GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Penmon Point

1 miles (1.5 km)

This walk on Penmon Point visits the Trwyn Du Lighthouse where you can enjoy lovely views towards Puffin Island, Great Orme and Snowdon. It's a splendid section of the Anglesey Coast with nice pebble beaches, interesting rock formations and some nice coastal countryside. It's also great for wildlife watching with seals and dolphins to look out for. 
You can park at the car park next to the excellent Pilot House cafe and pick up a good walking trail to the lighthouse on Black Point. Then explore the area on more coastal paths. The village of Penmon is also well worth exploring. It has a fascinating history with the 12th century Pemon Priory. Here you can explore the ancients hermits well, the magnificent dove house and the ancients church.
You can extend your walk by heading west along the Anglesey Coast Path and visiting the splendid Red Wharf Bay. Here you'll find beautiful beaches, rock pools and interesting rock formations. The bay is an area of outstanding natural beauty and well worth a visit.
If you head south along the coast path you will soon come to Beaumaris Castle. The 13 century castle is hugely impressive and there are wonderful views over the Menai Strait towards Lavan Sands, Ceredigion and Snowdonia from the coast path. From Beaumaris you can take a boat trip to visit Puffin Island.


LL58 8RR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Penmon Point OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Penmon Point Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Pilot House Cafe is located at the site. They offer a selection of hot & cold snacks, ice-creams, speciality coffees & a variety of mouth-watering cakes. They also serve delicious Welsh cream teas. The cafe occupies a stunning position looking out towards Puffin Island. The long, low, whitewashed building was originally home to three lighthouse pilots and their families in the early 1800's at which time it was made up of 3 seperate cottages. You can enjoy refreshments with a stunning view either indoors or outdoors if the weather is good.

Dog Walking

The Point is a fine place for dog walking and the Pilot House Cafe is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

On the southern edge of nearby Red Wharf Bay is the Pentraeth Forest where you can enjoy peaceful woodland trails, climb to Mynydd Llwydiarth and look out for the resident red squirrels.


Lighthouse at Penmon Point - - 105712

Trwyn Du Lighthouse with Puffin Island from Penmon (or Black) Point.

Rocky shore Penmon Point - - 1588524

Rocky shore Penmon Point

Trwyn Penmon - - 850076

Trwyn Penmon. Overlooked by a Lighthouse Cottage and with some of the mountains of Snowdonia in the background, two fishermen return from a session on the rocks at the easternmost point of Anglesey.

Penmon Dovecot - - 1408183

Penmon Dovecot. Early 17th century building housing around 1,000 nests to provide food for the nearby priory (right). The wall to the right is the point at which tolls (currently £2) are collected from traffic parking here or proceeding to Penmon Point. 

A Collapsed Wall - - 283900

A Collapsed Wall. Part of the old Deer Park wall, which has seen better days. I wonder if the curved piece is still standing? Taken from the Two Lighthouses Walk footpath, which is 50 miles across Anglesey, from Penmon Point to South Stack.

Tugboat negotiating passage between Penmon Point and Puffin Island - - 337471

Tugboat negotiating passage between Penmon Point and Puffin Island


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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