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

A list of the toilets available through the Community Toilet Grant Scheme is also available

Other Things to do

  • Coastal


    'Who can resist a stunning stretch of coast? '

  • 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.'

  • Geology


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

  • Walking


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

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. '

  • Isle of Anglesey Rural Cycling Network

    'Isle of Anglesey Rural Cycling Network'

    'Maps and descriptions of the cycle routes. '

  • South Stack Lighthouse

    'South Stack Lighthouse'

    'South Stack is set in a spectacular location to the north-west of Holyhead. '