If you are thinking of visiting Anglesey with a motorhome then I can highly recommend it. Picturesque sandy coves, fantastic clifftop coastal walks and plenty of places to stay with a motorhome make Anglesey a great holiday destination. Here is the lowdown on where we stayed and where we visited. We will be back!
Where did we stay?
When looking for somewhere to stay with a motorhome we try to find somewhere close to good walks or close to a cycle path or with good views. Our first visit was to a Caravan and Motorhome Club CL called “Giddyaunts”. Close to the Mennai Straight and with only 3 hardstanding pitches it was a haven of tranquility and had excellent facilities. The owners even had fresh homemade cream teas for sale at the gate!
Our next motorhome stop was at another Caravan & Motorhome CL near to South Stack. Gorsgoch Farm has amazing views west towards South Stack lighthouse. It has a flat well mowed grass field and is a great place to stay with a motorhome. When I asked the owner about booking again he said they were fully booked throughout July and August!
Our next motorhome site was at Bryn Ednyfed near the village of Caergeiliog. It’s only a short drive to beaches and in a good central location for exploring the island of Anglesey. Each pitch has an electric hookup point as well as a fresh water tap and grey waste drain. As we stayed six nights on this site we found the fresh water tap and drain to be a nice luxury!
Places we visited on Anglesey
We fell in love with Llanddwyn Island and I can understand why the island was used as a place of pilgrimage in the past. Here you are close to nature with the crashing waves on the rocks, the large sky and fresh air on your face. Park at the Newborough Warren and Ynys Llanddwyn Car Park. This is a large car park accessed from the village of Newborough and you can pay by card at the barrier on exit. The road is narrow in parts but is suitable for motorhomes, Llanddwyn Island and Newborough Beach have now become one of our favourite places on Anglesey. Llandwyn Island is cut off at high tide so it’s a good idea to check the tide times before you go.
South Stack lighthouse
Only a few minutes drive from Holyhead takes you to the spectacular cliffs of South Stack. Home to a RSPB reserve, and the famous lighthouse built in 1809. The cliffs at South Stack are home to thousands of sea birds such as Guillemots and Puffins and in good weather you can witness the most amazing sunsets. There is a car park suitable for motorhomes here with a cafe and toilets and the views from here are stunning.
Newborough Beach and forest
Walking along this huge expanse of beach brings you to Llandwyn Island. You won’t be short of space here and you get brilliant views over to the Welsh mainland and the mountains of Snowdonia. The rocky outcrops found on this beach are 580 million years old! The forest of pine trees were planted to prevent shifting sand dunes and the forest is home to red squirrels and in winter is home to a roost of Ravens. You can also access Newborough Forest and the beach from the Maltraeth car park on the A4080.
One of many picturesque villages on the island of Anglesey.
Beaumaris castle is a United Nations World Heritage site and was constructed between 1295-1330 to form perfectly symmetrical concentric lines of fortification. There is also a moat and a dock for access by supply ships. It was built by Edward I and it is said to be the finest example of an unfinished castle in the UK, uncompleted due to a lack of money.
There is a large car park on the sea front at Beaumaris and it is large enough for motorhomes.
The Anglesey coastal path runs through Benllech and it has a large sandy beach.. It’s a steep road down to the beach from the village. We visited an award winning fish and chip shop called Finney’s and they were very good, although not as good as my home town of Leeds!
Abberffraw village and beach
One of our favourite spots on Anglesey. The village itself is very pretty with a pub and a good cafe. Free car parking is available off the main road and there are spaces for motorhomes. Walk alongside the river and after 15 minutes you will come across a wonderful beach. When we visited the sun was shining and we sat in the sheltered sand dunes mesmorised by the stunning views in front of us.
Anglesey has a 134 mile coastal path and we walked to the tiny hamlet of Porth Dafarch from the car park at The Range. This cliff top section of the Anglesey coastal path is stunning and I highly recommend you walk it, especially if the weather is good.
The blue flag beach here is described as one of Anglesey’s best and most popular beaches. It’s a sheltered bay and is popular with all age groups, attracting jet skiers and paddle boarders.
Many people probably drive past this place on the A55 but a 5 minute detour will bring you to this small town that just happens to have the longest place name in the world. It’s worth a visit just to say you have been! The station car park is free with reasonable space for motorhomes.
A few more places we visited
Rhosneigr – A popular holiday destination and close to RAF Valley. We enjoyed a good meal at The Oyster Catcher. We also visited Church Bay and Caemes and Red Wharf Bay, named it is said after a Viking battle so bloody that it stained the sand red. Red Wharf Bay is home to the popular Ship Inn, built in 1740 and famed for it’s dragon pie – lamb with mint and chilli beneath a hearty topping of mash and cheese! The beach at Rhoscolyn was another place that we had heard good things about but our attempt to get there down a long single track road had to be aborted, we chickened out as the lane was so narrow. Rhoscolyn is home to The White Eagle pub & restaurant.