Walking the Anglesey Coastal Path in Wales Cemaes Bay to Holyhead.


This walk was done over two trips Llanfachraeth to Holyhead in August and Cemaes to Llanfachraeth in May. All combined it’s c40k route.

Cemaes Bay is a great place to start this walk. Park in the small car parking on the sea front and start walking towards Holyhead!

On leaving Cemaes you turn inland slightly as you circle the Wylfa Power station, which at the time of writing in 2017 was undergoing major development. Keep your eyes on the path as some routes may have been temporary re-routed.

Cemlyn Bay is lovely. Walking along the shingle beach next to the bird reserve was a lovely experience. Hard going though on the stones.

Cemlyn Bay
Cemlyn Bay
The path weaves along the coastline until it reaches Camel Head. Look out for the White Ladies… stone towers which are navigation aids for ships to avoid the dangerous rocks in this area. NOTE : this section of the path is closed at certain times, check to ensure it’s open before your do it.

White Ladies on Camel Head
White Ladies on Camel Head
Rounding Camel Head you are met with a lovely spot for a break that has wonderful views over towards Holyhead and the Skerries.

The Skerries from Camel Head
The Skerries from Camel Head
Camel Head
Camel Head
Lunch stop on Camel Head
Lunch stop on Camel Head
Walking down from Camel Head it’s very picturesque and eventually you will arrive at Ynys y Fydlyn which is a rocky outcrop into the sea… very nice.

Ynys y Fydlyn
Ynys y Fydlyn
Following the well used path you finally make your arrival in Church Bay where you can stop at the Wavecrest Cafe for a drink and bite to eat. It’s good food, especially the cake. The link is here http://www.wavecrestcafe.co.uk

Church Bay
Church Bay
You pass Porth Trwyn with is lovely sand and Porth Trefadog before arriving at the wide sandy beach of Porth Trwyn-mawr.  There is a lovely campsite here at Penrhyn Bay if you want to use this as a base. Here is the link http://www.penrhynbay.com/

Approaching LLanfachraeth
Approaching LLanfachraeth
The path follows the shoreline again before moving inland along a small estuary towards Llanfachraeth.

At the top of the estuary you can follow the track to the village, or cross the green bridge the follow the coast path.

Bus services travel from Llanfachraeth back to Cemaes or Holyhead generally on the hour. Check bus times here http://bit.ly/Angbus62

Porth Trywyn-Mawr
Porth Trywyn-Mawr
On arrival in Valley the path joins the main A5 and crosses Stanley Embankment back into the outskirts of Holyhead. Just follow the Coastal path Signs and you will come to Penrhos Beach, the last one before reaching Holyhead town centre itself.

Penrhos Beach
Penrhos Beach
Stanley Embankment Causeway on Holyhead
Stanley Embankment Causeway on Holyhead
 

The path ends and St Cybi’s church in Holyhead.

St Cybi’s Church Holyhead
St Cybi’s Church Holyhead

Don’t forget to look for the official sign in the churchyard that marks the start and end of the path.

Start and finish sign
Start and finish sign

If you want to see more on the Anglesey coastal walk have a look at my 20 tips to help on the links below

20 Tips for walking the Anglesey Coastal Path

20 More tips for walking the Anglesey Coastal Path

Bus Times If you want to know bus times across Anglesey use this link http://bit.ly/Angbus62

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