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About Traeth Lligwy
On the north east of the island, with awesome sea views, Traeth Lligwy is a wonderful, sheltered beach bordered by cliffs and lapped at by clear blue water.
Access to deeper water is both smooth and shallow – but low tide can mean a bit of a walk to the water. Nevertheless, the beach is popular with families and tourists and has ample pay-and-display parking at either end of the beach.
The amenities on offer at Traeth Lligwy are minimal, but there is a cafe just a short walk from the main car park, on the corner of Dafarn Rhos Caravan and Camping site, and the Lligwy Beach Cafe in the car park itself (out of which the local sea swimming club is run).
There’s also a wonderful coastal walk from the north of the beach which, depending on your commitment, will take you all the way to Traeth Y Ora.
The lack of a purpose built launch makes it difficult (though not impossible) to launch watercraft from Lligwy beach, but it is nevertheless quite popular for wind assisted surfing (kitesurfing and windsurfing). For the most part, however, Traeth Lligwy is a place to relax with golden sand beneath you and crystal clear water as far as the eye can see while the children explore the numerous rock pools and the wildlife therein.
- Shore fishing: – While the beach itself is generally too shallow to make for good shore fishing, the cliffs on either side allow access to deeper water with a mixed bottom where you can catch bass, dogfish and whiting.
- Sea swimming: – The sheltered nature of the beach makes Traeth Lligwy a welcoming place for open water swimmers of any level. What separates it from some others on the island is the previously mentioned, friendly sea swimming group – which is run out of Lligwy Beach Cafe, is aptly named Lligwy Beach Cafe Swim Club, and hosts regular events.
Traeth Llanddwyn is located on the north east side of the island, and can be reached by car or on foot from nearby Moelfre. There’s a pay-and-display car park within a couple of hundred metres of the beach which provides plentiful parking and also a coastal cafe.
The beach is fairly remote and, besides the cafes and car park, there are no amenities in the immediate area. However, the area is exceptionally beautiful and the swimming and nearby walks are more than enough to keep you occupied for a day if relaxation isn’t enough. The nearest village is Moelfre which is about a mile and a half from the beach and has plenty of shops, pubs and places to eat.
Visitors to the island can find the beach by taking Pentraeth Road (A5025) from either of the bridges which becomes Bangor Road (A5025) after the village of Benllech, then following Din LLigwy (toward the ancient monument) all the way along to the pay and display car park from which the beach is a short walk.
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