Criccieth North Wales UK



Criccieth is a small seaside town in Gwynedd North Wales located on the Lleyn Peninsula between the towns of Porthmadog and Pwllheli. It is noted for its 13th century castle and its Political connections with Lloyd George ( Former british Prime Minster (1922)).

Sunset over west beach

Coming into Criccieth

Heading into Criccieth on the A497 from Porthmadog.


The West Beach of Criccieth which faces south, consists of pebbles broken by small patches of sand. The water quality is of very good standard for swimming and other water sports. The beach nearest to the castle is   dedicated as a family beach, a general store, Ice-cream parlour and fish & chip shop are within easy walkin distance.  

West Beach


West Beach




During the Summer months, dolphins can be seen close in shore to these beaches. Crabs, Mackeral and Lobsters also frequent these waters, as does the occasional seal.





Wherever you go in the town , you'll always have a good view of the Castle!

View of Castle

Marine Terrace

Marine Terrace (West Beach) like the rest of Criccieth dates back to the Victorian era. Today the terrace consists mostly of Guesthouses, B&B's,Holiday Flats and Hotels, with just a few private residences.
Looking over the green towards the high road. At least twice a year a large market is held here.

East Beach

The East Beach with its safe waters is a great place for the kids to really enjoy themselves..
The Town has many fine restaurants and tea rooms as featured in the photograph  ( Caffi Cwrt tea rooms ), as well as Public houses and many hotel bars, eating out is always a pleasure.

Criccieth is a great place for a true family holiday. That's why people keep coming back year after year.


come stay awhile


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