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.
Lligwy is located on the East coast of Anglesey, between Moelfre and Point Lynas. There are two launch possibilities here (at opposite ends of the beach). Launching from this open, sandy beach allows you to explore the coves and beaches of Anglesey’s East coast, The Brickworks, Puffin Island and The Mouse.
Important update for 2016 onwards. There has been a notice posted in the car park, stating NO Powered Craft Launching Permitted. We will try and confirm the official position here, at the earliest opportunity.
Access to the beach is via a good, but narrow concrete slipway (pic. 3). The wide beach (pic. 4) is a firm sand surface, and launching should be possible here at all states of tide, with either 2wd or 4wd vehicle. You may also opt for unhitching and hand launching with your trailer.
As always, responsibility rests with yourself to assess the surface, and make your choice.
There is ample parking here (pic. 2&3) where seasonal charges apply and there is a (seasonal) toilet block & small shop in the far left corner of the car park.
If you have family & children with you, this is a fantastic, safe beach for games, sand-castles and paddling and as it is so flat and open, you can keep an eye on your children easily.
A word of caution on the slipway!
Whilst covering this location in 2012 we noted (pic. 5) that there was a sizeable drop off the end of the slipway to the beach surface. Whilst we can’t say this is a long-standing issue, we would advise that this could obviously cause damage to most vehicles (and possibly your trailer), and we would recommend you carry some (home garage type) ramps with you, if you intend launching at Lligwy.
Getting There (from A55)
Cross The Britannia Bridge, then continue on the A55 until Junction 8. Take this exit, then turn Right onto the A5025. Continue on the A5025, passing through Pentraeth, Benllech and towards Moelfre. At the Moelfre roundabout, take the 1st exit then continue on the A5025. After a couple of miles take the right turn off the A5025 into Lon Traeth Lligwy. Continue along this road, then turn LEFT after Tyn Rhos Caravan Site. Continue along the road, into the parking area.
53 21 566 | 004 15 683
Access to the beach here is by a short, steep concrete slipway. At present there is an 18″ drop off the end of the slipway (pic. 1)
*On our October 31st 2014 visit, this drop has been filled by soft sand, and there appears to be less mud/ loose rock at the bottom of the slipway. The Car Park sign stated NO POWERCRAFT LAUNCHING though!*
to the beach surface, which being a mix of clay, mud and loose rocks is far from an ideal surface (pic 2).
We cannot report yet as to whether Anglesey Council will be attending to this issue before the start of the season.
There are several warning signs posted here (facing landward & seaward) warning of soft sand and mud
so we would advice EXTREME CAUTION if you choose to launch or recover from here.
There is ample, hard surface car parking here where seasonal charges apply.
Getting There (from A55)
Cross The Britannia Bridge, then continue on the A55 until Junction 8. Take this exit, then turn Right onto the A5025. Continue on the A5025, passing through Pentraeth, Benllech and towards Moelfre. At the Moelfre roundabout, take the 1st exit then continue on the A5025 until you reach Brynrefail village crossroads. On your left you will see an old chapel, and a craft shop. Take the right turn here (signposted Lligwy) and follow the narrow road, past the caravan sites and you will arrive at the West car park.
53.21.702 | 004.15.943
Coast Guard (Holyhead) : 01407 762051
VHF Channels : 14/16
Gwynedd Maritime : 01758 704066
In an Emergency: Call 999
Beware the warnings of soft sand & mud here (as well as the large drop off the slipway). If you intend launching at Lligwy, we advise you to use the East Launch!