Walking Holidays in Wales - UK - Wales - Isle of Anglesey - Wales Coastal Path - Short Break Walks

Holiday Highlights
  • A true haven for walkers, full of history and culture lovingly preserved over the years
  • Walk along spectacular cliff tops, visit ancient churches and delight in the abundance of sea birds

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Our Anglesey Short Break begins in the most northerly village in Wales, Cemaes, popular for fishing and delightful beaches. You walk past several sandy beaches and around an estuary, so keep an eye out for the many bird species darting around. Cross onto Holy Island over an impressive bridge leading you into Holyhead for the night. Next is a real highlight as you explore South Stack Cliffs Nature Reserve, home to spectacular sea cliffs, lighthouses and many historical sites. Climb to the highest point on Anglesey at a Roman watchtower before visiting an RSBP centre looking out to nesting sea birds before arriving at the beautiful bay of Trearrdur.

The Area

The Isle of Anglesey, or Ynys Môn, is a beautiful island located off the north-west coast of Wales and is a true haven for walkers, which is why we have chosen to feature it as a section of the renowned Wales Coastal Path as we make our way around all 870 miles of this superb coastline. The entire Anglesey coastline was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1967 to protect the aesthetic appeal and variety of the landscape. There’s something for everyone to explore along this fascinating coastline and on foot is definitely the best way!

Anglesey is the largest island of Wales and certainly the most attractive. It’s full of history and culture that has lovingly been preserved over the years making this impressive isle an intriguing visit full of pleasant surprises. Almost three quarters of the population are Welsh speaking (as well as English), all signs and information points have translations to English so don’t worry if you can’t speak Welsh. Formerly home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, Anglesey has many historic sites and notable places of interest you can visit such as the numerous long sandy beaches, fishing villages, timeworn memorials and old military sea plane bases.

Day 1: You will be collected from Holyhead train station and transferred to your first hotel in Cemaes. Overnight Cemaes.

Day 2: You will be transferred to the start of your walk. You pass several sandy beaches along the way before turning inland to skirt around an estuary, home to many birds. As you cross the river over a pedestrian bridge, you can take a short diversion to the charming village of Llanfachraeth. Following the estuary brings you to the Stanley Embankment, the final stage of Telford’s early 19th century highway from London. Walk along here to cross onto Holy Island and along the shore towards the port over an impressive bridge. Overnight Holyhead.  

Ascent: 200m. Descent: 210m. Distance: 14 ½ miles. Time: 5 ¾ hours.

Day 3: Today’s walk is a real highlight. After passing Holyhead breakwater, you climb up a narrow path to the heathland of South Stack Cliffs Nature Reserve – spectacular sea cliffs, lighthouses, sea birds and historical sites await you. You could visit the highest point on Anglesey, the location of an Iron Age hill fort and Roman watch tower. You can choose to zig-zag down the steps towards the suspension bridge with its dramatic lighthouse. You will arrive at an RSPB visitor centre with a look out over high cliffs with nesting sea birds. Your last night is a real treat at a 5* restaurant with very comfortable large rooms. Overnight Trearddur Bay.  

Ascent: 300m. Descent: 310m. Distance: 11 miles. Time: 4 ¾ hours.

Day 4: You will be collected from your last hotel in Trearddur Bay and transferred to Holyhead station.

Woburn Hill Hotel 3*, Cemaes

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You spend your first night in the most northerly village of Wales, known for its delicious locally caught fish. This small family run hotel is very welcoming and a great place to relax after a day walking. Enjoy delicious locally sourced food in the restaurant with a warm atmosphere.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer.


Witchingham B&B, Holyhead

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Located close to the harbour front, this lovely B&B provides comfortable accommodation. They have six double rooms and a self-serving breakfast anytime you please. Your hosts can offer plenty of great restaurant recommendations nearby for your evening meal.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer.


Seacroft Hotel, Trearddur Bay

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Your walk ends on a high note with large comfortable rooms accompanied by a renowned 5* restaurant which uses only the finest, seasonal produce throughout their extensive menu. With each of their delightful six rooms named after a beautiful beach on Anglesey, you’ll feel right at home with these comfortable beds and modern private bathrooms. They also have a separate ‘wet room’ for walking boots or anything else that needs airing whilst you enjoy the home comforts of your last stop on Anglesey.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer.


Availability Information

The natural beauty of the Isle of Anglesey is best experienced ‘out of season’ although it is a year-round destination. 

Late autumn, winter and early spring offer the walker the stunning beauty and true spiritual essence of this remarkable landscape with empty paths, quiet places to stay and of course, the variable Welsh weather. The rest of the year whilst generally offering a more stable climate, is busy with visitors although this is mainly restricted to villages and beaches.

Please note our best to go information is generally referring to the walking which may fall in the early or late season in some places. This may mean that not all tourist facilities will be open at the time you visit.  

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