Rhosneigr - Traeth Crigyll BeachRhosneigr, Anglesey

Traeth Crigyll, Rhosneigr, Anglesey, North Wales


Traeth Crigyll, on Anglesey’s beautiful western coast, lies quite literally, right in front of Rhosneigr village. A fabulous place for walking, and watersports. This large, sandy beach, with its rocky outcrops and dramatic sand-dunes, really is stunning! Set in unspoilt countryside, with magnificent views of both Snowdonia and the Llŷn Peninsula, Rhosneigr and its beach are idyllic places to stop, relax and unwind for a while.

World-renowned for its extreme sporting activities, and thought of as one of the top spots in Wales for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing, this is the place the thrill-seekers flock to! When the wind and waves are right, there’s a real ‘surfer-dude’ atmosphere here, and you’ll see lots of people walking about (even in the cafes) in wetsuits. This beach is windy, wavy, and wonderfully Welsh. 

Description

Rhosneigr has a thriving community and a rich history. Bring a picnic with you, by all means, but being so close to the shops and amenities of the village means there’s plenty of places to eat, drink and shop. This seaside village is ideal for spending a family day out in, with lots to keep everyone entertained, be it building sandcastles, buying a trendy beach-bag, or battling the elements on a board!

At a glance
  • World famous for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing - all year round!

  • Watersports lessons available - plus kit, both to buy and hire.

  • One of the best sandy beaches on Anglesey.

  • Plenty of places to eat, drink and shop.

  • Wonderful walks in both directions.

  • Dogs and kids love this place.

Beach info

Beach type

Sandy - with some shingle.

Facilities

  • The Surf Cafe (on the main road down to the beach) has a loo that’s just off the street. For non-customers, there’s an honesty box.

  • Slipway available, although it’s short, so essentially it’s a beach launch location.

  • Cash dispensers - located in both the Post Office/Spar in Rhosneigr and the Wayside Stores in Llanfaelog.

  • Rhosneigr Post Office & Spar Grocery.

 

Parking

Free parking for approx 100 cars in the village car park, just off the high-street. Awel Y Mor, Rhosneigr, LL64 5QE. There are a number of parking spaces on the actual high-street too, and also on some of the roads leading down to the beach. Parking is difficult at busy times, especially on the main beach road.

Access

If you manage to park close to the beach it’s an easy few steps, then a step down from the road onto the beach. If you park in the village car park it’s a short walk to the beach - approx 2-3 mins/200m away.

Top tips
Dangers
Flora & Fauna
Weather & tide
Activities
Surfing

A world-renowned destination!

Kitesurfing

A world-renowned destination!

Paddleboarding
Sailing

Contact the Rhosneigr Boatowners Association (www.rba.uk.net) for more info.

Swimming
Windsurfing

A world-renowned destination!

Kayaking
Fishing

There are numerous marks/sites around Rhosneigr, both for shore and boat angling. The tides in the area make it an especially good spot for Bass. Basically, lures work best when the bass are chasing bait-fish - so, find an area that has bait, and you’ll find bass! This is sometimes indicated by diving gulls. Rocks and weed etc. are often a safe bet, with bass lurking closeby - ready to pounce! Evening and morning are the most favourable times, when invertebrates, and the bait-fish that feed on them, are most active. Water clarity is also a bonus - as it helps the bass home-in on your lures better. As the weather gets colder the bass get less active, and are therefore less willing to chase bait. Be aware that it’s a busy holiday beach - so there may be some noise and disruption!

Diving

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Always follow advice from relevant authorities, including HM Coastguard and any lifeguards present on the beach. Swimming flags must always be adhered to. Currents can be strong enough to drag even a strong swimmer, and rocks and unexpected shallow or deep water may not always be obvious. Swimming should only be done in calm conditions when supervised from land, ideally by a lifeguard on a flagged beach. Avoid swimming around boats, jet skis or surfers. Check the weather forecast and tide timetables in advance of a visit to a beach. Always pack water and appropriate clothing. Be aware of the risk of sunburn and wear a high-factor sun-cream. Children and pets should be supervised at all times, and dogs should be kept on a lead.

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