On tour: Days out beyond Warwickshire

This year, like many, our holiday plans were somewhat disrupted. So we headed to Anglesey for a Welsh coastal break to take in some of the beautiful beaches that Wales has to offer.

One of the places that we discovered was Newborough Beach.

Newborough Beach was actually our closest, and only a few miles away from our holiday cottage. So we spent a lot of time here!

What is at Newborough Beach?

Not only is Newborough Beach a great fun for all ages, but it has a number of bike or walking routes that you can do too. It’s not your typical seaside resort either – there are no tat shops or arcades in sight.

You’ll find unspoiled coastline, a sandy beach, and a forest to explore.

There’s a kids one that is only a mile, but still took us over an hour with lots to look at and climb along the way. You can cut through for a bit of a paddle or play in the sand near the end too.

From the beach, you can walk all the way to Ynys Llanddwyn, the small tidal island that you can see to the right. The views are amazing.

Parking is a fiver for the whole day, or if you’re staying locally you might get a permit. It gets very busy though, so best to arrive early. Once they reach 400 cars, they close. They also close by 5pm too, so head to another beach for evening strolls.

There are portable toilets in the car park that have been spotless each time we have been this week. You’ll also find a van selling teas, coffees, breakfast baps and burgers, and an ice cream van too. So that’s all of the essentials covered!

Picnics are obviously advised though as queues are big for the vans.

Dogs are welcome in most areas, but check the signs to make sure beforehand.

Our kids enjoyed a whole day here without any whinging, which is a massive win!

What you need to know

  • DOGS ALLOWED? Yes, but check where on the beach they are allowed.
  • PICNIC PLACE? Yes, tables dotted around and lots of sand for picnics.
  • TOILETS? Yes.
  • ADDRESS: The car park is at Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, LL61 6SG.
  • PRICES: Parking is £5 per day.
  • Find out more on the Visit Wales website.