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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.

Rhoscolyn is located at the Southern end of Holy Island, a few miles from Trearddur Bay. It is a glorious open, flat sandy beach (pic. 2), ideal for ALL the family.

Launching from here offers the Western coastline of Anglesey, access to Caernarfon Bay and the rugged coastline of Holy Island. Noteable features to explore here include  North & South Stack, the big cave in-between them & The Inland Sea at Four Mile Bridge.

There is no slipway here but the access to the sand, although strewn with pebbles & boulders (pic. 1), would be easy for 4 wheel Drive vehicles, and ok with 2wd driven with care. Once past the rubble, the beach is flat and has a firm sand surface (can be a little soft right near the waterline). Launching here is possible at all states of tide.

Ample parking is provided at the each access point (pic. 3) and there is a seasonal toilet block, which also has external shower points (ideal for washing off your kit after your ride).

Getting here (From A55)

Cross the Britannia Bridge, and continue along the A55 until you reach Junction 3 (signposted Valley/ YFali). Exit here, onto the A5 and negotiate the roundabouts following signs for Valley/ Y Fali. At the Valley Crossroads, turn LEFT onto the B4545. Continue on to Four Mile Bridge, then take the left turn ( Brown sign posted Rhoscolyn & White Eagle Pub). Continue along this road (VERY NARROW, WITH MULTIPLE TIGHT TURNS!!) following signs for Rhoscolyn, until you reach the launch location

General information:

GPS coordinates



Navigational Hazards:


Some large rocks to the right of the bay may be a collision hazard if partially covered. Please be aware of their presence.

Useful Numbers:

Holyhead Coastguard : 01407 762051

VHF Channels : 14/16

Maritime Office : 01248 752449/ 01248 712312 

In an Emergency Call 999

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