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A beautiful expanse of golden sand, Traeth Crigyll.

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About Traeth Crigyll

Traeth Crigyll, Rhosneigr’s main beach, is a beautiful, wild expanse of golden sands and is well situated for a day of family fun and adventure. Depending on how much you want to walk from central Rhosneigr and the main pay and display car park, you can find a little more space during tourist season by heading to the northern section (it’s also less than ten minutes walk from a certain wonderful guest house).

The incline to deeper water is a smooth, shallow incline, making it a family friendly beach for swimming at all ages and levels of experience – though at the mouth of the river there can be a strong tidal pull, so it’s recommended that less confident swimmers steer clear of that area. There is plenty of public parking near the beach, but access is by foot.

The coastal path from Crigyll Bay to Aberffraw Bay on the island of Angelsey, North Wales

Activities

Most of the activities on offer at Rhosneigr’s main beach making Traeth Crigyll the perfect destination for a number of activities – and it also has views across to Snowden and puts on some incredible light shows at sunset.

  • Swimming: – A truly stunning location (if we do say so ourselves), Traeth Crigyll is sandy beach with views of Snowdonia and a shallow gradient meaning you can swim a fair way without getting in over your head. The sheltered location also protects swimmers from the currents making it ideal for mixed skill groups of swimmers and families.
  • Paddleboarding: – An excellent paddleboarding destination, especially for beginners – for whom it offers a calm and sheltered paddle near the shore, while more experienced SUPers can venture a little further out to challenge themselves against breaking waves.
  • Diving: – With several dive locations of various depths along the coast at Rhosneigr, Traeth Crigyll is just one of the excellent locations at Rhosneigr. With guided dives, training courses and, most importantly, a fantastic underwater world filled with magnificent marine life, Traeth Crigyll and the beaches around Rhosneigr provide good access at high tide and will leave you wanting more no matter how many back-up tanks you bring!
Young athletic man paddling on a SUP stand up paddle board in blue water sea in Montenegro

Location

Traeth Crigyll is located on the western coast of the island, but visitors will find a pay and display car park located less than a mile from the beach – closer to the Rhosneigr main beach – the car park is right in the middle of the main amenities which, as one of the most developed areas of the island, includes several restaurants, cafes, an icecream bar and local shops.

Rhosneigr is one of the most popular tourist destinations and traditional seaside locations on Anglesey, so there are plenty of things to do within a short walk. However, Traeth Crigyll itself is essentially a wild beach, so you’ll be left with just the incredible views, nature and crystal clear waters as you enjoy the little extra space that this sacrifice earns.

Visitors to Anglesey will find the beach by taking the North Wales Expressway then joining the A4080 to Llanfaelog where it becomes Station Road which will take you to Rhosneigr and straight to the centrally located pay and display car park.

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