"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Criccieth Beach

The beach is south facing, made up of sand and pebble, located to the west of Porthmadog and backed by a promenade. The bathing water lies within the Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau Special Area of Conservation. To the east is the Tiroedd a Glannau Rhwng Cricieth AC Afon Glaslyn Site of Special Scientific Interest, and to the west is the Glanllynnau a Glannau Pen-ychain I Cricieth Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Beach type: Shingle/Rocks/Sand

Nearest town: Criccieth

Local authority: Gwynedd Council

OS Grid Reference: SH504380

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Criccieth Beach

  • Dwyfor Ranch Rabbit Farm (2m)
  • The Magical Grounds (3m)
  • Tyn Llan Crafts (3m)
  • Criccieth Castle (3m)
  • Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (4m)
  • Rob Piercy Gallery (4m)
  • Snowdon Mill Art and Craft Centre (4m)
  • Welsh Highland Railway (4m)
  • Ffestiniog Railway (4m)
  • Ropeworks (5m)

Tourist Information

Porthmadog
Tourist Information Centre
High Street
Wales
LL49 9LD

Phone 01766 512981
Email porthmadog.tic@gwynedd.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 19 August

06:00


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SW
Pressure 1014
Humidity 97%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 1015
Humidity 95%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1017
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WNW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
WSW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
S
Pressure 1019
Humidity 95%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
02:35 BST
(01:35 GMT)
Low Tide
10:12 BST
(09:12 GMT)
High Tide
15:10 BST
(14:10 GMT)
Low Tide
22:34 BST
(21:34 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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The town sits behind a rocky headland dominated by a 13th century castle. The rocky beach extends east becoming shingle and finally sand which stretches away to Tremadog bay.

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