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Stage 04: Benllech to Beaumaris — Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

Stage 04: Benllech to Beaumaris — Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

17.6 mi
2.4 mph
825 ft
850 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
1.75 mi

Red Wharf Bay

Hiking Highlight

14.4 mi

Castell Aberlleiniog

Hiking Highlight

17.2 mi

Beaumaris Castle

Hiking Highlight

17.6 mi



Tour Profile


Hiking Path: 4.60 mi
Path: 7.01 mi
Street: 0.43 mi
Road: 5.20 mi
State Road: 0.35 mi


Natural: 0.97 mi
Unpaved: 4.28 mi
Paved: 4.10 mi
Asphalt: 1.12 mi
Unknown: 7.12 mi

Weather Forecast


komoot planned a hike.

November 22, 2019


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    Historic castles, Iron Age remains, impressive geology, and wildlife-rich bays combine to make this a memorable hike.

    From Benllech, the trail passes Benllech Sands and the impressive Castell Mawr Rock, a large limestone rock that was once an Iron Age hillfort and is now a sanctuary for nesting seabirds.

    You continue around Red Wharf Bay, a vast sandy beach and nature reserve. Keep a look-out for birds including purple sandpipers, curlew, shelduck and dunlin.

    Once you reach the eastern end of the bay, it is a sharp ascent over Bwrdd Arthur, where you find an ancient hillfort and the isolated medieval church of St Michael's.

    You walk on through Glan-yr-Afon, past Penmon point and continue the descent past Penmon Priory to the coastline.

    When you reach Lleiniog Beach Picnic Site, it is worth a detour inland to see Castell Aberlleiniog, an atmospheric ruin nestled within a woodland nature reserve. The detour adds around one mile (half-a-kilometer).

    It is flat walking to Beaumaris, where this stage finishes. Before you end the hike, though, it is worth seeing Beaumaris Castle, known as the 'greatest castle never built'.

    Beaumaris has a good range of accommodation, places to eat and drink, as well as shops and other attractions.

    • November 25, 2019

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Stage 04: Benllech to Beaumaris — Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path