Dog friendly beaches on Anglesey. When it comes to days out to the beach or your seaside holiday it’s great to watch our canine companions have fun. There are loads of stunning beaches on Anglesey with more being dog friendly than you may expect. Moreover some of the pristine blue flag beaches allow dogs outside of the main holiday season.
All beaches were dog restrictions are in place are always clearly signed to say as much. Some beaches simply do not allow dogs between certain months of the year, others allow dogs in specific areas of the beach only. Dog restrictions apply from the 1st May up to the 30th September every year. These restriction do apply to some certain areas on beaches listed below, if it does we’ll let you know.
Something to bear in mind when visiting Anglesey Beaches is that they are all very tidal, if the tide is fully in there may be very little beach available.
Lets have a look below at some of the dog friendly beaches on Anglesey.
A cracking little sandy beach just outside of the town of Rhosneigr on the western coast of Anglesey. The headlands on either side of the beach helps to shelter the beach from windy conditions. What’s more these form part of the Anglesey coastal path, which is great for the dogs too.
If you are in the area why not check out Barclodiad Y Gawres, a 5000 year old Neolithic burial chamber. It only a few minutes walk from the beach along the western headland. There is a pay and display car park directly behind the beach, it’s small and fills quickly in summer.
On the other side of the headland heading west from Cable bay is Porth Nobla. Barclodiad Y Gawres is easily accessible from here too along the coastal path.
A sandy beach with rocky section containing numerous Rock pools to explore. It’s not the biggest beach, however there is more than enough room to allow your canine companions to stretch their legs.
Tyn Tywyn Beach
Tyn Tywyn has a mixture of soft sand and fine shingle sections of beach. Quite a large beach, particularly at low tide. Plenty of room for the dogs to run around even with other beach users around.
To the rear of the beach there are sand dunes full of Marram grass. Behind these dunes is quite a large pay and display carpark. Just be aware the ground is very uneven in places, there are toilets here that are open in summer.
Traeth Llydan or Broad Beach as it is also known is great for the dogs. The beach consists of coarse sand and is a particularly large beach. There are also ample walking paths in the sand dunes to the rear. Toilets are available a short walk away in the town centre. As are shops and a chippy!
Rhosneigr Town Beach
Town Beach is a great open beach for dog walking. It is however very popular with holiday makers in the summer months as well as water sports enthusiasts. If you a looking for somewhere quieter in summer then this beach is not for you. Shops and conveniences are located close by as well as street parking.
Crygill is one of the best beaches to walk your dog on Anglesey, seriously it is huge! Its is tidal and remote but safe too. You can park up in the town of Rhosneigr and make you way down the beach, there are fantastic sand dunes that are perfect for dogs to the rear. There are no facilities close by and that includes parking, its definitely worth the walk though. Due to its lack of close facilities you will usually have the beach to yourself, its also very quiet in summer.
Cymryan Beach is next door to Crigyll Beach and just as open and desolate, each leads on to the next and are separated by ys Feirig. This rocky outcrops splits what is effectively one massive beach, and its always quiet. Perfect for the dogs or even horses too. Just bear in mind there are no facilities close by so everything will need to be taken with you.
Benllech is a hugely popular beach in one of the larger tourist hotspots on Anglesey. Benllech does unfortunately have a dog ban in place, this covers the beach directly infront of the car park. However the east side of the beach is huge and perfect for the dogs. Most of the beach is covered at high tide but this still gives plenty of time for the dogs to enjoy it.
Cemaes has two beaches, the one to the east is smaller with rocky areas. Totally dog friendly all year round, the main beach however is cover by the dog restrictions. On the north west area next to this is dog friendly but there isn’t much beach to exercise the dogs. Perfectly fine if you fancy a bit of time on the beach to chill out with the dog. Camaes beach does have local facilities on hand, very close by.
Absolutely huge but you can only choose to walk east to the Menai, the beach is backed by some fantastic dunes. Secondly west takes you to Llanddwyn Island with Newborough forest to the rear. Unfortunately west of the carpark is covered by the dog restrictions. Going out on a limb here…It’s probably Angleseys most fantastic area for walking, absolutely stunning. The parking area cost £5 for the day and has toilets, moreover there is usually an icecream van too.
Your best friend is allowed on the westerly side of the beach, which area is clearly sign posted. It’s a decent sized area but like Porth Dafarch it is a very popular beach if the sun pops out. From the 1st May to 30th September dogs are banned from the easterly side of the beach. There is a large pay and display carpark to the rear complete with toilets.
Sandy Beach is a huge expanse of beach, perfect for everyone and not just the dogs. There is free parking on the road / track down the the beach, you need to get there early though. It’s a popular and busy beach, somehow the water is always pristine and clear. There are no public facilities close by although there is a holiday park with toilets and a shop close by.
Aberffraw beach is totally dog friendly and it’s huge. You have two option getting there really. Follow the river down from the village, it’s a cracker of a walk with postcard scenery. Secondly you can walk through the sand dunes and if you’re lucky in winter you may see the Short Eared Owls around. Defo one to check out.
There are many other dog friendly beaches on Anglesey, unfortunately not quite as big as the list above. Literally only 7 have restrictions in place. These are the following :
- Cemaes Bay
- Llanddwyn, Newborough
- Porth Dafarch
- Trearddur Bay
Just make sure you clean up after your canine friends and everyone is a happy camper. There are plenty of dog waste bins around the island. Unfortunately some irresponsible owners are leaving little black bags of dog mess behind. If it continues it may lead to further restrictions which we really dont want!