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Category Archives: Coastal Blog

Anglesey – A great adventure filled weekend

Anglesey: A great Adventure filled weekend The Isle of Anglesey offers so much for so many! This blog features some great ideas for a weekend staying in an Anglesey self-catering cottage at Treaddur Bay, a destination famed for its watersports! We’ve teamed up with our friends at Anglesey Outdoors to give those seeking a great […]

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Easter Activities in Anglesey

Easter Itinerary So, whether it’s the Great Cadbury’s Egg Hunt at Plas Newydd House & Gardens or the Medieval Easter Weekend at Beaumaris Castle there’s lots to enjoy for all the family! Day 1 Just over a 45 minutes drive from Anglesey, nestled in the Conwy Valley is Zip World, A unique range of very […]

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New Managing Director of Coastal!

New Managing Director My name is David Lilley and I’m absolutely delighted to introduce myself as the new Managing Director and your main point of contact for Coastal Holidays. I’ve spent many a summer holiday in Anglesey as a young boy, it’s an Island very close to my heart and I’ll be looking to explore […]

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Walking the Snowdonia Mountains

Walking the mountains of Snowdonia offers dramatic and enthralling scenery. Winter can be a good time for a short break, a family holiday or a romantic weekend. Each season on Anglesey has its own special characteristics that commend it. The cold clear days of winter accompanied by a dusting of snow on the mountains can […]

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Anglesey Holiday Activities for all ages

Anglesey holiday activities for all ages. Come over to Anglesey and make the most of the wonderful family fun and adventure sport this island has to offer. There is plenty of peace and tranquility, ancient history and great cuisine. But if you want an adrenalin rush, Anglesey can give you that as well, here are […]

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Anglesey Red Squirrels

Go Red Squirrel Spotting at Newborough Forest Anglesey is a haven for the Red Squirrel. Newborough Forest is well known as one of the endangered Red Squirrel’s strongholds. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of one of the rare native species, introduced into the forest by the Anglesey Red Squirrel Project. The squirrels […]

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Autumn in North Wales

Autumn in North Wales Autumn in North Wales has plenty to offer its visitors, from relaxing weekends for food-lovers; outdoor adventures along the coastal path and forest trails for enterprising ramblers; expeditions to ancient monuments for enthusiastic amateur historians. Anglesey never ceases to be amazing. There is history and beauty wherever you turn. The golden […]

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Rainy Day Fun in North Wales

Okay, I admit it. Sometimes it rains in North Wales. Luckily there are plenty of things to do in North Wales when it’s raining, at a great range of indoor attractions in North Wales and on Anglesey. Here’s some great ideas for when it rains. Rain or shine, you can climb at the Beacon Climbing Centre, Caernarfon! Designed, […]

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Looking for dog friendly cottages on Anglesey?

OUR FAVOURITE COASTAL DOG WALKS Looking for dog friendly cottages on Anglesey? The picturesque island of Anglesey is ideal for a dog friendly holiday at any time of year. Whether you and your pooch like exploring the sandy beaches or discovering dense forests, there are plenty of dog friendly things to do on Anglesey. Check […]

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Cemaes Bay – a picturesque Anglesey resort

Cemaes is a village on the north coast of Anglesey, adjacent to Cemaes Bay. It is reputed to be the most northerly village in Wales, home to a picturesque fishing port , wonderful sandy beaches and magnificent rugged headlands. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and a haven for wildlife. Cemaes Bay is a very attractive spot with a […]

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Surf Snowdonia Crash & Splash

Surf Snowdonia Crash & Splash – an unforgettable day out! The Surf Snowdonia Crash & Splash Lagoon is your opportunity to push your agility, balance and determination to the limits. The watery assault course will see you contending with spinning balls, monkey bars, climbing wall, balance beam and rope bridge. The Crash & Splash obstacle […]

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Anglesey is a great place to visit

Anglesey is a great place to visit and with Easter just around the corner, Anglesey is ideal for a holiday break with the family. With children and grandchildren, the beach is a major priority. Traeth Llanddwyn near Newborough is a firm favourite with its enormous expanse of golden sand flanked by the pines of Newborough […]

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Cable Cottage, Church Bay

Cable Cottage, Church Bay, Anglesey holiday cottage, dogs welcome, simply open the door of Cable Cottage and you are right on your own beach. With magnificent sea views, this stunning historic cottage sits in a spectacular tranquil location at Church Bay on the North Coast of Anglesey. Peak dates for 2017 are already booked but […]

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Benllech Beach

Anglesey has some of the most stunning stretches of sand in the British Isles and the Blue Flag awarded Benllech Beach is one of the best. For walkers, it’s perfect and at low tide there’s a lovely coastal walk to Red Wharf Bay, where you can have a refreshing drink and a bite to eat […]

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Anglesey Family Fun at the Farm!

Foel Farm Park near Brynsiencyn on Anglesey offers a great family visit to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a real working farm. Situated in a beautiful seaside location with stunning views of Caernarfon Castle, the Menai Straits and Snowdonia. All the activities on the farm are included in the reasonably priced entrance fee, which means […]

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Easter attractions and activities available on Anglesey and nearby.

The Anglesey Sea Zoo is an aquarium and independent research and marine education centre at Brynsiencyn on the Menai Strait. This major all-weather attraction offers an amazing ‘underwater’ view with the thrill of crashing waves, the Seven Sisters shipwreck, the lobster hatchery, the seahorse nursery, the shark pool and a kelp forest full of huge […]

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Enjoy a family fun day out!

Looking for things to do on Anglesey or family friendly places to visit, there’s plenty of things to do indoors – fun filled events, attractions and things to do for everyone, even on rainy days! Pili Palas at Menai Bridge takes you away from a wet and windy winter to a hot and steaming jungle […]

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New addition!

Our latest property, Ashcoast House, is a lovely, pet friendly family house with Wi-Fi, ample parking and lakes and mountain views as little as five minutes walk away. Ashcoast House sits in the peaceful Welsh village of Talysarn on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. It makes a fantastic base camp for visiting beaches, […]

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Disabled access holiday cottage

Coach House Faner, Brynsiencyn, close to the Menai Strait, offers the very highest standard in disabled holiday accommodation. With the same painstaking attention to detail, Coach House Faner has also been designed with the needs of people with disabilities or limited mobility in mind. Guests are encouraged to inform us of any specific needs, so […]

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Hot Tub Heaven

What better way to unwind, than sitting back in a hot tub and soothing your aches away whilst sipping a glass of something cold and bubbly. Unwind with your loved one surrounded by gentle bubbles. You can also chill out in your hot tub whatever the weather – yes, even in the snow! – making […]

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This half term explore a different Wales. A wild Wales.

Get out and get active, burning off the stress, North Wales has lots to offer. You could try hurtling along at 100mph on a zip wire at Zip World in Snowdonia. This adrenalin-fuelled attraction guarantees a completely unique and memorable holiday experience in North Wales. https://www.zipworld.co.uk If that doesn’t do it for you. Head to […]

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Beddmanarch Bay, Holy Island, Anglesey

  , One of the many beaches on Anglesey is Beddmanarch Bay, adjacent to Penrhos Coastal Park on Holy Island, Anglesey.  An expansive bay with far reaching sand and mudflats and views across Traeth y Gribin  to mainland Anglesey’s western coast. One of the spectacles that can be observed from the bay is the sea […]

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Wales Year of Legends 2017

Year of Legends follows on from the success of the 2016 Year of Adventure. The Year of Legends 2017 will explore Wales’s distinctive history, culture, heritage and mythology. Welshman Gerald of Wales, Giraldus Cambrensis (Gerald de Barry) was a distinguished writer, historian, and ecclesiastic of the early Middle Ages The Welshman’s writings were prolific, but it […]

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Britannia Bridge Stone Lions

Campaigners are calling for 12 feet high lions “hidden” under the Britannia Bridge to be raised up to welcome visitors to Anglesey. Four fat lions Without any hair Two on this side And two over there. John Evans penned this rhyme to the four large stone lions sculpted by John Thomas of Gloucestershire in 1848, […]

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Victorian Christmas at Penrhyn Castle

Victorian Christmas at Penrhyn Castle. Many of the Christmas traditions we observe today began during the Victorian era. Visitors to Penrhyn Castle, over the next three weekends in December, can witness as the castle celebrates a traditional Christmas and find out how many of the traditions we hold dear today have their roots in the […]

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Foel Ferry Cottages Anglesey – family fun and wonderful scenery

Looking to celebrate a birthday or wedding anniversary? Or needing a venue for a group get together? Foel Ferry Cottages is a complex of three cottages in a garden ‘courtyard’ setting with ample parking for all. Situated on the Anglesey shore of the Menai Strait in a wonderfully scenic location immediately opposite Snowdon with Caernarfon […]

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Castles of North Wales – Penrhyn Castle

Overlooking the Menai Straits and Anglesey, Penrhyn Castle, near Bangor in North Wales is an enormous, unashamedly ostentatious and decadent castle, crammed with fascinating items including a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria. It has an outstanding collection of paintings, mock Norman furniture, elaborate carvings and plasterwork. The current Penrhyn Castle was built between […]

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