Anglesey Coastal Path: Cemaes to Church Bay

Secluded cove at Porth yr Ogof

Today’s 17km walk from Cemaes to Church Bay explored some of the most remote coastline on the island, particularly from Carmel Head down to Church Bay. Although this section of the coastal path does include Wylfa Power Station, this is soon surpassed by the isolation of the beautiful rocky coastline.

Starting at the pretty village of Cemaes, we are soon on the coastal path, around Cemaes Bay, hugging the coastline to Wylfa Head. Heading towards the Power Station, a track, woodland trail and path will lead you to the Wylfa visitors centre. Opposite here the sign will guide you down a track and onto fields, descending to a pretty Cove and stone footbridge over the stream.

At Cemlyn Bay, we crossed the shingle ridge and continued over farmland, keeping to coastline. Regarding the shingle ridge: You can cross the shingle ride, tide permitting, as access at the far end will be restricted or cut off at high tide. Take the alternative route out of the car park at high tide).

Note: A section of the coastal path is closed at the National Trust land as you head towads Ynys y Fydlyn, where the forest area starts. (Do not attempt to cross this land, unless you wish to be mistaken as a pheasant or other wild fowl by the shooting fraternity!) It is a permissive path. You will need to detour by following the wall, through farm fields until you pick up a track (right of way) to a farm. From here walk along the road to Hen-dy from where you can recommence the walk.

Keeping to the coastline we enjoyed spectacular views all the way to the village of Church Bay (Porth Swtan).

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