Red Wharf Bay beach
Photo : Tim Snow

Red Wharf Bay Beach

Red Wharf bay beach also known as Traeth Coch, is a beautiful large soft sandy beach sandwiched between three other soft sandy beaches St. David’s beach on the left, round the corner, then Pentraeth beach and Llanddona beach in front of it. This is such a pretty bay whether the tide is in or out with free car parking and great food near by.

This beautiful sandy beach is very popular with horse riders and walkers. In the right conditions this beach is also great for Kitesurfing.

The Landrover was conceived on Red Wharf Bay beach

Birth of the Landrover

Few people know that Red Wharf Bay is also famous for where the British Land Rover was conceived.

The first picture of the Land Rover was drawn in the sand on this beach during the summer of 1947 by Rover boss Maurice Wilks and his brother Spencer.

This beach has now been immortalised as a special design on some Land rover seats, the map of Anglesey, which also shows Red Wharf Bay is printed on the seat.


The ship inn and The Boat house has an excellent menu and range of beverages. There is parking at Traeth Coch but can get a bit limited at the height of summer.

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