Criccieth Lifeboat StationCriccieth, Llŷn Peninsula

Criccieth lifeboat station, Llŷn Peninula, North Wales

Set on the seafront of the small seaside resort of Criccieth, the lifeboat station is most definitely worth calling into whilst you’re there. A fantastic photo opportunity, a chance to chat to the friendly staff, and get up close to the boat that has saved so many lives!

Criccieth lifeboat station is only small, so it’s not going to take too long to explore, but we think it’s a great opportunity to learn a little more about the hard work done by the volunteers. With information aplenty, and such a spectacular setting, this little station and gift shop is worth a visit.


On the northern shores of the Llŷn Peninsula, Criccieth lifeboat station is a brilliant place to pop into after your trip to the beach. The little ones love seeing the lifeboat up close and it's a perfect place to grab a family holiday snap! 

Nestled by the eastern beach, it first opened in 1853 and RNLI volunteers have been saving lives from this station ever since. The station was first called Portmadoc, until 1892 when it was renamed Criccieth. The boathouse was rebuilt at this time and it is the same boathouse still in use today. Currently operating two boats, seeing a practice launch is really exciting! 

The wonderful volunteers in the giftshop and station house are always happy to chat. They have a breadth of knowledge about the history of the station and have many interesting stories to tell. There’s information to read to learn more about the tales of the lifeboat station and it is great that their work is celebrated. Nine awards for gallantry have been awarded to this small station and they highlight the amazing life saving work done by all the volunteers. A worthy destination to visit whilst on the Llŷn Peninsula.

Opening times

Easter - September
Daily: 11am - 5pm

Summer holidays
Daily: 11am - 8pm

September - October
Daily: 12pm - 4pm

Opening hours can vary due to volunteer availability, so please do call ahead to check they are open if you're making a special trip.


Contact details 

Phone number: 07554 445316


Picnic Spot

Lots of lovely picnic spots along Criccieth seafront.



There's a small amount of free car parking right near the station and you can park along seafront further down the lane. There is a larger pay and display car park a 2 minute drive away.



Step access to shop and slight lip on pavement into the boat station.



Not allowed in station and shop but can be outside.


Other useful info 

There is a gift shop.


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