"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 Friday 18 August

06:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 73%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
WSW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 55%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1006
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
WNW
Pressure 1010
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
05:51 BST
(04:51 GMT)
Low Tide
13:22 BST
(12:22 GMT)
High Tide
18:22 BST
(17:22 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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