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|Address:||Breakwater Country Park
Isle of Anglesey
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Created in an old quarry at the base of Holyhead Mountain, the Breakwater Country Park provides an excellent centre for coastal walks.
From here it is possible to walk along the Holyhead Breakwater, (which is the longest in the UK with a length of 1¾ miles). There is a popular circular path around scenic 'Rocky Coast'; and also trails which lead to the summit of Holyhead Mountain, and along the coast to breathtaking North Stack. (The start of the trail to North Stack is marked by a memorial to several American servicemen who lost their lives in a nearby aeroplane crash in 1944. The memorial features the remains of a propeller blade from the original aircraft).
Details of the paths can be found at the Park Centre, which incorporates a car park, shop, toilets and an information centre manned by a warden.
During the summer months the Holyhead Model Boat Club sail on the pond in the park on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons, making a visit especially popular with children.
Also, during the summer, the Holyhead Breakwater Railway Company run a Land Train service from Newry Beach in Holyhead, to both the Breakwater Country Park, and to the end of the Breakwater.