Llanddwyn is an impressive sweep of sand, backed by the vast Newborough Forest. Popping out of the woodland onto the sandy beach there is a wonderful sense of space and freedom. The beach stretches out eastwards towards the southern mouth of the Menai Strait. Beyond that the dramatic mountains of Snowdonia rear up and fill the horizon with their extraordinary topography. Turning south the mountain ranges continue right to the edge of the Lleyn Peninsula. It is a spell binding vista which never fails to please.
The beach also stretches out to the west towards the intriguing Llanddwyn Island - a walk round this is highly recommended. The island is steeped in the legend of Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers. The remains of St Dwynwen’s Church can be found here, as well as the old boat pilot’s cottages and a lighthouse. Access to the island is cut off for a short time at high tide.
The main beach can offer excellent conditions for windsurfing and kite-surfing, but most visitors simply come to play on the sand or take in a bracing stroll. There is also an extensive network of footpaths which run through the forest.
There are toilets at the car park but no other facilities. The nearest shop is in Newborough.
Dogs are allowed here.
Approach / parking:
There is a large car park close to the beach. Access to the car park is via a toll road which runs through the forest.