Landscape - Amlwch to Llaneilian

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The coast between Amlwch and Llaneilian is strikingly scenic with an expansive seascape.  From this point on Anglesey’s north coast it is possible to see the Isle of Man on clear days. Amlwch Port is an interesting place to visit, with its roots anchored in an industrial past when it served as the world’s largest exporter of copper – which was mined at nearby Parys Mountain.  From the port, the Anglesey Coastal Path winds along low cliff-tops through attractive coastal heathland.   It is a good opportunity to appreciate the coast’s rocky nature, as it is punctuated by numerous headlands, coves and inlets, including Llam Carw, Aber Cawell, Porth Newydd, Porthyrychen, and Porth Eilian.

Just to the east of Porth Eilian lies Point Lynas headland, with its square, white lighthouse. The lighthouse housed a beacon to warn ships of the treacherous coastline from the 18th century.  It had a proper light from 1835.  Looking inland from this stretch of coast, it is possible to see the tall, pyramidal roof of St. Eilian’s Church at Llaneilian village.  The gorse and bracken scrub that is interspersed with the heathland provides good habitat for heathland birds like wheatear and stonechat.  The stonechat’s name is testament to its call – which sounds just like two stones being knocked together!  Small flocks of chough frequent this area, as do raptors like kestrel and peregrine falcon.  The offshore islands are home to colonies of seabirds.  This is a great sea watching spot, with regular sightings of grey seals (in the autumn) and bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoise in summer.

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

  • Walking


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

  • 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. '

  • Beaches


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

  • AONB


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

  • Geology


    'The breath-taking scenery and unusual rocky landscapes found in Anglesey are unlike anywhere else. '

Other Attractions

  • Circular walks on Anglesey

    'Circular walks on Anglesey's coast'

    'A selection of ten circular walks from every corner of the island, from inspiring coastal scenery, to hidden monuments. '

  • Landscape Llanbadrig to Llanlleiana

    'Landscape Llanbadrig to Llanlleiana'

    'Encompassing the northernmost tip of Anglesey (and Wales), the coastline between Llanbadrig and Llanlleiana can be a strenuous walk. '

  • Landscape Parys Mountain

    'Landscape Parys Mountain'

    'Parys Mountain is one of Anglesey’s must-visit locations! There is a network of walks around the weird landscape of the ancient copper mine at Parys Mountain. '

  • Wildlife Cemlyn Bay Lagoon

    'Wildlife Cemlyn Bay Lagoon'

    'Cemlyn Bay is a North Wales Wildlife Trust reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Protection Area (SPA). '