This area forms an extensive nature reserve, with forest, ecologically important sand dunes and wide-open beaches and is an absolutely stunning location for a walk, swim or just a picnic.
Llanddwyn island is almost a part of the mainland but is just separated at high tide. Llanddwyn Island is named after St Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers. Legend has it that she was spurned by a prince and retreated heartbroken to the island. There she was granted three wishes, and asked to be given the power to grant the wishes of true lovers.
|A distant view of Ynys Llanddwyn|
|View of small cove and volcanic rock from Island|
|Beautiful Hand Carved Gates|
|Remains of a Church|
There are a host of routes that you can follow if you want to walk in this area. (Click here for details of how to request a free guide). You can park near the beach and just have a short walk across the beach to explore the island or there are longer, circular walks available which take you through the forest and along the beach.
|Shipwrecked boat - 14 rescued|
|Following the path markers through the forest|
Books of walks in the area will contain routes or you can find the location at OS grid reference SH 396 638 (Explorer map 263) and plan your own.
Apparently Newborough Warren is a favourite spot for birdwatching - expect to see divers, grebes, sea ducks, waders and purple sandpipers.
Dogs are however, not allowed on the beach during the summer months.