A Day Trip To Cricceith

This half term we went on a day trip along the Cambrian coast to the seaside town of Cricceith.  Cricceith is a beautiful seaside town with 2 lovely beaches which are separated by 13th Century Castle perched high on a rocky peninsula overlooking Tremadog Bay in North Wales.  This visit gave us the opportunity to tick 2 items off our Welsh Bucket List.


We walked from the train station down to the south beach, a walk of around 10 minutes via Cadwaladers Ice Cream Parlour.  The Girl was in her element!  Tubs and tubs of yummy ice cream and sorbets.  All colours and flavours you could imagine.

Cadwaladers Ice Cream Parlour Criceceith Wales, Ice Cream & Sorbets

Cadwaladers Ice Cream Palour Cricceith North Wales

The Girl picked a mango sorbet with fudge stick with added gravel after she applied the 2 second rule when she dropped it on the floor!

Smiling girl with ice cream, Cricceith North Wales


Such lovely lovely views of the castle from down on the south beach and such fabulous views from the top of the hill at the castle.



  1. 6 June, 2015 / 5:09 pm

    We stayed in Pwhelli back in 2009 and went to Criccieth. We walked past the castle but didn’t go in as it was very similar price to go to Caernarfon and we figured there would be more for our then 10 year old to see and do there. Love North Wales though #countrykids

  2. 6 June, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    I do love Wales’ castles but my own childhood holidays focused on different north Wales ones so lovely to read about this. And I agree about the dropped ice cream! #countrykids

  3. 25 October, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    I love Criccieth! We spent summer holidays, odd weekends and half terms there when I was a kid. It’s a lovely place and it was a must to visit Cadwaladers for an ice cream (although they didn’t do so many flavours back then!).

  4. 21 March, 2016 / 8:44 am

    A castle by the sea? That sounds so romantic! Would love to visit this place too.

  5. 21 March, 2016 / 9:23 am

    This looks like such a fab day out! I’ve never been here but would love to give it a visit H x

  6. 21 March, 2016 / 10:11 am

    What a lovely seaside visit and such nice views. I really want some icecream now, the mango sorbet looks amazing x

  7. 21 March, 2016 / 11:43 am

    I’m heading to Wales on Friday and this post has got me all excited! Such a beautiful country.

  8. 21 March, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Oh what a gorgeous little place – we have never been there. That ice cream looks amazing – we have a Cadwalladers in Tenby so I am going to go in this week 🙂 Kaz x

  9. 21 March, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    oh wow what a beautiful place to visit and those ice creams look just amazing

  10. 21 March, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    It looks like a lovely place to visit. And those ice creams look delicious. I don’t think I’ve ever been to an ice cream place where there’s so little been eaten.

  11. 22 March, 2016 / 12:30 am

    The mango sorbet looks heavenly, I am kinda craving it right now! I would love to visit and soak in the years of history. Its amazing.

  12. 22 March, 2016 / 9:27 am

    I have never heard of Cricceith before, it looks like you had a lovely family day. The ice creams look amazing, especially the fudge sticks xx

  13. 22 March, 2016 / 9:58 am

    Such a beautiful part of the country and I would probably still be stood there choosing an ice cream flavour x

  14. 22 March, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Lovely day out, That ice cream looks so good! I love proper ice cream places but I can never choose just one flavour lol

  15. 22 March, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    We stumbled across Cricceith back in October when we were in the area, it is a beautiful place. We walked along the beach and actually stopped for lunch in Cadwaladers. I hope to get some time in April when we are back in the area again to go to the top of the hill to the castle.

  16. 23 March, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Oh wow this looks great, will have to put it to do it on the to do list. I love the look of the ice cream she looks very happy with it and so would I!! xx

  17. 24 March, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    Omg I’m so jealous. I’ve only been to Wales once but totally fell in love with it. And those ice cream tubs though – yum!!

  18. 26 March, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    I was in North Wales last summer and I had such a lovely time, I should check out Cricceith next time I am there. The beach looks lovely

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