British Beaches

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Rhoscolyn - Borth Wen Beach

Holyhead, Ynys Mon / Isle of Anglesey

Borth Wen is a sweeping cove of sand backed by dunes. There are rock pools at the beach.

Beach Type



Toilets with disabled facilities
There is also a slipway


Scuba diving
Sea canoeing
And fishing
There is no zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path runs from the beach. Anglesey has a wide range of animal and bird life. Leaflets on Anglesey's natural attractions and walks in the area are available. ring: 01248 752450.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the local authority and there are litter bins.


Dogs are allowed and dog bins are provided - owners are required to clean up after their dogs.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Llanfairpwll Tourist Information Centre. Tel: 01248 713177. Email: [email protected]


Nearest town: Holyhead
County: Ynys Mon / Isle of Anglesey
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2436, -4.58816
Postcode: LL65 2NX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


The beach is situated between Four Mile Bridge and Rhoscolyn. Access is via a steep lane or coastal path.

Nearest Railway Stations

Valley (Approx. 3 miles away)
Rhosneigr (Approx. 3 miles away)
Holyhead (Approx. 5 miles away)
Ty Croes (Approx. 5 miles away)
Bodorgan (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is free parking for 50 cars by the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Rhoscolyn, Rhoscolyn (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Trearddur Bay, Trearddur (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Lon Isallt - Trearddur Bay, Trearddur (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Valley A.T.E., Valley (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Lon Isallt, Trearddur (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Awel y Mor, Rhosneigr (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Parc Glannau Penrhos, Holyhead (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Crigyll Bay, Llanfaelog (Unknown stay).
About 4 miles away
Penrhos Beach Road, Holyhead (Unknown stay).
About 4.1 miles away
Penrhos Beach, Holyhead (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Holyhead