About Us

Outdoor Alternative was established at our family home Cerrig yr Adar in 1985.
Ian and Margaret wanted to share with others their passion for this very special part of Anglesey. Founded with the underlying principles of affordable accommodation for adventure, education and exploration in the natural environment. After 37 years at the helm Ian & Margaret are stepping back from the business and it is time for the next generation to step forward and safeguard the future of the business and protect the assets for future generations. On 5th April 2022 Outdoor Alternative the partnership was transferred to Outdoor Alternative Ltd. The new Company is owned and operated by Ian & Margaret’s children, Stephen, Jacqui, Chris & Jessica. To all intents and purposes there will be no changes to the day-to-day operation of the business. Jacqui will remain the day-to-day contact.
Ian & Margaret are confident that they have provided sufficient direction on the mission and vision for OA to allow their children to move forward in running the business while respecting this vision.
Outdoor Alternative will be a sustainable and lovely place for us to live and a wonderful welcoming place for our customers to visit
Build an environmentally, socially and financially sustainable business that is fit for future generations. Where we measure what matters and clearly demonstrate that business can be a force for good and create benefit for people and the planet.

Contact Us

Outdoor Alternative, Cerrig yr Adar, Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, LL65 2NQ

+44 (0) 1407 860469


What People Say About OA…

15 Years and many more to come
“We have been frequenting Outdoor Alternative for more than 15 years as a group of neighbours and family from Bury. We love the place and it’s beautiful position and accommodation with easy access to the Rhoscolyn beach.
Each year the owners invest that little bit more in the place just to add to the comfort and keep the place up to date. Superb for big family occasions but also has facilities for smaller group and families. Thanks again for the past 15 years and many more to come.”.

Perfect for schools or youth groups
“I’ve just taken a group of 11 and 12 year olds to Outdoor Alternative, with activities provided by b-active. What a fantastic trip! The accommodation is lovely: clean and comfortable inside and out, in a beautiful setting, and we were made to feel very welcome and looked after by Jacqui and Mark, who catered for us with a range of hearty meals, taking various dietary requirements in their stride. The activities with Andy and Steve were perfectly pitched for the group, and it was particularly great that they were provided from the site, with no need to travel except a nice walk down to the beach! This is certainly on my go-again list.”

Great find!
“Just back after a two night stay. Fantastic location a few minutes walk from the beach and 10 minutes from a fabulous pub. Facilities are clean and well kept. Lovely hot showers. Camping field is well kept. Really reasonable too – will definitely be back”.