Cymyran Bay, Anglesey. What’s your favourite place?

Plas Cymyran from Cymyran Bay side
After going to Anglesey off and on for about 10 years now, plus the countless summer holidays spent in North Wales as a child I came to realise that our tiny island neighbour is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to in my forty something years.

It has everything I could ever want, peaceful beaches, long leisurely walks along country lanes or rocky coasts and endless skies stretching of into the distance where they finally descend into the glorious blue sea surrounding the whole of North Wales.

But even here, on an island that offers so much there are certain places that you arrive at again and again where that one thought pops into your head “wouldn’t it be great to live here”

Front of plas cymyran as the tide floods
Cymyran Bay, behind RAF Valley is such a place for me, not only is it a wonderful beach, it’s nearly always almost deserted, is always clean and we’ve even caught a few good fish here in the past. Sitting on the edge of the ‘river’, running between Anglesey proper and Holy Island is Plas Cymyran, quiet possibly the house I would most like to own, anywhere. I doubt if it will ever come up for sale or if it did we’d be able to gather the funds to move there before someone else snapped it up, but it’s nice to dream once in a while…


  1. paul said:

    I know exactly what you mean! There’s some beautiful spots that side – I’ve never had much luck fishing just there though – me and my family often fish up towards Church Bay. Pleased to see you’ve got into running – I started five years ago and have done 2 London Marathons – doing the Great North Run in September that should be something. Are you going to change the name of your site – sea fishing, walking and running? There’s a half marathon from Menai Bridge to Beaumaris and back on the Isle by the way.
    Anyway, just thought I’d leave a comment I have a read of your blog fairly regularly.

    February 14, 2013
  2. Stu said:

    Hi Paul

    Thanks for the comments, well done n the marathons. We were just taking about the Anglesey half this week, it’s looking a bit like it ma be our next target.

    A for re-naming re site? Changing a domain is a reel pain so I think I’ll leave it as it is, may jut change the description a bit though.

    I’m starting to us my random thoughts blog to record my running bits and pieces as well as hinting about them on here, it’s a bit new and a little bit random but go have a look at


    February 15, 2013
    • Stu said:

      Looks like it’s time to do the lottery again 🙂

      March 17, 2017
  3. Emma said:

    Haha… Indeed :))

    March 17, 2017
  4. Mabel winterburn said:

    My mother worked here as a “littie maid” as a young teenager. She used to tell me some fascinating tales about the place from nearly drowning one day to the house being haunted !!! Let me hasten to say that it was a friendly ghost. She loved the place

    June 23, 2017
  5. Phil Jones said:

    The track to the area of the common land so called parking area is now very rutted and not suitable for vehicles other than 4 wheel drive or damage to the underside of vehicles could occur. Be warned.
    The safer approach is from Rhosneigr .

    May 11, 2019
    • Stu said:

      Hi Phil, Thanks for the update, I’d agree the track is certainly more rutted as we walked down there last week, but I’d say it is still do-able with care. I’d certainly not want to take anything with spoilers or low ground clearance down there though…

      May 12, 2019

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