Newry Beach with lovely views of Holyhead harbour
Photo : Tim Snow

Newery Beach - Holyhead Harbour

Newry beach in Holyhead runs from the Coastguard station right to the far end of the promenade by the Holyhead sailing club. The beach comprises of sand and shale and can have exceptionally clear water during calm periods of weather.

Apart from the fact that it is quite a pleasant walk from one end to the other with a nice view of all the yacht and boats, there is quite a bit to do and see around the Newry beach area.

Newry beach is home to the Holyhead Maritime museum as you travel along the promenade you can see the Holyhead breakwater that was built to protect the harbour, the stone for this mega long structure came from the Breakwater Country Park about a mile away.

The Promenade and Newry beach

Newry Beach Promenade

The promenade at Newry beach in Holyhead is just over half a mile long with great views of the harbour and Holyhead Breakwater.

At one end of the promenade you have the Holyhead Maritime Museum with the Harbourfront Bistro next to it, then at the other end you have the main entrance to the marina and lifeboat shop.

Paddleboarding at Holyhead marina on Anglesey

Watersports at Newry Beach

Due to Newry beach being very sheltered it is very popular with watersports.

At the western end of the promenade you have Holyhead sailing club.

Next to the sailing club there is a slipway for launching small watercraft like dingy’s and paddleboards.

The marina at Holyhead is ideal for learning a new watersport like Paddleboarding, sailing or even Scuba diving.

The former lifeboat station is now the home of the Holyhead maritime museum

The Old Lifeboat Station

The former Holyhead lifeboat station is also situated on Newry beach. The lifeboat station was built in 1858 and was retired in 1928 when a new station was built on Salt Island.

The Harbourfront Bistro and Maritime museum now share the former lifeboat station.

The original slipway and wooden rails are still in situ, although showing the passage of time.

Dog friendly

Newry beach is regarded as dog friendly without any restrictions at the moment. As the beach is popular with children please be a responsible dog owner.

How to get there and parking

There is usually plenty of parking available along the main road next to the promenade.

Or if you turn right at the far end in towards the sailing club there is parking on the left. Postcode LL65 1YA or OS grid ref. SH2422 8338

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