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The bay at Moelfre surrounded by houses on the cliffs

Coastal Path: Moelfre to Pentraeth

The bay at Moelfre surrounded by houses on the cliffs

Route description and map download for section 5 of the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path.

The route description is included below and can also be downloaded as a file to store on your device for when you're out and about on the walk.

Route description

Walk up the hill from Porth Moelfre, past the anchor of the wrecked Hindlea. Just opposite Ann’s Pantry bear left over a stone stile by a gate and the house Craig y Môr.

Go in front of the white house Dalar Gam, bear left down a slope through a kissing gate along an enclosed path. After a set of steps and a couple of boardwalks, descend onto the shore at Porth yr Aber, along the top of the beach, and bear right up a path to a lane. Turn left and go past the farm buildings of Nant Bychan.

Go past the house, through the farm gate in front of you and along an enclosed track. Go through a kissing gate and join a stone pitched path for 200 metres or so. Go through another kissing gate and out into a field. Bear right following the hedge on your right. Pass through another gate heading down the field following the hedge on your left towards a caravan park.

Go through a gate to come out onto a lane. Turn left down to the beach. At low tide only cross the sandy beach of Traeth Bychan to join a shingle beach at its southern end.

Alternatively, when the tide is in, turn right and head up the road slightly and then turn left into the beach car park. Cross over the car park by walking on the grass on the left-hand side which leads to a flight of wooden stairs. Climb to the top and go through a wooden kissing gate. Bear left and follow the hedge top the end of this field and over to a wooden bridge and gate. Go straight across the third field to another kissing gate at the top of a set of wooden steps going down to the shingle beach at the back of Traeth Bychan.

From the shingle shore at the far end of the bay turn right up a set of steps, and at the top bear left. Follow a track past the big white house Dinas on your left, through a gate and turn left at a junction. Go past a couple of garages, through a gate and along a path to join a surfaced driveway. Bear left, and passing another caravan park, follow a stream on your right. At a split in the track, bear right up the hill (left goes down a slipway into the sea), and shortly bear left off the track along the field edge past a number of holiday chalets. Keep to the left-hand field boundary around the headland of Penrhyn.

Joining an enclosed path, go through a kissing gate, down and up a couple of flights of steps, over a couple of small footbridges, up a set of steps and past the back of Nyth y Wylan at Borthwen. Continue along the enclosed path, past the limestone caves, and the path opens out for a short section. Pass a caravan park on your right, and a limestone platform, ignoring the steps down onto it. Continuing straight ahead descend onto rocks along the shore and bear right around Benllech Isaf café to join the road. Turn left.

Walk along the seafront in Benllech, past the Wendon café and up the hill. After a short while turn left up a surfaced track, through a wheelchair accessible gate. Follow the well-defined path around the back of Traeth Benllech, weaving through woodland to approach St. David’s Caravan Park. At a junction in the paths turn right (left leads onto Beach), and you’ll come out at the Caravan Park. Ignore a left turn (unless you want refreshments!) and carry on past a folly on your right, following a path past a number of chalets on your left. You come out onto a track and carry straight on.

Follow a path parallel to the tarmac drive for a short while before coming out onto it. Turn right, and then very shortly turn left down an enclosed track. Bear right at a gate and follow the enclosed track. Bear left past a white house on your right, heading towards the sea in front of you.

You’ll come out in a parking area behind the large stone house Seagarth. Bear right following the drive, leading onto a road along the seafront, cutting left past the benches through a grassy area. Go past the lane leading off to the right, through the car park and past the Old Boathouse Inn. Walking past the Ship Inn, its beer garden to your left and public toilets; join a fenced path along the edge of some fields next to an area of woodland. Go through a couple of kissing gates, a set of stone steps, another gate, and turning away from the sea join a gravelled section, to come out through a gate onto a lane. Turn left down to the shore at Red Wharf Bay.

Pass Porth Llongdy Uchaf and Glan Y Môr onto the shore. Bear right, and follow the top of the shoreline, crossing a ditch. You’ll join a rough track, pass a lane that leads down to the shore, and past a brown cottage to your right. Go past Tal Gwyn and The Old Yard next to another lane leading to the shore, and continue along the rough track. Pass a number of white cottages along the shore, past Pen y Lôn, where a track comes out (path leading into Pentraeth). The track improves, and you’ll go over a bridge over the Afon Nodwydd, to join a tarmac track.

At the T-junction on the lane turn left towards the beach. Go over another bridge to reach the shore again at Traeth Coch.



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