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Llanddona beach is a long sandy beach stretching to Red Wharf Bay, on the eastern side of Anglesey. Deserted in winter, it’s a wonderful place for adults, children and dogs to stretch their legs, watch the seabirds or gather unusual shells. Discover the medieval fish trap, the shipwreck buried in the sands and wonder where the witches of legend landed centuries ago. Set against a backdrop of green wooded hills, the beach is on the coastal footpath, so you can walk or drive here and if you’re lucky you might catch sight of dolphins or porpoises playing in the bay.