Anglesey & Snowdonia, North Wales


Llanddwyn Island, Newborough


Best at / for: low tide, sunset, winter sunrise.

Best avoided: public holidays, flat light.

Parking: paid parking is only option without very long walk.

Access: 45 minutes walking required, no access at high tide.

Notes: a popular location, so can be very busy at times.


With it being such a truly iconic landscape photography location, there’s very little I can say about Llanddwyn Island which hasn’t been said (probably more eloquently) elsewhere.

Be prepared to pay £5.00 to park in the only location available unless you prefer to walk for 2.5 miles through Newborough Forest from the free parking near Malltraeth Cob. And the paid parking still requires a walk of about 45 minutes to reach the towers. It is, of course, well worth it!

My main tip however, is this: pick a time when there is a high spring tide due, pack a flask and sandwiches then get onto the island just before the tide cuts you off. You now have about 6 hours with the place to yourself! Unless someone else has had the same idea.

Nobody else has when I’ve tried this approach!