Beautiful Borthwen beach at Rhoscolyn
Photo : Tim Snow

borthwen beach - rhoscolyn

Borthwen beach at Rhoscolyn is a stunning flat, sandy, safe family beach, typical of the many found on Anglesey. Situated on the southern coast of Holyhead (Holy island). There are plenty of rock pools at this beautiful Anglesey beach, which will keep both children and parents alike entertained for hours.

This is a safe family beach where your children can paddle safely and build sand castles to their hearts content. Backed by sand dunes looking onto the beautifully clear blue water.

This clean and safe beach is popular all year round especially as the Anglesey Coastal path travels through this beach and round to Rhoscolyn head.

Anglesey Coastal Path goes through Borthwen beach at Rhoscolyn

Anglesey Coastal Path along Rhoscolyn beach

The second to last section (11) of the Anglesey Coastal Path goes through part of Rhoscolyn.

If the tide is low you can cross Borthwen beach, but if the tide is in, you have to go through the car park, and turn right up along the top of a sea wall and the path runs parallel to the right hand side of the beach.

There is another beautiful circular walk along Rhoscolyn beach towards the headland and back round to the car park.

Watersports on Borthwen beach Rhoscolyn beach

Great Water Sports at Borthwen Beach

Borthwen beach at Rhoscolyn beach is extremely popular with water sports in both summer and winter.

If you love Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Surfing or sailing then this beach is for you, although the dinghy sailing is more for summer months!

Not only is this a beautifully sandy clean beach, but it very sheltered with very little current when the tide is going out.

looking towards the old Rhoscolyn lifeboat station

Borthwen Beach - Rhoscolyn Lifeboat Station

At the for end of Borthwen beach was once home to the Rhoscolyn Lifeboat station which was open till 1929. You might be able to see the slipway running down into the mouth of the bay.

The old Lifeboat station at Rhoscolyn can been seen at the mouth of the bay on the right hand.