Day 3 – Penmaenmawr to Anglesey
On the drive from your campsite to Menai Bridge (also known as Porthaethwy) there are plenty of spots to stop off. Once you cross the strait try to stop at the Menai Bridge viewpoint, where on a clear day you can see all the mountains in Snowdonia.
What to do
- Happy hiker: On the way to Anglesey park at the Aber Falls car park and take a circular walk to the scenic Aber Falls. For a proper hike, try the 2-2.5hr return walk to Llyn Anafon.
- Activity lover: Zipworld Penrhyn Quarry is adrenaline central, regardless of what level of adrenaline you’re comfortable with! The Velocity 2 ziplines take you 1.5km across the quarry and can reach 100mph, while the Quarry Flyer is for those wanting a more sedate pace. There’s also a downhill Quarry Kart with 3km of slate track to descend. RibRide in Menai Bridge has a variety of boat rides including the speedy Strait Sprint and the cruisey Menai Voyager around some of the local coastline.
- Refuel: Menai Bridge is full of places to eat. There’s the Freckled Angel, the famous Michelin starred Sosban and the Old Butchers (book well in advance), Hydeout or Tom’s Hamburger House for burgers and Bocca for delicious pizza.
Where to stay
Oyster Farm Caravan Site is a 15 minute drive from Menai Bridge, surrounded by fields where you can find evidence of prehistoric communities.