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Llanddwyn Beach Beach

Llanfaer Pwll, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire

A long ribbon of sand backed by forest and five kilometres of high dunes with spectacular views across to the mountains of the Lleyn Peninsula. There's a path leading from the beach to the nature reserve at Llanddwyn Island and the nearby forest has a fantastic network of footpaths.

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Discovered this beautiful beach today, loved it! The beach was lovely amd clean, with lotsof stones and shells for my 2 year old to explore, and the drive through the forest to the beach was magical. We arrived at ten and left at 1.30, by which time there was a queue of cars to get into the car park. My advice to visitors would be, bring plenty of supplies to spend the day there, and on sunny days arrive early! Can't wait to visit again.

Sarah, 26 May 2012

Discovered this beautiful beach today, loved it! The beach was lovely amd clean, with lotsof stones and shells for my 2 year old to explore, and the drive through the forest to the beach was magical. We arrived at ten and left at 1.30, by which time there was a queue of cars to get into the car park. My advice to visitors would be, bring plenty of supplies to spend the day there, and on sunny days arrive early! Can't wait to visit again.

Sarah, 26 May 2012

Absolutely fantastic and gorgeous beach. Stunning views, a magical drive through the forest to get here. Definitely get here early as you will be queuing to get in. Bring lots of supplies for a great day out. There is a largish car park ( that does get full quite quickly). Nice toilets facilities with baby changing, a van in the car park that sells ice creams etc. Tthe water is clear, the beach is sandy and the water was very warm (we did go in the heat wave).

Jeena, 14 July 2013

Being a vegetarian, I seek out beaches that it is claimed have dog bans in place. This beach appealed as the forest is behind it. I do not share the world view of dog lovers and I do not feel relaxed around them, as I do not appreciate something that eats animal corpse and rolls in faeces and corpse to jump up at me and dribble over my clothes and skin. I also appreciate peace and quiet, not dogs barking, whinging and whining. I was therefore most shocked and extremely disappointed with my visit to this beach on 06/09/2016, as many dog owners had taken their dogs for walks to the right of the blue flag and even on to the island, despite notices informing of the ban. On the island, I noticed that one of the dog ban notices had even been partially torn down. Peace and quiet was disturbed by barking dogs.
Photographs of the offending owners and their dogs were sent to the council, who stated that they will notify the beach warden and the dog warden and ask him to assist when he is in the area. The council are too lenient with their approach to these selfish dog owners: their job description for beach wardens states, 'Ensure that all dog owners observe the existing dog by-laws, should a beach user persistently disregard the by-laws, the Beach Warden should take the appropriate actions'. Furthermore, as the dog owners require policing, they should be the ones charged for it, not the council tax payer.
As a visitor I had not expected to find that it is common amongst dog owners to flout the ban on this beach. I sometimes take my rabbits to play on a dog ban beach- luckily I did not bring them with me, as they could have been mauled on this beach.
I have no plans to return to the stunning beach or to Anglesey, due to the experience being spoilt by inconsiderate dog owners and I would not recommend the beach to others. There is a viewing point that is wheelchair accessible, but dogs are allowed on it and the owners are not required to keep them on leads and under control. Sadly wheelchair users cannot get on to the beach itself. Anglesey Council need to better understand that humans work hard all year and contribute to society, whereas pet dogs are simply a nuisance, thus humans should come first.

Sue, 7 September 2016

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