The rocky peninsula of Llanddwyn Island juts out into the sea between Malltraeth Bay and Llanddwyn Bay. The island barely qualifies as a separate entity, and is only cut off from the mainland for a short time at high tide; nonetheless it is one of the most striking features on the Anglesey coast.
From a paddling point of view, in the right conditions, it is very friendly, with no significant tidal streams to contend with. Llanddwyn may not be a very adventurous place, but it is very charming and there are many points of interest. The island has an intriguing history; the legend of Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers originates here. There are several curious buildings and structures on the island, such as St Dwynwen’s Church and the old boat pilot’s cottages. There is also a lighthouse, a tower and cross.
There is an abundance of wildlife, including flocks of shags, guillemots and gulls which gather on the adjacent Ynys y Adar. It’s also a popular spot for seals.
The views across to the mainland are truly stunning, especially when the higher mountains of Snowdonia are clear of cloud.
There is a large car park with public toilets close to the beach. Access to the car park is via a toll road which runs through the forest.