Trearddur Bay

We had a great week on Anglesey and – almost unheard of – spent four days swimming. Trearddur Bay is a wonderful sandy beach and we were lucky enough to walk to it and avoid the crowded parking.

Gate and field

This is a field on our walk to the beach. The road follows the line of the inland sea between Holy Island and Anglesey.

Footprints in the sands

At low tide sometimes prehistoric trees are uncovered. Trearddur is a beautiful sandy, steadily shelving bay.

In shadow

It was hot for Anglesey. So hot that long sleeves and plenty of sun cream were needed.


This house was formerly known as Pieces of Eight. It was a treasure trove of nick nacks when I was a boy in the 80s. Shells and gemstones and snow globes and fossils and wind up sharks and bendy dinosaurs. Now it’s a second home. But perhaps it would be a disappointment if it was still going. It’s best not to go back. Living up to memories is hard.


Second homes are a complex issue here as in Cornwall and elsewhere. Perhaps this one will have a granite-top kitchen and Range Rover Evoque outside next time we visit. I hope not.

Old House

A much more interesting story to be found in these walls perhaps…

5 thoughts on “Trearddur Bay

  1. 55 years ago my Mum took me camping to Trearddur Bay, we went for two or three summers after, I remember the campsite and the bay, which was beautiful back then. Lovely to see it again.

  2. I have never been there, but I agree about second homes. They blight the coastal communities, and force younger locals to move away due to the increased house prices.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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