Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is a developing long distance route that follows much of the island’s coastline. The path primarily caters for walkers however cyclists and horse riders can also enjoy certain sections.

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path falls within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which covers 95% of the coast. It passes through landscape that includes a mixture of farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs and a few small pockets of woodland. This includes a National Nature Reserve (NNR).

Fact File

Length: 125 miles / 200km
Total height gain: 4,174m / 13,695ft
Official start point: St Cybi's Church, Holyhead (grid ref. SH247 826)
Average no. of days to complete: 12
Towns/villages directly on the path: 20
Possible to complete all sections using public transport: Yes


Holyhead Mountain (highest point on the island), South Stack lighthouse and sea cliffs, sea arches at Bwa Gwyn (Rhoscolyn), Ynys y Fydlyn (Carmel Head), and Porth Wen, Llanddwyn island, Menai Suspension bridge, Britannia Bridge, Llangwyfan (Aberffraw) Llanbadrig and St Tysilio (Menai Bridge) churches, Cemlyn Nature Reserve, and Penmon Point and Priory. Also chough, peregrine falcon, terns, porpoises, seals and springtime wild flowers.

Friends of the Anglesey Coastal Path

Anyone who has completed the full 125 miles of the Coastal Path can now be rewarded with a special badge and a certificate recognising this achievement. To claim your badge please fill in the online form on the Friends of the Anglesey Coastal Path website.

Route descriptions and maps

The island has been divided into 12 sections, to find out more about a particular walk and download a map and a description, follow the links below.

Holyhead to Porth Trwyn Llanfaethlu

Porth Trwyn to Cemaes

Cemaes to Amlwch Port

Amlwch Port to Moelfre

Moelfre to Pentraeth

Pentraeth to Beaumaris

Beaumaris to Moel y Don

Moel y Don to Llyn Rhos Du

Llyn Rhos Du to Aberffraw

Aberffraw to Four Mile Bridge

Four Mile Bridge to Trearddur

Trearddur to Valley

Let the local experts arange your walking holiday along the island's coastal and heritage paths.  packages include, transfers, maps and route planners and out full back up service.  Explore unspoilt pastures at your own pace knowing that we are with you each step of the way

Public toilets

For a list of public toilets on the island, please see Isle of Anglesey County Council - public toilets.

A list of the toilets available through the Community Toilet Grant Scheme is also available.

Other Things to do

  • Active and Outdoors

    'Active and Outdoors'

    'Making the most of the great outdoors is easy on Anglesey, as the great outdoors is something we have plenty of. '

  • AONB


    'The Isle of Anglesey’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), has one of the most varied landscapes in Britain.'

Other Attractions

  • Beaches


    'There really is nothing better than spending a lazy day at the beach! '

  • Coastal


    'Who can resist a stunning stretch of coast? '

  • Countryside


    'Over 220 square miles of Anglesey’s landscapes are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. '