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Holyhead Breakwater Country Park

For an enjoyable day out in Anglesey’s beautiful countryside visit the Holyhead Breakwater Country Park. It is situated next to the town and port of Holyhead.

Llyn Llwynog Breakwater Country Park Holyhead

The Holyhead Breakwater Country Park was opened in 1990 and is situated on the site of an old quarry which supplied stone for the 2.39km (1.5 miles) Holyhead Breakwater, the longest in Europe, which was built between 1846 and 1873. Part of the park is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The park captures the scenic beauty, history and natural appeal of Anglesey all on one site and has a great deal to offer:


Discover more about the wildlife and industrial heritage of the country park in the information centre (with audio-visual and interactive displays) and the outdoor exhibits.

Llyn Llwynog

Where you can fish, watch the model boats or relax in the company of the moorhens and mallards.The Rocky Coast - enjoy the stunning coastal scenery amongst the gorse and the heather. Wildlife - Spot the chough and peregrine falcons as they swoop above the old quarries.

The Rocky Coast

Enjoy the stunning coastal scenery amongst the gorse and the heather.


Spot the chough and peregrine falcons as they swoop above the old quarries.


A variety of walks for all levels including access to Holyhead Mountain and South Stack.

North Wales Wildlife Trust’s kiosk

The North Wales Wildlife Trust’s kiosk, run entirely by volunteers, provides tea, coffee, ice creams and wildlife gifts. All money raised goes directly towards protecting wildlife and natural habitats throughout North Wales

Caffi’r Parc

Call by for some delicious food made from locally sourced products, snacks and drinks in a modern and friendly café.

The old warden’s house at the park has been converted into a great place to take the weight off your feet or to get the food for your walk when you visit the truly wonderful country park at Holyhead.

For more information and events visit our tourism website.

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    Holyhead Breakwater Country Park Nature Trail

     Please download a PDF version of the nature trail leaflet for information about the Nature Trail which is just over a mile long, with varying terrain and should take around 40 minutes to complete.

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    Orienteering at Holyhead Breakwater Country Park

    Why not try the new orienteering course at Holyhead Breakwater Country Park. You can download the maps along with the three course sheets (course one being the easiest and course three the most difficult).

Contact Planning Service

Environment and Technical Services Directorate
Council Offices
LL77 7TW
Main reception: 01248 752428
Fax: 01248 752412
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