The Holy Island and some of it’s lovely beaches…..

A fair chilly breeze blowing today and maybe a little more sunshine than yesterday, but importantly – dry. Today we popped across to the Holy Island, a small island off the north west of Anglesey and parked up on the edge of the Penrhos Coastal Park. First stop, Penrhos Beach, with the tide in, we were left with a soft sand and pebbly crescent of beach, looking at the car ferry terminal. On our walk we saw two ferries depart for Dublin but didn’t experience any major waves.

We followed the coastal path eastwards and just around the corner found this secluded little pebbly cove complete with ruin – Poppydog heaven, so we stayed a while to let her run off some of her excess energy!

Carrying on along the path the beach at Gorsedd-y-Penrhyn was a absolute beauty with lots of lovely soft white sand. Though the bay looked pretty seaweedy, so may be not so good at low tide.

At the end of this beach, the path lead us inland into the Park, past an Animal Cemetery and back out onto the pebbly shores of Beddmanarch Bay where it meets the Stanley Embankment which protects the main roadways onto the island.

We returned to the car using one of the many woodland walks through the park.

From here we headed to the other side of the island to Porth Dafarch, a lovely sandy and very sheltered little cove, surrounded (almost enclosed) by craggy rocks.

We walked around the headlands a bit as the sky was quite dramatic against the sea and rocks.

A little further down the road (heading south) was Porth-y-Post, slightly more pebbly but the same lovely yellow sand and dramatic rocks.

A mile or so further south, we reached the village of Trearddur and walked along its rather splendid sandy bay.

And finally the coastal path took us along a windy lane through the village to Porth Diana.

Simply beautiful, sheltered with lovely sand, clear water and sandy underneath – I wonder how far the tide goes out – this was taken about two hours after high tide. Beyond this beach was the smaller Porth Castell, very similar and equally beautiful.

Wow what a stunning section of coastline, one I would definitely love to visit again.

To reward ourselves we had a play on Trearddur Bay before returning to site knackered but content and inspired.

Two thoughts of the day:

Even just a little glimpse of sun makes all the difference – uplifting!

There are already quite a lot of places on my list that I would like to revisit – could be on the road for sometime!

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