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Trearddur Bay shown within Anglesey
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Trearddur Bay is a village south of Holyhead on the west coast of Holy Island off the north-west coast of Anglesey in Wales. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 1,858, reducing to 1,686 at the 2011 census.
The historical name for Trearddur Bay is Towyn Capel or Tywyn y Capel, and at the centre of the beach lies an ancient burial ground known by the old names and which was excavated in 2003.
There are two general shops in the centre of the village, along with a garage, two golf courses (one 18-hole, 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 well as a range of watersports. 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 historical name for Trearddur Bay is Towyn Capel or Tywyn y Capel ("Chapel Town"). This name was likely derived from the chapel that once stood at the centre of the town.
The name Trearddur was adopted from a nearby hamlet known as Tre Arthur or Arthur's Town. It is not known why the town was renamed but by the late 1800's maps label the town as Tre-Arddur or Treaddur.
- Aerial photograph of Trearddur
- photos of Trearddur and surrounding area on geograph.org.uk
- British Archaeology news item on the burial ground