Out and About in Rhosneigr
Calling all kite surfers, windsurfers and water sport adrenaline junkies! Rhosneigr continues to cement its reputation as a UK renowned wind and surf capital. There are two sandy beaches in Rhosneigr divided by a rocky outcrop. The northerly (Town) beach attracts kite surfers and the more southerly of the two (Broad beach) has a greater appeal for surfers. Rhosneigr’s bustling seaside village character attracts not just water sport enthusiasts but appeals to a much wider group of people; all those who simply love being by the sea. The Town beach sweeps in a mile long arc of golden sand all the way down to Cymyran and Anglesey’s inland sea, perfect for rock pooling and exercising dogs and children along whilst admiring the RAF jets at Valley carrying out flight practice. Alternatively Broad beach stretches along the coast in a south westerly direction towards the Aberffraw estuary and Newborough beach. The view across Broad beach of Snowdonia and Lleyn peninsula, in our view, is one of Anglesey’s most magnificent.
My perfect day out in Rhosneigr
A good walk along Rhosneigr’s beaches would be my favourite way to spend a day in Rhosneigr. I would start at the Cymyran end of the beach and walk all the way along the Town beach admiring the kite surfers as I walked. Popping up onto the high street and visiting Mojo’s creperie would be a must after working up an appetite! Then,inspired by what I had just seen on the beach, I would book in with Funsport for one of their 2 hour taster sessions in any of the following: Windsurfing, Surfing, Kayaking, Paddle boarding or Powerkiting!
A day in Rhosneigr wouldn’t be complete without a meal at The Oyster Catcher ; a restaurant and chef’s academy. Depending on the weather I would choose to sit al fresco in a beach hut on the elevated terrace or dine inside in the downstairs Will’s bar before heading home to Glen Cottage!
Places to eat and drink:
The Oystercatcher – a restaurant and a chef’s academy or as per their website: “A unique building, in a unique setting, giving a unique opportunity to the young people of Anglesey.”
Sandy’s Bar & Bistro – Sandy’s Bistro is a well established restaurant on the High Street in Rhosneigr. Specialising in fresh,local produce, Sandy’s specialise in selling only the best Welsh beef and lamb together with Rhosneigr lobster.
Funsport’s Surf Cafe
Y Morfa free house – 01407 810 569
Places of interest:
Barclodiad Y Gawres – A neolithic burial chamber, equidistant from Aberffraw and Rhosneigr. On the north side of Cable Bay on Anglesey’s Coastal path. It is preserved by Cadw, the Welsh heritage organisation that also looks after Beaumaris Castle. From April until October at weekends and bank holidays, it is possible to enter the chamber, if accompanied by a key holder from the Wayside shop in Llanfaelog 01407 810 153.
- Clock Towers’ post office and Spa
- Wayside convenience store, Llanfaelog 5-10 minutes
- Valley Spa / Valley butcher 20 minutes drive away
- Tescos and Morrissons supermarkets are 20 minutes away in Holyhead
- Waitrose in Menai Bridge is 20 minutes away in Menai Bridge near Beaumaris
- Fat Face, Rhosneigr’s high street
Food and groceries can be found at the Clock Towers’ post office and Spa or at the Wayside convenience store, Llanfaelog. Tescos and Morrissons supermarkets are 20 minutes away in Holyhead or Menai bridge has a Waitrose.
For those after a retail type of therapy, there is even a Fat Face on Rhosneigr’s high street!