As the largest town on Anglesey and the access point for Ireland via ferry, Holyhead might not ooze immediate self-catering holiday appeal. Yet its spot on rugged coastline makes for spectacular storm watching, stunning coastal walks and enviable wildlife spotting.
The breakwater created by the port protects Newry beach and its shingle from the wrath of the sea. Should you need a change of scene or a rainy day activity on Anglesey the Holyhead Maritime Museum is at one end of the promenade; an easy walk from the beach and next door to the Harbourfront Bistro. South Stack Lighthouse is a rarity as a working lighthouse that’s open to visitors. The views from its rocky outcrop are unbeatable. Continue the outdoor activities with a visit to Holyhead Breakwater Country Park where industrial heritage and nature combine.
History and activity interweave here and you’re best placed to explore the details from one of our holiday cottages near Holyhead.