Llanddwyn Beach Anglesey


Stunning Llanddwyn

Surely one of the most beautiful beaches in Britain, Llanddwyn boasts a fabulous sandy beach and wonderful views of Snowdonia. Located on the south-western tip of Anglesey, the beach is back by amazing sand dunes and Newborough Forest. There’s easy access to the beach from the main car park but you will have to pay £5 to park unless you are member of the National Trust. There are toilet facilities and a shower in the car park and refreshments are available during the summer months. The refreshment van may also be there on bank holidays and other busier days throughout the year.

The entrance to the beach is at the bottom of the car park and marked by flags. When you step onto the beach, look to your right and you will see Llanddwyn Island, a headland featuring Tŵr Mawr Lighthouse which marks the entrance to the Menai Straits. It is worth taking the spectacular walk along the headland to the lighthouse if you have the time or can drag yourself away from the gorgeous beach.

Llandwyn is perfect for families and a lovely place to swim, stroll and walk the dog. The dunes are stunning and there are wonderful hiking trails in the woods to enjoy during your visit. The convenience of the car park and toilet facilities, not to mention the amazing views, mean that this beach does get busier than many others in the region but there is plenty of it, so it never feels crowded.


llanddwyn beach
llanddwyn lighthouse


Llanddwyn is a great place to walk dogs. There are woodland trails behind the beach and the beach itself provides miles of sand to run on. Dogs are banned from the section of beach to the right of the car park from 1st May to 30th September. Click here for details of the restrictions. But there is still plenty of beach to explore. If your dog gets covered in sand, there is shower adjacent to the toilets in the car park.


From the Woollen Mill, head towards Bangor on the A487 and then follow the signs to Holyhead. As soon as you have crossed the bridge onto Anglesey turn left and then left again on to the A4080 towards Dwyran and Newborough. In the village of Niwbwrch, you will see a left turn signposted for the beach. There’s a kiosk at the entrance where you pay for parking. From here, follow the road to the main parking area at the end or park in one of the woodland car parks and take a stroll through the trees.