Trearddur

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Trearddur Bay
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Trearddur Bay is located in Anglesey
Trearddur Bay
Trearddur Bay
Trearddur Bay shown within Anglesey
Population 1,686 (2011)
Community
  • Trearddur Bay
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Holyhead
Postcode district LL65
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
List of places
UK
Wales
Anglesey
53°16′59″N 4°37′01″W / 53.283°N 4.617°W / 53.283; -4.617Coordinates: 53°16′59″N 4°37′01″W / 53.283°N 4.617°W / 53.283; -4.617

Trearddur or Trearddur Bay (Welsh: Bae Trearddur) is a community, village and seaside resort south of Holyhead on the west coast of Holy Island off the north-west coast of Anglesey in Wales.

Name[edit]

The historical name for the settlement is Towyn Capel or Tywyn y Capel ("sand dunes of the chapel").

The name Trearddur was adopted from a nearby hamlet known as Tre Arthur[citation needed] or Arthur's Town. It is not known why the village was renamed but by the late 1800s maps label the town as Tre-Arddur or Treaddur.

History[edit]

At the centre of the beach lies an ancient burial ground known by the old names and which was excavated in 2003.

At the 2001 census, the community had a population of 1,858,[1] reducing to 1,686 at the 2011 census.[2]

Amenities[edit]

There are two general shops in the centre of the village, along with a garage, two golf courses, one 18-hole (Holyhead Golf Club), and one small 9-hole, and two hotels including a large hotel, Trearddur Bay Hotel, which overlooks the beach. There is also a number of self-catering holiday cottages, many with views of the sea and easy access to the beaches.

On the two beaches — Porth Diana and the main beach — there are some shallow scuba diving sites, and the main beach is one of the tourist hotspots of Anglesey. There is excellent sea fishing in the area. Boat trips and fishing trips are available from the beach. Horse riding is available, as is kayaking and sailing, the seas around Holy Island provide some of the best kayaking in the world. Trearddur Bay Sailing Club (founded in 1919) has over 1000 members but, unusually, operates only in the month of August. Visitors can walk along the Anglesey Coastal Footpath towards neighbouring Rhoscolyn or in the other direction towards Porth Dafarch and on to South Stack and the RSPB Reserve and lighthouse.

Near the beach is a play area and a football pitch where Trearddur Bay United F.C. play.

The village has had a lifeboat station since 1967.[3]

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward exists in the same name, this ward includes the community of Rhoscolyn with a total population of 2,228.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts: Isle of Anglesey". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "RNLI: Trearddur Bay". Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 20 May 2015. 

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