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Sunset over the wide sweep of Cemlyn Bay
Sunset over Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey | © National Trust Images/Joe Cornish

The Trwyn Cemlyn walk on Anglesey

This walking trail around the coastal headland celebrates some of Anglesey’s industrial heritage, its rich wildlife and a pioneering aviator. Enjoy the sea breeze and views of rocky islands along the way.


Please note that Bryn Aber car park is liable to flooding. Please check for high tide times before your visit.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Bryn Aber car park, grid ref: SH329936

Step 1

From the car park walk straight on towards the headland. You'll go past the old coal and timber sheds, where coasters once unloaded their cargo.

Step 2

Follow the path through the gate and past the monument that commemorates the first lifeboat on Anglesey. Bear left and follow the track to the north coast.

Step 3

Looking out from here you'll see Mynachdy, the navigation markers and chimney that are the remains of a copper mine.

Step 4

Carry on along the headland towards the point. Take in the views and enjoy the sea breeze along this grassy path.

Step 5

Walk to the end of the headland, where you'll have a clear view of Cemlyn Bay and the shingle ridge, one of only a few in Britain. Look too for Wylfa Power Station with Ynys Padrig beyond.

Step 6

Follow the path up the other side of the headland back to the monument. Retrace your steps back to the car park past the old coal and timber sheds.

End point

Bryn Aber car park, grid ref: SH329936

Trail map

Map showing route and steps of the Trwyn Cemlyn Walk on Anglesey
Trwyn Cemlyn Walk on Anglesey | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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Cemlyn Nature Reserve, Cemlyn, Cemaes Bay, Anglesey, LL67 0DY

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