family visit to Cemlyn Bay

 Monday 28th May 2007 


In Association with North Wales Wild Trust, The Bangor Islamic Centre and North Wales Islamic Societies

The guided tour around one of North Wales's beautiful natural reserves in Cemlyn Bay during May's Bank Holiday was an outstanding success and all those who went enjoyed themselves.

See the Slide Show

The reserve contains an area of shingle beach as well as a shallow lagoon and surrounding grassland and rocky coast. Cemlyn Bay is on the North coast of Anglesey on the A5025 between Valley and Amlwch – about 40 minutes drive from Bangor. We have free transport available for you and your family leaving from 61 High Street at 11am. Alternatively, you can use your own transport and join us for the day. Because it’s a coastal site, it can be exposed to wind and weather, so it’s a good idea to bring warm clothes and some snacks when visiting.

The main wildlife attraction is the big colony of seabirds (terns) which nest on islands in the lagoon. In the summer there is an opportunity to watch these rare and beautiful migratory birds (which travel from Africa) close-up.By the end of May some may have young chicks so we may be able to watch the parent birds bringing in fish to feed them. People interested in birds come from all over the country to watch this spectacle.

Children also particularly enjoyed searching the shoreline for sea-creatures, and there is a variety of wild flowers to be found – many of which only grow near the shore. Cemlyn is a good place to look out to sea and enjoy views of the coastline and nearby islands.You can find more information about Cemlyn by visiting the North Wales Wildlife Trust website at http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/northwales/cemlynwebpages/cemlynindex.html