A delightful village on the north coast of Anglesey which was once the haunt of smugglers. Today it has a peaceful harbour, but at one time it was a bustling industrial port.
The picturesque character of Cemaes, with its brightly coloured houses on the High Street, has attracted many holidaymakers, tourists and artists since the Victorian times, responding to the sea and sky as it changes with the weather, awe-inspiring sunsets, the multi colored rocks and sands exposed on the cliffs an beaches as well as the charm of Cemaes village. Those interested in watersports are accommodated in the shelter of the bay as long as they do not endanger others.
Cemaes Heritage Centre forms a permanent exhibition, tea room/coffee shop and a meeting and training room. It features a brand new heritage experience, in which one can learn about the bygone era of Cemaes and the parish of Llanbadrig, from Stone Age nomads and the area's connection to the native Welsh Princes, to Cemaes' more recent maritime and industrial heritage.
Just to the west of Cemaes is the Wylfa Nuclear Power Station which was shut down at the end of 2015.