Anglesey has so much to offer, whether you want long coastal walks, cosy pubs, leisure centres, mussel picking or kite-surfing, it caters to all tastes so the bottom line is that you can never be short of Anglesey things to do in.
We’ve attempted to compile a basic list of the Anglesey highlights and in due course we’ll start categorising these to make searching easier. Highlights include the Anglesey Sea Zoo, Rhosneigr beach, the sand dunes at Aberffraw, Red Wharf Bay, Beaumaris and the White Eagle Pub in Rhoscolyn. Just in case you were wondering there is also a Mcdonalds in Holyhead.
Family days out in Anglesey
Anglesey Sea Zoo
Anglesey Sea Zoo is ray of sunshine in Anglesey and located towards the very south of the island, overlooking the Menai Strait. It is an excellent plaice presenting a fantastic day out for all kinds of soles, particularly families with groupers of children. It offers plenty of tanks of various fish and marine life found around the coast of Anglesey although the playground is a bit of a red herring. You can also get a mean plate of fish and chips from the Lighthouse Bistro, just don’t be a pollock and forget your credit card! The staff are a tiny bit crabby at times but certainly not sharks . Last time we went there was a band playing but they were slightly out of tuna…
South Stack Lighthouse
South Stack makes a good windy walk and is located in the very North West of the island, near to Holyhead Mountain. It has approximately 400 steps which lead down to the lighthouse but sometimes the walkway across to visit the lighthouse is closed. Perhaps the best aspect of walking down the stairs to South Stack Lighthouse is that you can reward yourself with an ice cream when you make it back up to the top again. It’s a great way to tire out some children.
This is perhaps the most generous name ever for what really amounts to a hill at around 250m high. Holyhead ‘Mountain’ is easily climbable in around 45 minutes and best accessed from the South Stack lighthouse. From the top you get views across the whole of Anglesey and can also see Ireland and the Isle of Man on a good day. You can also see Liverpool which perhaps isn’t such as good thing…
Holyhead Golf Club
Holyhead Golf Club is close to Holyhead Leisure Centre and is an excellent links golf club which should challenge any golfer. Indeed the fairways are narrow and the heather thick which we have found out on several occasions. You don’t need to be a member to play with green fees around £20 and there is a bar for afterwards as can be expected.
Royal Trearddur Golf Club
Royal Trearddur Golf Club is located in Trearddur Bay an certainly could do with usage. It is only open during the summer months and offers a nine hole course which is pay and play only. The best thing about this cheap Anglesey golf course is that you can rent golf clubs and play for around a fiver. It is so informal that you could probably play naked and no one would bat an eyelid.
Kite-surfing on Anglesey
Kite surfing as a sport has surged in popularity and Anglesey has become one of the UK’s premier kite surfing destinations due to its ideal off-shore wind and shallow seas. The best spot is Rhosneigr on broad beach where you can take Anglesey kite surfing lessons or simply rent equipment. Another good area for beginners is the inland sea near four mile bridge if you want something more sheltered.
Anglesey Scuba Diving
Anglesey is probably most notorious for scuba-diving with numerous shipwrecks lying off the coast. Anglesey dive centre is located on Ravenspoint Road, around 10 minutes’ walk away from Pant y Llyn, next to Porth Diana Beach. You can rent or buy equipment and join in Anglesey diving trips and courses which take place from the beach opposite.