The beautiful beach at Bull Bay
Photo : Tim Snow

Bull Bay Beach - Traeth Porth Llechog

The beach at Bull Bay is a very small one with shingle and rocks.

Bull Bay is a tiny coastal village on the main Anglesey road (A5025) situated between Amlwch and Cemaes Bay

The coastal village of Bull Bay is only1.5 miles from Amlwch and is entered via the Anglesey coastal road, the A5025, that hugs the beautiful coast in many places.

looking at bull bay from the small promenade

Although very pretty, this beach at Bull Bay, known locally as Porth Llechog is not one of Anglesey’s classic sandy beaches.

The beach consists of small shingle and gravel, but during the summer months the water is extremely clear and is ideal for swimming.

As the waters here are so clear, it makes it ideal for Snorkelling too.

anglesey coastal path sign at bull bay

Anglesey Coastal Path - Cemaes to Amlwch

The Anglesey Coastal Path which circumnavigates the coast of Anglesey and is approximately 125 miles in length travels along the coast through Bull Bay.

Section 3 (Amlwch to Cemaes Bay) passes through Bull Bay and the map for that section can be found here

The total length of this section from Cemaes Bay to Amlwch is 8 miles.

the old lifeboat station at bull bay

Bull Bay lifeboat

The site of the former lifeboat station was donated by the Marquis of Anglesey in 1867, along with the building cost of £158.

A Miss Anglesey gave £400 to allow a 32ft boat to be purchased and the lifeboat was in service in 1868.

The new lifeboat named “Eleanor” was delivered to the Amlwch railway station, then taken by horse and cart to the new life boat house in Bull bay.

On the 12 February 1871, she was launched to save the crew of the schooner the “Albion”.

In all there were five lifeboats at Bull Bay, and in 58 years the Bull Bay life boats were launched 41 times, saving a total of 63 lives and 7 ships during that period.

The lifeboat at Bull Bay remained in service until June 1924 when the RNLI decided to close the station.

Dog Walking

Small as this beach is, dog walking is permitted.