Holyhead Breakwater Park sits at the foot of Holy Mountain, walking, history and wildlife.
The breakwater Park highlights the industrial heritage of the area. The remain of the chimney clearly visible, up close the Kilns from the old brick works are in decent condition given their age. The mountain to the rear shows sign of its quarrying past. There were 11 active quarries at one point, the stone of which was used to build Holyhead Breakwater.
Today the park is suited for leisurely walks with access to the mountain and surrounding countryside. There is plenty of wildlife around on whichever paths you choose to take, rabbits, butterfly’s, rare Chough’s or even the fastest bird in the world, the Peregrine Falcon call this place home.
Stick to the coastal path for even more stunning scenery with all of the above but with a chance to see marine animals too. Seals call this section of rocky coastline home and are seen quite regular, Bottlenose Dolphins and Harbour Porpoise can be seen at times passing by. They truly are a magical sight and awe inspiring for all that see them.
Closer to the parking area which is pay and display there is a good cafe, with a childrens play park. I have tried and tested the £4.99 breakfast which was spot on. There is a good size fishing pond if you fancy relaxing the day away, it is well looked after. The cafe is close and toilets are a 2 minute walk away. There is also a water fountain you can drink from or fill up your water bottles. A rarity these days.
The Breakwater Park has a bit of something for everyone.
You can find it here, Breakwater Country Park, Holyhead, LL65 1YG