Reviews of Campsites in Gwynedd, Wales

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Bol Mynydd Caravan & Camping

Llanbedrog, Pwllheli

Bol Mynydd is a small quiet site reached via a very narrow lane near the top of a large hill (mynydd = mountain). The site is one field, surrounded by gorse hedges, split into four areas by a large ‘cross' of bushes in the middle. There are fifteen or so tourers present on hard standing that look like long-term residents, plus an indeterminate number of mostly level tent pitches. The tent pitches around the ‘cross' all have hook-ups; I would guess about twelve in all. Amenities include three spotless WCs and three very hot free showers for each sex, coin-operated hair drier, dishwashing facilities, but not much else. This doesn't sound very impressive but the site is an absolute delight, very quiet (as are most places in April) with fantastic views to the mountains of the Lleyn peninsula and the bay at Llanbedrog. There are no facilities for children whatsoever and it's not the sort of place to improvise a football pitch. Our five and seven-year-old girls were happy making daisy chains but older kids might get bored. It's a good 15-minute walk down the lane into Llanbedrog but worth the hike for the pub at the bottom, which sell good, reasonably priced food and beer and has a large children's play area. The site owners had no qualms about booking in our huge tent but I would phone to check if visiting in July or August. Note that the owners of Bol Mynydd also own Refail, which is just across the main road and accepts caravans only. Confusingly, the telphone, fax, and email are the same for both sites, so take care you turn up at the right one - follow the online map link on the left of this page. The gate is operated by a code, so you must phone before arriving in order to be told the number.

Woodlands Caravan Park

., Harlech

I have stayed on the site on numerous occasions both as a camper and at the cottage. The hosts/owners are helpful and kind and the site is always well tended and has got better over the years. I visit at least twice a year and see it as a home from home. I am a single female and never feel in the least bit threatened which I have on other sites.

Eisteddfa Caravan and Camping Park

Pentrefelin, Criccieth

Eisteddfa is a lovely campsite, clean with good facilities. It is a very family orientated site, so if you have kids, you can feel safe to let them have a little bit of old fashioned freedom round the site - it has a small wooded area which our kids love to go and play in and a tree platform as well as the small playground and pool (balls and cue type not swimming) hut. The pitches are large and well spaced, or you can go in the two fields and pitch where you like. Eisteddfa is well placed for touring Snowdonia and the Llyn penninsula, and there are good restaurants and cafes in Criccieth and Portmadoc. We have been for five years on the trot now and still love it!

Sandy Beach

Llanfrwog, Holyhead

Sandy Beach Caravan park, Llanfwrog used to be a friendly relaxed and reasonably priced place until a pair of excampers were appointed to run the park. The site has been "upgraded" by erecting fences, gates, laying crushed slate roads and installing cctv and swipe cards. Prices have risen accordingly. A tent pitch has more than doubled, as have tourer pitches. We had a seasonal pitch which cost £700 last year, this year it would have cost £940 30% more! and this was the cheapest pitch available, with a 5amp elec supply that tripped out constantly. Friends have been told that the site has planning permission to site static vans and most of the tourer vans will have to leave. It seems that current van owners are being charged to lay hard standings that will be used to site static vans in the near future.

Tyddyn Llwyn Caravan Park

Morfa Bychan Road, Porthmadog

Just returned after a brilliant Jubilee stay and may I say what a Fantastic site!!! The staff at this park are so helpful and can't do enough for you. From reception through to the bar staff. The park was extremely busy but you never felt cramped as the pitches are of ample size. My children had a great time making crowns for the Jubilee and what a super firework display. Cannot express how good this park is for families such a safe environment and all fellow holiday makers are friendly, my kids made loads of friends. The facilities are way beyond any toilet blocks I have ever seen on a campsite before and have a massive shower cubicle where for 50p managed to shower myself and the 2 kids before the water ran out. Will definitely return. Well done Tyddyn LLwyn by far the best site in Wales.

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