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Dog Restrictions on this beach

Between 1st May and 30th September, no dogs on the main area of beach. Dogs must be on a leash on the promenade. A corridor at the top of the beach allows access to unrestricted beach to the south (see Anglesey county Council web site).

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Benllech beach, Benllech Anglesey

Included not just because it is a popular sandy beach sheltered from westerlies. This was where I and my siblings spent only too many happy hours enjoying the privilege of having such a playground just down the road during our juvenile years.
The beach can get busy, especially at weekends, and if a spring tide is in (check here) you might wonder whether there would be more beach somewhere else. Be that as it may, there are usually donkey rides; the beach is a regular venue for the United Beach Mission and is good for fishing (off the rocks to the N) and boating (slipway).
benllech beach looking south I recommend excursions: south along the sand to St. Davids point marking the start of the vast red Wharf Bay, where you can explore the limestone outcrop of Castell Mawr (cave at one corner, one point of weakness for the bold to carefully scramble to the top); or over the rocks and fossiliferous limestone beds to the north to a little cove known locally as the Creek with a natural rock arch and, for the keen, on via the Coast Path to another cove known as Borth Wen and eventually to Traeth Bychan (or even Moelfre). Fine sea cliffs and coastal scenery, rich in sea birds.

trans_car_25 From TyF. pick up the A55 west, cross the Menai Straits on the Telford bridge and exit at junction 8 (to photograph the bridges take exit 8a immediately after the bridge, turn right and park in layby) to pick up the A5025 to Benllech. On entering the village turn right at the top of the hill. Down Bay View Road to the beach. Top car park is free, bottom car park is pay.
PS It's "ben-klech" (ch as in loch) not ben-letch! See here. click to see full size popup click to see full size popup