Moelfre to the Lligwy Beach return or in reverse, your choice! Total distance: 2 miles.

Circular walk: carry on into the centre of Lligwy and walk back to Moelfre: another 2 miles.

Helpful tip: there are public lavatories in Moelfre town centre and at Lligwy Beach Café carpark Lligwy or Llugwy – they are both the same place.

One of our favourite walks starts at Moelfre. We park the car in the free car park in the middle of town, and stroll down to Ann’s Pantry ready for a hearty breakfast and a strong cup of coffee to tide us through to a late lunch ( ). It may be that you choose to start early, complete the circular walk and have a late lunch here, either option is highly recommended. Sadly our cottage isn’t dog friendly, but we do keep an eye on dog friendly places as we are lucky to have a Jack Russell called Diggle in our lives. He loves Ann’s Pantry – dog biscuits and his very own water bowl, he can’t ask for more in life. Diggle Approved.

Once energy levels are reassuringly high begin our walk along the beautiful Anglesey Coastal Path. We leave a whole day for this walk if we are exploring with friends as there is much to stop for along the way.

Starting in Moelfre

This is a very easy part of the Anglesey Coastal Path, a great introduction to those who may be reluctant walkers. Click here for the ROUTE MAP.

Our first quick stop is the beach in Moelfre itself, a photographer’s dream with lobster pots and painted boats to capture.

RNLI Moelfre Lifeboat Station and Seawatch Centre

Keeping to the coastal seafaring theme, our next stop is well worth nipping off the path for. A large statue of Coxswain Dic Evans, awarded two RNLI gold medals for bravery, stands proudly outside the RNLI Seawatch Centre. It is easy to lose yourself for quite a long time here, the maritime history of our Island coming to life thanks to a thoughtfully curated exhibition.

Further along from the Seawatch Centre stands the Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat Station. Housing two lifeboats – an offshore Tamar (Kiwi) designed to be launched from their slipway, and an inshore D class (Enfys) for inshore rescues – it is more than worth climbing the steps to view their lifeboats and chat to the volunteers. During the Summer months behind the scenes tours are given, a must for those with even a glimmer of interest in our seafaring world.

The path carries on northward, passing pretty beaches and fisherman’s cottages. If you have binoculars then look across to Ynys Moelfre, a seabirds’ paradise and an ornithologist’s dream. Marvel at the diverseness of wildflowers, some clinging to cliffs, others scattered across pockets of grass.

The Royal Charter

As you round the next part of the path, looking across at Lligwy Beach beyond, you will see a memorial stone erected for the lives that were lost when the Royal Charter was shipwrecked on these shores in 1859.

The final stretch of this section of the coastal path takes you past the amazing Lligwy Beach Cafe, that serves the most perfect pizzas, warming soups, cooling ice creams and lengthen your walk worthy hot chocolates. If you wish to start your walk from here then please note it is now a pay & display car park.

Once rested, you could carry on and finish the circular route back to Moelfre, an easy 4 mile walk in all – or if you have two cars you could drop one at Moelfre and one at Lligwy Beach, thereby shortening the walking but keeping the day as long as you wish.

Lligwy Burial Chamber, Din Lligwy Hut Circles and Capel Lligwy

If you have the time you should, at the very least, walk up from the café toward Lligwy Village to visit Din Lligwy and Capel Lligwy en route. This Iron Age settlement and chapel are fascinating and well worth stopping to explore. You will see the chapel from the road, enter through the gate and cross the field to the chapel or head toward the trees to look at the settlement. The Lligwy Burial Chamber is further along the road, and should be on your list to visit too.