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Criccieth actually has two lovely beaches, but we are going to talk about the one known as Criccieth’s “main beach”. This is the easternmost beach here, separated from the other (Marine Beach) by the imposing medieval castle that overlooks the area from its prominent headland. This is one of the main reasons to visit the beach – how many other areas can boast a castle to look at while you’re soaking up the rays?

The beach itself is a mixture of sandy and pebbly, and is nicely sheltered from the wind, making it a rather secluded getaway spot. The views out to the sea are wonderful, particularly at times of low tide, when the area is most popular with walkers – you can see out for miles.

There is an RNLI station here, which makes for an interesting visit, and if you are lucky you might even see them launching their lifeboat for practice exercises. Walk along the beach to the east as far as you can, and you will be able to see Graig Ddu (the “Black Rock”). This large chunk of rock marks the boundary between Criccieth Beach and the next one along, the Black Rock Sands by the village of Morfa Bychan. 

 

Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Alan Fryer.

Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by David Metcalf.

Location

Found in Criccieth itself, Criccieth beach is easy to find. There is parking available near to the central promenade.

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