GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cemlyn Bay

2 miles (2.5 km)

Enjoy a stroll along Cemlyn Bay and lagoon on this delightful coastal walk on the Isle of Anglesey. The circular path starts at the car park at the north western corner of the reserve and runs along the coast next to Cemlyn Bay before heading inland and circling the lagoon. You can enjoy a stroll along the shingle beach and around the little rock pools before heading towards the nearby Wilfa Power Station. The countryside around the reserve is also very attractive with wildflowers, orchids and heather to enjoy in the summer months.
It's a great place for wildlife spotting with various coastal birds to look out for. These include Ringed Plover, Arctic Terns, OystercatcherandShelduck. The colony of Sandwich terns is the third largest in the UK.
The Anglesey Coast Path passes the reserve so you could pick this up to extend your walk. You could head east to visit Wylfa Head and Cemaes Bay where there's fine views over to the Isle of Man and the Lake District. The interesting Copper Trail also passes the bay and is another good option.
You can virtually explore the area south of the lagoon by clicking on the google street view link below! This shows the good surfaced footpaths that you will find on the site.


LL67 0DU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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


Head east to Cemaes and you can enjoy refreshments at one of the nice pubs or cafes. The Stag Inn is located in the village centre and has a very good menu and selection of drinks. It's dog friendly and there's also a beer garden to sit out and relax in. You can find it on the High St at postcode LL67 0EW for your sat navs.
One other idea is to head to the interesting Cemaes Heritage Centre which forms a permanent exhibition, a meeting room and training room. It features a brand new heritage experience, in which one can learn about the bygone era of Cemaes and the parish of Llanbadrig. There's also a a nice tea room where you can enjoy a snack and a rest.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south along the coast path and you could visit the village of Church Bay (Porth Swtan). There's much to see here including the fascinating Swtan Heritage Museum where you can journey into the past in a fine old thatched cottage. There's also an excellent cliff top path and a delightful sandy beach with rock pools and rocky outcrops.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Cemlyn Bay - - 933993

The eastern end of the bay taken from near to the car park.

Cemlyn Bay - - 51082

This shows the fish weir and the wall of the enclosed garden of Bryn Aber, taken from the parking area. The white bird at the centre is a Little Egret.

Muscovy Ducks at Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey - - 1519517

Muscovy Ducks at Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey

Shingle Spit at Cemlyn Bay - - 923893

Shingle Spit at Cemlyn Bay

Bryn Aber, Cemlyn Bay (3)

The only entrance to Bryn Aber.

Cemlyn Bay, Causeway and Lagoon - - 466898

The Bay, Causeway and Lagoon

Cemlyn Bay from the East - - 923896

The Bay from the East

High tide at Cemlyn Bay - - 1227973

High tide at Cemlyn Bay


GPS Files

GPX File

Cemlyn Bay.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Cemlyn Bay.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)