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Before launching your craft it is vitally important for your own personal safety and the safety of others that you take the time to read carefully the Rules & Regulations as set out by Gwynedd Council. Please adhere to these rules and regulations at all time.

*Important Update 30/8/12*

Due to current sand/ sandbank conditions and lack of available warden cover, the slipway here is remaining LOCKED by bollards until further notice. It is possible (and permitted by The Council) to get a stand up jetski onto the beach on a “tote” or narrow trailer, but access for large trailers & SIT DOWN pwc’s is not possible at this time.

Special access can be arranged for organised events only, via contact with Mr Barry Davis at Anglesey Council Maritime Unit.

The Council Maritime Unit is actively looking at solutions to these issues, hopefully in time for the 2013 season.

Anglesey Council are proactive in ensuring ALL of their authorised launch locations are open, useable and have quality facilities for watersports enthusiasts.

Benllech is located on the East coast of Anglesey, between the villages of Red Wharf Bay and Moelfre, and along with Red Wharf Bay is a very popular summer holiday destination for families and watersport enthusiasts, due to its wide, flat sandy beach, local shops, various eateries and numerous caravan & camping sites.

Launching your ski from here offers the chance to visit the East coasts rocky coves, sandy beaches, Puffin Island & more.

There are two launch choices here, at either end of the beach. We cannot reccommend you use the West end slipway (opposite The Seaview Restaurant) though, as it has piles of large boulders at the bottom of the slipway, which we feel could be a risk to both your safety and your ski. (pic. 2)

The East end slipway (opposite The Wendon Cafe) is of good, solid concrete construction, and gives you easy access to the flat, wide sandy beach for launching. Launching is possible here from the slipway (pic. 3), or the beach, although you must assess the state of the beach surface if you are intending driving your car onto it for launch or recovery.

As you can see in (pic. 3) there are bollards on the slipway. These are locked out of season, but open (and controlled) by Council Beach Wardens during the season.

There is a large, hard surface car park (pic. 4) opposite the East end slipway (seasonal charges apply) which also has a toilet block. The Wendon Cafe is next to the car park, should you need refreshments.

Directions
(from A55/Britania Bridge)

Cross the Britannia Bridge,then continue on the A55 for about 150 metres, and exit at Junction 8.

Continue on slip-road and turn right at the top onto the A5025 (signposted Amlwch). Continue for about a half mile until you arrive at the roundabout  next to which the Four Crosses Public House is located. Go straight across the roundabout and head for Amlwch on the A5025, until you reach Benllech.

In Benllech centre, take a right turn opposite the petrol station (this is your nearest fuel) and follow signs for the beach. Go down the hill, and follow the road as it bears to the right. Pass the Seaview Restaurant on your right (We are advised good food is available here!) and continue along the beachfront where you will find The Wendon cafe and the car park.

Useful Information

Petrol & diesel available from the filling station in Benllech, which also sells snacks.

GPS Co-ordinates:

East end slipway

53.15.094 | 004.13.117

Useful Contacts:

Coast Guard (Holyhead) : 01407 762051

VHF Channels : 14/16

Gwynedd Maritime : 01758 704066

In an Emergency Call 999

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