Cemaes Bay. Great Beach, Pretty Village, Breathtaking Coastal Walk

September 21, 2018
Tim Coysh

Cemaes Bay, Anglesey

Cemaes is a gorgeous, unspoilt coastal village on the North coast of Anglesey, the most northerly village in Wales with a lovely little harbour and a wide sandy beach.

A quiet coastal village with a Main Street, cafe, chip shop, a mini market store plus a few more, two car parks, one in the town centre and one in the harbour. Lovely scenic area without the trappings of a commercialised resort. Three pubs to choose from make this a great choice for a weeks’ holiday. Overlooking the harbour are several comfortable benches where you can enjoy stunning views of the sweep of the bay from an elevated position. It is well worth including in any visit to Anglesey.

Cemaes Bay has a lovely expansive unspoiled sandy beach.

beach with a view of the sea in the distance

Cemaes Bay Beach

Excellent beaches lie to either side of a picturesque harbour. The one on the eastern side, Traeth Mawr (Big Beach) is sheltered and sandy offering safe bathing, golden sands and rock pooling for children.

The beach to the west, Traeth Bach (Little Beach) is rockier but has many features worthy of exploration. There is a pay car park, but it is possible to park free in a limited number of parking bays along the promenade at the western end. The beach is clean and good for games, sandcastles, swimming or just lying there soaking up those rays.

When the tide is in, the harbour wall offers a great opportunity for youngsters to drop crab lines off the wall with bags of bacon to catch a haul of crabs before later returning them to the sea. Teenagers don their wetsuits to do flips and jump off the wall into the sea, so long as the water is above the white line on the corner it is a perfectly safe depth.

Cemaes Beaches are dog friendly although restrictions apply to certain parts of the beach during summer.

The beach promises a beautiful sunset and is a great place to relax or go for a stroll.

Llanbadrig Church, Cemaes Bay

Following the Anglesey Coastal Path from Cemaes you’ll discover the fascinating Llanbadrig Church on a peninsula jutting out into the Irish Sea, the site where Saint Patrick was shipwrecked, discovering shelter and water in the form of a well. One of the oldest churches on Anglesey with superb sea cliff views, geological interest, nesting sea birds and stunning views across Cemaes and White Lady Bay

Striking Islamic theme to the interior due to its patron, Lord Henry Stanley, the first Muslim member of Lords and a British convert to Islam in 1869. The beautiful blue tiles enhance the simple interior & lots of fascinating historical information about the church & nearby cave & well (below the church) is provided for visitors.

The church setting is fantastic you can sit for hours looking out to sea. The church has a very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and is a very beautiful place to visit. Well worth taking the time to visit and whilst there is no admission fee, they do rely on donations to help maintain this venue. Manned by local volunteers, the church is not open all the time, so you would need to check opening times. From the church the coastal path follows the coast with some breath taking views and dramatic scenery.

Cemaes offers something for everyone, so whether you’re into water-based activities like surfing, sailing and fishing or prefer to keep your feet on dry land with a game of golf at the 18-hole championship course at nearby Bull Bay Golf Club there are activities for any taste.

Or if you’re coming to Cemaes to complete a section of the Coastal Path to recharge your batteries and re-discover a sense of peace, the Island of Anglesey offers something for you and your family….

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