Access is difficult as it is situated at the end of narrow winding lanes and with very limited parking at the end of a no-through road. Nervous drivers, be aware.
We prefer to park in Llangoed and make a day of it, thus avoiding the worry of whether there are any parking spaces left. Walking along the lanes knowing that there is a great picnic spot ahead, and stunning scenery along the route keeps us all happy. Enjoy the leisurely walk and catching glimpses of the sea. The hedgerows are full of gorgeous native plants and the wildlife is in abundance. We love taking a copy of Gareth Rowland’s Anglesey Flowering Plants and their Habitats along with us and ticking off what we find. Be prepared to get a bit obsessed!
If you set a whole day aside for this there is no need to rush and plenty of time to plant spot. The entire area around Llangoed is magical – so peaceful and full of mystery. Perhaps it is because it is a little off the beaten track that it remains so interesting to us.
Traeth Fedw Fawr
Walk along the Anglesey Coastal Path, drive and park or walk from Llangoed to reach Traeth Fedw Fawr. However you choose to arrive access to the beach is down a very steep path with steps here and there. The beach is limestone pebbles with small stretches of sand at very low tide. If you have the energy to climb the narrow path at the other end of the beach you will find an even quieter cove beyond, and the views from the cliffs are second to none.
Sheltered from the wind this is a real suntrap of a beach. Wild swimming is a must when it is as hot as it has been this week. Look out for pods of porpoises as they love this beach as much as we do and make the day even more magical when spotted.
Fedw Fawr National Trust
Just by the carparking area, and before you descend the path to the beach, you will see the entrance to heathland that is worth taking the time to walk around. This area is part of the Arfordir Gogleddol Penmon Site of Special Scientific Interest and is managed by the National Trust. The site covers 20 hectares and the cliffs around this area support the only black guillemot colony in Wales – so bring your binoculars and take care that dogs are kept on leads to protect nesting birds.