Best Places to Visit in Anglesey for Families

June 14, 2024
Tim Coysh

Planning a family trip to Anglesey but don’t know where to begin? You’re in for a treat! Anglesey isn’t just another pretty spot on the map; it’s packed with activities and attractions tailored for families. From fabulous beaches to thrilling outdoor adventures, this island offers an unforgettable escape. Ready to uncover the gems of Anglesey and create lasting memories with your loved ones? Let’s dive right into it!

Top Family-Friendly Beaches

Beaches with Playgrounds

If you’re travelling with littles ones who need a break from swimming, Benllech Beach is your treasure trove. This stunning stretch of sand has a dedicated playground that will keep your kids entertained while you relax with a good book or enjoy taking in the serene coastal views. And the best part? You can keep an eye on the kids while catching some well-deserved rays. It’s a win-win!

Another fantastic playground-equipped spot is Newborough Beach. This place goes beyond the typical swings and slides to include a whole adventure playground that even older kids will love. Not to mention, the nearby forest walks and picnic spots are perfect for a full day of family fun. You might even want to pack a kite—trust me, Newborough’s breezy conditions are ideal.

Pro-tip: Bring a picnic blanket and set up next to the playground. This way, you can watch over your kids while enjoying a family meal in the great outdoors.

Beaches with Easy Access

For fuss-free family fun, Trearddur Bay is the ideal pick. This beach offers flat, easily accessible pathways, making it perfect for strollers. Additionally, there’s plenty of parking nearby, so you’re never too far from your car—a blessing when carrying beach toys, snacks, and the occasional exhausted toddler. Whether it’s for a quick dip or a full day, Trearddur Bay welcomes you!

Lligwy Beach is another gem when it comes to accessibility. Its wide, gentle slope to the water ensures everyone in the family, from grandparents to toddlers, can join in on the fun. You’ll find convenient facilities like restrooms and a cafe close by. Need more reasons? According to recent visits, it’s often noted for being exceptionally clean, ensuring a pleasant experience for everyone.

Fun Fact: Trearddur Bay hosts several annual beach events, including sandcastle competitions and family-friendly beach sports. Check local event schedules to add a little extra excitement to your visit.

Beaches for Water Sports

Calling all adventure-loving families—Rhosneigr Beach is your playground. Known for its excellent windsurfing and kite surfing conditions, Rhosneigr is the place to introduce your kids to water sports. Local schools offer equipment rental and lessons, taking the stress out of trying something new. Plus, the beachfront cafes make great pit stops for a post-surf feast.

Porth Dafarch offers a variety of water sports opportunities, from paddleboarding to kayaking. The calm waters are perfect for beginners and families looking to dip their toes into water activities. Schools and rental shops nearby mean you can try out new sports without having to haul all the gear with you. It’s an easy way to build athletic skills and confidence in a fun and safe environment.

Pro-tip: Always check the tide times before planning your trip to any beach. This ensures you get the most out of your day, whether you’re swimming, building sandcastles, or hitting the waves.

Best Outdoor Activities in Anglesey for Families

Walking and Cycling Routes

Take your brood on a scenic adventure with Anglesey’s fantastic walking and cycling routes. The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path offers a spectacular 200-km stretch for you to explore. With well-marked trails, you can enjoy coastal cliffs, nature reserves, and sandy beaches. Ideal routes for families include the Red Wharf Bay loop, where the tide goes out almost a mile, offering ample room for sandy adventures. For a shorter, yet equally stunning excursion, try the circular walk around Holyhead Mountain, giving you panoramic views over the Irish Sea.

Cycling enthusiasts will also find joy on Anglesey. The Lon Las Cefni cycling path provides easy, flat terrain, perfect for families. Start your journey in Llangefni, where you can navigate through peaceful countryside to Newborough Forest:

  • Level and smooth paths for a hassle-free ride.
  • Frequent rest spots with scenic views.
  • Abundant wildlife including red squirrels.

Pro-tip: Pack a picnic and enjoy a break by the Cefni Reservoir, a lovely spot to relax and recharge while watching local birds.

Wildlife Watching Spots

Anglesey is a haven for budding naturalists and curious kids. Begin your wildlife adventure at South Stack’s RSPB Reserve. This site is a birdwatcher’s paradise, home to puffins, razorbills, and guillemots. Get the kids to spot these feathered inhabitants using binoculars for a fun and educational experience. In the spring and summer, you can join the guided tours to learn more about the local flora and fauna.

For a sea-based safari, catch a boat trip from Beaumaris Pier. The waters around Puffin Island are rich with marine life. Keep your eyes peeled for playful porpoises and the ever-elusive harbour seals. Don’t forget to take a good camera – these moments are Instagram-worthy.

Pro-tip: Timing is everything. Visit in the early morning or late afternoon for the best chances of spotting some of Anglesey’s more elusive wildlife.

Coastal Holidays’ Favourite Picks

Coastal Holidays has you covered with insider tips on the best outdoor activities that the whole family will enjoy. How about a kayaking session in the Menai Strait? It’s an engaging way to explore the beautiful coastline and its hidden coves. Coastal Holidays can recommend the best local guided tours to ensure your outing is both fun and safe.

Another family favourite is exploring the rock pools at Penmon Point. This activity offers endless curiosity as kids can discover crabs, starfish, and other marine treasures. When the tide is right, these natural aquariums provide an educational and adventurous experience. Make sure to bring along a net and a bucket — you’ll need them for your mini marine biologists.

Pro-tip: Check out the Coastal Holidays website for special offers on equipment rentals or guided tours to make your family adventure more convenient and cost-effective.

Where to Stay in Anglesey: Coastal Holidays’ Recommendations

Dog Friendly Cottages

Got a four-legged family member tagging along? Coastal Holidays offers a delightful range of dog-friendly cottages in Anglesey. Your pup will adore these properties as much as you do. Whether it’s frolicking in the garden or walking on one of the many dog-friendly beaches, your canine companion will have a ball. You won’t need to hunt for pet-friendly places to stay because these cottages are dotted all over the island, ensuring you’re never far from the action.

Here’s why they’re perfect for your stay:

  • Spacious gardens: Plenty of room for your pooch to run around.
  • Close to dog-friendly beaches: Ideal for those seaside strolls.
  • Pet-friendly pubs nearby: Enjoy a meal without leaving your pet behind.
  • Secure fencing: Ensuring your furry friend stays safe.

Pro-tip: Always check if extra cleaning fees apply for bringing pets. Coastal Holidays makes it clear at booking, so no surprises later!

Cottages Close to Family Attractions

Want to be close to all the action? Coastal Holidays has you covered with cottages located near Anglesey’s top family attractions. Imagine staying just a stone’s throw from Beaumaris Castle or the Anglesey Sea Zoo. No need to worry about long drives or cranky kids in the back seat. Just step out and explore!

Why these cottages rock:

  • Near exciting attractions: Save time travelling and more time exploring.
  • Kid-friendly amenities: Look for cottages with high chairs, cots, and even toys.
  • Local recommendations: Hosts often suggest hidden gems you wouldn’t find in guidebooks.
  • Flexible booking options: Perfect for those last-minute family getaways.

Real-world example: A family who stayed at “Gwlgri” in Church Bay loved the short trip to the Anglesey Transport Museum and returned year after year.

Pro-tip: Book early during school holidays to get the best cottages near popular attractions.

Beach Houses with Sea Views

Fancy waking up to the sound of waves crashing against the shore? Coastal Holidays offers stunning beach houses with breathtaking** seaviews**. Whether you’re a sunrise fanatic or sunset lover, these properties provide the perfect backdrop for family photos and unforgettable memories.

What makes these beach houses special:

  • Unmatched views: Enjoy panoramic sea sights from your window.
  • Proximity to beaches: A short stroll to feel the sand between your toes.
  • Outdoor spaces: Patios or balconies to enjoy your morning coffee or a sundowner.
  • Fully-equipped kitchens: Perfect for whipping up seaside picnics and meals.

Statistic: Recent studies by Visit Wales found that beach holidays are among the top three preferred getaways for families in the region. (Source: Visit Wales)

Pro-tip: Check out Coastal Holidays’ properties like “Dinmor” in Penmon for some of the best sea views Anglesey has to offer.

Planning a family trip to Anglesey? Stay, see & explore our self-catering holiday homes across North Wales.

Choose from these fantastic options, and you can’t go wrong. Anglesey offers the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty for families looking to make lasting memories.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most beautiful part of Anglesey?

The south and east coasts, including Beaumaris and Llanddwyn Island, are often considered the most striking parts of Anglesey due to their stunning sea views and rich history.

What is the prettiest village in Anglesey?

Beaumaris is often hailed as the prettiest village for its charming streets, historic castle, and picturesque seafront.

Is Anglesey good for kids?

Absolutely! Anglesey is fantastic for kids, offering a range of family-friendly beaches, wildlife parks, and exciting attractions like the Anglesey Sea Zoo and Beaumaris Castle.

Which side of Anglesey is best?

The east side of Anglesey is generally preferred for its beautiful beaches and closer proximity to family attractions like Beaumaris and Menai Bridge.

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