Holyhead Breakwater Country Park

For an enjoyable day out in Anglesey's beautiful countryside visit the Holyhead Breakwater Country Park. It is situated next to the town and port of Holyhead - the celtic gateway to Ireland.

The park captures the scenic beauty, history and natural appeal of Anglesey all on one site and has a great deal to offer:

Exhibitions - discover more about the wildlife and industrial heritage of the country park in the information centre (with audio-visual and interactive displays) and the outdoor exhibits.

Llyn Llwynog - where you can fish, watch the model boats or relax in the company of the moorhens and mallards.

The Rocky Coast - enjoy the stunning coastal scenery amongst the gorse and the heather.

Wildlife - Spot the chough and peregrine falcons as they swoop above the old quarries.

Walking - a variety of walks for all levels including access to Holyhead Mountain and South Stack.

The Holyhead Breakwater Country Park was opened in 1990 and is situated on the site of an old quarry which supplied stone for the 2.39km (1.5 miles) Holyhead Breakwater, the longest in Europe, which was built between 1846 and 1873. Part of the park is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).The park is managed by the Countryside Service of the Isle of Anglesey County Council. For more information please see the council website.

Caffi'r Parc

Visit Caffi'r Parc's Website

Orienteering at Holyhead Breakwater Country Park

Why not try the orienteering course at Holyhead Breakwater Country Park

All you have to do is download and print the resources and go! There’s no need to book and it’s free!


Contact details

Environment and Technical Services Directorate
Council Offices
LL77 7TW
Main reception: +44 (0)1248 752428
Fax: +44 (0)1248 752412
Email: planning@anglesey.gov.uk


Venue - Holyhead Tel: +44 (0)1248 752428 or +44 (0)1407 760530 Grid reference: OS map 114: SH2283 Nearest post code: LL65 1YG