Monday, 10 September 2012

The Picturesque Beaches of Anglesey

There is a fascinating and attractive island which lies in the midst of the Irish Sea, just off the North Wales coastline. Anglesey harbours a huge 125 miles of coastline which offers everything a beach lover could ever ask for. If you are staying in any one of the beautiful Anglesey self catering holiday cottages then all of the natural beauty that this island offers is always close to hand.
Many individuals have a favourite Anglesey beach that they’ll continue to visit year in and year out. There are some splendid sandy beaches dotted around the coastline with many of them regularly receiving awards for beach and water quality standards. They have a plethora of Blue Flag rated beaches and the busy portal town of Holyhead has been designated a Blue Flag Marina.
A couple of miles from here is the wonderful Trearddur Bay – it derives its name from Arthur’s Town. This mammoth, south-west facing beach is extremely popular with both swimmers and sailors alike. Due to its cleanliness and its wide spaces it is easily one of the best of Anglesey’s beaches. There is also plenty of accommodation and amenities nearby.
But, it must be said that many of Anglesey’s finest beaches aren’t always as easy to find – but it is well worth the searching! Just down the road from Trearddur stands Church Bay beach is a wonderful little pebble beach and has great restaurants nearby – if you can find it!
Another place of interest is sure to be Porth Diana where in August you will be witness to the Annual Regatta. It’s an event which is full of colour and there are plenty of attractions and foodie opportunities around the area during this busy time.
Based in the South East of the island is Red Wharf Bay which is another beautiful delight. With a great beach, interesting walks and an awe-inspiring view across the ocean it really should be on the to-do list.
Just further North is the small town of Benllech which is one of the most popular Anglesey seaside destinations. Its name vaguely translates as ‘head of rock’ and the views of the Liverpool bay are spectacular on a clear day.
Be warned! As it's an island, Anglesey sometimes develops its own mini climate. In the summer months it is renowned for consistently hitting a few degrees higher than the rest of North Wales. So remember your sun tan cream, don’t forget your map, and remember to have fun.

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