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Things to do in Llanddona, Anglesey


Eglwys St Dona Church Llanddona
Eglwys St Dona Church Llanddona

Llanddona nestles at the southern end of Red Wharf Bay on Anglesey and is divided into an upper and lower village.

Approaching Llanddona
Approaching Llanddona

The upper village spreads along the road to LLangoed from the north. Visitors may be surprised by the rather unique layout as it grew around Llanddona common, still offering a unique heathland wild life habitat.

Owain Glyndwr Pub
Owain Glyndwr Pub

The Owain Glyndurr sits roughly in the centre of the village offering refreshment to those looking for drinks or a meal.

The road by the side of the Owain Glyndurr leads down to the lower village and the beach.

Harvest Field near Llanddona
Harvest Field near Llanddona

This is not a descent for the faint hearted as it is a single track road with passing places, which winds down for 1.5 miles, with a 1 in 4 incline. However if you take it slowly you will be rewarded with spectacular views and a blue flag beach at the end of your journey.

Welcome to Llanddona
Welcome to Llanddona

Halfway down the road divides in two. Taking the left hand fork, the slightly easier descent, leads down to a large car park just back off the beach, with toilets and a small beach cafe.

Primary School Llanddona
Primary School Llanddona

Walk across the road through the sand dunes and within 15 yards you will be looking at the vast expanse of Red Wharf Bay 4.5 miles across.

The Beach at Llanddona
The Beach at Llanddona

With buzzards circling overhead you can enjoy the sand and safe bathing. In winter walking north along the beach will bring you to a saltwater lagoon frequented by seabirds of all varieties, redshank, oyster catchers, curlews, shellduck and maybe a rare visitor.

The right hand fork of the road leads to the lower village. A small hamlet of houses clustered around a small church and along the beach road, which runs along the beach to the car park, 400 yards to the north.

Llanddona Common
Llanddona Common

This end of the beach, forms the southern arm of Red Wharf Bay and at high tide is shingle. Low tide exposes a stretch of tidal sand and the remains of a fish weir dating back to the middle ages. Here the coastal path leads up onto the cliffs and special views across the bay to Bennlech, Moelfre and Lynas Point. A stone age fort sits on the top at Bwydd Arthur.

Description by John M Guerin

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