Featured • July 07, 2023 • Author, Sharon Watkins
For the next two days, Rhosneigr is yours – could it be the most incredible weekend away you’ll ever experience?! We firmly believe so. This exceptional coastal resort in Anglesey is genuinely unparalleled. You can catch some waves before sunrise, discover breathtaking natural landscapes in the afternoon, and conclude the day with a remarkable culinary experience. And if you like the sound of that, just wait until you hear about all the other thrilling things there are to see and do in and around Rhosneigr. You’ll struggle to squeeze it all in.
How To Spend A Weekend In Rhosneigr
Check into your accommodation, make yourself at home and then start your weekend in Rhosneigr by grabbing a pre-dinner drink in Y Morfa (The Marsh). This traditional pub that’s located just off the high street on Ffordd Maelog is friendly and welcoming to locals, tourists and your furry friends.
If you have time before you eat, it’s worth stretching your legs and having a stroll along Traeth Crigyll, the main beach in Rhosneigr. This beautiful, wild expanse of golden sand is perfect for an evening walk. You can stretch your legs after your journey, enjoy the striking scenery and work up an appetite before dinner. Take your walk at sundown and you’ll be rewarded with one of the most spectacular sunsets ever.
Mojo’s is an exceptional, family-operated eatery that offers delectable cuisine sourced from the local region, all within a prime setting. If you like spice then the Sarisa Indian Kitchen is highly recommended (there is also a traditional pub here so you can stay for a beer afterwards). Another place which is definitely worth a visit is Mezze 40, which is conveniently located above Y Morfa.
If you’re feeling a bit worn out or fancy something a little more low key how about grabbing some takeout and taking it to one of Rhosneigr’s beaches or back to your accommodation?
Day 2: Saturday
Morning: Breakfast and Watersports
After you’ve started your day the right way with a hearty breakfast the beach is the greatest place to be on a Saturday morning.
If your accommodation doesn’t serve breakfast, then Cafe Noto’s is a chic little cafe that opens first thing for early birds or the Surf Cafe does an incredible cooked breakfast. Both are top spots to grab sustenance for your action packed day ahead of you.
When you’ve eaten, grab your surfboard and hit the waves for a thrilling morning on the water. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you ride the waves. Should you want to brush up on your skills or surf for the first time, head down to Gecko Surf and arrange some lessons. They do surf tuition for all levels.
If you fancy trying one of the many other watersports possible on Rhosenigr’s beaches Funsport is your place to go for tuition. They offer lessons in many sports such as kite surfing, paddle boarding, windsurfing and wing foiling as well as surfing. They even run a beach club for kids if you’re bringing some small people away with you. Book them in for 2 hours of peace.
Mid-Morning: Beach Relaxation
After your surfing session, spend some time relaxing on the beach. Soak up the sun, build sandcastles, or take a dip in the refreshing ocean. Grab coffee and elevenses from Chaplin’s Ice Cream & Coffee Bar. This local institution has a friendly atmosphere and excellent prices.
If you’ve had enough of the beach, take a stroll around the town. Take a look in the surf shops or Fat Face and you might just find that new outfit or surf gear that you can’t live without ;-). Grab a cake from the local deli.
Saturday Afternoon: Lunch and Nature
Once you’ve savoured a delightful lunch at one of the charming cafes, bistros, or pubs, it’s time to fully embrace the wonders of nature. Make your way to Llyn Maelog, a serene and picturesque location awaits your exploration. Follow the public footpath that circles ¾ of the lake and take in the beauty and watch out for the wildlife. Take a pew on one of the many benches, seats, and picnic tables and take a few moments to watch the birds or see if you can distinguish between the eight different species of pondweed. Whilst you’re looking in the water look out for some of the many species of fish such as pike, bream, roach, rudd or perch which reside in the waters. Fishing is permitted on the Eastern bank and the lake is also great for paddleboarding.
If you fancy a drive then why not take the opportunity to discover some of Anglesey’s heritage? Anglesey boasts 52 ancient monuments including Neolithic settlements, burial chambers, standing stones and Edwardian castles to name but a few. If you’re interested to know what else you can do around the island take a look at this page about things to see and do in Anglesey.
Saturday Evening: Treat Yourself To Dinner
Take a walk along Traeth Llydan, this wild beach, offers incredible views out over the crystal clear waters. Head to the Oyster Catcher, the finest gastro pub on the island. No visit would be complete without sampling the oysters they serve straight from the Menai strait. If your palate prefers something a little more upmarket take yourself to Y Parlwr which serves contemporary food, with an emphasis on quality ingredients treated with respect. On your way home indulge in a cocktail or two at the Starvation Bar and Kitchen.
Day 3: Sunday
Morning: Outdoor Activities
After a lazy breakfast engage in outdoor activities and make the most of the stunning scenery and fresh air. Go for a hike or play a round of golf.
Those who love to ramble will enjoy embarking on a scenic stroll along the Anglesey Coastal Path. Relish the breathtaking views and keep an eye out for seals, dolphins, and various bird species. You can join the coastal path from the beach and take the path clockwise or anticlockwise as the fancy takes you. Grab supplies from the One Stop shop or Cowie the local deli. If you fancy treating yourself grab takeout from Chaplins, Noto’s or the Surf Cafe.
The Anglesey golf club is just a few minutes from Rhosneigr. This well-maintained, hospitable and reasonably priced course is set in an area of outstanding beauty. Whilst the 18-hole course is challenging to play especially if the wind gets up, it’s a spectacular course to play. The club is open to members and visitors alike.
Your Weekend In Rhosneigr Has Sadly Come To An End
After your morning of activities, it’s time to check out of your accommodation and bid farewell to Rhosneigr. As you head across the island back to the suspension bridge call in at one of the many landmarks or museums.
Where To Stay During Your Weekend In Rhosneigr
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during your weekend in Rhosneigr can we recommend The Driftwood, an exceptional boutique guesthouse located just minutes from Treath Criggl and all the town’s amenities? Take a look at our rooms here.