Anglesey Sea Zoo
There is a stunning array of British marine life to see at Anglesey Sea Zoo – making it a favourite with children and families. There are over 40 tanks at the attraction, showing a wonderful selection of fish and other sea life that are usually hard-to-see in Britain’s seas, lakes and rivers.
Marvel at octopus, lobsters, seahorses, and conger eels. Conservation is at the heart of the zoo’s work and you can see this in action with their lobster hatchery, seahorse nursery, and crawfish breeding programme. There is also a gift shop and café, plus this is an all-weather attraction so is also great on rainy days!
Anglesey beaches are well-known, and as Anglesey is an island there are plenty to choose from! Below are some of the most visited ones on the island.
“St. David’s” beach
We may be biased, but if it’s golden sand and cleanliness you are looking for, there really is no better beach than the one which our park enjoys private access to. It is awarded Blue Flag status year-on-year which awards high environment and quality standards. What’s more the beach is close to The Tavern and The Tavern’s Coffee Pod which serves takeaway drinks.
Newborough beach, Anglesey
Sometimes called Llanddwyn beach, Newborough is a long and beautiful stretch of golden sand. Newborough beach enjoys stunning views across to Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula. You also have access to Newborough forest which is located just next to the beach and features walking, horse riding and bike trails, and a green gym.
Treaddur Bay, Anglesey
Another beautiful sandy beach with a gentle slope down to the water’s edge. There are lots of shops and cafes located within walking distance and there is also a dedicated swimming area, marked out by buoys.
Anglesey coastal path
Stretching 130 miles, the Anglesey coastal path covers 95% of the coastline making it popular for hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, and those interested in coastal wildlife and sea birds. Certain sections are also open to cyclists. The coastal path is a great way to explore the region and offers a different perspective to many of the island’s popular areas, and you will find new places you might not have thought about visiting before.
South Stack lighthouse
A great day out is a trip to South Stack island just off Holyhead on the North-West coast, and the dramatic lighthouse in particular. The lighthouse was built in 1809, but be warned, the lighthouse is famous for its 400 steps down the steep cliffs of the mainland’s coastline.
Organised tours of the lighthouse are available, and visitors can also see rare and wonderful wildlife as it is a protected RSPB reserve, and home to puffins, razorbills and guillemots to name just a few.
Anglesey Abbey is a National Trust property. It is a Jacobean-style house with beautiful gardens and a working watermill. The abbey can trace its history to almost 900 years ago, starting off as a hospital in 1135, turning into a priory in the 1200s, before being dissolved by Henry VIII in 1536. The present house was built in the early 1600s.
Visitors today can enjoy family friendly events throughout the year. There is also a café, restaurant and shop, and visitors can wander the immaculate gardens.
Anglesey Rib Ride
From their base in Menai Bridge, Anglesey Rib Ride offer a variety of tours and trips on the water on high-speed ribs.
For adrenaline junkies there is ‘Velocity’, a high-speed tour billed as “the world’s fastest rib ride”. For those seeking a more casual trip they also offer themed sight-seeing tours of wildlife such as ‘puffins and seals’ and landmarks such as ‘castle and islands’.