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

Caffi’r Parc is waiting for you at the Holyhead Breakwater Country Park.

The old warden’s house at the park has been converted into a great place to take the weight off your feet or to get the food for your walk when you visit the truly wonderful country park at Holyhead.

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

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  • 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.'

  • Beaches


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

  • Coastal


    'Who can resist a stunning stretch of coast? '

  • Walking


    'Going for a walk on Anglesey is a pleasure in itself.'

Other Attractions

  • Cycle Wales

    'Cycle Wales'

    'Cycle Wales is a company based on Anglesey.'

  • Holyhead Sailing Club

    'Holyhead Sailing Club'

    'The club provides racing at all levels for yachts. '

  • Landscape South Stack

    'Landscape South Stack'

    'South Stack is one of Anglesey’s must-see landscapes.'

  • Wildlife Holyhead Breakwater Country Park

    'Wildlife Holyhead Breakwater Country Park'

    'Breakwater Country Park is situated within a couple of miles of Holyhead town centre, and is easily accessible from there along the main road which hugs the coastline...'

  • Wildlife South Stack

    'Wildlife South Stack'

    'If you want the chance to experience the thrilling spectacle of thousands of nesting seabirds in the spring and summer time, South Stack is a must! '