Where to swim on Anglesey


Rhoscolyn lies in the south west of Holy Island, and is made up of numerous inlets and coves and many small off shore islands.  
Trearddur Bay
With its large sandy beach sloping to the sea this has always been a family friendly location.  This beach has a protected bathing area marked by buoys and in high season there is a beach warden service.  There are plentiful cafes for your after swim hot drink along with public toilets and car parks.  
A pretty sand and shingle beach safe for swimming with views across to the ferry port.  Swim around the rocky coastline into the Penrhos nature reserve.


Situated on the east coast of Anglesey with a large sandy beach almost half a mile long, backed by sand dunes and rock pools.  Lligwy is relatively sheltered and secluded, with the nearest village, Moelfre half an hours walk along the coast path.  There is a very popular beach cafe, bar and tepee with live music and events.  The cafe runs a social swim club - this isn't life guarded or safety supported just a chance to meet up with like minded, sea loving swimmers.
One of the most popular beaches on the island, with clear blue flag waters which are exceptionally safe for bathing.  There is lots of parking and toilets available.
Church Bay 

A popular beach, mostly sand with rock pools to either side.  A Beach Warden is in attendance from late May until early September.  Swimming is generally safe and the high cliffs provide good shelter from the wind.  Facilities include a car park, toilets cafe and seafood restaurant.
Traeth Bychan
Sheltered and safe sandy bay, backed by cliffs that provide shelter and safe bathing.   There is a beach shop and cafe andis also home to Red Wharf Bay Sailing club.


LLanddwyn Bay
LLanddwyn is backed by impressive sand dunes and boasts spectacular views of Snowdonia National Park.  The shore is mostly fine sand with small amounts of shingle.  Parking is at a car park in the forest and their is a toll to pay.  Swimming is generally safe on the main section of the beach but there are currents towards Abermenai point.
Porth Nobla
This attractive cresent of sand and shingle is situated midway between the small towns of Aberffraw and Rhosneigr.