holyhead breakwater country park
Holyhead Breakwater Country Park is a beautiful place for a walks, with stunning coastal views, picnic tables and a place where the kids can explore and see so much nature with some history too!
Almost like an open air museum many parts of this Country Park have been respectfully preserved reminding us about the past of this beautiful area and it’s industrial heritage with a gentle memorial of the once great people that worked here. The Country Park benefits from an information centre and a café which serves delicious food.
The breakwater country park first opened to the public in 1990 and has been sensitively created into an area for people to learn about and appreciate the working of this once busy quarry that supplied the limestone to build the Holyhead Breakwater. After that it was taken over by Sykes and Sykes and became a brick works that used to manufacture heat resistant bricks.
orienteering at the breakwater country park
You can also take part in the adventure sport Orienteering at the Holyhead Breakwater Park. A special trail has been laid out and an Orienteering map can be picked up from the information centre next to the pay and display machine or they can be downloaded from The map link to this section of the Anglesey Coastal Path is here
Holyhead mountain is also home to the Roman Fortlet of Caer Twr.
This beautiful lake within the grounds of the Breakwater Country Park is ideal for fishing, bird watching or play with your model boats. The path that travels around the lake there are small areas where you can set up a seat whilst fishing.
Llyn Llwynog (Fox lake) at the Breakwater Country Park has 20 pegs for anglers, three of those pegs are designated for wheelchair anglers. The fee is £5 on bank or from cafe on site in summer.