Holy Island, off the north-west of Anglesey, has the appearance of being 'pinched' in the middle, and at this pinch point on the west side of the island is the beautiful Trearddur Bay with its Blue Flag beach at the centre and a series of rocky coves on either side of the beach. There is an ancient burial ground at the centre of the beach which was excavated in 2003, a reminder of the earlier existence of Tywyn y Capel, or Towyn Capel, the original name for the bay. There are a variety of watersports available in the bay, including surfing, canoeing, sailing and wind-surfing. There is a sailing club which holds an annual regatta, while the village itself hosts an Oyster and Food Festival each October. At the southern end of the bay is the Porth Diana Nature Reserve, where the main draw for botanists is the very rare Spotted Rockrose, Anglesey's county flower.
Map of the area.
|Photo by David C Williams, via Wikimedia Commons|