The Slipway at Traeth Bychan
Photo : Tim Snow

Boat Launching Slipways on Anglesey

Anglesey has over 125 miles of stunning coastline like the magnificent Llanddwyn Island and the beautiful Menai Strait which is paradise for water sports.

Launching at Porth Y Wrach in Menai Bridge

Porth Y Wrach Slipway - Menai Bridge

One of Anglesey’s best slipways for launching powered watercraft is at Menai Bridge.

The slipway at Porth Y Wrach is in excellent condition and can be used virtually 24/7. Limited parking is available but can be a bit tight in peak season.

On spring tide the end of the slipway can drop of a bit on the sharp side.

This launch location gives great access to sometimes fast waters of the Swillies between the magnificent Menai Suspension Bridge and the Britannia Bridge, and in the other direction to Beaumaris and Puffin Island.

The slipway is ideal for launching most powered watercraft including jet-skis and even paddle boarding. The slipway has the added advantage of fuel purchase round the corner from RibRide just in front of Dylans Restaurant.

Postcode for this slipway is LL59… and if using the the app what3words then it is ///contain.strapping.spearing

Official information on launching your powered watercraft from Anglesey County Council is here

Lon Isalt - Trearddur Bay

The boat launching slipway Trearddur Bay is another great location to launch your boat or jet-ski.

The slipway is in good condition and leads straight down on to a sandy beach with a gradual slope towards the sea.

Launching here is possible no matter what state the tide is at.

Postcode for this slipway is LL59… and if using the the app what3words then it is ///bloom.noticing.knocking

Beaumaris beach and slipway

Beaumaris Lifeboat Slipway

This slipway is primarily used by Beaumaris lifeboat and MUST NOT BE BLOCKED at any time. Please remember that the lifeboat may need to launch at ANY TIME so you may need abort or delay your launch.

(If you see a sudden hive of activity around the lifeboat station their probably going to launch so clear the slipway immediately).

Parking space is very limited so please do not park there, the green has lots of parking spaces and is very close by.

The slipway is constructed of concrete, fairly wide and in good condition with a nice gradual slop.

Gallows point near Beaumaris

Gallows Point (Near Beaumaris)

This slipway is in excellent condition and is nice and wide. ABC Powermarine are happy for you to launch your own watercraft or for a fee they will do it for you.

Daily self launch rate using own vehicle is £14 and a 12 month permit is £125 (2020 prices). Petrol and Diesel are available at the petrol station onsite at Gallows Point.

The slipway is tidal and is usable about 3 hours either side of high water.

The postcode for Gallows Point is LL58 8YL

For further information please call ABC Powermarine on 01248 811001