Visiting Anglesey – ice cream and coastal walking

Visiting Anglesey – ice cream and coastal walking

Anglesey really is a decent place to visit, whether for a main holiday, a short break or just a day.  We have visited Anglesey a good number of time over the years. Our most recent holiday there was in May of last year so we were ‘overdue’ a trip back. With the weather forecast looking decent we set off for the day making our first stop the small village of Moelfe. I had stayed overnight in Moelfe a couple of weeks ago when I headed off on holiday to Ireland (you can read about that here).


Having stayed there previously I knew there were two things of particular interest – decent coastal walking and and what looked like to be a decent ice cream seller. Putting both of those together made for an obvious first port of call.

Moelfe coastal walk

Moelfe is a small place and is ideally situated for walking on the coastal path. In addition to that, some of the views out to Penmon and Snowdonia are just superb. We walked about five miles or so on the coastal path and really enjoyed the fresh air,the wonderful views and for the most part the emptiness and quiet.

There wasn’t a great deal of wildlife about. The general absence of birds was pretty much a theme of our visit and we think that was largely down to the weather we have had in recent months. We did stop for ice cream from the Ice Cream parlour in the small car park next to the harbour … it was very good.

RSPB sites

We called to the RSPB sites at  Valley Wetlands and then Cors Ddyga but to be honest other than enjoying the walking at each there was just about nothing doing at all. There wasn’t even any aircraft activity at RAF Valley, unlike the last time we visited when we were able to see plenty of activity from the Hawk training jets. Whilst there was plenty of water at Valley Wetlands it was a very different story at Cors Ddyga the extensive reed beds looked for the most part bane dry and there was a near total  absence any wildlife at all.

Penmon Point

Towards the back end of our day in Anglesey we headed across to Penmon Point and on the way drove through Beamaris which was absolutely heaving with visitors. We had a coffee at the Pilot House Cafe which is on the eastern peninsular of the island before taking a walk along the pebble beach.

All in all it was a decent end to what had been a very decent day in Anglesey

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