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Criccieth Beach

Criccieth, Gwynedd

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.

Beach Type



The town has shops and pubs and cafes
There are toilets
A promenade and a slipway giving disabled access to the beach



Water Quality





Dogs are restricted.

Tourist Information

Porthmadog TIC High Street. Porthmadog. Gwynedd. LL49 9LD Phone: 01766 512981


Nearest town: Criccieth
County: Gwynedd
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9189, -4.22641
Postcode: LL52 0HP
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Criccieth Community, Gwynedd at Explore Britain.


Take the A497 from porthmadog

Public Transport

Bus service number 3 runs from Pwllheli - Criccieth - Pentrefelin - Porthmadog.

Nearest Railway Stations

Criccieth (Less than a mile away)
Porthmadog (Approx. 4 miles away)
Penychain (Approx. 5 miles away)
Abererch (Approx. 6 miles away)
Minffordd (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


parking available a short walk from the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Moranedd, Criccieth (Long stay).
About 0 miles away
Promenade, Criccieth (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Marine Cresent, Criccieth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
High Street - Y Maes, Criccieth (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Criccieth Station, Criccieth (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Abereistedd, Criccieth (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Llanystumdwy, Llanystumdwy (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Borth y Gest, Borth-y-Gest (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Porthmadog Station, Porthmadog (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Station Yard, Porthmadog (Long stay).
About 3.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Criccieth