Out and about in Rhoscolyn
Whether your holiday cottage in Anglesey is located in Rhoscolyn or you’re just out exploring the island and visiting for the day, this section should tell you all you need to know to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Located on the west of the island between its busier and larger neighbours, Trearddur Bay and Rhosneigr, Rhoscolyn is a hidden gem. Reached by winding country lanes off the Valley to Trearddur Bay road, it is a small hamlet with two magnificent sandy beaches: Rhoscolyn and Silver Bay.
Also accessible from the coastal path that runs around Anglesey, Rhoscolyn is a good 30-minute walk along the coast from Trearddur Bay, past the Rhoscolyn beacon and the look out tower. The spectacular views along this walk and those from Rhoscolyn stretch across the sea to the Lleyn peninsula and Snowdonia.
My perfect day out in Rhoscolyn
One of my favorite things to do in Rhoscolyn is to pick up some meat and seafood supplies locally (see below!), then take a walk down the single-track lane to the beach. Then, after a BBQ on the beach and some games with the family, an afternoon refresher in the White Eagle.
Places to eat and drink:
The White Eagle Pub, Rhoscolyn, Anglesey. Tel: 01407 860267
Completely rebuilt in 2007 The White Eagle is a fond Anglesey landmark for both residents and visitors. A Free House with all the freedom that the term implies, The White Eagle is a pub with attitude, to be enjoyed by anyone who likes good food, beer and wine in a relaxed atmosphere with fantastic views. Owner and Chief Executive, Alex Timpson has created her ideal pub and one for the whole family, with shelf loads of toys, puzzles and colouring crayons to occupy younger members of your group
Places of interest:
St Gwenfaen’s church – there has been a church on the site since 630 AD, when it was dedicated to Gwenfaen, daughter of Pawl Hen of Manaw (Isle of Man), who made her cloister here.
Huw Gareth Jones, – a well known and respected artist who lives in Rhoscolyn and, I believe, you can knock on his door and ask for an invitation to look around his studio. http://www.huwjonesart.co.uk/
Valley Butchers, Valley, Anglesey. Tel: 01407 742 391
A traditional family butchers that I can’t recommend more highly! Run by Karl Jones who sources all his produce locally and handpicks meat only from traditional British breeds of livestock.
Holy Island Seafood Rhoscolyn, Anglesey. Tel: 01407 861699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This wonderful seafood shop supplies fresh locally caught fish and shellfish direct from fisherman who operate here in North Wales, ensuring the highest quality and freshness. Again, highly recommended!
The Silver Bay Holiday Village Pentre Gwyddel, Rhoscolyn has a reception from where you can purchase daily newspapers and other basics. You are also able to dine at the restaurant there but please pre book preferably through Mr O’Brien at Ty Lon Bach.