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A Family Holiday on Anglesey

Holiday on Anglesey

This summer we managed to escape on a family holiday on Anglesey. I think it’s the first time we’ve been away for a seven-day break and it made all the difference.

Getting to Anglesey isn’t as easy as it used to be for us. It’s more or less a straight, fast road from Yorkshire. From South Wales it’s a long and winding one. I don’t think I could have faced driving home again on day 5, seven days made the drive worthwhile along with the views we stopped to appreciate along the way.Road to AngleseyWe stayed at a fantastic bungalow we found on Sykes Cottages, and it was everything we hoped it would be. Neatly located near one of our favourite places- Trearddur Bay.Enjoying Trearddur BayWe also discovered Rhoscolyn beach for the first time. A fantastic bay which lent itself to the children building their confidence in the sea with a fantastic sandy beach. It also seemed a popular location for sailing which peaked the children’s interest.Kids at Rhoscolyn And herein lies the beauty of Anglesey, there are so many beautiful beaches to discover. 

We rediscovered a beach near RAF Valley which gave the children the opportunity to swim and bodyboard, as well as sand dunes.Swimfin orange splash Swim fin familyAnd if you do tire of beaches, fortunately there’s lots more on offer. The Breakwater used to be a favourite of ours, when you could drive as far as the lighthouse. Probably for the best, this isn’t the case anymore, so we discovered the Breakwater Country Park and the walks around and about. This also offered the chance to get the children’s bikes out- which travelled a long way for little use.Lighthouse on the BreakwaterBottom lips on the BreakwaterFamily on the breakwater BreakwaterView over BreakwaterAnd to another favourite place- Beaumaris. I think one of the reasons I can only dream of moving to Anglesey is that there are too many beautiful places to choose between (and I’m sure employment and mortgages also play their part). But yes, between Rhosneigr and Beaumaris- I’d accept either.

Beaumaris not just for it’s beauty and it’s castle, but of course for the pier- the opportunity for crabbing. Crabbing on Beaumaris Pier Crab at Beaumaris CM on Beaumaris Pier Beaumaris PierAnd what trip to Anglesey wouldn’t have a photo of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll? Anglesey

And that’s it really. 

A chance to document our holiday.

I haven’t mentioned the amount of books I read.

That the draw of the sea was too much for Chase, and I jarred my shoulder… so much pain.

Of the lure of Stickies at Lidl dictated our eating habits for the break.

The acknowledgement of a child’s trademark bottom lip sulk.

Just our perfect family holiday.

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