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).
Length: 130 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 130 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 Holyhead
Let the local experts arrange 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
For a list of public toilets on the island, please see Isle of Anglesey County Council - public toilets.