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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. 

Image source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Sarah Charlesworth


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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