Water sports on Anglesey

Posted: 17th March, 2015

Wherever you are in Anglesey you’re never far from the call of the sea. Its quiet, unspoilt beaches, captivating coastal landscapes and superb wildlife make it a marvellous destination for anyone who loves having fun on, or in, the water.

Take your pick of water sports in Anglesey from surfing, kite surfing, wakeboarding, diving, fishing, sea kayaking, sailing and swimming, the opportunities are endless to find your inner water baby. Diving is particularly popular in Anglesey given the number of shipwrecks and reefs around the coast making it the perfect diving territory. There are a number of sailing and yacht clubs on the island where you can learn the ropes as an apprentice sailor or even charter your own yacht. The best windsurfing and paddle boarding conditions can be found on the west coast at Rhosneigr or at Llanddwyn beach, on the Menai Strait. Other surfing hotspots are Porth Tyn Towyn and our very own Silver Bay. There are a number of friendly local organisations and amenities that can help you get on, or into, the Anglesean water, let us give you a glimpse in to the sandy toes and fresh sea breeze on your face that our island can facilitate:


Anglesey Divers

Based in Holyhead, the Anglesey Divers centre is close to some of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty around the UK. They offer a range of activities to suit all levels of experience – from those seeking guidance whilst taking their first tentative breaths underwater, to more experienced divers who would like to achieve instructor status.


The Marine Club at Menai Bridge

You’ll find the Marine Club next to Telford’s infamous suspension bridge at Porth Daniel on the Menai Strait. The club offers water sports lessons in stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and wakeboarding as well as courses in power boating and jet skiing. Red Wharf Bay Sailing and Water Sports Club This seasonal club at Red Wharf Bay is open from the Easter holidays until October. Situated in a small sandy bay, their sailing area is safe for children and inexperienced sailors and yet challenging for the experts amongst you! They offer sail training and social events for all ages and abilities.


Silver Bay Private Boat Park

We can accommodate craft up to 6.5m in length and as our boat park is situated within the grounds of Silver Bay Holiday Village . Launching your boat could not be easier with our private access to your very own private launching beach. If you love your boat, the Silver Bay boat park is just one reason why you should take a look at what we have to offer.


RIB Ride

RIB Ride is based at the picturesque Porth Daniel, close to Menai Bridge. Their welcoming and informative trips along the Menai Strait and around the island are an exhilarating way to learn more about the island, its history and its fascinating wildlife. RIB Ride also offer Bear Grylls rides out to skerries – a group of small islands off the northwest coast of Anglesey. Starida Sea Services Book online or at the Beaumaris Pier kiosk for an enchanting cruise with expert commentary to see the crowds of sea birds and seals that inhabit Puffin Island. Starida also offer Anglesey sea fishing trips for some of the best angling in North Wales. Guaranteed to have you hooked!

With its stunning mountain views, beautiful coastline, and clean, unspoilt environment it’s no wonder that so many visitors come to Anglesey to enjoy the water activities it has to offer. Everybody who visits our island has a favourite beach, a well-loved coastal walk or some special salty-corner that calls them back. Silver Bay is the perfect base for your Anglesean water-adventure. Find out more on our website about your new holiday home by the water.