The lake at Holyhead Breakwater Country Park
Photo : Tim Snow

holyhead breakwater country park

Holyhead Breakwater Country Park is a beautiful place for a walks, with stunning coastal views, picnic tables and a place where the kids can explore and see so much nature with some history too!

Almost like an open air museum many parts of this Country Park have been respectfully preserved reminding us about the past of this beautiful area and it’s industrial heritage with a gentle memorial of the once great people that worked here.

The Country Park benefits from an information centre and a café which serves delicious food.

Chimney stack at Holyhead beakwater country park

The breakwater country park first opened to the public in 1990 and has been sensitively created into an area for people to learn about and appreciate the working of this once busy quarry that supplied the limestone to build the Holyhead Breakwater.

After that it was taken over by Sykes and Sykes and became a brick works that used to manufacture heat resistant bricks.

Orienteering at Holyhead Breakwater Country Park

orienteering at the breakwater country park

You can also take part in the adventure sport Orienteering at the Holyhead Breakwater Park.

A special trail has been laid out and an Orienteering map can be picked up from the information centre next to the pay and display machine or they can be downloaded from The map link to this section of the Anglesey Coastal Path is here

Holyhead mountain is also home to the Roman Fortlet of Caer Twr.

Llyn Llwynog lake at holyhead breakwater country park

Llyn Llwynog

This beautiful lake within the grounds of the Breakwater Country Park is ideal for fishing, bird watching or play with your model boats.

The path that travels around the lake there are small areas where you can set up a seat whilst fishing.

Llyn Llwynog (Fox lake) at the Breakwater Country Park has 20 pegs for anglers, three of those pegs are designated for wheelchair anglers. The fee is £5 on bank or from cafe on site in summer.

The Memorial Stone to American B24 plane crash at North Stack

Crashed American B24 Bomber Memorial at North Stack

Also at the Breakwater Country park is a memorial stone to the crew of the B24 bomber that crashed in the sea at North Stack.

On December 22 in 1944, an American B24 J Bomber Crashed into the sea near to North Stack. The B24 bomber from the American USAAF 36th Bomber Squadron was flying in dense fog, en route to refuel at nearby RAF Valley.

At the time the crew believed that they were flying over land when they crashed into the sea close to North Stack.

The plaque names the eight american aircrew as missing. Their bodies were never recovered.