Penmon Beach at hign tide
Photo : Tim Snow

penmon jetty beach

Penmon beach is situated on the South east tip of Anglesey next to it’s sister beach at Black Point. A beach with beautifully smooth rounded pebbles. It has amazing views of Snowdonia and the Great Orme.

This beach is a long oval shaped beach with smooth rounded pebbles ideal for a picnic with the kids. A limestone jetty in the middle of the bay, which at high tide is ideal for fishing. The water can be amazingly clear at high tide and the whitebait swim around the jetty.

Penmon Quarry limestone used to build Menai and Britannia Bridges

At the far end of the beach the remains of the now disused Penmon limestone quarry can be seen, the stone from this was used to build the Menai Suspension bridge and seafront properties in Beaumaris.

If you follow the road on past this beach you come to Penmon Priory where there is an old Monastery, Dovecote and Well, at this point you then have the option of travelling another mile to Penmon Point (Black Point) where there are equally stunning views of Puffin Island Puffin island and across to the Great Orme, Conway bay and Llanfairfechan.

If you look behind the Jetty next to the farm house you will see the remains of a gantry system and a large disused limestone building to the right, it’s quite possible these features where used to haul the limestone down to the Limestone jetty.

Is this the jetty at Penmon that was used to load the ships with limestone blocks to build the Menai Suspension bridge?