Beautiful sandy beach on Llanddwyn Island
Photo : Tim Snow

Llanddwyn Island Beaches

Llanddwyn Island or Ynys Llanddwyn is a small island that is found at the end of the beautiful Newborough beach and is lucky enough to have many beautiful sandy beaches and coves. The island is accessible most of the time except when there is a very high tide.

Fantastic sandy beaches on Llanddwyn Island

Llanddwyn island beach and pilot cottages in summer

Llanddwyn Island or Ynys Llanddwyn is a small island that is found at the end of the beautiful Newborough beach and is lucky enough to have many beautiful sandy beaches and coves. The island is accessible most of the time except when there is a very high tide.

There are several beautiful sandy beaches on Llanddwyn island, the main ones are three beaches on the south side of the island (facing the mountains) and the other on the western end of the island (facing Holyhead direction), the most popular of all is the beach which is directly in front of the pilot cottages, and has some amazing views towards Snowdonia.

The beaches we know the names of so far are and start from the crossing point onto Ynys Llanddwyn. Many of these are small secluded coves:-

Porth Y Cwch (Boat Cove)

This is the very first cove that you come to if you walk to the left hand side rather than walk straight ahead to the main path that runs down the middle of the Island. This is a beautiful sandy cove with a tiny bit of shingle at the far end. The Grid reference for this cove is : SH391631

Porth yr Halen (Salt Cove)

This is another stunning little sandy beach, quite remote and stunningly quite and peaceful. The Grid Reference for this beach is : SH391629

Porth y Clochydd

This another beautiful sandy cove slightly longer than the others, but more easily recognised as the rock from just behind the shore come down onto the beach, almost separating the beach, making it look like two mini beaches. The Grid Reference for this cove is : SH391631

Pilot’s Cove

This is probably the most well known of the beaches on Llanddwyn Island. This beach is the one that you can see to the right as you look down from the old Pilots cottages. This is a large sandy beach with amazingly clear water like the others. This is a popular beach for small boats and ribs to come ashore during the summer months. The Grid Reference for this cove is : SH386624

Porth Twr Bach (Small Tower Cove)

This is the beautiful little cove that is situated on the right hand side of the small causeway that goes to Twr Bach Lighthouse. The Grid reference for this beach is : SH386623

Porth Twr Mawr (Big Tower Cove)

This is the main large sandy beach right at the far end of Llanddwyn Island that is next to Twr Mawr Lighthouse. This has a small amount of shingle on it but has the biggest slope towards the sea. Not always, but you are more likely to get more waves on this beach as the wind quite often blows from a south westerly direction. The Grid Reference for this beach is : SH385624

Please exercise caution if swimming or playing in the water at this beach when the tide is ebbing (going out) as it could take you out to sea!

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