Rocky cliffs with path to lighthouse on Llanddwyn Island
Rocky cliffs with path to lighthouse on Llanddwyn Island

Anglesey - Llanddwyn Island

Reconnect with nature on beautiful Llanddwyn Island

Located at the far end of the beach near Newborough Warren, Ynys Llanddwyn (or Llanddwyn Island) is a small tidal island just off the west coast of Anglesey in northwest Wales.

Considered to have some of the finest beaches in Britain, Llanddwyn is backed by impressive sand dunes, spectacular views of Snowdonia National Park and the Llyn Peninsula, and is part of the Newborough Warren National Nature Reserve.

With over 10 miles of footpaths, the island is a great place to explore and reconnect with the great outdoors. Park your car in the large accessible car park and set off on a magical green woodland path until you arrive on the sandy beach.

As you explore, look out for the two lighthouses, the disused lifeboat station and the old pilot cottages which were originally inhabited by the men who piloted ships into the Menai Straits.

The name Llanddwyn translates as Dwynwen’s church. Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, the Welsh equivalent of St. Valentine, and her saint’s day is celebrated on the 25th January. The ruins of St. Dwynwen’s church can still be seen on the island.