You can find it in the village at postcode LL61 6SH. You can also see reminders of Anglesey’s maritime history on Llanddwyn. Instead, we followed the inland path recommended by another Ynys Llanddwyn walk and the trees protected us most of the way from the parking lot to the island. If you are curious, you can start reading from the beginning: Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn) is a magical place. The larger of the two is Tŵr Mawr, which sits on top of a hill: On a slightly less blustery day, I could imagine coming here for a full day of playing on the beach, meandering on the island, and then wandering through the forest trails. From here there are fabulous views to Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula.The island is attached to Newborough Forest where you can extend your walk if you have time. Looking carefully through the window you might notice a Celtic cross (one of two crosses you’ll find on the island): At the end of the island are two impressive lighthouses overlooking the beginning of the Menai Strait. I had heard of this tidal island before — it’s linked to St. Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers, whose feast day is now somewhat similar to Valentine’s Day. You can follow the trail north and visit the lovely Malltreath Sands and the Afon Cefni. ©2020 GPS Cycle and Walking Routes | Contact Us | Disclaimer | Which GPS. Llanddwyn Island – A walk from Newborough Beach A beautiful stretch of coastline The stunning and rugged coastline of Wales is well documented in the photography world and no more so than Llanddwyn Island on the coastline of Anglesey – one of the most beautiful spots in Wales that I have had the pleasure of visiting. Head into Newborough and there's a good selection of pubs and cafes. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. ( Log Out / Within two minutes you are on Newborough Beach. Complete the walk around the island, return to the beach, and walk south back to the car park. Gruff Owen, Wales Coast Path Officer’s highlights. Then follow the woodland trails through Newborough Forest to reach the island. From the photos I’ve seen, it also seems like the views of Snowdonia might be truly impressive on a clear day. It's also dog friendly if you have your pet with you. The small tidal island is a stunningly beautiful location with rolling dunes, rocky outcrops, sandy beaches, lovely bays and the atmospheric ruins of St Dwynwen's Church.You can park at the Newborough Warren car park just to the north east of the island. But even on a windy, somewhat overcast day like we had, it was a lovely walk and I hope to be back another time. Learn how your comment data is processed. The White Lion is a friendly place that does very good food. Close to the church is a holy well, populated by eels said to be able to predict your romantic future. About two-thirds of the way across the island you’ll encounter the ruins of St. Dwynwen’s Church. Life and Adventures as an Expat in Europe. Two 19th-century lighthouses, Twr Mawr and Twr Bach, still stand at the island’s tip, alongside two restored pilot’s cottages. Change ). View all posts by Rachel. It’s home to the remains of St Dwynwen’s Church, named for the Celtic princess known as the Welsh patron saint of lovers. However, we often talk about possible walks on Anglesey and really wanted to fit one in during their trip this spring. Adventures as an Expat in ... Wales! A path down the center of the island is wide and well protected from the wind, while two narrower paths on the sides follow the ridges and offer lovely views of the water and rocks below. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The men who lived here would row out to help ships negotiate the treacherous sandbars between Caernarfon and Abermenai point, as well as manning the local lifeboat.