Traeth Dulas

Best at / for: low / ebb tide.

Best avoided: high / flood tide.

Parking: free parking at the head of the estuary on the Amlwch side.

Access: easy walking is required.

Notes: a very secluded location.

My vlogs featuring this location:

#081: Traeth Dulas Shipwrecks, Anglesey


The single track lane to the head of the estuary at Traeth Dulas can be found on the A5025 in the hamlet of Llaneuddog, between Amlwch and Moefre. There is a small parking area, but there are always spaces available as the location is rarely busy being visited mostly just by local dog walkers.

The wide Estuary is about a mile and a half long from parking to the sea. Waterproof boots or wellies are essential as it can be a very damp walk. There are some interesting natural features such as the stream of Afon Goch which meanders its way in to the head of the estuary, and autumn colour along the tree line can be interesting.

The main feature of interest to landscape photographers will be the pair of wrecked wooden boats abandoned on the sand bars. The history behind the boats is uncertain, but in the right light they make fascinating photographic subjects and can be approach from various angles. But do make sure that you check the tides because a spring flood tide can come in extremely quickly and cut you off easily.

Whilst this location is possibly not the finest landscape photographer will find themselves in, it makes for an interesting couple of hours at times when other, perhaps more iconic locations, are likely to be extremely busy!