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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.

Penrhos is located on the A55 opposite the Anglesey Aluminium factory, and just a couple of miles before Holyhead Town.

Launching from here offers access to Holyhead Bay, the western coastline of Anglesey, and the coast of Holy Island. Noteable features you can explore are South Stack, and the Inland Sea.

Penrhos in NOT, however, a Council approved launch site, and as such launching here is not ideal. There is no slipway here, and the beach access (pic.1) is narrow with soft sand then mud underfoot. Access to the sand is also blocked by a locked hinged bollard (pic. 2), and as yet we have not had confirmation from Anglesey Council as to whether this will ever be unlocked.

Parking is available adjacent to the slipway, and there is a locked (possibly seasonal) toilet block in the car park.

Getting there (From A55):

Cross the Britannia Bridge, and continue along the A55 until junction 3 (signposted Valley/ Y Fali). Exit here onto the A5 and negotiate the roundabouts, leading you to Valley Crossroads/ Traffic Lights. Continue straight along the A55 towards Holyhead.

You will cross the water on The Cob, then your next landmark is Anglesey Aluminium on your left hand side (you can’t miss the big cooling tower). Take the next RIGHT turn (Penrhos Beach Road), then bear right until you reach the car park.

Useful Information:

Nearest Fuel:
Tesco Holyhead (1/2 mile further along A55 mile from Penrhos location)
Shell Filling Station, Valley.

Useful Contacts:

Coast Guard (Holyhead) : 01407 762051

VHF Channels : 14/16

Anglesey Maritime : 01248 752449/ 01248 712312 

In an Emergency: Call 999

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