Stunning Newborough beach
Photo : Tim Snow

Newborough Beach

Newborough beach also known as Llanddwyn beach is a stunningly long beach which is flanked by the equally beautiful Newborough forest.

Situated on the South west tip of Anglesey just around the corner from Aber Menai beach or Aber Menai point. Newborough beach is almost two beaches semi divided by Llanddwyn island or Ynys Llanddwyn.

The northern beach at Newborough

The first beach is the one when you leave the main car park in Newborough Forest, as you come onto the beach, to the left you get stunning view of the mountains of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula, but also to the right you get the stunning Llanddwyn island.

The second beach, which is know locally as Traeth Penrhos (Penrhos beach) is the one on the Malltraeth side of Llanddwyn island. At the far of this beach you have the Malltraeth estuary which can be seen from the Malltraeth Cob. The estuary is very popular with wading birds.

This is a more remote beach with fewer walkers, there is something quite spiritual and magical about this beach in winter when the waves are crashing onto the shore and the wind is howling. Both these beaches have miles of soft golden sand. Newborough beach is flat and slopes very gradually towards the sea.

Great walking and cycling through Newborough forest

Newborough Forest Walk

Newborough forest was originally planted over an eighteen year period between 1947 and 1965.

The idea was to protect the village of Newborough from blowing sand and stabilise the vast are of sand on the beach and warren. Newborough forest is a mixed use site by walkers, horse riders, runners and cyclists.

It is possible to walk along this beautiful long, clean, sandy beach and walk back through the stunning Newborough forest popular for its Red Squirrel population, one of the largest on Anglesey. For more information about Newborough forest please check out our main page here

Kite surfing at Newborough beach

Watersports on Newborough beach

Great beach if you enjoy Walking, although kite surfing is also growing in popularity due to the exposed westerly wind from the Atlantic.

This beach is growing more in popularity for Paddle boarding as well.

This is the beach where Robson Green learnt to paddle board with Psyched paddle boarding on the ITV series Coastal Lives.

Bird watching is also quite popular here as well. As you walk along the beach to Llanddwyn island you are flanked by the Atlantic ocean on your left and the beauty of Newborough forest on your right.

Anglesey Coastal Path sign in Newborough forest

Anglesey Coastal Path along Llanddwyn Beach

Section 9 of the Anglesey Coastal Path which starts from Llyn Rhos Du, through Newborough forest, along the Malltraeth Cob and ends at Aberffraw, travels along the southern edge of Newborough forest.

It then travels along Llanddwyn beach then across Llanddwyn Island and then back through the forest and onto the A4080 at the start of the Malltraeth cob.

The map link to this section of the Anglesey Coastal Path is here

H5 Submarine Tragic Loss

HMS H5 was a British submarine built by Canadian Vickers Limited, in Montreal, and was launched in June 1915 to serve in the First World War.

On 26 February 1918 she was travelling from Berehaven to patrol a line 10 miles East of the Caernarfon Bay light ship. On the 2nd March she was tragically rammed by the British merchantman Rutherglen, being mistaken for a German U-boat.

Tragically all 26 submariners lost their life, and it was some 50 year later before the truth of this “friendly fire” tragic accident emerged and some 80 years later she was discovered on the seabed of the coast of Anglesey.

HMS H5 now lies nearly 17.5 miles due East of Ynys Llanddwyn (Llanddwyn Island) and is considered a “war grave” and is now a designated a controlled site under the protection of Military Remains Act.

This is not the only tragic submarine accident to happen of the coast of Anglesey. HMS Thetis ran aground on Traeth Bychan Beach in 1939 with the tragic loss of 97 lives.

Dog Restrictions

Newborough / Llanddwyn beach is one of seven Anglesey beaches subject to dog restrictions. These restrictions apply 1st May to 30th September each year.

At Cemaes Bay, Benllech and Trearddur Bay dogs must be kept on their leads on the promenades.

A map showing the designated areas for dogs on Newborough / Llanddwyn beach is here