Top 7 Anglesey Walks To Try



For short ambles or long-distance treks with views of craggy cliffs, sandy beaches and sheltered coves, try these top Anglesey walks the next time you’re in North Wales. Many of the strolls go along sections of the island’s coastal path, a 130-mile circular route and one of the most breathtaking parts of the Welsh seaside.

Penmon Lighthouse and Puffin Island (isabellasarreti on Pixabay)

Red Wharf Bay to Fedw Fawr

A lesser-trodden section of the Wales Coast Path

Give one of the newest parts of the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path a go on this route from Red Wharf Bay to Fedw Fawr. The trail between these two areas used to be inland but now runs along the glorious seaside. 

If you really want to stretch your legs, continue to Penmon Point to see Trwyn Du Lighthouse and Puffin Island beyond. If you do this, you’ll need to retrace your steps to Fedw Fawr cove and then walk along bridleways and country lanes on the old coastal path to make it a sort of circular walk.

Pitch up at campsites on the Isle of Anglesey.

Bull Bay to Porth Wen

Rugged cliff tops and shingle beaches

Follow the Anglesey Coastal Path along the rugged clifftop route from the village of Bull Bay to the brickworks at Porth Wen and return on inland paths across farmland. This section doesn’t have sandy beaches, but the dramatic coastline and views across to the brickworks building more than make up for that. 

Bull Bay has a small shingle beach with clear waters that are top-notch for swimming in summer or, if you’re feeling brave, in the cooler months too. Fancy extending your walk? Keep going to the small fishing village of Amlwch Port

Find campsites near Bull Bay.

Cemlyn Bay

A chance to see some of the island’s wildlife

Want to see some of Anglesey’s animals? Take the easy circular walk from Cemlyn Bay. As you amble along the ridge of Esgair Cemlyn, you’ll have a chance to spot waders and wildfowl year-round. And in the summer months there are also Arctic and common terns flitting about.

Hike towards the headland at Trwyn Cemlyn on grassy paths and continue to Hen Borth before returning towards the start. You’ll pass the 12th-century St Rhwydrus’ Church, which is worth peeking into. You can choose to come back across the shingle beach, a hard-going but scenic task. 

Looking for more days out here? Check out our pick of the top things to do in Anglesey.

Lighthouse at South Stack (Phil Hauser on Unsplash)

Mynydd y Tŵr and Ynys Lawd

Anglesey’s highest mountain

If you’re looking for more of a challenging walk in Anglesey, climb up to Mynydd y Tŵr, or Holyhead Mountain. Though it’s just under six kilometres, it’s a steep ascent and descent and you’ll need to be especially careful going down. 

Park at South Stack – Ynys Lawd – and check out the lighthouse and the Huts of the Irish before the short climb to the top of Holyhead. On a clear day, there are views across the sea to the Wicklow Mountains. Stop in at the RSPB café on your way down and sit on the narrow strip of beach at South Stack looking out over the shimmering blue water.

Go camping near South Stack.

Ynys Llanddwyn

One of the island’s most scenic short walks

Walk through the lush forest, along the sandy beach and around the ruins of Santes Dwynwen’s chapel on this fairly short but spectacular walk. You can decide to go out and back or take a slightly longer circular route. 

Learn a little about St Dwynwen, the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine, at the chapel, then see the two lighthouses and take in the views of Snowdonia and the Llŷn Peninsula on this excellent walk. The only downside is that it’s so short, it’ll definitely leave you wanting more.

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Ynys Llanddwyn (Daniel Seßler on Unsplash)


A village with many walks to pick from 

There are lots of routes to choose from starting from Moelfre, some with a historical or literary theme and all with coastal views and fresh sea air. Get an insight into the life of Charles Dickens or take the 8,000 Year Walk to see ancient archaeological sites and the remains of a medieval port. You can also see the monument to the Royal Charter shipwreck and learn about the night when the ship sank near the village.

Wheelchair users can try the Moelfre Historic Walk to see the fisherman’s cottages and lifeboat station. If you’re looking for a longer trek, the Seven Splendid Beaches Walk lives up to its name, passing glorious stretches of coastline including Traeth Lligwy and Traeth yr Ora. 

If you want to see more history in the area, take a look at these historic sites in Anglesey.

Menai Bridge to Britannia Bridge

Two bridges and tons of history 

Start this walk at the high street and wander into the bowling green for panoramic views over the Menai Strait before coming to the Menai Suspension Bridge. As you go under this towering structure, you’ll have a view of the Britannia Bridge and will also spot St Tysilio’s church on a small island. Venture inside for a tour of this 7th-century building before continuing on. 

The walk goes along the shoreline of the strait – whose calm surfaces hide whirling waters underneath – and through quiet woodlands. Walk back the same way or come inland a little to return to your car.

Look for campsites near Menai Bridge.

Want to stroll along more of the sandy beaches mentioned in this article? Check out our pick of the top 7 beaches in Anglesey.