Anglesey Coastal Path: Holyhead to Llanfachraeth

Afon Alaw Estuary

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path begins and ends at Saint Cybi’s Church in Holyhead. This section is traditionally the end of the Anglesey coastal path, although it really does not matter which way you walk the coastal path and in what order you choose to walk the various sections. Each walk offers something unique. The seasons provide a new perspective on each walk.

Today is a short, leisurely walk from the town and port of Holyhead to Llanfachraeth.

We leave the church and cross the Celtic Gateway footbridge to the railway station, cross over the port area and follow a footpath, then track up onto the headland for some fine views out to sea. We continue to walk through Penrhos Coastal Park, a mix of coastal views and woodland trails until we reach the Stanley Embankment. Cross over the embankment and as it is low tide we follow the coast along the pebbled shore.

A pretty cove at Gored beach is left behind as we venture onto a track and across farm fields. Following a partially enclosed pathway (sections have been fenced in recently and work is ongoing) between the bottom edge of farm fields and the marshes of the Afon Alaw estuary, will take us all the way to the bridge at Llanfachraeth. This section is very boggy and muddy. You are rewarded with beautiful views across the marshes and estuary.

We cross over the new and attractive bridge to Llanfachraeth.

Mountaineering Joe offers walks along the Isle of Anglesey coastal path and in the hills, valleys and mountains of the Snowdonia National Park. See our Walking and Private Guiding pages for details or contact us to make a general enquiry.