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Best at / for: mid-summer sunset.
Best avoided: can’t think of any time NOT to visit!
Parking: free parking about 2 miles from the location.
Access: steep coastal cliff walking is required.
Notes: a very scenic, isolated and quiet location; good for camping.
Mid-summer dawn light at Porth Llanlleiana
Porth Llanlleiana is a very secluded and quiet cove at the most northerly tip of Anglesey. Access is available by means of a rugged walk of around 2 miles from the east or west. There is no close parking and this contributes to the isolation and appeal of the location.
The easiest parking is a free spot adjacent to the old church at Llanbadrig near Cemaes. Then follow the Anglesey Coastal Path to the north.
Porth Llanlleiana is in a narrow valley where you will find a small rocky beach and a derelict porcelain works. The quiet nature of the location and its distance from access points do lend itself to a discreet wild camp.
From a landscape photography point of the view, the beach and headlands offer some interesting subjects and in mid-summer, with the sunset directly off the beach, it offers the best lighting opportunities. The porcelain works are not especially interesting in themselves, but in context of the lovely location add a little something for the landscape photographer.
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