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It’s only natural Anglesey is quite a looker. Roughly a third of the island (including nearly all of our 125-mile coastline) is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Measuring more than 85 square miles, it’s the biggest AONB in Wales and covers a stunning range of coastal landscapes and habitats. Basically, wherever you are on Anglesey, you’re never far away from the next eye-catching panorama. Hope you packed your camera. Or charged up your smartphone. On the waterfront Take a stroll along the historic promenade and pier in Beaumaris, the town affectionately known as the ‘Anglesey Riviera’. Jutting into the Menai Strait, the 570ft/174m pier is the perfect vantage point for views of the town’s varied architecture – a charming mix of medieval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian – and across the water to mainland Wales. Really wild Make your way to Point Lynas near Amlwch on the island’s rugged northern coast. An unusual, almost castle-like lighthouse stands at the end of this rocky headland, which is the perfect spot for some wildlife spotting. Watch out for seabirds wheeling above and seals, porpoises and even the occasional dolphin out at sea. Reach your peak The tallest mountain on mainland Anglesey, Mynydd Bodafon stands at 578ft/178m (Holyhead Mountain on Holy Island is taller – it’s mentioned later). While that height is hardly alpine, it’s more than enough to offer some expansive views across the island. Once you’ve taken in the landscape, take a breather next to Llyn Bodafon, a glacial lake close to the mountain’s summit. Look north The Dinas Gynfor headland, sandwiched between the bays of Porth Llanlleiana and Porth Cynfor, is the most northerly point in Wales (keep going and the next time you’ll hit a substantial stretch of dry land is the Isle of Man). Stand at this gloriously remote spot for seemingly boundless views across the sea, only broken by the little island of Ynys Badrig lying just over half a mile offshore. Away with the birds There’s plenty to grab your attention on the headland at Penmon at Anglesey’s Extraordinary sights are commonplace here on Anglesey. You’ll find surprising and spectacular panoramas at every point of the compass.


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