Do you like days out by the beach? Do you tend to travel with your dogs in tow? If you answered yes to both of these questions (or even just one, to be perfectly honest), then the Isle of Anglesey is the place for you, as it’s a well-known dog-friendly destination.
Aberffraw Bay Beach – also known as Traeth Mawr (“the Great Beach”) – is a long and unspoilt stretch of golden sands, arguably one of the finest beaches in North Wales. It never gets particularly crowded, so you and the dogs should be free to enjoy its beauty and tranquillity at any time of year.
Backed by a host of sand dunes, the beach feels like it stretches on for as far as the eye can see. Walking back up over the dunes – which are a Special Area of Conservation – you will find the little village of Aberffraw, where you can enjoy the local shops, cafés and other amenities.
The water quality is excellent, and the beach has received both the coveted Marine Conservation Society Recommendation and the prestigious Green Coast Award. Well worth a visit.
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Aberffraw beach is located on the edge of Anglesey. Parking is a little walk away, but this is just an additional benefit for your four-legged friends.
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If you are on the lovely Isle of Anglesey and fancy a walk that will get you back to nature, then look no further. This amble is perfect for dog walkers, too – the woods allow for a little off-the-lead fun, with endless hectares of land to explore, and even the beach is a dog-friendly one.
This 14 mile stretch takes in some of the finest coastal sections of the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales. The main section of the walk is the beautiful (though scarily named) Hell’s Mouth, a massive beach that is best at low tide, when you can really make the most of it.
Visitors to the Isle of Anglesey will find the lovely town of Beaumaris on the east coast, just across the Menai Strait from Penrhyn on the mainland. The town is famous for its castle, Georgian architecture, sea front and pier. It also has many good restaurants, cafes and arts and crafts shops making it the perfect destination for a quiet and relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of city living.
Anglesey is always a favourite with holiday makers with it's many beaches (it is an island!) and beautiful countryside. Enjoy walks and bicycle rides in Newborough Forest, spend time at the Sea Zoo or visit the town of Beaumaris with it's castle, promenade and the Red Boat Ice Cream Parlour. Stay in a cottage on Anglesey.
A popular area for holiday makers this has something for everyone - beaches, scenery and plenty of things to do.
All of these cottages accept pets so all the family can come on holiday together. North Wales is a great place for dogs with plenty of open space if needed. There's no extra charge either!