Shepherd's Huts in Cardigan Bay

Pitch along Wales’ biggest bay to spot dolphins and explore fetching fishing villages.

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Graig Wen - Wild Snowdonia Escapes

32 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents45 acres · Gwynedd, North Wales
Succumb to the tranquil hills of Graig Wen. Smart, sustainable and quite simply, lush.
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Ffosygrafel Isaf Camping

12 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents8 acres · Borth, Wales
We pride ourselves on being an environmentally friendly site with low impact tourism at it's core. Our facilities are hand built using local and reclaimed materials powered by renewable energy. Find us in beautiful mid Wales, close to the sea and the hills. On site we have two solar powered showers, three compost toilets with handwashing basins, a timber framed roundhouse with washing up facilities and charging points. You are welcome to bring your non disposable barbeques however we ask you to use the communal fire pit for you campfire experience (no fires allowed on the pitches). Our site has eight circular pitches for tents (max 6 people per pitch) and three hard standing pitches for campervans (sorry no large motorhomes or caravans due to access limitations). Also on site is a shepherd's hut handcrafted by the owners for a little more luxury. It has it's own spiral shower and compost loo. Well behaved dogs are allowed on the campsite but not in the shepherd's hut. There is a car parking area next to the campsite with trolleys provided to ferry your camping stuff to your pitch.Borth beach and Ynyslas sand dunes and nature reserve are just 3 miles away and the popular Clarach beach is 2.5 miles. You can reach the Wales coastal path by foot in half an hour. Other local attractions include the Dyfi Osprey Project, the bustling market town of Machynlleth (15 miles), Corris Craft Centre, the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway, Bwlch Nant yr Arian red kite feeding centre and visitor centre. Aberystwyth town (3 miles) has a castle, thriving arts centre, cliff railway with camera obscura at the top, shops, restaurants etc.
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Naturesbase

14 units · Glamping, Tents8 acres · Lampeter, Ceredigion, Mid Wales
Nature versus nurture? There’s no need to debate it at Naturesbase, a gorgeous natural environment nurtured to perfection by caring hosts
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£34
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Wild Meadow Camping

5 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Ceredigion, Mid Wales
Camping and glamping with electric hook-up in a country meadow near the beaches of Cardigan Bay
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Tan-y-Capel Hideaway

2 units · Glamping3 acres · Gwynedd, North Wales
Luxury, en-suite glamping with a hot tub on the Llŷn Peninsula with stunning views
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£150
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Belan Bluebell Woods

4 units · Glamping, Motorhomes60 acres · Llanidloes, Wales
We are a small family farm site hidden in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales, near the lovely town of Llanidloes. Our easy to find, just off A470 location makes a stay with us convenient yet once you wind up to our drive you are on top of the world with spectacular views both day and night - we are a recognised Dark Skies Wales area for outstanding stargazing due to our lofty 1300ft height and un-light polluted sky. With over 60 acres to explore space and quite is guaranteed. Choose from secluded Idris the Shepherds hut with repurposed horsebox shower and woodfired outdoor bath, family glamping geo-domes Willow & Oak and Daisy bell tent each with covered camp kitchens or wild meadow camping plus a campervan spot. Our mission is to rewild the farm, manage the ancient woodland, support the abundant wildlife & finally protect its 5 acre peat-bog (peat bogs are as environmentally important as rain forests – peat holds more carbon than the combined forests of Britain, France and Germany!)
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£35
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Brynhaul Clover Field Camping and Shepherds Huts

15 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A rural idyll in the Preseli Hills with shepherd’s huts and spacious camping pitches, each with a private toilet
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£25
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Wild Wellingtons Glamping

3 units · Glamping4 acres · Llandysul, Wales
Eco-friendly glamping 10 minutes from the beaches of Cardigan Bay, with great facilities for parents and acres of wild space for kids
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£110
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The Three Spaniels' Shepherd Hut

1 unit · Glamping26 acres · Ceredigion, Mid Wales
A dog-friendly shepherd’s hut with a hot tub, set on a 26-acre Welsh farm 20 miles from Cardigan Bay
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Cefn Coed

19 units · Glamping75 acres · Penmaenpool, Wales
Cefn Coed is a historical Welsh farm property with origins dating back to the 17th Century. It is situated 4 miles from the picturesque market town of Dolgellau, in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, enjoying an idyllic setting in a sheltered valley of Ancient Oak Woodland where the magnificent Cader Idris rolls down into the Mawddach Estuary. Surrounded by it's own 75 acres of farmland and forests, Cefn Coed provides a rare degree of freedom and escape from the fast pace of modern society. Ideally located for exploring Snowdonia, miles of walking, cycling and riding paths are easily accessible, including the famous Mawddach Trail, allowing you to reconnect with nature and enjoy the sense of tranquility that comes with it.
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£65
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Coastal Glamping @Hillcroft Escapes

5 units · Glamping1 acre · Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A romantic shepherd's hut getaway for two on the Pembrokeshire coast within walking distance of Newgale Beach
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£59
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Dulais Valley Meadow

1 unit · Glamping14 acres · Carmarthenshire, South Wales
'Highland Hut' is a traditional sized Shepherds Hut which was lovingly built in 2021 by a Lincolnshire Huts to the highest standard. Appropriately named after of our own fold of Highland Cattle, the hut is set in its own wild flower meadow completely private and with a beautiful view over the Dulais Valley. It is an ideal hideaway for couples with its cosy insulated interior, double size bed with luxury wood fired hot tub and private fire pit with a supply of logs and even a few outdoor duvets for those late nights outside under the stars. A converted vintage horse trailer acts as the washroom with a walk in shower, compost toilet and washbasin. For families who wish to bring their own tent and pitch up in the meadow alongside the hut as additional accommodation there is an additional charge.
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£119
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Shepherd's Huts in Cardigan Bay guide

Overview

Wales’ largest bay straddles a huge swathe of the West Wales coast, rolling from North Pembrokeshire’s weather-beaten Strumble Head via Ceredigion north to the south of Snowdonia (Eyri) National Park, climaxing at the tip of the gorgeously green Llyn Peninsula and its AONB. It includes hidden coves, open sands, time-lost harbours, and one of Wales’ biggest, liveliest cultural centres, Aberystwyth. This is Europe’s best bottlenose dolphin-watching spot, and there are watersports to be found in Abersoch. Hiking is relentlessly fantastic, both on the Wales Coast Path and through the remote Cambrian Mountains ramparting the bay. The Llyn Peninsula and North Pembrokeshire’s smaller campsites make for particularly memorable pitching.

Where to go

North Pembrokeshire Coast

Heading southeast from Cardigan through North Pembrokeshire, Cardigan Bay culminates at storm-tossed Strumble Head, having wound through Newport and Fishguard. Along the way are striking sights like Dinas Head (a headland cut off from the mainland by a stream), vast sandy beaches like Newport Sands, and the ruined Abbey of St Dogmaels. Newport has several facility-rich campsites—otherwise, sleep out near Strumble Head in a yurt rental.

Ceredigion Coast

Ceredigion boasts the lion’s share of Cardigan Bay—a stretch running from Cardigan to Aberaeron and Aberystwyth up to the Dyfi Estuary. The area is plastered in campsites, with the New Quay area and the coast north of Aberystwyth offering especially good choices. Great hiking can be found along the Wales Coast Path, which takes campers via comely harbours like New Quay with its bottlenose dolphin-watching trips, an abundance of idyllic sandy coves, and rolling dunes around the Dyfi Estuary.

Southern Snowdonia Coast & Llyn Peninsula

Cardigan Bay’s northern portion is flanked by Snowdonia National Park, where the sandy, castle-studded seaboard jostles for position with the jagged mountain peaks and emerald-green valleys behind. The shores then swerve west for 30 miles out onto the lower-lying Llyn Peninsula AONB. Many of North Wales’ best beaches hem this coast, and among many excellent pitching places, the dune-rimmed coast around Morfa Harlech and Morfa Dyffryn stands out.

Cambrian Mountains

Bare yellow-green hills scored by narrow wooded valleys loom inland above Cardigan Bay. Although never surpassing 2,475 feet, these are mighty wild places that cross by Wales’ toughest long-distance trail, the Cambrian Way. This, Britain’s remotest land south of the Scottish Highlands, is most easily accessed from Aberystwyth to the northwest. There are scarcely any campsites in the middle, so places like Aberystwyth, Tregaron, and Lampeter on the western periphery are your best options for camping bases.

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