Romantic sunset island

A short walk from Aberffraw, along a flower-bedecked country road*, is a perfect spot to watch the glorious Irish sea sunsets.

From the little cove at Porth Cwyfan, reached at the end of the road, you can sit on the shingle, or the handy picnic table, and watch as the sun sets behind St Cwyfan’s Church, often known as the Church-in-the-Sea.

If you get there at low tide, and an hour or so before the sun sets, you can walk across the stones to the little island (called Cribinau), and wander around the small whitewashed church. Maybe, even do some crabbing or exploring the rock pools.

Old bridge at Aberffraw

The church has had many restorations, with parts of the building dating from the 12th and 14th centuries. More recently, a Cadw (a Welsh word meaning ‘to keep’ or ‘to protect’) grant meant modern repairs, and a cream-coloured limewash rendering.

The church is normally closed, although it is used for weddings and some summer services. Contact the Rev. Brady for access: 01407 810412

* It’s also part of the Anglesey Coastal Path, which circumnavigates the island.