do I need?

First of all, make sure to wrap up warm when stargazing, even in summer, as it can get chilly at night. It might also be a good idea to bring refreshments, such as a flask of tea or coffee, to keep your spirits up.

Once you’re warm and toasty, make sure you have something to sit on, such as a deck chair, so you don’t end up straining your neck.

A simple stargazing session needs no equipment at all, but if you have some binoculars or a telescope they’re definitely worth taking so you can see even more. If you’re not an experienced observer then it would also be a good idea to take a star chart or book so you know what you’re looking at.

We hope this gives you enough information and would love to see your photos, make sure to share them and tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

We’re also expecting a photographer to take some photos of the Milky Way from Silver Bay beach in the next couple of weeks and will be sure to share the photos with you all.

 

Happy stargazing!


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As the temperature drops and the nights draw in, Silver Bay becomes a haven of winter luxury. Bask in our warm spa, hidden away from the cool evenings in our magnificent pool or jacuzzi, or spend nights curled up with the family in your holiday lodge, heating on, board games out.

Whatever your favourite part of winter is, we think everyone can agree that it’s such special time at our Anglesey holiday park with lots of magical family memories just waiting to be made.

Christmas Party

Already, our Christmas Party is less than a month away. This year, the big night will take place on the 9th of December from 4:40 pm to midnight. As usual, Father Christmas himself will be stopping by to say hello to all the little ones, and a fantastic festive buffet will provide a place for you to fill your boots with scrumptious grub. There’ll also be face painting, games, and drinks until midnight!

Of course, our Christmas party is owners-only, so if you want to book your space, wait no longer! Call us on 01407 860 860 right away. Tickets are £8 per adult and £3 for children. Best of all, under 3’s go free.

 

New Year’s Eve

What would the end of the year be without our fabulous annual New Year’s Eve party at The Deck House? This year, we’re throwing a tribute to the outlandish 80’s!

Tickets are also on sale for this fantastic event, and although NYE might come second to Christmas, we recommend you don’t hang around.

There’ll be glitz, glamour, dancing, drinks and food – what’s not to love? Bring in the near year in style amongst friends and family!

 

Christmas at The Spa

The festive time of year provides the perfect chance to treat yourself or someone you care about to a treatment or product from our luxurious spa.

As usual, we have a fantastic monthly offer for you to make the most of. Our December Treatment of the Month is the wonderful ELEMIS Couture Touch Face & Body Treatment for 60-minutes. Reduced to £40 from £60. Forget about the hectic Christmas shops and take a much-deserved break with us!

Our product of the month this December is perfect for that irksome winter skin. Welcome the ELEMIS Skin Buff for just £20, reduced from £28.50 – On a side note, this product also makes an excellent Christmas present!

 

The Silver Bay Christmas and NYE newsletter

Christmas at Silver Bay wouldn’t be complete without our activities. Of course, there’ll be festive sessions galore – including Christmas Decorations and Christmas Crafts that everyone will love. Supervised Gym and Supervised Activities will be back at the spa if your health and fitness regime is on the agenda, as will the ever-popular adult-only swim.

For the full newsletter please take a look below.

Christmas 2017

As current owners know, we close the village down at the beginning of the new year. We’ll be closed between the 4th of January – 12 of February, and should you need us in the meantime, our reception team will still be on hand 7-days a week between 9am and 3pm.

Finally, we’d just like to take the chance to wish everyone a fantastic Christmas and all the best for the new year!

 


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The days may be getting longer, the weather may be getting colder, but Silver Bay is becoming more exciting as the seasons change. With a whole host of activities to keep you and your family entertained this half term in Anglesey, we wave goodbye to a fantastic, eventful summer and welcome this time of the year with arms wide open.

With Halloween fast approaching, the kids breaking up for half term, and the season fully kicking in with a vibrant change of colour around Silver Bay – take a look at what we have on offer for you this half-term.

Busy Bayers

Silver Bay wouldn’t be the same without our Busy Bayers, which is why we’ve dedicated engaging & educational sessions to keep them entertained! To get them in the true spirit of harvest, our friendly team will be running arts and crafts, seed bomb making, halloween decorations and face painting to name a few. Your Busy Bayers will have jam-packed days of fun while making new friends along the way!

Studio & Gym

Silver Bay is the perfect place to let your hair down and relax, so it’s only natural that you might indulge a little too much! Don’t worry, our gym & studio will help you burn off all those calories from last night’s Beef Burger at the Deck House. Planned activities include: spinning, supervised gym sessions, pilates and legs, bums and tums. The Spa at Silver Bay is open until 19:30 everyday, except on Saturdays and Sundays when it closes at 18:00.

Our spa offers this month include an ELEMIS Freestyle Deep Tissue massage, a hot mineral body boost, and a pro-collagen age defying treatment to name a few. You can find more offers on our website!

Swimming Pool

Our indoor pool is the perfect space for families to relax and learn new aquatic techniques this half term in Anglesey. We have a range of activities that cater to all ages from the young adventurer to the laid-back parent. Such activities include indoor kayaking and scuba diving, perfect for children to learn lifelong skills and craft memories they’ll never forget. If you’re not a keen explorer, however, and would rather kick back and relax in and around the pool, then join us for adult swimming for the first hour of the day for a quick dip.

Halloween Party

Hosted at the Deck House, our annual Halloween Party will be commencing on Saturday 28th October with a ghoulishly good line up in store. For only £8.50 (children £6.50, Under 3’s free) there will be face painting and spooky art for your young werewolves and witches to enjoy!

We also want to see your best carved pumpkin on the night, with last year’s competition going down a storm. And when all the revelries have finished, get on your dancing shoes and show the world how well you know Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance!

Want to join in with the fun this half term in Anglesey? Take a look here at our eBrochure, or give us a call on 01407 860 860 to speak to our friendly team.

We’re also hosting an open day on the 28th of October between 12pm and 4pm. Confirm your attendance over on Facebook!

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Whether on a budget, wanting something quick, a family meal or an evening of romance, there’s a meal for everyone all on Holy Island.

Holy Island is located on the western side of Anglesey and is connected by the Stanley Embankment and 4 Mile Bridge, making it easy to access and explore the amazing sites all within walking distance!

Named due to its high concentration of standing stones, burial chambers and other religious sites on the small island.

If mouth-watering restaurant and cafe’s is what you’re pining for, this top 10 restaurants list features some of the finest eateries in the area. So go ahead, collect your appetite and feast your eyes on our top 10 recommended restaurants on Holy Island, Anglesey!

 

The Deck House

Set within a grade 2 listed farmhouse with an extension that has been recently refurbished to take in the stunning views of Silver Bay and the Llyn Pensinsular beyond.

The Deck House has a classic and contemporary menu suited for individual tastes. Take fresh, carefully selected, seasonal ingredients and creates a delicious and memorable dining experience. If you enjoy a nice, relaxing drink after spending a day on our private beach, The Deck House is the ideal way to wind down and grab your favourite beverage in the perfect setting.

Watch your afternoon slip away without stress; our Busy Bayers keeps your young ones entertained within the close-by lounge area so there’s more time to enjoy your visit at the Deck House. Whether it’s a family day out or a quiet catch up with friends, you can make The Deck House’s lounge whatever you want it to be.

White Eagle

 

Located near the very southern tip of Holy Island (Holyhead Island) on Anglesey and is just west of Silver Bay beach, the White Eagle is either a 20 minute walk or a five minute drive from Silver Bay.

You’re walking down the beautiful sandy Rhoscolyn beach, breathing in that fresh sea-side air and drinking in the fantastic views of the coastal path. What better way to top it off than resting your weary legs at the White Eagle? You can also bring your furry friends with you too, as the eatery is pet-friendly!

Enjoy the outdoor terrace and soak in the views overlooking the stunning Anglesey coast while enjoying one (or two pints) of their guest ales on draught. There is great food on offer with seasonal menus as well. The White Eagle’s critically acclaimed Steak Pies are to die for, and their home-made fish and chips are amongst customer favourites.

And if that wasn’t enough, indulge yourself in Rhoscolyn history (where the pub is located) which is famous with the patron saint St Gwenfaen. We won’t give too much away though, you’ll have to discover it for yourself!

The Seacroft

 

Enjoy local food and beer while retreating in the warm glow of a roaring open fire, The Seacroft provides the perfect resting place for the whole family. Stocked to the brim with universally loved Timothy Taylor’s ale, you may hear an adventurous tale or two echoing from the barstools at the front of house.

On the menu, locally sourced ingredients from Anglesey suppliers means that you get the freshest and most tastiest meals on offer. Oh, and if you’re around the Anglesey area in winter, The Seacroft offers a ‘buy one, get one free’ deal on most dishes. The Seacroft steals the show on making number 2 on our top 10 restaurants in Anglesey!

 

The Harbourfront Bistro

Just as the name suggests, the Harbourfront lies on on the idyllic Newry Beach of Holyhead. A hidden gem, this bistro is a family run business with family-orientated values; bring the kids down for a scrumptious meal or simply enjoy the picturesque scenery of the sunset disappearing over the horizon.

There’s something for everyone at the Harbourfront Bistro, its perfect location and contemporary British cuisine ensures that this eatery features on our top 10 recommended restaurants!

The Valley Hotel

 

“This is Anglesey.”

The Valley Hotel’s motto rings loud and proud. They’re thrilled to be from the Welsh island of Anglesey, a quality that resonates through their restaurant. Their recently refurbished main bar features welsh slate, rustic charm and perfect real ales to match! Don’t forget to enjoy one of the best Sunday Carvery restaurants in Anglesey! You won’t regret it!

Pork being carved up ready for a Sunday lunch.

Whether you’re just passing through for a refreshing pint or looking to experience the delectable homemade cooking, the Valley stands out as a strong contender to make it on our list of recommended restaurants in Anglesey.

Sea Shanty

 

For one of the best breakfast restaurants in Anglesey, shimmy on down to the Sea Shanty! Fill your sea boots with eggs benedict, a hearty bacon butty or sit down and order yourself a latte and watch the world go by.

Inside the Sea Shanty is just as impressive as the outside – its interior resembles the inside of ship from years gone by. Your maritime food voyage begins with the greeting “It’s always sunny in here” etched on the dining room entrance, and it’s a welcoming gesture that continues through to the friendliness of the staff. Make sure you visit the Sea Shanty for fantastic locally-sourced seafood!

The Driftwood

 

The Driftwood features on our list of restaurants in Anglesey as it stands out as a hidden gem. Good food, local cask ales and a famous traditional carvery on Sunday – and it doesn’t stop there. You can watch your favourite sports team with Sky Sports and BT, providing all the action while you sit back and enjoy your pint. If you’re struggling to think of where to celebrate Christmas, birthdays and wedding celebrations, let The Driftwood plan your social event with a function room that can hold up to 70 people! Well worth the visit!

The Black Seal, Trearddur Bay

 

If you’re yearning for a restaurant that provides a modern, contemporary eating and drinking experience with British Cuisine, look no further than The Black Seal. Boasting a dedicated Gin Bar, drinks lovers with a taste for craft alcohol can find their haven within the walls of this bar restaurant.

If sinking a Bombay Sapphire doesn’t float your boat, there are more than enough traditional dishes to satisfy your hunger. You can also test your tastebuds at international dishes from Welsh Rump Steak to Philly Hot Pizza.

Catch 22, Valley

 

Catch 22 are like the cool kids on the block. Their modern style, both from inside and outside the restaurant, seems effortless. Their slick interior decor is complemented by their sophisticated menu and cosmopolitan drinks. Large venue space also makes Catch 22 ideal for hosting events like parties and meetings.

When you’ve devoured your Pan Fried Stone Sea Bass and ready to whistle for the bill, make sure you grab a drink and explore the balcony – perfect for unwinding and soaking in the fantastic views of Holy Island in all its glory!

Enoch’s, Valley

 

Enoch’s needs no introduction as it remains a familiar stopping place for passing travellers and locals to enjoy! This stylish, traditional British restaurant embraces the coastal culture of Anglesey and its adoration for Fish & Chips by sustainably sourcing and passionately making your favourite seaside dish.

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Did you know, Enoch’s were the first fish & chip shop in Wales committed to using the MSC ecolabel to contribute to the health of our own & the world’s ocean! So there you have it, tasty and morally appetising!

So what are you waiting for? Collect your appetite, leave your worries at the door and enjoy our top ten recommended restaurants in Anglesey. If you find any more great places to relax and unwind with food and drink, don’t forget to let us know!

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What an incredible summer it’s been. From our annual fishing competition to our owner’s summer party, the fun hasn’t stopped!

Sadly, we’re waving goodbye to the warmer months now, but before we do we thought we’d revisit the very best of the best of summer 2017.

Keep an eye out – you might even make an appearance!

 

The Owner’s Summer Party

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Right at the beginning of summer we hosted our annual owner’s party in The Deck House! The Runaway Babies band made a magnificent return, and everyone danced the night away with friends and family in abundance.

A taste bud-tingling buffet was put on by the magnificent chefs, and all of the staff involved we’re on top form, ensuring a brilliant night was had by all.

Mr Trix the clown even made an appearance, much to the delight of the young members of the Silver Bay family!

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Busy Bayers

It was another amazing summer for our busy bayers activities. From snorkelling to wild survivors, new friends were made and the fun times were in full swing.

A centre point of our Busy Bayers activities this year was, of course, our new addition to the holiday village – the Silver Bay bees! Activities such as building our bee hotel and Bee Creative, where we designed some beautiful bee collages, kept everyone thoroughly entertained.

Our Wild Survivor attendees also earned a Silver Wild Challenge award from the RSPB for all the amazing work they’ve done to help nature. We’re incredibly proud of everyone involved.

Fitness & Spa

We’ve also been making sure that everyone keeps fit over the summer! Our outdoor bums and tums was a popular class, and we’ve also been offering private, 1-2-1 swimming lessons. It has been a real joy seeing children learn to swim in our pool alongside our excellent instructors.

Alongside promoting fitness this summer, we’ve also been pushing self-care. The Spa at Silver Bay has launched a brand-new brochure full of fantastic treatments that our lodge owners and locals have been making the most of. From shellac nails to facials, take a look here for the brochure and pick your perfect treatment! Make sure you also keep an eye out for our September offers which are as follows:

  • Our Superfood Pro Radiance facial is now just £45, reduced from £60!
  • Our Pro Radiance Flash Balm & Illuminating Eye Balm is now just £50, reduced from £71

 

The Deck House Entertainment

It has been an incredible summer of fun in the Deck House this year! We’ve had everything from fashion shows to live musicians, and wine tasting evenings.

Highlights include singer and guitarist Kiana, live music with Mojo, an evening of fashion, fizz and shopping with Mrs Jones, and our wine taste evening featuring our preferred wine merchant John Fearon Wines. There really has never been a dull moment this summer!

Wine tasting at The Deck House

Beach Activities

When you’ve got a picturesque beach like we have, it’d be foolish not to host a range of summer activities along the coast – which is why Silver Bay Beach is always a staple of our summer schedule.

This year saw the return of Beach Mudder, and our owners battled once more to take the crown – congratulations to our winners the uniquely named Psycho Unicorns. We also hosted our annual sandcastle competition which saw everything from bee parties to Pierce’s truck, winners included The Goddards, Becky & Grace, Erica Keasberry and Theo! And 2017 also saw our fishing competition return. Split into junior and adult categories, our winners were Ed Wilson, Rowen Dier, Holly McLean Watts and Noah Rockliffe. Kevin McLean also put on an excellent BBQ!

Sports on the beach

This summer also saw us become the proud owners of a Seaside Award from Keep Wales Tidy for our immaculate coast. You can read more about that over here.

 

Summer 2017

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We’re sad to say goodbye to summer, but also ready for a magnificent end to 2017! Our Halloween Party will be making a comeback, as will our Christmas and NYE celebrations. Make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook account for our brand new autumn Deck House menu, as well as our half-term planner where we’ll be bringing back loads of exciting activities to keep the run times rolling!

To find out more about owning a property at Silver Bay, please call us on 01407 860 860, or click here. Make sure you also keep an eye out for upcoming opening days over on our social accounts.

 

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We had such a fantastic time during our last open day that we’ve decided to host another!

Taking place on Sunday the 20th of August 2017, come and visit us between 12pm and 4pm and explore our picturesque holiday village and our magnificent lodges.

Of course, there will be champagne and nibbles to enjoy, and as well as taking a look at our lodges, you can also explore our fantastic amenities.

But for now, here’s a little taster of what you can expect…

 

Our Lodges

Whether it’s the contemporary Lookout lodge, or the luxurious Reef Edge, it could all be yours… 

Imagine kicking back in the centre of luxury, switching off from the outside world, and spending time with your loved ones.

It’s what attracts so many to our holiday village, and why we think it’ll attract you too.

Our lodges are finished to the highest of standards, and come with beautiful views of the coast, Snowdon, and the lovely village of Rhoscolyn. They have two or three bedrooms, meaning there’s plenty of space for everyone, and they are the finest in modern, spacious holiday home living.

Our holiday properties also come with a garden, and can be fitted with bespoke decking giving you effectively an extra room outdoors, and a place where you can sip a cocktail, enjoying the sunset, night after night.

Everyone that comes to Silver Bay falls in love with our lodges and our holiday park – and we’re certain that you will too.

 

Silver Bay Beach

As one of the most beautiful coasts in the country, Silver Bay beach has the ability to take your breath away as soon as you lay your eyes on it.

Bask in the cool waters, or spend some time constructing the finest sand castle in all the land with your little ones. Silver Bay Beach is simply full of family memories just waiting to be created.

Best of all, our beach is exclusively open to lodge owners, and it has a brand new beach cafe to enjoy! Did someone say ice cream?!

Our beach is so beautiful that is the proud owner of a few awards. We boast a Green Flag Award, as well as a Seaside Award which is brand new for 2017. We keep a tidy, green coast for everyone to enjoy – and we now have the awards to prove it!

 

The Spa at Silver Bay

When you’re done exploring the beach, The Spa at Silver Bay is the place to be. Our Spa team are incredibly skilled when it comes to relaxation and treatments, and we’ve just launched our brand new Spa offering! You can take a look at it here.

Most of our treatments are done using fabulous ELEMIS products because we know they’re great for all skin types. And when you’ve had your treatment, whether it be a facial or full body massage, remember that the gym is there to be used, as is our beautiful pool and jacuzzi.

It really is relaxation at its finest.

 

Open Day at Silver Bay

We hope to see you this Sunday for our open day. You’ll get the chance to explore our Lookout lodge, the beach, our spa and much more.

Remember, there’s no need to book, but if you’d like to find out more you can contact us on 01407 860 860, or request someone to call you here.

 

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