Anglesey beaches gain international awards

May 26, 2015
Tim Coysh

Blue Flag Beaches in Anglesey

Six famous Anglesey beaches have gained prestigious Blue Flag awards for 2015 to rank them among the world’s best for water quality and to ensure that they are among the best family-friendly beaches in Britain.

The blue flag award is issued by the Foundation for Environmental Education which rates beaches on safety, facilities and environmental management as well as water quality. Beaches are assessed on 33 criteria on an annual basis to ensure that they maintain their standard from year to year. This prestigious international award is managed in Wales by the environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy and shows that Welsh beaches are “amongst the world’s best” according to the Welsh Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant.

Benllech, Church Bay, Llanddona, Porth Dafarch, Llanddwyn and Trearddur Bay have achieved blue flag status on Anglesey this year. Coastal Holidays has a wide range of self-catering holiday cottages, apartments and country houses close to the best beaches on Anglesey which will enable you to enjoy the pick of Anglesey’s magnificent beaches, its stunning coastal paths, wildlife, historic monuments and appetising cuisine.

Benllech Beach Anglesey, view of the beach from the beachfront

Benllech Beach

Benllech is a small holiday resort with an extensive sandy beach on the east coast of Anglesey. We can offer you a sophisticated apartment close to the centre of town and a few hundred metres from that beautiful golden beach. Llys Rhostrefor Apartment 7 – both are stylish and comfortable apartments with a great location. Alternatively, Bodafon is a magnificent stone cottage, a few miles inland within a parkland setting.

Church Bay

Church Bay is located on the west coast of Anglesey, famous for its sheltered beach, tall cliffs, historic Welsh cottage, the Wavecrest Café and Lobster Pot restaurant. Cable Cottage in the adjacent bay offers historic charm and elegant living on the edge of the beach.  The Moorings (Lower Flat and Top Flat) together with luxurious Ty Lawr are at nearby, picturesque Cemaes Bay which has a broad sandy beach and a colourful old harbour.

Llanddwyn Beach sand dunes with Snowdonia in the distance

Llanddona Beach

Llanddona Beach is at the eastern end of Red Wharf Bay with spectacular views and vast, unspoilt, golden sands, no shops but a dog-friendly pub and restaurant, the Owain Glyndwr. Ben Moore is a superb barn conversion close to the sea, near picturesque Penmon Point, whilst Dinmor is an attractive chalet in tranquil surroundings close to Llanddona.

Porth Dafarch and Trearddur Bay

Porth Dafarch is on Holy Island off the west coast of Anglesey just outside Holyhead. It is renowned for its craggy cliffs and watersports activities such as kayaking and coasteering. Just to the south is Trearddur Bay, a small seaside town, with secluded coves and beaches. The Old Abbey is just fifty metres from the beach with the choice of Little House and The Annexe.

Llanddwyn Beach

The road down to Llanddwyn Beach (Traeth Llanddwyn) from Newborough village through the forest of Corsican pines leads to a stunning beach steeped in the magic and mystery of Llanddwyn Island. We have properties nearby at Caradoc, Menaifron and Hen Weithdy which offer easy access to the fabulous beaches on the west coast of Anglesey.

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