On our second day we didn’t really have much planned at all. We had a campsite booked on Anglesey so we wanted to head in that direction, but other than that we had no idea what to do. We were sitting in a beachside car park, I was scrolling through instagram and saw that Sophie had posted that she was spending the weekend on Anglesey visiting her family, so I asked her for some recommendations and she mentioned that she had a guide to Anglesey on her blog. So I checked it out and we decided to head to Llanddwyn Beach – it looked stunning and it has a lighthouse, and you know I love my lighthouses haha!
It was definitely the highlight of our trip! The views over Snowdonia National Park in the distance were stunning and we spent a good few hours walking along the beach and hiking Llanddwyn Island to get to the lighthouses, and I’m not joking when I say that I didn’t stop yapping on about the views constantly, and all the amazing little coves and beaches.
We parked up at the Nature Reserve there and paid for the parking (I think it was around £4 for the day) and then took a casual walk down to the beach through the woods and sand dunes. I couldn’t get over how clear the water was! It’s been awarded a Blue Flag for how clean and clear it is, and you can see why!
We took a slow walk along the beach to Llanddwyn Island, which is about a mile walk along the sand from the car park, and then another half a mile or so to the lighthouse. Just be careful though, as it’s a tidal island, during high tide the island is cut off from the mainland for a time (we didn’t actually realise this till we got home).
There’s a main footpath that takes you from the beach to the lighthouse, or you can take the scenic path that goes up and through the rocks and along the shoreline – I’d definitely recommend this one! It takes a little longer but the views are stunning!
Tŵr Mawr Lighthouse
Not much is known about the two lighouses/towers on the island, but they’re thought to have been built in the 1800’s as either lighthouses or windmills, since they’re in the traditional shape of Anglesey windmills. You can walk up to the lighthouse and the path surrounding it, but you can’t go inside.
There’s a second ‘lighthouse’ across from it, with views of Snowdonia in the background, though we didn’t have time to visit that one as the rain was heading back over to us so we wanted to make it back to the van in time before we got soaked! There’s also some cottages there, which are museums etc now, though they weren’t open while we were there.
I’d definitely recommend a trip to the beach and lighthouse if you’re in the area! It’s so stunning and the beach is definitely up there in our top 5 beaches in the UK!