Also known locally as Traeth Llanddwyn, Newborough beach boasts a 3½ mile long, predominantly fine, white and sandy beach, running from Llanddwyn Island to Abermenai Point. Newborough provides the perfect location to build sandcastles, go paddling, and enjoy a range of other family activities, all with the sand dunes as a backdrop. In fact you take a little walk over these very dunes to access the beach.
The Blue Flag beach is large enough that it won’t feel crowded even during the hottest of summer days, and the gentle slope of the sand makes is perfect for children to play in the sea. Swimming is generally safe on the main section of the beach, but there are currents towards Abermenai Point.
Families will not only enjoy everything the beach has to offer, but there is also the added bonus of a family stroll through Newborough Forest and the nature reserve of Newborough Warren. When Clued in with kids visited, we had a fantastic time hiding in the dunes, hunting for red squirrels in the forest, searching for ‘treasure’ and taking in the picturesque landscape. The forest has various waymarked trails including a 6.8 mile route for runners.
There is a large car park at the bottom of the forest where you will also find toilet facilities, cold water showers to wash off any remaining sand after all that fun, picnic tables, drinking water, refreshment vendors, and barbecue areas.
If you have never visited Newborough Beach before you are in for a real treat. With so much space to explore, in beautiful surroundings, Newborough beach and the surrounding nature reserve makes the perfect day out with kids in Anglesey.
*Some access points to the beach are tricky to navigate with a toddler, as some sections can become steep after severe weather (as was the case when Clued in visited) so take your time.
*The car park directly adjacent to the beach is charged for at the entrance to the nature reserve.
*Dog restrictions apply on the section of the beach west of the main access point up to and including Llanddwyn Island, from 1st April to 30th September.
* If you have older children or children who are happy to go in a pushchair, you could take a 35 to 40 minute walk to Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn). Here you can explore several coves, and enjoy the shingle and sandy beaches. You may be lucky to spot seals bobbing their heads in the water, or basking on the nearby rocks. If you’re are really lucky, you may also spot dolphins or Minke Whales! Please see separate listing for more information.