Benllech has been a popular seaside resort for over a hundred years. Many of the residents who live here are retirees returning to the place of their childhood holidays.
The beach is limited to a fairly narrow strip at high tide, but an ebbing tide reveals a huge area of flat, golden sand. It can be good for wind surfing and kite surfing here. There is good rock pooling to be had at the northern end of the beach where the beds of limestone are exposed. The coastal footpath extends in this direction taking you past a series of sea cliffs.
Benllech is well supplied with shops and facilities. There is a café, souvenir shop and ice cream kiosk on the promenade, plus public toilets in the beach side car park. Elsewhere in the village there are various pubs, hotels and supermarkets. The Ship Inn in the adjacent Red Wharf Bay is well worth a visit for its good quality beer and food. At low or mid tide you can walk around on the beach, but if the tide is in then just follow the Anglesey Coastal Footpath around the headland and past the St David’s Caravan Park.
Between the 1st of May and 30th September the central section of the beach is designated as a dog exclusion area.
Approach / parking:
There is a car park immediately behind the main beach area.