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Cemaes Bay (Traeth Mawr)

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Cemaes Bay

Cemaes Bay is a popular sandy beach at the mouth of the river Wygyr with a small harbour at the southern corner. The main beach (Traeth Mawr) is east of the harbour and is backed by a sea wall and promenade. Traeth Bach is west of the harbour and is a smaller beach of sand and rocks. The main car park at the harbour is attended, but there is a free car park at the northern end of the beach, as well as plenty of roadside parking. Pebbles to be found here include quartz, purple jasper and quartzite. Dog restrictions apply from 1st May until 30th September on Traeth Mawr and a Beach Warden is in attendance from late May until early September. Dogs are allowed on Traeth Bach beach.

Facilities include toilets, cycle parking, drinking water, and cafes and pubs in the village.

A recent and slightly controversial addition to the beach is St Patrick's bell - one of several around the country - which is designed to toll on the high tide.

From the Llanbadrig side of the bayFrom the Llanbadrig side of the bay
Traeth Bach beachTraeth Bach beach
From the Llanbadrig side of the bay
From the Llanbadrig side of the bay
Traeth Bach beach
Traeth Bach beach
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