Menai Strait

Explore the sea bed, the Swellies and life underneath the water

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Walk title 

Menai Strait, Isle of Anglesey

Before you leave

Download the Wales Coast Path app at home to experience the area in Augmented Reality

Start and Finish

Start and end your journey at the Treborth Botanical Garden, Bangor. The panel location can be found on Google Maps.


2 km / 1 mile (circular route)

Gruff Owen, Wales Coast Path Officer highlight 

"The Menai Strait is a treacherous stretch of water. The differential tides at the two ends of the Strait cause very strong currents to flow in both directions and along with frequently shifting sand banks, makes for one of the most difficult passages of water to navigate in the British Isles. Look out for an array of sea birds and red squirrels along the way"

Route information

Begin by exploring Treborth botanical garden in Bangor on the mainland side of the Menai Suspension Bridge - it has wonderful paths through the native woodland.

Head out of the garden along the drive and go over the Menai Suspension Bridge. Once over the bridge, into the bustling town of Menai Bridge, turn left in front of the Anglesey Arms pub and head down towards the Menai Strait.  As you see the water turn right onto the Belgian promenade.

Here, enjoy an Augmented Reality experience using your mobile device (smart phone or tablet) with the Wales Coast Path app and the panel to explore the bed of the Menai Strait and see the HMS Conway ship come to life!

Continue down the Belgian promenade and visit the spectacular Church Island before heading back up through Coed Cyrnol, a woodland Local Nature Reserve woodland haven for red squirrels and walk back over the Menai Suspension bridge. 

Want to go further?

Why not extend your walk by visiting the Menai Bridge Heritage centre to learn about the history of the iconic gateway to the Isle of Anglesey.

Along the way

You’ll find a number of eating and drinking experiences in this bustling town as well as extensive views of the Menai Strait and the Britannia Bridge, another iconic bridge (vehicular) connecting mainland Wales and Anglesey. 

Download the itinerary

Download The Menai Strait - Family walks with a difference itinerary with a map of the route and the extended route to explore more of the beautiful Welsh coastline.

Plan your visit

Our Plan your visit page has useful information to public transport and an interactive map to help you plan your journey. 

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