Church Bay is a picturesque hamlet in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Church Bay beach is just 500 metres away. A safe, sandy beach flanked by low rocks with pools and backed by a ridge of large pebbles and boulders. Smaller coves and caves can be easily reached, if you explore along the Coastal Foot Path which runs along the cliffs above the beach. It is sometimes possible to spot seals, porpoises, choughs and buzzards.
In Church Bay you will find:
- The Lobster Pot Restaurant with inside and outdoor seating. Opening times vary – it is recommended to book in advance.
- The Wavecrest Cafe with inside and outside seating. A friendly, busy and popular family run cafe offering a variety of meals and snacks during the summer months. Zoe’s Cake Cabin is open for drinks, snacks and cakes when the cafe is closed on some days of the week.
- The Church Bay Inn has a sunny patio with panoramic sea views – serves drinks only.
- Swtan Heritage Museum – a fully restored 17th century welsh thatched cottage
125 miles from Manchester & Liverpool (airport)
25 miles from Bangor (train station)
12 miles from Holyhead (train station, car hire & ferry terminal to Dublin)
7 miles from Junction 3 on A55 at Valley
3 miles to ‘The Coffee House’ village shop in Llanfaethlu with Post Office on two mornings a week.
7 miles to town shops, post offices, pubs, petrol stations in Llanfachraeth / Valley & Tregele / Cemaes Bay
10 miles to supermarkets, banks, car hire in Holyhead town
The nearest bus – number 61 – stops in Rhydwyn (1 mile away) 4x a day except Sunday.
While it’s advisable to have a car (so that you can visit places further away) it’s possible to explore the local area on foot.