Cemaes Bay in Anglesey is an idyllic seaside village and the most northerly village in Wales. The harbour is surrounded by lovely little beaches, and there is a tiny but bust village with an award winning Fish and Chip shop, pub, village cooperative shop and much much more. As a seaside location, it is very unspoiled and friendly, and the sunsets here are magnificent. This is the perfect place to go to escape the city for a while.
The river running down to the sea
The river Wygyr runs through the village to join the sea. As well as giving a magnificent scrabble score, this river makes for a beautiful walk, that snakes out of the village if you head upstream. Once you get to the beach, you might also hear the famous 'St Patrick's Tide Bell, which is a double-ended bell that is rung by the incoming tide. It has been designed to ring at the same time as many other bells around the UK.
St Patrick's Tide Bell, at low tide
Cemaes-proud and friendly community
Cemaes sports the most northerly pub in Wales, in the Stag Inn. It is almost exactly opposite Dublin in Ireland, and so really does occupy a northern location. To get to Cemaes Bay, you have to cross from the mainland on the Menai Bridge, and so technically, this is the most northerly pub, on an Island, in Wales. It has a traditional feel, and like everywhere else in Cemaes, there are lovely seaside views.
Award Winning Fish and Chips, or Pysgod a sglodion
We had the best Fish and Chips ever in Cemaes, and ate them on the beach. The fish was beautifully flaky and fresh, and we learned that the chip shop here is a proud member of the NFFF, also known as the National Federation of Fish Friers. The chip shop can be found along the same street as the pub, in the centre of the village.