Criccieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0HU
Criccieth’s two beautiful beaches are separated by its prominent – and still powerful – medieval castle, perched on a small headland. The eastern beach is pebbly and better for children, since its shallow water makes it a safer place for them to play. Here you’ll find the Lifeboat Station and a convenient car park. There is also a craft exclusion zone and restrictions on dogs. The western beach, a mix of sand and pebbles, extends along Marine Crescent to Marine Terrace Both beaches are sheltered from the prevailing westerly weather and are lapped by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. At low tide they are popular with walkers who come to take in the magnificent views of Cardigan Bay, the mountains of Snowdonia and Mid Wales.
Cricieth Beach Safety Notice
Follow Adventure Smart and RNLI guidelines for safe enjoyment of our coast.
Be aware of the following dangers on Criccieth beach. Look for the red signs which contain specific information for that part of the beach, including when and where dogs are allowed.
- Beware of strong currents
- Beware of large breaking waves
- Beware of powered craft
- Beware of manoeuvring vehicles on the beach and slipway
- Beware of submerged objects
- Take care with inflatables in strong winds
- Unstable cliffs – do not climb or dig into the cliffs
- Beware of deep water
- Beware of unguarded edge
- Do not jump from the breakwater
In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard
- Public transport nearby