Riverside caravan parks in Criccieth

Castle-crested Criccieth is graced by beaches, mountain scenery, and a number of campsites.

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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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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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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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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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Gwersyllt Rhos y Gallt Campsite

10 units · Tents12 acres · Powys, Mid Wales
Guests to Rhos y Gallt describe the campsite as a little gem of a site - small, quite and tranquil with wonderful sunsets. The site can accommodate up to 5 caravans and 10 tents situated ​on a level 2 acre site within the beautiful rolling hills of Montgomeryshire in Mid Wales. There are hard standing pitches with electric hook-up as well as grass pitches with and without electric hook-up. There is also a field bordering a river which is used for wild camping - but you'll have to share it with the sheep! The toilet block has a family wet room with shower, toilet, wash hand basin and baby changing unit, a separate toilet, shower and kitchen area with freezer. The site borders a river meadow where visitors can wonder down and take a walk down with the river bank, relax by the water edge, throw a few skimmers, do a spot of fishing or even go wild water swimming (at your own risk!). ​Well behaved dogs are welcome (maximum 2 per unit). ​We were delighted to receive a nomination for The Camping and Caravanning Club Best Hideaway Site in 2021 and grateful to our wonderful guests for the nomination. ​
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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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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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Dolwen Riverside Camping

8 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Denbigh, Wales
Peaceful, riverside camping in North Wales
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Aber Camping Sunnyside

1 unit · Motorhome, Tent5 acres · Aberystwyth, Wales
Peaceful adult only, no dogs site set in the stunning Melindwr Valley near Aberystwyth. With adventurous walks and tranquil nature trails. A Red Kite nature sanctuary with a rescue centre nearby the birds circle overhead daily. Sheep and wildlife adorn the fields and hills and wonderful sunsets finish the day around the camp fire. The ideal location to relax and unwind.
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Wild conTENTment

10 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Shropshire, West Midlands
Wild-ish but family-friendly camping and glamping on a canalside farm on the English-Welsh border
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Pytingwyn Woods

6 units · Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Brecon, Powys, Mid Wales
Almost-wild camping on the banks of the River Honddu, edging the Brecon Beacons
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Glynmarch Farm Camping

15 units · Motorhomes, Tents15 acres · Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, South Wales
A quiet, relaxed, riverside campsite with acres of Carmarthenshire countryside to explore
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Riverside caravan parks in Criccieth guide

Overview

Criccieth is one of the Llyn Peninsula’s most charming little communities, a small seaside town wrapped by sand-and-pebble beaches and crested by one of the finest native Welsh-built castles. Dreamy beaches spread out on either side of town, including the vast expanses of Black Rock Sands to the east and those at Llanbedrog and the watersports mecca of Abersoch to the west. Wild mountain scenery is close, too, with the western flank of Snowdonia National Park to the north. Criccieth also perches on one of the most caravan- and campsite-rich parts of the Llyn, with a spate of camping options along Black Rock Sands.

Where to go

Llyn Peninsula

The Llyn Peninsula and its AONB extend tantalisingly west beyond Criccieth—a tranquil green protuberance extending some 30 miles into the sea. Many of North Wales’ best beaches hem the coast, and there is good surfing at Abersoch and Porth Neigwl. The long-distance Wales Coast Path skirts the shore, too, offering beautiful walks. Among the excellent pitching places scattered across the Llyn, the coast between Criccieth and Porthmadog, as well as the peninsula’s southwestern tip, stand out for their array of campsites.

Morfa Harlech & Morfa Dyffryn

Some top-drawer shoreline awaits around Harlech, 14 miles southeast of Criccieth. It’s headlined by Morfa Harlech NNR’s tremendous, wildlife-rich dune systems and by Morfa Dyffryn’s vast sands, with a skyline featuring Snowdonia’s summits and the Llyn Peninsula’s sandy coast. Try tenting up north of Morfa Dyffryn for a prime spot.

Cwm Pennant & Moel Hebog

The rocky reaches of the 2,569-foot Moel Hebog are the closest part of Snowdonia National Park to Criccieth, rising above Cwm Pennant, five miles northeast. From the top, gorgeous views spill over the mountains and the Llyn Peninsula, and Moel yr Ogof’s intriguing cave awaits, where Welsh freedom fighter Owain Glyndŵr once hid. Excellent hikes begin in Cwm Pennant, perhaps Snowdonia’s loveliest valley, and head onto the peaks, while area riverside campsites are especially idyllic.

When to go

The main season in Criccieth runs from April to September. July is warmest, while July and August see the most visitors. If you’re here for hiking, April and May can be best, as this is before summer crowds arrive. Meanwhile, the surfing season runs from November through April. The Criccieth Festival, a long-established extravaganza of music, dance, and lectures, takes place each June as the liveliest time in Criccieth itself.

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