reference to the town's harbour, Porth Amlwch, and legend has it the town was built on a site that had a harbour but was not visible from the ocean, reducing the chance of Viking invasions. Amlwch holiday cottages are a stone's throw from a particularly beautiful stretch of the island’s coastline.
Visitors on self-catering holidays in Amlwch will find plenty to do in the town. For walkers and hikers, Anglesey Coastal Path passes through the area, providing spectacular views across the sea. On a walk from Amlwch Port to Point Lynas, walkers can discover historical remnants from the area's once thriving copper industry.
Amlwch is close to several golf clubs, including Bull Bay Golf Club, with views over the coast towards the Irish Sea. In the town itself there are several pubs, cafes and restaurants, and a market takes place in the centre every Friday.
Amlwch has a rich history as a former mining town and shipbuilding hub. Today, visitors can explore three original windmills, once used to pump water from the mines in the area. There are a number of historic and prehistoric sites nearby, such as burial chambers at Barcloddiad Yr Gawres and a church in the sea at Porth Cwyfan.
Your holiday cottage in Amlwch will be close to some of the most beautiful beaches in Anglesey. Bull Bay is a calm, sheltered cove overlooked by a village, with lots of rock pools for kids to play in. Slightly more secluded, Porth Wen is another rocky beach surrounded by old brickworks from World War I. Nearby, the bay of Porth Eilian sits on the north-eastern tip of Anglesey, and is a prime spot for dolphin-watching. For a traditional beach day, the long stretch of sand and shingle at Traeth yr Ora is hard to beat.