Penmon Point Beach
Penmon Point, also known as Black Point is the most easterly beach on Anglesey. It has amazing views of Puffin Island and the Great Orme. A beach with beautifully smooth large rounded pebbles.
There is second beach at Penmon Point. If you go down the little grassy path along side of the Pilot House Cafe, leaving the Coastguard lookout to the right, you will come to a set of steps and path at the end, down there you come to a beach very similar to the main beach but is generally quieter and more private.
There is a remoteness about this point. The the bell of Trwyn Du lighthouse used to sound every few minutes, but sadly the clanging of the steel bell ceased in August 2020 as Trinity house decided to stop it much to the disappointment of locals and visitors .
The left side of the beach slopes sharply down towards the sea, whilst the right hand side is less Stoney but more rocky.
This beach is very popular all year round for its shore fishing especially in the summer when the mackerel arrive!
TRWYN DU LIGHTHOUSE AT BLACK POINT
Trwyn Du lighthouse was originally built to warn ships that there was no passage between the lighthouse and the shore, even when the tide is in, it is deceptively shallow.
The first lighthouse to be erected here was built in 1838 at a cost of £11,589.00.
When the lighthouse was first built there was a raised gantry from the shore to the lighthouse doorway so the lighthouse keepers could get to and from the lighthouse even if the tide was in.
The need for a lighthouse at this location was very much emphasised after the Rothesay Castle ran aground with the loss of over a 140 lives in 1831.
Trwyn Du lighthouse is one of the most iconic lighthouses on Anglesey with Puffin Island just behind it.
PENMON LIFEBOAT STATION
Penmon Point is also famous for another reason albeit not so commonly known.
One of Anglesey’s first lifeboat stations was built here after the the Paddle steamer Rothsay Castle ran aground on a nearby sandbank in bad weather..
On the south side of Penmon Point you can find the old Penmon lifeboat station and the remains of the slipway which was used to launch Penmon Lifeboat.
FISHING AT BLACK POINT
There is some excellent fishing to be had here at Penmon Point, with some pretty spectacular scenery we have to say!
The black rocks which give Black Point it’s name are an excellent platform for casting off from the shore here.
During the summer months, fishing for Mackerel can be an exciting experience.
The facilities at Penmon Point beach are limited. There is the Pilot House Cafe which has some great snacks and has recently started delivering pizza! There is also a toilet, you will need to ask for the key.