Location

Settle down, nice and cosy in front of the open fire, while enjoying fantastic views across the Irish Sea and maybe even see a porpoise or dolphin!

There are activities in the area to suit everyone, birdwatching, fishing from boats or off the rocks, walking, cycling, visiting historic buildings and castles, horse riding, kayaking, scuba diving and sailing to name but a few. Anglesey also has some of the best beaches in the UK and some great places to eat.

There are some footpaths on the headland which you are welcome to walk, see the map below:

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Activities

Anglesey Activities

There are activities in the area to suit everyone, bird watching, fishing from boats or off the rocks, walking, cycling, visiting historic buildings and castles, horse riding, kayaking, scuba diving, Car and Bike Racing and sailing to name but a few.

Anglesey also has some of the best beaches in the UK and some great places to eat. Have a look at this website for more ideas:

http://www.visitanglesey.co.uk

Wildlife

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Porpoises live almost permanently off the end of the headland and can easily be seen on calmer days. If you are very lucky you might see the dolphins and porpoises feeding with gannets diving into the sea with them. Much more rare are visits from Pilot and Minke whales, reputedly there are also Orcas / Killer Whales to be seen! Have a look at our Flickr gallery.

Point Lynas is a real hotspot for bird watchers. The main attraction is for migrating birds when the winds blow from the north. However, the headland is also home to a number of species which spend most of the year here. The rarest is the Chough, which is still supposed to be Britain’s rarest seabird. When we bought the headland ten years ago there was one nesting pair on the headland and the overgrown headland meant they were never to be seen feeding.

Since the introduction of pony grazing some 5 years ago the breeding population has increased to three pairs and they are a regular sight feeding in close proximity to people. Offspring have been spotted as far afield as Aberdaron and Penmaenmawr.

One of our favorite birds is the family of Ravens who nest every year on the cliffs, whilst they can be a nuisance to other nesting birds they are real characters. We have a family of kestrels that live here all year as well. A family of Peregrine falcons nest on the cliffs nearby and are frequent visitors chasing smaller seabirds and visiting racing pigeons.

One of the greatest spectacles in the summer is the visiting Gannets, when they see the porpoises or dolphins feeding they dive from high in the sky and crash into the sea to catch fish, they can swim for some distance under the water to catch their prey. Have a look at more images on Flickr.

Environment

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The north coast of Anglesey is very different from other parts of the island with rugged cliffs and sandy coves, as it is less well known it is also much quieter. Point Lynas is situated in the middle of a particularly rugged part of the coast, the point itself looking like a finger of land projecting out into the sea. The headland creates a rip tide where the headland forces strong tides out into the sea, which is why there was a need for a lighthouse. The tidal race brings in an abundance of sea-life within easy view off the end of the headland.

The headland itself has some fantastic rock formations, tall cliffs of folded rock with large clefs in it and some sea caves. The rocks are covered in lichens and mosses adding fantastic colors of yellow, orange and green.

The headland is covered with heather and is spectacular in August with a purple bloom covering the whole headland. We have been grazing ponies to improve the condition of the heather and this certainly seems to be working. In the spring there are lots of rare orchids to be seen in various parts of the headland.