GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Church Bay Walk

2 miles (3.6 km)

This circular walk visits Church Bay (or Porth Swtan) on the north-west coast ofAnglesey.
It's a lovely place for a walk with a beautiful sandy beach and some fine cliff top coastal paths. You can start the walk from the Church Bay car park where there's also the Swtan Heritage Museum in a delightful thatched cottage. You can step back in time and explore the cottage with its earth floor and authentic period artefacts. Outside there's also a nice garden area with a well stocked herb garden, veg plots and a small orchard of traditional fruit trees and bushes.
From here you can pick up a section of the Anglesey Coast Path and follow it along the Church Bay. On the way there are glorious views across the Irish Sea towards Holy Island and the busy port of Holyhead. You can also walk down to the beach where there's rock pools, rocky outcrops and a nice sandy beach.
You can then return on an inland path that will take you past St Rhuddlad's Church and the Church Bay Inn before returning to the car park.

Postcode

LL65 4ET - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Church Bay OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Church Bay Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Church Bay

  • Cemaes Bay - This lovely circular walk explores Cemaes Bay and Wylfa Head on the Anglesey coast
  • Copper Trail Anglesey - This splendid circular cycle route takes you on a tour of the wonderful Isle of Anglesey in Wales
  • Church Bay - This circular walk visits Church Bay (or Porth Swtan) on the north-west coast ofAnglesey
  • Anglesey Coast Path - Follow the beautiful coastline of the Isle of Anglesey on the fabulous walk
  • Llanddeusant - This inland village on the Isle of Anglesey includes the historic LlynonMill and some pleasant walking trails.
  • Llyn Alaw - Enjoy a stroll along this large reservoir on the Isle of Anglesey

Pubs/Cafes

The Church Bay Inn has a nice outdoor seating area with wonderful views. You can find them north east of the museum at postcode LL65 4ES. They have a good selection of ales and a large car park. The inn is also dog friendly.
There's also the Wavecrest Cafe. They sell delicious fish pies, scones and even their own craft beer. There's also plenty of picnic tables outside with a fine sea view.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you head north along the coast path you will come to the lovely Cemlyn Bay. There's a nice circular walk around a pretty lagoon with lots of coastal wildlife and a nature reserve too.

Photos

Bwthyn Swtan Cote - geograph.org.uk - 1373500

Bwthyn Swtan Cote. This is a fine example of a traditional Anglesey cottage. The cottage is thatched with wheat straw with an under layer of gorse. The side buildings are animal sheds and stores. The restored house is in the care of The National Trust and is open to the public.

Church Bay - geograph.org.uk - 38394

Church Bay. This image looks north across Church Bay from SH 30108 89247. The tide is out on the shot revealing the sandy beach. The coastal cliffs are typical of this stretch of coastline.

View downslope towards Porth Swtan-Church Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1376397

View downslope towards Porth Swtan/Church Bay. Mynydd Twr/Holyhead Mountain can be seen in the background.

View out to sea - geograph.org.uk - 1410613

View out to sea

Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path - geograph.org.uk - 38391

Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path. This image is typical of the coastline along this section of coast with the hills dropping steeply to the sea. The IoA Coastal path can be seen on the left of the picture and then again as it climbs up the slope in the centre of the image.

The Anglesey Coastal Path above Porth Swtan-Church Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1378444

The Anglesey Coastal Path above Porth Swtan-Church Bay

Cliffs at Church bay - geograph.org.uk - 38395

Cliffs at Church bay

View north towards Llanrhuddlad Church and the Church Bay Hotel - geograph.org.uk - 1376381

View north towards Llanrhuddlad Church and the Church Bay Hotel

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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