Stunning views of the Llyn Peninsula can be seen from the dunes.
Discover the legend of Wales’s own Saint Valentine on a romantic walk on Ynys Môn (the Isle of Anglesey). The Saint, Sand and Sea Trail follows woodland paths before heading on to the iconic Ynys Llanddwyn, part of the magnificent coastal dune system of Newborough Warren and Ynys Llanddwyn National Nature Reserve. Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers, is said to have retreated here in the 5th century to live the life of a hermit after falling in love, even though her father had arranged for her to marry someone else.
If you enjoy photography you can get some great sunset photos from the all ability boardwalk or Ynys Llanddwyn.
A stretch of the Wales Coast Path can be accessed from Newborough
Walk distance: 7 kms / 5 miles
Terrain: Ynys Llanddwyn can be cut off at high tides (follow the high tide diversion sign) and the terrain is rocky with uneven grassland. The rest of the trail is on woodland tracks and soft sand dunes.
Suitable for: Walkers. Some sections are accessible by buggies and robust wheelchairs.
There is an accessible short boardwalk trail for those looking for a more accessible walk.
Facilities: There is a charge for parking here.
Dogs: Please note that well behaved dogs are welcome in our woods.
Start and finish: Newborough beach car park.
Getting there: Newborough village is reached by the A4080. From the centre of the village, take the minor road opposite the Post Office down to Newborough beach car park, signposted to Llanddwyn. Follow this road until you reach a barrier (where you need to pay the £4 parking charge) and then follow the road down to the beach car park.
Safety: Please ensure you are prepared for all weather conditions and wear suitable clothing and stout footwear for your walk.
Check the tide tables in advance of your visit and before walking across to Ynys Llanddwyn
Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations.
Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff.
Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.
This walk is supplied by Natural Resources Wales. It is subject to ViewRanger copyright terms and conditions.
It can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website along with other walks in their woods and national nature reserves.
The Countryside Code gives advice on visiting the countryside.
Please check our webpage for any change or updates to these routes.