Local Area

Below are a selection of links providing information on our local area here on Anglesey, most of which have been recommended by our customers for a visit.

Dog Walking
Dog friendly touring caravan park on Anglesey

We welcome dogs to Pen-y-Llyn Touring Caravan Park, although we do expect all owners to keep them on a suitable lead at all times and pick up after them and dispose of the waste appropriately. The local area is ideal for dog walking as the beach at Cymyran allows dogs all year round, the beaches of Trearddur Bay and Rhoscolyn allow dogs during off peak seasons.

We are a tranquil park for dog owners and non-dog owners alike. All of our guests expect and deserve a peaceful holiday. Dogs that cause excessive noise, display aggressive behaviour, and owners who neglect cleaning up after their pets may be reminded of their obligations to our other guests and to the park. It's important to note that we do not allow guests to leave their pets unattended on the pitch when they leave the park.

Traeth Crygyll
Local Beaches - some with Blue Flag awards

With our diverse range of Blue Flag award winning beaches and stunning coastlines here on Anglesey, all within easy reach of the site, days of fresh air and inspirational scenery make us the perfect relaxing destination.

Cymyran Beach - being only a 15 minute walk from the caravan site, great dog walking beach - dogs allowed all year, the beach stretches for approximately 2 miles to :

Rhosneigr Beach - Winner of of the Green Coast seaside award, Rhosneigr lies on Anglesey’s Western shore. With its two broad , sandy beaches, Traeth Crigyll and Traeth Llydan, it is a popular centre for all water sports

Trearrdur Bay Beach is a large sandy beach with rock pools and a slipway and has protected bathing marked by buoys, along with a Cafe, toilet including disabled facilities.

Porth Wen Brickworks
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

The Isle of Anglesey’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), has one of the most distinctive, attractive and varied landscapes in the British Isles.

The coastal zone of Anglesey was designated as an AONB in 1966 and was confirmed in 1967. It was designated in order to protect the aesthetic appeal and variety of the island’s coastal landscape and habitats from inappropriate development.

The AONB is predominantly a coastal designation, covering most of Anglesey’s 201 kilometre (125 miles) coastline but also encompasses Holyhead Mountain and Mynydd Bodafon. Substantial areas of other land protected by the AONB form the backdrop to the coast.

Llyn Cerig Bach
Llyn Cerig Bach

We are a stone throw from Llyn Cerrig Bach which is a small lake who's main claim to fame is the group of over 150 Iron Age metal objects discovered there in 1942, apparently placed in the lake as votive offerings. These finds are considered to be one of the most important collections of La Tène style metalwork discovered in the British Isles, and the most important in Wales. 

The hoard comprises over a hundred and fifty objects of Gold, bronze and iron. They were found at the time of the Second World War during the construction of the RAF airfield at Valley, Anglesey. Workmen discovered these objects whilst digging peat from the site of a former lake edge. There is an interesting Blog about Llyn Cerig Bach and the wider area of Anglesey by the daughter of the man - W.O. Roberts who discovered the artefacts in 1942.

Cycle Routes at the Caravan Park gates
Cycle Routes at the Caravan Park gates

The Caravan Site is located on Sustrans Route 8, cyclists are well catered for with six fully signposted cycling routes. What better way to experience all the natural beauty that Anglesey has to offer than by bike.

Anglesey has two of the UK’s nine cycle routes here. Why not take on the Lôn Las Copr, or the NCN 566 as it’s also known. This 36 mile circular tour connects the North East of the island, taking in the only working windmill in Wales and the moonscape that is Parys Mountain or alternatively, Lôn Las Cefni offers 13 miles of traffic free cycle path that is perfect to enjoy with all the family and is rich in nature and wildlife. And once you’re hooked to experiencing Anglesey on two wheels, why not challenge yourself by taking on our own Cycling Etape, the Tour de Môn.

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path
The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is a long distance footpath that follows much of the island’s coastline. 
The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path falls within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which covers 95% of the coast. It passes through landscapes that include a mixture of farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs and a few small pockets of woodland. This includes a National Nature Reserve (NNR). 

  • Length: 125 miles / 200km

  • Total height gain: 4,174m / 13,695ft

  • Official start point: St Cybi's Church, Holyhead (grid ref. SH247 826)

  • Average no. of days to complete: 12
  • Towns/villages directly on the path: 20
  • Possible to complete all sections using public transport: Yes


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