Riverside camping in Llŷn Peninsula AONB

If you want to camp on the very edge of Wales, there's no place finer than the Llŷn Peninsula; the craggy, remote, beach-dotted outcrop known as 'the arm of Snowdonia'.

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12 top river, stream, or creek campsites in Llŷn Peninsula AONB

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Henbant Permaculture Farm + Camp

12 units · Motorhomes, Tents80 acres · Caernarfon, Gwynedd, North Wales
A small, sustainable farm site with epic sea views, set in the foothills of Snowdonia.
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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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Tyn Y Ffridd Farm

10 units · Tents30 acres · Bangor, Wales
Located in the Snowdonia foothills a few minutes drive from historic city of Bangor, Tyn-y-Ffridd is collection of relaxed holiday cottages & camping pitches situated in 70 acres of private wood and farmland with uninterrupted views of the Snowdonia range. Tyn-y-Ffridd features rustic dairy barns each one converted to their own unique style, along with amenities such as the multi-use studio space perfect for retreats and group gatherings together with curious and quirky glamping pitches.
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Bwch Yn Uchaf

20 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Bala, Wales
Narrow-gauge steam railway station, countryside views, gorgeous riverside setting. What's not to love?!
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Smugglers Cove Boatyard

7 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Gwynedd, North Wales
Camping and rustic glamping in a working boatyard with an exceptional waterside location on the Dyfi estuary
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Ty Bugail Camping and Glamping

34 units · Tents5 acres · Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales
A campsite with its own petting zoo on Anglesey
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Panpwnton Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Knighton, England
Located on the edge of Knighton (right on the England-Wales border) Panpwnton Campsite has been open to visitors since 1963. Providing travellers with a peaceful place to stop on some of England and Wales’ most famous walking and cycling routes. Now managed by Will, Roxy and family, we would love to welcome you to Panpwnton Campsite and show you why we are proud to call this beautiful place our home. The campsite is on our working farm, where we keep a flock of 300 texel cross breeding ewes. We are very passionate about farming. Our aim is to produce lamb in a green and environmentally friendly way, striving to reduce our carbon footprint whilst working alongside nature. A family run farm campsite situated on the Offa’s Dyke footpath. Located in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we are ideally located for those who like to walk, cycle or just take in the peaceful countryside. With magical nights under the stars listening to the owls hooting in the oak woods. It’s the perfect place for your rural camping holiday! A ten minute walk into the market town of Knighton, with its iconic clock tower, friendly pubs and cafes, and the Offa’s Dyke Centre. The River Teme runs through the farm where you can dip your feet after a long day exploring, or freshen up in our modern facilities. The heart of wales train line also runs through the farm with the Station only half a mile walk away.
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Ysgubor Wen Eco Camping

9 units · Tents5 acres · Caernarfon, Gwynedd, North Wales
Camping for grown ups with views of Snowdonia and the sea
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Top Of The Woods Camping & Glamping

31 units · Glamping, Tents27 acres · Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Care-free Welsh camping with acres of space, excellent walks and a beautiful woodland on the doorstep
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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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Hideaway in the Hills

15 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Harlech, Gwynedd, North Wales
With a name like 'Hideaway in the Hills' expectations of Dinas campsite were high. Thankfully, they didn't disappoint. Accessed by a single lane road and nestled in a picturesque Snowdonian valley, you really do feel like you've stumbled upon a hidden gem. Small, quiet and family-friendly, Dinas Caravan Park is on mostly level ground and split between the stream-side lower field and the upper field, which is surrounded by tall oak trees. Each pitch comes complete with its very own picnic table. Campfires are, of course, what really add the cool to camping, and here they are enthusiastically encouraged. For just a couple of quid you can hire a metal fire box, then you're good to go. Firewood is helpfully brought round each evening and once those flames are flickering you can indulge in some scrumptious S'mores - toasted marshmallows with melted chocolate, sandwiched between two biscuits! Sit back and enjoy the sugar rush. Dinas is truly a place of peace, and as such the owners ask that noise is kept to a minimum between the hours of 11pm and 7.30am, with music being a no-no. All this adds to the tranquil vibe and helps everyone get a good night's kip. This truly is nature's playground – kids will be entertained for hours building dens in the forest, dams in the stream or playing on the swing. The campsite also has its very own lake where you can hire a Canadian canoe and take to the water, or bring a blow-up dingy or paddle-board and enjoy splashing around. If you like your camping a little more luxe, then Dinas also offers glamping. The pre-erected bell tent comes complete with double bed, duvet, pillows and... wait for it... your own wood heated hot tub! Somewhere in between this and a regular tent is the camping pod; you won't be sleeping under canvas as it's made of wood (and even has a carpet), but it's not too far removed from an authentic camping experience, and feels a bit like sleeping in a snug den. In truth you could quite happily spend your entire stay without venturing outside the boundary of the campsite, but then you would be missing out on some really special treats this area has to offer. The nearest beach is only four miles away and this section of coast boasts a plethora of unspoilt sandy stretches. Llandanwg beach is close by and has views across the peninsular and rock pools to explore. Shell Island (as the name suggests) is the place to head for some impressive additions to your crustacean collection. It also boasts some of the highest sand dunes in Wales to run up and roll down. Morfa Dyffyn beach is another fantastic stretch of sandy beach and if you prefer to do your sunbathing in the buff this is the place for you – walk half a mile along and you'll spot the sign which declares naturists are permitted to disrobe. Of course the best way to explore this area is on foot and the helpful folk at Dinas provide walking guides for leisurely strolls or more taxing rambles in the area. There's also a little hill called Snowdon that's not too far away, too.
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Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

28 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents22 acres · Crickhowell, Wales
Simple, eco-friendly camping with epic views at the foot of a famed Welsh mountain range
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Whether it's exploring pretty villages like Abersoch or surfing off dramatic beaches like Hell's Mouth, there's plenty of reasons this should be your next camping destination.

Riverside camping in Llŷn Peninsula AONB guide

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Camping and glamping on the Llŷn Peninsula

There are plenty of places to go camping and glamping on the Llŷn Peninsula - with sites to suit all tastes. The Hipcamp collection is carefully curated and leaves out the big holiday parks and caravan sites which help swell the population of popular spots in the summer high season. We focus instead on smaller, independent places. We've only selected campsites on this beach-lined peninsula that we would like to stay at ourselves, but that doesn't mean they are all the same; far from it. There are fancy glamping sites with fantastic facilities and top-notch accommodation which stretch the definition of camping to its upper-most limits. Then there are places where you can simply pitch a tent and enjoy getting back to basics. And what a place to do it? The Llŷn Peninsula is a beautiful part of Wales. Almost annexed by Snowdonia National Park, it's a narrow strip of land which reaches out in to the sea. This means, wherever you choose to stay here, you'll never be far from the beach and you'll never be far from mountains either. On the coast there are cliff-top campsites with beautiful view and places where pitches are within scampering distance of beautiful beaches. Inland, it's blissfully rural and the mix of farms and fishing means there's a great supply of local produce and a healthy range of places to eat and drink which make the most of it too. Good food, fantastic places to stay and the great outdoors - is there anything else you need from a holiday destination? A few ideas of things to do, perhaps? Look no further.

Things to do on the Llŷn Peninsula

The Llŷn Peninsula is perfect for campers who count wetsuits, surboards, swimming kit, walking boots or climbing gear among their must-pack items. It's a great destination for active campers - whether you are a solo camper, a couple, group of adults or a family. If you love the great outdoors, you'll love it here. You can go walking on the Llŷn Peninsula Coastal Path and, in summer, make use of the handy walker's bus service to ferry you from place to place. You can surf at Hell's Mouth beach or choose a more sheltered spot like Abersoch for kayaking or paddleboarding. There are mountains on the peninsula if you fancy a trek but, for higher peaks, take a trip inland to Snowdonia National Park where you'll find some of the best climbing in the UK along with Mount Snowdon itself. The peninsula is also a fantastic place for wildlife watching and a boat trip to wild Bardsey Island is recommended for anyone interested in seeing seals, dolphins and seabirds. There are also plenty of further opportunities for sightseeing with castles at Criccieth and Caernarfon and lots of the attractions of Snowdonia within day-tripping distance. Of course, you may simply want to relax on holiday and The Llŷn Peninsula is an equally good place to do that with beautiful beaches, frequently stunning sunsets and fantastic places to eat and drink - including what has been described as the world's best beach bar (The Ty Coch Inn, in case you want to pop in for a sundowner)!

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Whether you want to camp by the beach at Hells Mouth, Aberdaron or Porthor, explore the nooks of fishing villages like Abersoch or simply want to pitch up on the very edge of Wales, discover the best campsites on the Llŷn Peninsula here.

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