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About Traeth Benllech

On the east side of the island, Traeth Benllech is a glorious, long and wide stretch of golden sand. With both a Blue Flag Award and the Marine Conservation Society Recommendation, visitors to Anglesey can be sure of finding one of the most pristine beaches in the UK when visiting Traeth Benllech.

The incline to deeper waters is smooth and shallow, and low tide can be quite a way out, meaning that this is among the safest beaches on the island for young families and those without extensive experience in or on the water.

The beach’s location on the east coast also makes it a great location for catching the sunrise, while the beach is also dog friendly – giving you the perfect excuse to get out and throw some driftwood for your four legged friend while the sky puts on an incredible lightshow just for you.

Evening light at Benllech Beach, Anglesey, Wales, UK

Activities

Traeth Benllech is one of the more traditionally British seaside locations. With good facilities (including public toilets, a coastal cafe and shops), awesome scenery and a great location near the picturesque village of Benllech, the area is popular with tourists. In addition to rest and relaxation, the beach is perfect for families – with rock pools offering children the chance to observe crabs, starfish and other local marine life.

Benllech is also a wonderful location for water sports and activities including:

  • Sea swimming: – Benllech Beach is among the best catered for beaches in terms of both accessibility and amenities, making it ideal for swimmers with families. In addition, the water is generally nice and calm, meaning you can introduce the entire family to the joys of open water swimming.
  • Shore fishing: – Although there are plenty of excellent shore fishing locations, Benllech provides anglers with the opportunity to test their skills against mackrell, whiting and even ray and bass on occasion.
  • Kayaking: – Benllech is a beginner level area with excellent amenities, with parking, another cafe and public toilets available alongside a launch site. There’s also a tougher paddle a little further out from the coast.

Location

Traeth Benllech is located on the east side of the island, and is accessible by foot from Bay View Road – which also offers access to both Upper and Lower Wendon pay and display car parks which have reasonable capacity and are a short walk from the beach itself.

The area directly around the beach features a beachfront drink and snack hut, The Wendon Cafe and Seaside Shop, while Benllech itself has several pubs, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets.

Visitors to the island can find the beach by taking Pentraeth Road (A5025), which is easily accessible from both bridges, leading through Pentraeth itself all the way to Benllech before they turn onto Bay View Road.

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