Lligwy Beach, Isle of Anglesey
A glorious large sandy beach with areas of soft and hard sand, sand dunes and rock pools.
It is very popular with individuals and families, fishermen (bass beach) and sports enthusiasts; kayakers, canoeists, windsurfers and kite surfers.
There is plenty of space for all to enjoy a stroll, sunbathe, investigate rock pools, play beach games, paddle or swim.
Dolphins and porpoise can often be seen jumping playfully from the beach, watch local fishing or sail boats bobbing by or see the numerous birds that visit the beach.
Remains of an ancient stone fish weir can be seen at low tide.
Lligwy beach has two car parks; one at each end of the dead end roads leading down to the opposite sides the beach, a seasonal beach shop and a toilet block (seasonally open).
Dafarn Rhos land and properties are next to Lligwy Beach.
All of the properties are within a 2 - 3 minute walk of the beach and the all Wales Coastal path.
A cycle route called "Hebog" (falcon) crosses the beach.
The all Wales Coastal path goes in opposite directions from the beach. One direction follows the cliff edge past a secluded pebbled beach, the memorial in remembrance of the wreck of the Royal Charter on 26th October 1859 to the 454 lives tragically lost, also past the Hindlea Seat memorial, to the seaside village of Moelfre.
In the other direction the all Wales Coastal Path follows the cliffs, coves and beaches to Dulas Estuary where it turns inland up over a hill ending at the Pilot Boat Inn.
The Island in the Bay is called “Ynys Dulas” and can be seen from Dafarn Rhos and Lligwy Beach. The tower upon it was built in 1824 to store food and provide shelter for shipwrecked seamen. The Island is home to a colony of seals and seabirds and sometime seals and their pups can be seen close to the shore. If they are in the area dolphins can be seen playing in the bay from Dafarn Rhos, the beach and the all Wales Coastal Path.
Lligwy Beach is a wonderful place to visit summer or winter, rain or shine.