So far this autumn we've enjoyed fair weather, but for how much longer? With winter just around the corner, now's the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy a bracing walk on one of our beautiful local beaches.
We're really luck to enjoy the best of both worlds here at the Royal Victoria; with the mountains on our doorstep and the coast just a stone's throw away too. With North Wales beaches regularly voted Britain’s best, we think our stunning coastal scenery will capture your heart all year round. But there's something about an autumn beach walk - the crashing waves, the hovering seabirds, the wind in the seagrass... it's just a little bit special!
A short drive brings you to the stunning North Wales coast and its many beaches so this week we're sharing our favourite beaches for a bracing autumn walk.
RED WHARF BAY, ANGLESEY – 30 MINUTES
Named after a battle between the Welsh and Viking invaders that left the beach soaked red with blood, Red Wharf Bay is an altogether more peaceful spot to take a walk these days. Located on the east coast of Anglesey, you’ll find 10 square miles of beach to explore if you visit at low tide.
Red Wharf is a really important natural habitat for Anglesey flora and fauna too. A part of Anglesey’s Marine Nature Reserve, it is a haven for rare plants and animals, the most famous being the pyramidal orchid. Bordered by salt march and sand dunes, this is a really evocative spot in the autumn. You will feel a thousand miles away from civilisation when you're just a short walk from the charming village and all its amenities.
NEWBOROUGH BEACH, ANGLESEY – 45 MINUTES
If there was an award for the perfect beach, Newborough would definitely be a contender. Stunning location - check. Wide, sandy beach - check. A fascinating history - check. Romantic vibes - check. Okay, so it might not be palm-fringed or have crystal-clear waters but this acclaimed Welsh beach doesn't need tropical --- to impress!
Take a stroll along the beach to the serene shores of Llanddwyn Island. The island is famous as the home of Welsh patron saint of love, Santes Dwynwen, a 6th century princess unlucky in love.
You can walk to Llanddwyn at low tide and from here admire views across the Menai Strait towards Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula. The church still stands and there’s an old lighthouse and even a small museum to investigate.
ABERSOCH – 55 MINUTES
You’re spoilt for choice at Abersoch, where there are not one, but three beaches to choose from!
Main Beach is the busiest in the area, with views of the mountains of West Wales and the nearby archipelago of St Tudwal’s. This beach is popular all year round but during the autumn and winter months you'll still be able to find plenty of space for yourself.
Somewhat quieter is Harbour Beach. Here you can explore the rockpools along the harbour wall which are exposed at low tide, or just sit and admire the boats as they come and go.
If you love drama, head for Hell’s Mouth. Also known as Porth Neigwl, this beach is a surfing Mecca all year round. This wide bay takes the full force of the Atlantic swells, which conjure the massive waves that surfers love.
DINAS DINLLE - 25 MINUTES
A proud Blue Flag flier, Dinas Dinlle beach lies on the north coast of the Llyn Peninsula. The beach itself is made up of shingle that gives way to soft, golden sand making it a great choice for a meandering stroll.
As you make your way along the beach the sense of perspective is quite spectacular. The ruler-straight coastline streaks into the distance, seeming to culminate in the mountains of The Rivals in the far distance, wow!
Something of a hidden gem on the North Wales coast, naturalists and culture vultures will also enjoy Dinas Dinlle for its variety of birdlife and well-preserved Iron Age hillfort.
Stay with us this autumn
Already feeling that bracing sea breeze on your face? Why not explore the beaches of North Wales while staying at The Royal Victoria Hotel? Our favourite beaches are just a short drive from the hotel so why not book your stay today?
STAY & DINE SPECIAL OFFER
Why not take advantage of our popular Autumn Stay & Dine offer? Simply quote promo code STAYDINE22 when booking a two night stay with breakfast from £79 per person and receive a complimentary £50 credit per couple to spend on food and drink in the hotel! Book to Stay & Dine now!.
T&Cs Offer valid on stays between Sunday 30th October 2022 - Wednesday 21st December 2022 with LIMITED Friday and Saturday availability. Reservations must be pre-paid, are non-refundable and must be made a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival. Prices based on two adults sharing a double or a twin room for a minimum 2 night stay. This special promotional rate is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, programme or promotion and can not be used against existing bookings. Bookings will receive £25 credit per person to your bill to be spent on food & drink in the restaurant or bar during stay. Restaurant may be closed on low occupancy days without prior notice. Credit card must be pre-authorised on arrival, there will be no change or cash alternative given. All food and drink will be solely for consumption in the hotel's public areas. Prices quoted are subject to availability and an allocation of rooms. Once the allocation of rooms is sold, alternative rates will be offered.