"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Aberffraw Bay (Traeth Mawr) Beach

Measuring approximately 900m in length, the bay is sandy, backed by an extensive dune system, with limestone cliffs on either side. Situated on the south west coast of Anglesey, the bay is considered to be fairly remote, due to its 1 kilometre proximity from the nearest road way. The dune system is protected and listed as a Special Area of Conservation, with the beach area making up part of the Tywyn to Aberffraw Site of Special Scientific Interest, confirming the high conservation status of the Area. The site also lies within the Anglesey Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Aberffraw

Local authority: Isle of Anglesey Council

OS Grid Reference: SH353676

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Aberffraw Bay (Traeth Mawr) Beach

  • Anglesey Model Village (4m)
  • Anglesey Model Village (5m)
  • Miri Mawr (7m)
  • Anglesey Pullover Company (7m)
  • Foel Farm Park (8m)
  • Airworld Aviation Museum (8m)
  • Anglesey Sea Zoo (8m)
  • Caernarfon Castle (8m)
  • The Fun Centre (8m)
  • Oriel Ynys Mon (9m)

Tourist Information

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
Tourist Information Centre
Station Site
Isle of Anglesey
Wales
LL61 5UJ

Phone 01248 713177
Email llanfairpwll@nwtic.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 18 August

06:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 1007
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SW
Pressure 1007
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 65%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
WSW
Pressure 1007
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 33%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
W
Pressure 1006
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
WNW
Pressure 1010
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:25 BST
(00:25 GMT)
High Tide
07:30 BST
(06:30 GMT)
Low Tide
13:57 BST
(12:57 GMT)
High Tide
20:04 BST
(19:04 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Aberffraw Bay (Traeth Mawr) Beach

A rural unspoilt uncrowded beach. Some fantastic coastal paths with magnificent scenery. Near the village is the sea-bound church of Saint Cwyfan which dates back to the 7th Century. At low tide vistors can walk to the far side of the bay.

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