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Holyhead Breakwater Country Park
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Pleasant walks

A great location for people seeking an active morning/afternoon. There’s a nice cafe and a couple... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wonderful walks and interesting history

This country park is a really unique place and a great starting point for short or long walks. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

The local authority are to be commended for developing what was a site of derelict industrial buildings surrounded by dense gorse, at the end of an unmade road, into a delightful recreation resource without spoiling the wild nature of the area. There is an open air 'museum' giving the history of quarrying and brick making on the site, and the construction of Holyheads' famous breakwater, an open air gallery,fishing and model boating ponds, a nature trail and several longer routes. There is a small, volunteer run cafe, and a larger cafe has recently been opened, offering bicycle hire as well. A Warden's Centre is usually open, with information leaflets and maps.The park makes an excellent gateway to walks over Holyhead Mountain, which is criss-crossed with paths, some waymarked, many not! The whole area has a fascinating history and superb views to the Skerries, mainland Anglesey, and, from the top of the mountain, panoramic views over Anglesey to the mountains of North Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula.A small charge has been introduced for parking but otherwise the park has free access.

Thank Paul552031
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We decided to visit the park after a disappointing visit to a very run down Holyhead (you think the port would invest in it as it would be beneficial to both). The park it self was lovely as was the refurbished tea room. Wildlife was abundant and was great for Photo-bugs such as myself. The history of the site was also very interesting and provided a good insight into how the breakwater was created and the cost it took.

Thank NCubbs
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

A great area of outstanding natural beauty. We did a lovely, what was supposed to be 5mile but felt more like 10, walk around the island starting at the Breakwater Country Park car park and taking in North Stack, Holyhead Mountain, South Stack including the Lighthouse, Ellins Tower and the RSPB cafe. Great facilities at the the car park and also the RSPB centre, the route was well sign-posted and there wasn't any litter. A great day out.

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

located at the foot of Mynydd Twr Holyhead, this disused breakwater quarry has been sensetively restored to provide a recreational facility for locals and tourists alike. there are three ponds stocked with fish open spaces for picnics and play and beautiful coastal and mountain walks surround the park and its all free

Thank irist2912
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We found Breakwater Park by chance, turning in because we were looking for a coffee stop. No coffee that time but we enjoyed a wonderful coastal walk. There were many walks sign posted so it is certainly a place to which we will return. There is a small cafe which is open at weekends and in holiday periods. A great place to take a picnic and combine it with a good walk.

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