Llanddwyn Island

Sea Kayaking

Llanddwyn Island / Ynys Llanddwyn | ©Crown copyright (2014) Visit Wales

Llanddwyn Island

Sea Kayaking

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.

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Safety & Access

The publisher of this website accepts no responsibility for the way in which readers use the information contained therein. The descriptions and recommendations are for guidance only and must be subject to discriminating judgement by the reader. Advice and training should be sought before utilising any equipment or techniques mentioned within the text or shown in any of the photographic images. Kayaking and canoeing are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.


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Welsh Sea Kayaking

As well as providing essential information on where to start and finish, distances, times and tidal information, the book does much to stimulate and inform our interest in the environment we are passing through.


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