GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Benllech to Moelfre Coastal Path

4 miles (6.4 km)

This walk follows a lovely section of the Anglesey Coast Path from Benllech to Moelfre. The settlements are located on the east of the island, few miles north of the Menai Bridge. The route runs for a distance of about 4 miles on a reasonably flat section of the path.
Start the walk at the attractive village of Benllech where there is a beautiful beach. Winner of the European Blue Flag award since 2004, the village's beach has an abundance of clean yellow sand and looks out toward the Great Orme and Penmon Point. From here you can pick up the waymarked coast path and follow it north to Traeth Bychan where there is a nice, sheltered little beach.
Shortly after you come into Moelfre where the route finishes. In the little village there's a harbour with pretty cottages and a small beach. To see the area's larger sandy beach head a short distance north and you will soon come to the lovely Lligwy Bay. The area is also of historical interest as it includes six scheduledIron Agehut groups and many other sites of archaeological interest.
To extend your walking around Benllech you could visit the lovely Red Wharf Bay, just to the south of the village. The bay is a lovely spot and includes the Ship Inn which is a great place to enjoy refreshments with a view.

Benllech to Moelfre Coastal Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Benllech to Moelfre Coastal Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

At the end of the walk head to the Kimmel Arms in Moelfre, for some well earned refreshments. The pub sits close to a small shingle beach and has fantastic, panoramic views of Moelfre Bay. The pub has a good menu and is also dog friendly with treats at the bar for your pet! You can find the pub at 8 Maes Hyfryd with a postcode of LL72 8HN for your sat navs.

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Photos

Traeth Benllech - geograph.org.uk - 568466

Traeth Benllech. The beautiful sands at Benllech from the headland above Beach Road. Summer wildflowersin the foreground and the hills in the background can be seen in this shot.

The Bay Cafe, Benllech - geograph.org.uk - 549929

The Bay Cafe, Benllech

Bank Holiday^^ at Traeth Bychan - geograph.org.uk - 79118

Traeth Bychan. A small but popular beach near Marianglas. The beach faces eastwards and so offers shelter from the prevailing southwesterly winds. This was the spot where the submarine HMS Thetis was beached after a tragic accident which occurred off the coast, when the vessel was carrying out trials in 1939.

The beach at Porth Moelfre - geograph.org.uk - 1227747

The beach at Porth Moelfre

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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