Walks

Pen Parc is situated in arguably the most beautiful parts of North Wales, with picture perfect walks that take in the stunning countryside and coastline right on your doorstep.  We have suggested a few walks straight from Pen Parc’s front door, that will leave you wondering why you would holiday anywhere else!

The Beach Walk

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A walk for the active family of about 6kms, which takes in the lovely coastal scenery, passing by The Pilot Boat public house (where you could stop for a quick refreshment or two!) before making your way onto Lligwy Beach and the splendid beach café.
For those less active family members or littler members of the family, you could arrange to meet at Lligwy Beach, which has a large car park with ample parking spaces.
START - Walk down Pen Parc’s private driveway and turn left at the end of the driveway.
Continue down the lane until you reach the banks of the estuary. 
Take a right turn, following the coastal path.
The path meanders along the water's edge. This area can be quite muddy and so a pair of boots or old trainers may be required!
The coastal path bends to the left and crosses a foot bridge over the river. 
The path then follows the field line, up the hill and over style on to a country lane.
Follow the lane down on the main road and you can see The Pilot Boat pub ahead of you on the right hand side of the road.
Take a left turn on to the foot path that runs alongside the left hand side of The Pilot Boat pub, following the field line, keeping the hedgerow to your left hand side. 
Veer slightly to the right and follow and old farming track up and over the brow of the hill. Here you will see the sea in front of you. Cross the field to the right and join the lane that takes you down to Lligwy Beach. You can see the beach, the car park and the beach cafe in front of you.

The Muddy Puddles Walk

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For all our little Pepper Pig fans, the Muddy Puddles Walk is right up their street!
This walk is a pretty 3km walk along the banks of the Dulas estuary, that takes you again past the lovely local family friendly Pilot Boat pub, which has recently added a brand new climbing frame and children's play area!
START - Walk down Pen Parc’s private driveway and turn left at the end of the driveway.
Continue down the lane until you reach the banks of the estuary. 
Take a right turn, following the coastal path.
The path meanders along the water's edge. This area can be quite muddy and so a pair of boots or old trainers may be required!
The coastal path bends to the left and crosses a foot bridge over the river. 
The path then follows the field line, up the hill and over style on to a country lane.
Follow the lane down onto the main road and you can see the Pilot Boat pub ahead of you on the right hand side of the road; where your little Pepper Pig fans can burn off some more of that energy in the childrens play area before heading home to Pen Parc and exploring some more puddy muddles!!

The Lighthouse Walk

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A slightly longer walk 12km circular walk taking in some breath taking coastal scenery to Point Lynas Lighthouse taking in Llaneilian Beach. The walk is over fields and along a rocky path and so appropriate footwear is advised. 
START - Walk down Pen Parc’s private driveway and turn right at the end of the driveway.
Continue up the lane walking past the pretty Eglwys church on your left.  At the T junction at the end of the lane turn right and follow the lane until you eventually reach a sharp bend in the road to the left, Ty Newydd and the first stile is in front of you. This is marked as a footpath and takes you down the edge of a field keeping the wall to your right. 
Continue down the field boundary until you reach the path that bends right and follows the line of the coast. 
You continue over a series of stiles and bridges and over fields, always keeping the sea to your right. With stunning costal views along your walk.
You will eventually climb quite steeply over a field and cut back towards the coast.
Point Lynas Lighthouse should eventually come in to view in front of you. 
Once you reach the footpath that forms the drive to the lighthouse, turn left. You follow the lane down towards the beach at Llaneilian. 
Take a left up the steep lane that leads away from the beach. 
Take a left turn and begin to head upwards steeply towards the summit of Mynedd Eilian. The road bends round to the right and then the left as it climbs, through the tiny hamlet of Pengorffwysfa. 
Take a left turn to take you further up to the top of the steep hill towards the hamlet of Nebo. 
Once you reach the crossroads, take a left turn and follow the road until where you began your walk.

Best Beaches

From long walks on dog friendly beaches to mile upon mile of golden sand on premier blue flag beaches, on Anglesey you’re spoilt for choice. Here are a few of our favourites.

Benllech Beach

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Benllech beach is one of the most popular of the island's beaches with fine golden sand and clear blue waters.  At low tide the sand stretches for miles which provides all the space you could need for family fun.

Red Wharf Bay

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Red Wharf Bay is a large bay between the villages of Pentraeth and Benllech and at low tide there is an extensive area of fine sand covering nearly 10 square miles.  The bay is designated as a nature reserve and there is an abundance of birdlife with waders and waterfowl such as purple sandpipers, curlew, shelduck and dunlin being regular visitors to the bay.

Lligwy Beach

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With a wide sandy beach located just around the corner from the village of Moelfre, the beach is backed by low sand dunes which give it a wild open feel.  At low tide, a large expanse of firm sand is revealed providing lots of space for beach games and family fun.  There is a range of facilities including toilets, car parks and a shop.  The beach is popular with water sports enthusiasts.

Food & Drink

Anglesey's "foodie" scene is growing all the time and with so many options when it comes to dining out, we thought you might find it beneficial to have a few tips on where to visit based on our own experiences. From fish and chips to Michelin starred restaurants, we have it all on Anglesey.

The Tavern on the Bay

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A gastropub located near Red Wharf Bay, which briges the gap between an upmarket restaurant and a traditional tavern.  The Tavern on the Bay offers a warm and welcoming environment and is a great place to stop if you are walking along with brilliant beach at Red Wharf Bay. 

Banc Cafe

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Cemaes Heritage Centre houses a vintage style BANC café/bistro. The café serves delicious cooked food, a cake of the day and barista coffee.  The cafe occupies he site of a 1920's bank and the decor is inspired by 19th Century Parisian establishments with its textured walls, brass metal archways, copper table tops and curved leather seating.

Ann's Pantry

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Ann’s Pantry is a delightful family run café and restaurant in the pretty nearby village of Moelfre.  They serve quality local produce in a relaxed atmosphere and are renowned for their fabulous homemade cakes. 

The Stag Inn

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The Stag Inn is a traditional local village pub with three bar areas, an open fire, snooker table and large screen TV. Outdoor seating areas in front of the pub, on a balcony with brilliant sea views and in a secluded courtyard. It’s a lovely place to stop.

Owain Glyndwr

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The Owain Glyndwr is located at the top of the Llandonna Beach road, approximately a mile from the beach and three hundred foot above it. They welcome dog owners and their pets either pre or post walkies on the beach and serve a variety of local cask ales.

The Pilot Boat

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The Pilot Boat is renowned for being a truly family friendly and in the summer there is a large beer garden to take advantage of. Located on the Benllech to Amlwch Road in Dulas, Anglesey near Bryn Refail.