Cemaes has attracted visitors since the end of the 19th century. Its main attraction has always been its sandy beaches. There are two such beaches, Traeth Mawr (the big beach) and Traeth Bach (the little beach) which are separated by a stone harbour and the River Wygyr.
The beaches form a natural 180˚ and one or the other is always sheltered, except from the Northerly wind.
Probably the main asset is its safe bathing, as there are no dangerous currents with it being a bay within a bay. The seaward slope is very gentle, so that the sea is shallow for a considerable distance. The seawater is regularly tested by the County Council's Department of environmental Health and the yellow flag of merit flies with great pride from the flag post on the harbour wall. By-laws are in force to prohibit water skiing, and speeding boats close in to the shore.
Cemaes is proud to have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag in June 2004.
The larger of the two beaches has ample parking space to either side, with a broad promenade in-between. The main car park is at the village end and has the benefits of both a snack bar and clean modern toilets.
There are also numerous public coastal paths leading from the beaches, together with ample sites for fishing from off the rocks.
Besides the main beaches, the larger of the two, (Traeth Mawr), having an adjacent car park, toilets and a beach kiosk catering for your every holiday need, there are more isolated sandy coves which can be reached by short delightful headland walks where we can guarantee you will certainly find yourself "away from the madding crowd" and able to communicate with nature.
If your ideal holiday consists of lazing on a beach, soaking up the sun whilst reading your favourite novel, safe in the knowledge that your children can paddle in a safe, award-winning bay, then Cemaes has to be top of your list of places to consider for either a short break or your main holiday destination.