The 'surreal' UK beach where you can explore abandoned buildings next to clear blue seas | The Sun

A SECLUDED UK beach has been described as a "must-visit" place due to its "spooky" setting, with abandoned buildings surrounding a cove, all of which can be fully explored.

Clear blue seas are rarely found next to historical relics, but at Porth Wen the area's past is fully on show, providing a stunning contrast to its natural beauty.

The Porth Wen brickworks in Anglesey, Wales used to produce fire bricks to line steel-making furnaces.

However, it is now a disused facility, after permanently closing in 1949.

Substantial remains from the brickworks include several buildings and machines, which draw urban explorers to the area, as well as beachgoers.

The site is a scheduled monument, meaning it is a "nationally important archaeological site or historic building" and has been given protection against "unauthorised change".

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The buildings and machinery make the beach a unique spot in the UK, with visitors doubling up a swim in the sea with a wonder through the shell of the former building.

Snap Trip described the beach as "spooky" because of the brickworks, particularly the parts that have been reclaimed by nature.

They wrote: "Porth Wen in Cemaes Bay is the site of a harbour, large beach and deserted factory, overrun by plants and wildlife.

"The elements haven’t completely destroyed the building as you can still see its shells and chimney. This is one of the more spooky beaches to visit."

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Regardless of how spooky it is, people still love to visit the Porth Wen, which means "white bay".

Among them are Tiktoker Lil Robbo, who shared a video from his recent trip to the brickworks.

Meanwhile, the Walking Northerners were as impressed by the nearby beaches as they were with the "unforgettable" experience of visiting the abandoned buildings.

They wrote: "Home to the gorgeous Traeth Porth Wen Beach and spectacular coastal vistas, experiencing this site first hand truly is an experience you won’t be forgetting any time soon.

"I’m honestly astonished this derelict Victorian wonder isn’t more popular than it is."

Other visitors wrote about their visits on TripAdvisor, with one saying: "Step back in history. A great find, well worth the walk.

"Just surreal to see the old buildings being re claimed by nature after such an important history. So pretty in the sun."

Another added: "A very off-the-beaten-track experience! It is such a unique location to have the abandoned buildings right next to the clear blue waters! A must-visit if in the area!"

Others have warned of a steep and muddy hike in places to get to the beach, but those who have made the trip usually agree that it's worth the walk.

Kayakers frequently use the water as a good place to go for a paddle, while seals, porpoises, and dolphins are all regular visitors to Porth Wen's waters, according to Discover North Wales.

For those interested in making a holiday out of their trip to Porth Wen, hotels nearby can be found from around £36pp per night.

However, camping pitches can be found in Anglesey from around £15.

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