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Silver Bay & Porth yr Ych

Silver Bay

Correctly known as Traeth Llydan, this beach is now more usually known as Silver Bay after the holiday village which adjoins its western end. It's a crescent-shaped sandy bay, about 600 yards wide and is backed by dunes and a small coniferous plantation. The bay has a few rocky islets and a colourful variety of pebbles can be found on the shore. It looks out across Cymyran Bay towards Rhosneigr. There is no public car park (or space to park) anywhere near, and all public access is via the coastal footpath. The best places to park would be Rhoscolyn or Borthwen. It's a popular beach for kayaking and occasionally surfing. Due to its proximity to Valley airfield, there can be frequent noise from aircraft. Dogs are allowed at all times.

Porth yr Ych is a short distance to the west, and is a small cove of rocks and shingle, to which access is an easy climb down the rocks on either side. The name 'Porth yr Ych' translates as 'Ox cove'.

From the Coast path
From the Coast path
A selection of pebbles
A selection of pebbles
Porth yr Ych
Porth yr Ych
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