Aberffraw Beach
Photo : Martin Snow

Aberffraw Beach

Aberffraw beach or Traeth Mawr as it is known locally is a long, very flat sandy beach backed by low sand dunes that run almost the full length of the beach.

If your’e looking for sandy beaches then you will be spoilt for choice if you visit the Western side of Anglesey.

Starting from the very South Western part at Aber Menai Point traveling as far as Trearddur Bay beach you have one sandy beach after another.

Respect the Sea

Whilst the beach at Aberffraw may look safe and enjoyable, there are some quite strong currents that run in this area so please be careful.

The area at the end of the river where, it meets the sea can be particularly tricky.

Anglesey coastal path round sign

Anglesey Coastal Path

Section 10 of the Anglesey Coastal Path travels along this beach. The map for this section can be seen here.

The Anglesey coastal path is about 125 miles long and follows most of the coastline around Anglesey.


The nearest facilities are in the village of Aberffraw. There is a small shop and post office and a tea room in the Heritage centre Llys Llewelwyn. There is also a public house as you enter the village from the Rhosneigr end.

Looking down the river at Aberffraw


Directions to Aberffraw beach are fairly straight forward, get yourself onto the main Llanfairpwll to Rhosneigr road, the A4080.

There is some limited parking by the main road, you will need to follow the Afon Ffraw (River Ffraw) down to get to the main beach, it is approximately half a mile.

Postcode is LL63 5EX or OS Grid ref is SH 3543 6778

If using the app ‘what3words’ then it is ///fractions.opened.dodges

Dog Restrictions

No dog restrictions on Aberffraw beach at the the moment. This is an extremely popular beach with dog walkers. Unfortunately some people let there dogs roam free in the sand dunes and dog fouling is quite common, so be careful if you let your children explore the sand dunes behind the beach.