Landscape - South Stack

South Stack is one of Anglesey’s must-see landscapes.  It is located on Holy Island, and is Anglesey’s most westerly point, lying some 3 miles to the west of Holyhead.  The cliffs at South Stack support large colonies of seabirds.  It is possible to observe them from the RSPB’s Ellin’s Tower observatory.  The reserve also has a visitor centre and a café with plenty of parking.

The area has an amazing seascape, with magnificent views of the Lleyn Peninsula and Bardsey Island.  It is even possible to see Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains on a clear day!  The spectacular 300ft / 100m high sea cliffs can be viewed from the path leading to the lighthouse.  The wonderful folded and faulted rock formations are thought to be of the Cambrian era, although their origin has been the subject of much debate over the years.  This area contains many interesting archaeological sites, including the Tŷ Mawr hut circles, which comprise some 8 small farmsteads dating from some 4000 years ago.  There are also some interesting field systems which are noticeable on the headland to the south east of South Stack.  

For a list of public toilets on the island, please see Isle of Anglesey County Council - public toilets