Traeth Bychan beach at low water
Photo : Tim Snow

traeth bychan beach

Traeth Bychan beach is a beautiful flat sandy beach very popular with water sports. Sandwiched between Benllech beach and the beautiful coastal village of Moelfre.

It has amazing views of Puffin Island and the Great Orme. Traeth Bychan is also the home to Red Wharf bay sailing club.

This lovely sandy beach faces in an easterly direction and is sheltered by cliffs and prevailing south westerly winds. At low tide a large sandy beach is exposed and is extremely popular with holiday makers as there are lots of nearby caravan and camp sites.

Water Sports is popular at Traeth Bychan

Water Sports at Traeth Bychan

If your into water sports then Traeth Bychan could be just the beach for you. This beautiful little bay is very popular with water sports like paddleboarding, jet-skiing and sailing.

Unless there is an off shore wind, then this beach is generally regarded as a safe one.

There is a launching slipway ideal for launching watercraft, which can get a little busy during the summer months.

Sailing at Traeth Bychan is very popular

Red Wharf Bay Sailing Club and Water Sports

Traeth Bychan is the home of Red Wharf Bay Sailing Club and Water Sports.

The club was first formed back in 1952 and originally the meetings took place at The Ship Inn at Red Wharf Bay. It was later decided that Traeth Bychan was more suited to Red Wharf bay.

HMS Thetis at Traeth Bychan on Anglesey

HMS Thetis accident at Traeth Bychan

Traeth Bychan was made famous in 1939 when the submarine “HMS Thetis” was beached and sank, with the loss of 97 lives.

HMS Thetis was on sea trials, when this tragic maritime accident happened.

The Royal Navy submarine was beached at Traeth Bychan on Anglesey and was then towed to Holyhead. Many of the deceased submariners on-board where buried at Holyhead with full honours. The coffins were draped with the Union Jack flags as they proceeded through the town.

This is not the only tragic submarine accident to happen of the coast off Anglesey. On the 2nd March 1918 HMS H5 was rammed about 18 miles due east of the coast of Newborough beach next to Llanddwyn Island by a Merchant ship mistaking it for a German U-boat. 26 submariners lost their lives.