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Talk to me about Anglesey

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MaggiePhilbinsSwapShop Tue 12-Jul-16 12:30:58

We are looking for a weekend away later in the year, we like the thought of Anglesey as it is only about an hour away from where we live, lovely beaches, peace and quiet away from the little ones (who will be away with the Grandparents).

We want somewhere with a little bit of atmosphere, cafe's restaurants etc and with a good long beach to go for walks.

From my limited research, I think we are looking for the South East region, Beaumaris, Benllech, Red Wharf Bay, Menai etc. But i was wondering if anyone has any other recommendations or tips.

I know the island is small so wherever we end up will be no problem as we can just jump in the car. But it would be good to park the car for the weekend and just mooch.

Ultimately however,, we are going there to scout out the region. We are seriously considering a bolt hole property that we can disappear to for the weekend and for holidays with the kids whilst they are still young, and as an investment for when they (and we!) are older. We love the look and feel of the region, but i have only been once (Rhosneigr - although that is further north of the island). So for the next couple of years until we can afford the outlay we are going to holiday there and go for weekends as much as possible.

So really i am looking for all kinds of recommendations, pro's and cons, places you love, places that are not worth going to etc.

Thanks in advance smile

smaiwa Wed 13-Jul-16 23:18:27

White Eagle in Rhoscolyn is a very nice pub/eatery.
Church Bay near Holyhead is a rather run down hotel but in an amazing spot that would be breathtaking with a few £000k spent in the right way.
Beaches at Cemaes and Benllech.
Walking at Llanddwyn / Niwbwrch .
Porthaethwy(Menai Bridge) has a few decent places to eat and a nice vibe- (Dylans, Sosban, excellent Butchers shop and old- fashioned- in- a- good -way ironmongers/general store as well as reasonable pubs and takeaways- Liverpool Arms for food and Auckland Arms for real ale in particular)

pieceofpurplesky Wed 13-Jul-16 23:39:54

The liveliest area really is Beaumaris. Plenty of bars and places to eat. My aunt used to have a holiday cottage there, it was fabulous. Easy access to everywhere else

pieceofpurplesky Wed 13-Jul-16 23:40:15

There is also Plas Coch

MaggiePhilbinsSwapShop Thu 14-Jul-16 12:23:30

This is really useful thanks piece and smaiwa


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