Separated from the mainland by the Menai Straits, the island of Anglesey feels like a little country in its own right.
With views of the Snowdonia Mountains as you look back to the mainland, the island is both hilly and flat, and of course, surrounded by sea. You can find secluded beaches that are natural sun traps like Church Bay, or wide expanses of sand and mud like at Red Wharf Bay. There’s plenty of history too to explore, and lots of cosy pubs and places to eat.
Photo was taken on the shores of the Irish Sea in Anglesey, by Tanya Dedyukhina (CC BY 3.0)