If you love beaches – then you’ll love North Wales.

With 250 miles of coastline, there’s a fantastic variety of diverse beaches in North Wales. With so many to choose from here are our top five beaches to give you a flavour!

If you’re a fan of history, then Anglesey’s beaches and coastline will be for you. Anglesey has a rich maritime history, and you’ll find an array of historical buildings including churches and lighthouses dotted around the island.


Newborough and Llanddwyn Island

Newborough has something for everyone a 3½ mile long sandy beach, sand dunes, forest walks & rides, a nature reserve and the historic Llanddwyn Island that can only be accessed at low tide.

Lugwy Beach

Popular with water sports enthusiasts, it also boasts soft white sand and is a perfect spot for sunbathing and a family picnic. It is a stone’s throw away from the popular historic coastal village of Moelfre.

Borthwen, Rhoscolyn Beach

Borthwen is a pretty, sandy crescent located on the southern shore of Holyhead island. Backed by sand dunes there are also a few little rocky islets along the length of the beach.This is a great family beach with its shallow sloping sands and abundance of rockpools. There is a fantastic walk around the cliff tops offering stunning views out to the Irish Sea and back towards the mainland and mountains and hills of Snowdonia and Lleyn Peninsula.

If you’re planning a beach break to North Wales, a visit to one of the Lleyn Peninsulas beaches is an absolute must. Hidden away, the Lleyn’s secluded beaches provide the perfect location for a peaceful getaway. Popular resorts like Abersoch provide a much livelier day at the beach, with plenty of things to do and very popular with water sports enthusiasts.

Porth Oer Beach (Whistling sands)

With its famous “Whistling Sands” and glistening waters, this secluded “gem” is without doubt one of the most beautiful on the Llŷn Peninsula. A sweeping cove with amazing views and abundance of wildlife around the tops of the cliffs and occasionally out to sea – dolphins are sometimes spotted here!

Llanbedrog Beach

Llanbedrog Beach offers a mile long stretch of sand and is one of the calmest beaches in Wales, sheltered by the huge headland of Mynydd Tir-y-Cwmwd (short walk with great views). Owned by the National Trust this pet friendly beach has good parking facilities, a café selling ice cream through the summer months and public toilets.