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General details:

The Inland Sea is a lagoon formed between the main island of Anglesey and Holy Island (upon which are Holyhead, Trearddur Bay, Rhoscolyn...). The lagoon is formed by the tide being trapped between the Stanley Embankment at the N end (The embankment carrying the A5 & railway line to Holyhead) and the hump-backed bridge at the SE end in Four Mile Bridge. The Stanley Embankment and the hump-back bridge restrict the tidal flow, leaving a large lagoon - The Inland Sea - in between. This is completely flat water & can be great for blasting in almost any wind direction.

Park on the road by Four Mile Bridge bridge (you may well compete with canoeists for the 2 or 3 parking spaces), and carry your kit beyond the house.

Update from Julian - July 2009:
The campsite on the Angelsey side of the lagoon charges £1 for parking. It's a large field and perfect for rigging up. Carry your kit through the opening in the bushes at the bottom of the field, which is 10 meters from the waters edge.

Try to keep well clear of the bridge: The current will either be rushing in or out and creates huge turbulance within 15m or so.

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Directions to the right place:

Taking the B4545 from Valley brings you to the oddly-named Four Mile Bridge (joining Holy Island to Anglesey) after about 1 1/2 miles.

Park on the road by Four Mile Bridge bridge (You may well compete with canoeists for the 2 or 3 parking spaces), and carry your kit beyond the house. Map here.

Alternatively - The campsite on the Angelsey side of the lagoon charges £1 for parking. It's a large field and perfect for rigging up. Carry your kit through the opening in the bushes at the bottom of the field, which is 10 meters from the waters edge.

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How the winds work:

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Tidal conditions:

Because the tide gets trapped, the actual tide times on the Inland Sea lag the local tide times. In particular, low water has several hours lag. There are no published tide times for here, so you'll have to take pot luck!

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Hazards:

Try to keep well clear of the hump-back bridge: The current will either be rushing in or out and creates huge currents & turbulance within 15m or so. You really do not want to get sucked under the bridge.

The water is pretty shallow at the Four Mile Bridge end. Beware of grounding your skeg.

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Facilities:

Diddly squat.

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B&B's / campsites

Valley Hotel in nearby Valley does B&B.

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Pubs and eateries

Nearby Trearddur Bay has a couple of pubs & restaurants.

Valley has a Chinese chippy & take-away.

Valley Hotel had good beer (though I've not been there in many years) & also does B&B.

The White Eagle in Rhoscolyn has good food and beer.

The Anchorage restaurant is close by (upmarket & correspondingly expensive).

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Content supplied by . Updated by Julian - Jul 2009.

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