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Criccieth ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Criccieth Spot ID

criccieth beach photo


Photo credit: shakes

Llywelyn the Great would be proud, Criccieth photo


Photo credit: Stewart MacKellar

A sheltered spot, Criccieth photo


Photo credit: Llyn Adventures

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.0 °C

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Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 14:39 Local time
Tuesday 01Wed
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 35
SW 35
SW 35
SW 40
Wind State on on on on

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Criccieth on Lleyn is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Pontllyfni, 18 km from Criccieth.

IS AT (local time)

Criccieth Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Caernarfon, 18 km from Criccieth.

moderate winds from the WSW

Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Criccieth

Overall Criccieth Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Criccieth Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Criccieth:

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Wave buoys nearest to Criccieth:

Tide stations nearest to Criccieth:

  • Closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    25 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    30 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Colwyn Bay
    32 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Criccieth:

  • Closest ski area
    Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom)
    112 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Raise (United Kingdom)
    123 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Yad Moss (United Kingdom)
    147 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Harwood Common (United Kingdom)
    147 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom)
    149 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Criccieth:

  • Closest city location
    Colwyn Bay (United Kingdom)
    32 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Rhyl (United Kingdom)
    39 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Wrexham (United Kingdom)
    50 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Hawarden (United Kingdom)
    52 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Heswall (United Kingdom)
    53 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Criccieth is Hawarden Airport (CEG) in England, 86 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Criccieth is Liverpool Airport (LPL), also in England, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Third is Blackpool Airport (BLK) in England, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Isle Of Man Airport (IOM) in England is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Manchester Airport (MAN), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Criccieth and is 137 km (85 miles) away.
Criccieth break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Criccieth, Wales - Lleyn. Use the tab navigation above to view Criccieth sea temperature, Criccieth photographs, Criccieth detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Criccieth webcams, current wind from Wales - Lleyn live weather stations and Criccieth tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Criccieth.