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your favorite sections of the coastal walk in Anglesey?

We're spending a few days in Anglesey in late May on a farm near Benllech, which on the East/North East 'side' of Anglesey. I understand that Anglesey isn't very large so it seems that the entire area of Anglesey is within reach for day hikes. It's difficult visualizing the sections of coastal path from descriptions and a few pictures on the web. Does anyone have favorite long walks in the area, and if so why is it your fav? Bonus points for wildlife possibilities, picturesque little towns, amazing views over the water, and good areas for rockpooling : ) I suppose we're looking for a 3-5 hour walk. BTW we're already planning to visit South Stack, and it seems there are good cliff-side walks there.

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Have you been to Beaumaris Castle? It is right on the Seacoast only 24 miles from Conwy and is an outdoor experience.

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We haven't been to Wales. We are planning to go to Caernarvon and Conwy castles and several other sights in northern Wales. I've read that Beaumaris is spectacular, but our purpose in going to Anglesey is to enjoy the outdoors, if the weather cooperates that is. In particular we're interesting in walking along the coastal trail.

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I'm not sure why you'd go to Conwy and Caernarfon castles but skip Beaumaris. It's right on Anglesey and it is spectacular--in better shape that the first two. What makes it special is its setting and the fact that it has a real moat. Try to include it on one of your walks.

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I'm truly looking forward to long walks along the coastline. Just trying to add balance to the itinerary by limiting the number of castles. I've gotten complaints from my travel partners before about too many cathedrals on one trip, so trying to be sensitive to that sort of thing. We're also visiting 2 castles in South Wales as well. If you had to choose between Beaumaris and Caernarvon, sounds like you would pick Beaumaris(?) I'll take a closer at the choice we're making here.

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Beaumaris has a moat but Caernarfon is the bigger of the two castles.

Just west of Menai Bridge is Llanfair PG (This is the place with the longest place name in Britain). I have shown the shortened version. You might like to go onto the railway station and take a photo of the name - which is shown in full.

You might like Plas Newydd - a National Trust House & Garden on the Menai Straits.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/plas-newydd-country-house-and-gardens