Things to do near Rhos on Sea Beach

Things to do near to the All Wales Path at Rhos on Sea beach.

Should you be fortunate to visit at the time of a low spring tide it is worth the diversion from the coastal path to the tip of Rhos Point to check out the wreck of the paddle steamer the Rhosneigr. Low water at spring tides in Rhos on Sea is around 6.00.pm. There is usually plenty of time before sunset to check out the remains of the wreck and you might also be fortunate to experience being squirted from all sides by razor clams.

The creatures pop up from the sand at low tide and squirt. But if you have a packet of salt handy you can get your own back by pouring salt into the clams breathing holes – causing them to pop up and be captured, making for a delicious sea-food supper.

But do not pass by Rhos Point without visiting Wales’ smallest chapel. St Trillos chapel and holy well sits alongside the Wales Coastal Path and is believed to date back to St Trillo a 6th Century Saint who established his “Llan”, an enclosure of land, in the area of Rhos on Sea, and the altar is built directly over a pre-Christian well.

Opinion is divided about the age of the building, but there is no doubt that Christians have worshipped on the site for nearly 1500 years. King Maelgwn Gwynedd walked the land when the church was established and may have worshipped here, and to this day the site is still visited for the holy water and as a place of Christian worship.