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Llanddwyn Island

◆ Porth y Cwch ◆ Porth yr Halen ◆ Porth y Clochydd ◆ Pilot's Cove ◆ Porth Twr Bach ◆ Porth Twr Mawr ◆ Porth yr Ogof ◆

Llanddwyn Island

Llanddwyn Island only becomes an island at high tide, and even then it's usually possible to wade across from Newborough beach. Its whitewashed lighthouse is a prominent feature of the southern Anglesey coast. There are several small, secluded coves most of which are along the eastern side. Porth y Clochydd (above) is one of the largest. The table lists the beaches, beginning at the crossing point and proceeding clockwise around the island. Pebbles to be found on the beaches include pillow lavas, green schist and jasper. Dogs are not allowed on the island from 1st May to 30th September. There's plenty to explore and some unusual flora to be found, including henbane, marsh orchids and dune pansies. The nearest parking is at Newborough Beach.

The name Llanddwyn translates as 'The church of St. Dwynwen' - St Dwynwen having established a convent here and later becoming the Welsh patron saint of lovers.

BeachMap RefTranslation
Porth y CwchSH391631Boat Cove
Porth yr HalenSH391629Salt Cove
Porth y ClochyddSH391631Sexton Cove
Pilot's CoveSH386624 -
Porth Twr BachSH386623Small Tower Cove
Porth Twr MawrSH385624Big Tower Cove
Porth yr OgofSH386629Cove of the Cave

Pilot's Cove
Pilot's Cove
Porth y Cwch
Porth y Cwch
Porth Twr Mawr
Porth Twr Mawr
Porth yr Halen
Porth yr Halen
Porth Twr Bach
Porth Twr Bach
Porth yr Ogof
Porth yr Ogof
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