Lakeside caravan campsites near Barmouth

Beachside views and mountainous backdrops combine in Barmouth, an ideal base for exploring wider North Wales.

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8 top lakeside caravan sites near Barmouth

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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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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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Eden's Nook

5 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Welshpool, Wales
The most welcoming camping park in the heart of the Welsh Countryside. Forest View is situated 9 miles from the Town of Llanfyllin and 3 miles from Lake Vyrnwy. We are nestled next to the Dyfnant Forest and offer superb views and access to the Welsh countryside Eden's Kitchen Serves Breakfast 8am to 11am
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Caerau Campsite

35 units · Motorhomes, Tents25 acres · Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales
A back-to-nature campsite close to the beaches of Anglesey’s north shore
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The Hawarden Farm Shop Campsite

24 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · Flintshire, North Wales
Camping next to an award-winning farm shop on the historic Hawarden Estate in North Wales
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Cilrath Wood Camping

15 units · Tents10 acres · Narberth, Wales
Off-grid eco camping with campfires in a patch of Pembrokeshire that time forgot
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Llwyngwair Manor Holiday Park

9 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Riverside camping and bell tents at this well-run spot that's ideally located for exploring Pembrokeshire.
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Rhydfach Valley Camping

1 unit · Motorhome, Tent7 acres · Pembrokeshire, Wales
An exclusive-hire campsite with its own wild swimming pond in Pembrokeshire
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Lakeside caravan campsites near Barmouth guide

Overview

Situated within the bounds of both Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia National Park, Barmouth in Gwynedd blends the best of both worlds and serves as an excellent base from which to explore the wider region. Enjoy biking trails in the nearby Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park, hillwalking amongst the mountains, and glacial lakes further north, then take advantage of sandy beaches like Traeth Abermaw (Welsh for Abermaw Beach), scenic paths like the Mawddach Trail, and seaside towns like Harlech, Tywyn, and Llanaber. Campers can also take their pick from dozens of sea view campgrounds, hard standing caravan parks, and converted glamping huts.

Where to go

Llŷn Peninsula

There are few better places to visit in West Wales if you enjoy surfing, sailing, or birdwatching than the strikingly beautiful Llŷn Peninsula, which is home to Abersoch, Pwllheli, Bardsey Island, and Aberdaron. Explore the coastal footpaths on foot or by bike, take to the water, or visit a pub which is quite literally on the beach before laying your head at a sea view campgrounds with electric hook-ups, caravan park, or glamping site.

Shropshire Hills AONB

Make your way across Mid Wales and across the border to the rural Shropshire Hills. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this region is characterised by working farms, rolling pastureland, and ancient woodland perfect for walking, biking, horseback riding, and camping. In fact, you can pitch your tent at back-to-basics camping parks, caravan sites, or glamping sites with sweeping English views. Canoeing and climbing are also on offer here.

Isle of Anglesey

Glamping sites, family-run campgrounds, and caravan parks are dotted around the Isle of Anglesey, a remote, majority Welsh-speaking region off the northwest Wales coast. Take to the water with sea kayaking, swimming, and coasteering; do a loop of the Anglesey Coast Path, visit Beaumaris Castle of Holyhead; and enjoy the many Blue Flag beaches in the area which is just an hour and a half north of Barmouth.

When to go

Beachy Barmouth enjoys peak season and the best weather—like much of Wales—between June and September, when watersports, camping, and fair-weather walking are all popular pursuits. Summer also welcomes kite festivals, the Three Peaks Yacht Race, and the Hurly Burly 10K Swim, but Barmouth in the spring is perfectly pleasant, as are the nearby wildflower blooms, while autumn is quieter and good for caravanning. Skip winter, when it’s usually cold and unpleasant on the coast.

Know before you go

  • Although there are one or two independent camping supply stores (and a Regatta outlet) in Barmouth, you’d be best to stock up on the essentials in nearby Aberystwyth or even Porthmadog.
  • Barmouth is situated on the scenic Cambrian Coast Line, which runs between Pwllheli on the Llŷn Peninsula and Machynlleth in the southern extremes of Snowdonia National Park.
  • Buses run to Barmouth from Wrexham, but connections might need to be made in Dolgellau if you’re arriving from other areas.
  • Ferries run from Barmouth to Penrhyn Point, from which you can hop on the Fairbourne Railway to nearby Fairbourne.

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