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Malltraeth (origin: Mall (dirty or polluted) + Traeth (beach)) is a small village in the southwest of Anglesey, in the area of Bodorgan. It is now at the end of a large bay, which used to extend much further inland, almost creating a second sea strait in the area (the Menai Strait broke through following the end of the ice age).

After several abortive attempts, a 1 km-long 'cob' or dyke was completed across the bay during the 19th century, allowing land reclamation behind it. Despite this, the land remains very wet and prone to flooding, much of it of great natural and scientific importance as a result.

Malltraeth is particularly renowned for its bird life, beautifully captured in Charles Tunnicliffe's paintings, which form the resident gallery at Oriel Ynys Mon, near Llangefni.

The village has two pubs: The Royal Oak and The Joiners. It also has a varied village Post Office shop, but probably faces threat as the Royal Mail makes deep cuts in local post offices.

The long-established Meyrick landowning family of Bodorgan are located within the area, and are the owners of the Anglesey Racing Circuit near Aberffraw.

 Pubs/Bars:
 Royal Oak
       High Street
       Malltraeth
       Isle of Anglesey
       LL62 5AS
       01407 840015


 

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