Moelfre Seawatch is a free visitor attraction on the Moelfre section of the Anglesey coastal path. Moreover it is conveniently located close to the town centre and next to the life boat station. Moelfre has plenty of free parking too which is an added bonus, a pay and display car park sits to the rear of the building.
The SeaWatch focuses on the history of the RNLI working out of Moelfre, it has some fascinating displays, furthermore the centre piece being an actual lifeboat. From the old original design of lifejackets, to the names of all the RNLI member who have lost there lives whilst trying to save others, there is a myriad of information. Richard Evans has a memorial statue at the front of the museum facing the sea. He worked at Moelfre RNLI for 50 years and was credited with saving 281 lives!
Equally fascinating is the information provided on the Royal Charter, a steam clipper which ran aground in a storm. Subsequently the storm was named the Royal Charter Storm. Only 39 of over 450 souls survived the wreck, the ship leaving its cargo of gold along the sea bed. There are countless stories both fact and fiction around the incident. A £50,000 gold nugget was found in 2016 at the site of the wreck. Moreover gold dust can also be found in local rockpools.
The grounds have interesting statues and two intriguing monuments depicting the local storm. In fact the location is stunning, with fantastic scenery all round. In the distance you can see the lighthouse at Penmon, as well as the Great Orme of Llandudno. Seating is available and snacks can be purchased from the Sea Watch building along with RNLI souvenirs. It all helps to support the great work the volunteers do to help save lives at sea
If you are in Moelfre or walking the coastal path it is definitely worth calling in. The RNLI is a purely voluntary funded charity, anything you buy helps towards saving lives. Win win. There are also a few nice places to grab a bite to eat in locally. Next to the shingle beach in Moelfre keep an eye for the house with its own waterfall! A great place to visit in a stunning little coastal village.
Moelfre sea watch can be found at:
2 Morannedd, Moelfre LL72 8HY