Mountain campsites near Colwyn Bay

Attracting beachgoers since the Victorian era, Colwyn Bay draws with sandy beaches and watersports.

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12 top mountainous campsites near Colwyn Bay

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Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse

28 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Dolgellau, Gwynedd, North Wales
Campfires, mountain views and ample grassy space in the heart of Snowdonia National Park
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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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£10
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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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£15
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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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£22
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Bryn Ifan Camping

9 units · Tents35 acres · Caernarfon, Gwynedd, North Wales
A back-to-basics campsite with views of mountains and sea on the Llŷn Peninsula
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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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The Cabins Conwy

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Conwy, North Wales
Eco-friendly cabins in a wild, riverside setting, with views of the Carneddau Mountains
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£115
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2 Luxury Hapus Yurts & Barn Kitchen

1 unit · Glamping20 acres · Abergele, Wales
A tranquil hideaway full of love, unique quirkiness and peace. Tucked away in the ancient woodland of the Conwy valley you will find Hapus Yurt. A peaceful glamping site, that includes two yurts, a converted barn, a cabin and wonderful grounds. Staying here you will feel a real sense of Welsh wilderness this remote location is only a short drive away from Snowdonia, the coast, historic towns, urban life and local castles. All year round Hapus Yurt is the perfect place to stay and relax with friends and loved ones, from summer days spent by the seaside followed by evenings in the garden under the stars, to mountain walks and winter evenings cozying up by the wood burning stoves in the yurt, Hapus Yurt is an unforgettable home from home. Come and visit our happy place in an ancient, undisturbed valley full of woodland and goodwill.
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£355
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Celtic Woodland Holidays

13 units · Glamping, Tents7 acres · Powys, Mid Wales
An idyllic, wooded, Wye Valley escape, offering glamping pods, a treehouse and traditional woodland camping on levelled pitches
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Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping

153 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · North Yorkshire, England
Family camping and glamping on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and a stone's throw from famous Bolton Abbey
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Woody's Glamping

3 units · Glamping4 acres · England
Year-round dog-friendly glamping with lovely hosts and hot tubs in North Wales
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Mountain campsites near Colwyn Bay guide

Overview

On the North Wales coast, Colwyn Bay boasts a fabulous beach for watersports that extends in a near-unbroken sandy band 20-odd miles east to the Dee Estuary. The snazzy Porth Eirias development adds a deft modern touch to the waterfront’s old-school seaside fun, while vestiges of the original Victorian resort also remain in town. Countryside also beckons nearby at Great Orme headland, above Llandudno and within the northern reaches of Snowdonia (Eyri) National Park. The best campsites are west of Colwyn Bay, at the base of the Creuddyn Peninsula upon which Llandudno sits.

Where to go

North Wales Coast

Beginning around Colwyn Bay, a long stretch of sandy beach spreads east some 20 miles through fellow resort Rhyl to the Dee Estuary. Most campers come here to sample the seaside—it’s an easily accessible coast, connected via railway, with plentiful diversions from promenades to funfairs. Caravan and camping sites can be found everywhere: Colwyn Bay and Rhyl have the most choice. Hiking-wise, the Wales Coast Path passes through while Prestatyn is the trailhead for Offa’s Dyke Path.

Great Orme Headland & Llandudno Area

Llandudno is affectionately considered Colwyn Bay’s “rival” resort, situated six miles northwest of town, but exploring the bulbous peninsula on which it lies provides interesting contrasts with Colwyn Bay. Great Orme, the headland and country park above Llandudno, has some surprisingly wild scenery, and you can extend the walking or cycling along the edge of Conwy Sands and the wooded inland hills. The area’s nicest campsites are at the peninsula base, west of Colwyn Bay.

Northern Snowdonia

Beyond the beaches, Colwyn Bay can also wow nature lovers with mountain scenery. The northern reaches of Snowdonia (Eyri) National Park lie beyond Conwy, five miles southwest of Colwyn Bay. Constituting all the uplands north of the Betws-y-Coed-Bethesda A5 road, Northern Snowdonia’s biggest features are the peaks of the Carneddau range, propped up by Wales’ largest extent of 2,500-foot ground—and a hillwalkers’ delight. Camp along the upland’s eastern edge, south from Conwy at villages like Caerhun.

When to go

Water babies should know that the best time to hit the beaches hereabouts is June through September, and each month has its merits. The hottest average daily temperatures come in July and August, when the school holiday season also contributes to sites being busier. June has weather that’s almost as warm but without the crowds, while August and September bring the warmest seawater temperatures. And spoiler alert: campers should steel themselves for cool, wet weather even during summer’s zenith.

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