Picturesque beach with ‘nothing but sand’ is well worth a drive from Lancs

A beach on the North West coast of Anglesey has been rated one of the UK's best for swimming and regular visitors have said it is well worth the drive from Lancashire. The swim spot ranking has been listed by the Guardian and it is said one of the best places for swimming in the UK is a beach on the North West coast of Anglesey. Ella Foote, editor of the "Outdoor Swimmer magazine" selected her favourite places around Britain and in her top 10 was Trearddur Bay.

The seaside village, on Holy Island, has a main beach, two cove beaches, Porth Diana and Porth Castell. Its around two and a half hours from Lancashire but regular visitors have said they might 'just have to make the move' due to the beauty of the island. READ MORE: Charming coastal Lancashire village with a salt marsh beach, windmill and a bug hotel

Trearddur Bay's main island is one of its tourist top spots. Ella wrote: "This beach has everything for a great outing: sand for castle building, rock pools when the tide heads out, and a lovely bathing area protected by marked buoys," "Swimming across the bay it's easy to cover 400 metres with nothing but sand beneath you.

With plenty of parking and facilities, it's possible to spend all day here and not get bored." Scuba diving sites are also available in the bay and the seas off Trearddur are said to provide some of the world's best kayaking experiences. Both boat and fishing trips can also be booked from the beach and for those not looking to get wet, horse riding is also available.

The Anglesey Coastal Path runs past the village north towards Porth Dafarch, NorthWalesLive reports. There you can find another beach with great swimming and water sports. Those looking to enjoy a yacht can head to Trearddur Bay Sailing Club as sailing season takes place from late July to late August.

Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, has been rated as one of the top 10 places in Britain for swimming.Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, has been rated as one of the top 10 places in Britain for swimming.


After a day on the beach, Ella says there is just one way to end your visit.

She writes: "Finish with locally caught fish at Sea Shanty Cafe; the mussels are perfect for warming up during the cooler months."
The Sea Shanty has been rated as one of the UK's top 35 "beach shacks" by the Independent. They write: "Their menu is simple but delicious, with steak sandwiches, chip butties and deep fried whitebait."


While some visitors have rated the beach toilets poorly in recent years, Anglesey Council has marked GBP248,000 for four beach toilet blocks on the island, including Trearddur Bay's. Its due to get new outside showers, washroom upgrades and new charging points for electric vehicles. One regular visitor, from Wigan, has fallen in love with Anglesey and Trearddur Bay in particular.

Writing on Facebook recently, she said: "I spent most of my childhood on this beautiful island and made tonnes of amazing memories with my nan. Now I get to make the same memories with my little boy and, boy, do we love it here. "He tells me he wants to live here all the time and you know what?

I might just have to make the move from 2.5 hours away because I don't recall anywhere else on this earth that makes me feel as happy and content as what this island does."

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