Featured • June 06, 2023 • Author, Sharon Watkins
Summer is here, and there’s no better time to explore the beautiful island of Anglesey. With its stunning coastline, historical landmarks, and vibrant local culture, Anglesey has something for everyone. In general, it’s the warmest month of the year with average temperatures of around 19°C and there are a plethora of special events in addition to all the usual things to do around the island. Here’s our guide to what’s on and all the special things to do in Anglesey in July.
The Best Things To Do In Anglesey During July
Whether you live in Anglesey, you’re visiting for the weekend or you’re popping through on a road trip around North Wales here are some of the best things to do in Anglesey this month.
1. Visit The Beaches
Anglesey boasts over 100 miles of coastline, with plenty of sandy beaches perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. Some popular beaches include Llanddwyn Beach, Rhosneigr Beaches, and Benllech Beach. If watersports are your thing – head to Newborough and Rhosneigr.
2. Hike the Anglesey Coastal Path
The Anglesey Coastal Path covers 125 miles of stunning coastline, offering breathtaking views and diverse wildlife. Choose a section suited to your fitness level and enjoy a scenic walk along the cliffs, beaches, and dunes. You can access some great stretches from Rhosneigr – find out more about these here.
3. Take A Stroll
If you like to go on a short stroll as opposed to walking 125 miles around the coast how about one of the many other Anglesey walks you can do around nature reserves and short circular walks?
4. Tee Off In A Golf Competition
July is an ideal time to participate in a golf competition in Anglesey, with its picturesque courses and pleasant weather. Keep an eye out for tournaments or charity events taking place during your visit, and enjoy the camaraderie, challenge, and stunning scenery as you compete with fellow golf enthusiasts in this idyllic setting. Here are some competitions taking place in July that we’re aware of.
Anglesey Golf Competitions – July
- Saturday 15th July 2023 – Mon Fire Day Am-Am (Am Am Open)
- Saturday 29th July 2023 – Gordon Taylor Trophy (Gents 4-Person Team)
- Saturday 24th July 2023 – Royal Marines Charity Day
- Thursday 13th July 2023 – Bull Bay Seniors Open
- Monday 24th July 2023 – The Jamie Donaldson Pro-Am
- Saturday 29th July 2023 – Amlwch Town Cup Rd 1. Individual Medal Open Comp
- Sunday 30th July 2023 – Amlwch Town Cup Rd 2 / Ty Croes Cup. Individual Medal Open Comp
- Monday 31st July 2023 – Open Team Comp (Team of 4)
5. Learn To Be A Knight
During the first weekend in July, Beaumaris Castle is holding a special weekend where children can train and learn battle techniques. Don’t worry grown-ups you can join in too – you can learn some sword skills. How much fun does that sound?
- Knights School, Beaumaris Castle
- 1st & 2nd July 2023, 10 am-5 pm
Find more things you can do with kids around Anglesey.
6. Embrace Adventure with Climbing in Anglesey
July is the perfect time to explore Anglesey’s diverse climbing opportunities, catering to both beginners and experienced climbers alike. With its stunning sea cliffs, challenging rock formations, and picturesque landscapes, Anglesey offers a thrilling and unforgettable climbing experience. Take advantage of the warm weather and long daylight hours to conquer iconic routes like those at Gogarth or Holyhead Mountain. Whether you’re bouldering, sport climbing, or traditional climbing, Anglesey’s unique terrain promises an exhilarating adventure amid breathtaking scenery.
7. Attend Local Festivals and Events
July is a great time to experience Anglesey’s vibrant local culture. Here are some of the events taking place throughout the month.
Experience the Magic of Tonnau Tropical Garden Party
Immerse yourself in a weekend filled with music, culture, and fun at the Tonnau Tropical Garden Party, taking place at the enchanting Carreglwyd Estate. This unique and family-friendly festival boasts five stages featuring live international bands and DJs, offering a diverse lineup that caters to all tastes. Savour delicious food and drink options as you soak in the vibrant atmosphere, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of an area of outstanding natural beauty. Just a 15-minute walk from the beach, Tonnau is the perfect summer event to create unforgettable memories with friends and family in one of the country’s most picturesque locations.
- July 7th to 10th at the Carreglwyd Estate
Join the Celebration at Folk on the Farm
Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Folk on the Farm, a beloved music festival taking place from July 14th. Now in its tenth year, the festival features four sessions of live folk music that will have you tapping your feet and humming along. In addition to the fantastic performances, enjoy a selection of real ale, delicious festival food, and various stalls offering unique goods. The festivities extend to a Fringe Festival held in the café, where you can participate in singarounds and jam sessions. Don’t miss this lively celebration of folk music, culture, and community in the beautiful setting of Anglesey.
- Friday, July 14th to Sunday, July 16th
- Tyddyn Môn, Brynrefail
Support a Great Cause at the Save the Children Art and Crafts Fair
Discover the talents of local artisans while supporting a worthy cause at the Save the Children Art and Crafts Fair. This free-entry event showcases a variety of artists, glass makers, wood turners, and more, with proceeds benefiting Save the Children projects in Wales, as well as emergency responses in Turkey, Syria, and Sudan. Indulge in freshly baked scones served all day, find unique gifts, and enjoy fun activities for kids, including games and a visit from a fire engine. With something for everyone, this fair is a wonderful way to spend a summer day in Anglesey.
- July 22nd and 23rd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Trearddur Bay Village Hall
Experience the Menai Strait Regattas
Immerse yourself in the excitement of the Menai Strait Regattas, a two-week sailing event. Witness an array of classic boats, such as the Fife OD, Mersey Mylne OD, and Conway OD, as well as cruisers and dinghies competing in handicap fleets. Though the event is primarily based in Beaumaris, other venues along the Strait participate. Don’t miss the iconic races from Beaumaris to Caernarfon through the Swellies and around Puffin Island, showcasing the true spirit of sailing in this stunning location.
- July 31st – August 12th
- Beaumaris – Menai Strait
With its diverse range of attractions and activities, Anglesey truly offers something for everyone in July. Whether you prefer relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sun, listening to live music, exploring historical sites, or getting active outdoors, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience on this beautiful island.