Caravan campsites in Snowdonia National Park with electricity hookup and water hookup

Coast and mountain combine in this park, home to castles, craggy peaks, and lakeside campsites.

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6 top caravan sites in Snowdonia National Park with electricity hookup and water hookup

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68 Degrees West

10 units · Glamping, Motorhomes1 acre · Cradoc, Wales
Pod glamping and family camping on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, with a handy location near Brecon town and sunrises you'll never forget.
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Greystones Nawab Camping

17 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Monyash, England
Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway near to Buxton in the Peak District. Enjoy the beautiful countryside, which is well known for great walks, cycling and which is full of pretty little English villages to visit. There is a local pub a stone's throw away, and a donkey sanctuary next door. There are also many more pubs in the area serving delicious meals. Historic towns such as Bakewell, Matlock, and Tideswell are also close by.
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Spring Field Dark Skies Campsite

22 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Shrewsbury, England
2024 opening May 1st. Book early...... Certified secluded campsite, blessed with amazing views over the surrounding Shropshire Hills AONB. Watch Red Kites, Buzzards and Kestrels soaring overhead and Sparrow Hawks flashing by. The Owls are very active here at night. We are in a "Dark Skies" area so star watching is a must. Dont miss the Bluebell woodland walk adjacent to the site. Best in late March - April We are an "Eco Friendly Site" and generate our electricity from Solar PV. Our 180ft deep aquifer spring water supplies all our water. All site waste is certified "Zero to Landfill". Waste Water passes through a living reed-bed filter complex so we don't pollute ground water or local environment. The grass you camp on is cut with lawn mowers running on Green HVO fuel generates 90% less Co2 and 30% less Nox2 pollution and is a fully renewable resource. The fields are open plan pitches and you can generally choose your preferred spot. Families and children very welcome. Some pitches may need levelling chocks! Two dogs max per booked pitch please. NEW NEW March 24! Bookable All Weather Hard Standing areas with easy access. Flushing clean toilet pods and sinks with hot water but no showers yet. (were working on it) Large washing sinks. Disposal for Elsan chemicals and Grey water. Drive on service Aire for Motorhomes. Fresh water and many Solar Generated Eco 6A and 16A points around the field. FREE WiFi and high speed broadband over the site. The entire site may be booked for private parties end events (even when closed in winter) The fields are surrounded by other farms with livestock so your dog MUST be on a short lead at all times please. Small Touring Caravans up to 6mtrs accepted. Must be towed by 4x4 vehicle.
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Tranquil Tŷ Cochyn Caravan/Campsite

28 units · Motorhomes9 acres · Llanfaethlu, Wales
Tŷ Cochyn Caravan and Campsite is a 28 pitch Adult Only touring caravan, campervan and motorhome site set in North West Anglesey with stunning panoramic views across to Ireland - sit and watch the ferries and cruise liners come in and out of Holyhead, with Mynydd Twr (Holyhead Mountain) as the backdrop. Anglesey is well known for its big skies which are ideal for stargazing and who knows, you could see the Aurora Borealis! Pitches are a minimum of 80 sq. m. with Electrical Hook Up and water connection on each pitch. Chemical waste points are available. A brand new shower block awaits as well with private changing area, showers, toilets and basins. All of this in a tranquil setting full of wildlife. Dogs are welcome on leads on the site, or free to run off lead in the safety of the dog field. Take a stroll around the site to admire the views and connect with nature. Porth Swtan (Church Bay) beach is not far away which has plenty of facilities, Bay Bites which is open to non-residents, Wavecrest Café and the famous Lobster Pot restaurant. Main supermarkets are readily accessible in Holyhead. You are also a stone's throw from the Anglesey Coastal Path, which connects you to over 130 miles of the island's coastline. Tŷ Cochyn Caravan and Campsite also offers seasonal pitches and the option of over winter storage.
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Covert Farm Camping

35 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A small and peaceful wildlife haven, 10 minutes' drive from the beach
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Marros Mountain Camping

13 units · Motorhomes, Tents120 acres · Pendine, Wales
Set in the heart of rural Wales, Marros Mountain is surrounded by 140 acres of beautiful farmland as far as the eye can see, with fields, woodland, and the sea all within eyeshot. There’s plenty of opportunities to explore, with Marros Sands, Pendine, Telpyn Point and Amroth all in the surrounding area, including the start of the world famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path. There’s also a path through the nearby woodland and farmland for you to explore, with streams, ponds, and plenty of wildlife. As the site is part of a working farm, you may also get the chance to spot a few highland cattle, as well as chickens and sheep! And if you fancy leaving the tranquility for a bit more hustle and bustle, you can catch a bus from just outside our entrance to Saundersfoot and Tenby, two of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK.
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Caravan campsites in Snowdonia National Park with electricity hookup and water hookup guide

Overview

Made up of nine separate mountain ranges (including Wales’ highest peak, Mount Snowdon), magical waterfalls, the Llŷn Peninsula, and miles of public footpaths—Snowdonia National Park is a must for walkers of all abilities. Dominating North Wales as one of Britain’s largest national parks, the landscape is made up of more than 800 square miles of both scree-strewn mountain peaks and a coastline of sandy beaches that run just 10 miles from Snowdon. The sprawling national park has no shortage of outdoor appeal, from whitewater rafting and horseback riding to nudist beaches and the mountain bike trails at Coed-Y-Brenin Forest Park, as well as campsites galore. Camping in Snowdonia provides the genuine outdoor experience, and while the weather is predictably unpredictable, we can still guarantee both campers and glampers are well-catered for in the campsites of Snowdonia.

Family Camping in Snowdonia National Park

Choosing an adventurous location like Snowdonia can work as well for families with tiny tots as it can for parents of teenagers. Many campsites are set up with baby-changing facilities and some larger sites may have kids’ play equipment, but it’s likely that the great outdoors itself will provide enough entertainment. There are streams to dip in, trees to climb, and trains to wave at—and days out are easy too, with lots of fun spots to visit, from the seaside to the mountains. And some of those mountains, Snowdon among them, are accessible enough for teenagers and hardy kids to conquer. Families with four-legged friends can come too—Snowdonia has plenty of dog-friendly campsites and nearly all Welsh beaches allow dogs. Whether you are looking to go glamping or camping in Snowdonia, you’ll find places that are perfect for the whole family.

Top 10 Things to Do in Snowdonia

No matter how idyllic your Snowdonia campsite is, you’ll want to get out and explore some of the amazing spots outside your tent flap.

1. Climb Snowdon

Six paths run up Wales’ highest mountain, each offering a round-trip of about eight miles and an average of six hours. Many campers make their way up the 1,085-metre peak to enjoy the spectacular views and a sense of achievement. If you’re fit and able, it’s well worth the walk—but if a climb doesn’t sound like your idea of a holiday, you can always take the train instead.

2. Explore the national park

There’s much more to Snowdonia National Park than its most famous mountain. There are, in fact, 15 other peaks, all of which will be a little less busy. With 823 square miles of protected landscape, the park offers almost endless opportunities for walking, hiking, mountain biking, and climbing—plus streams, waterfalls, and lakes to meander along.

3. Take a train

Wales is criss-crossed with heritage railways, some built to serve mines, and others constructed for tourists. All offer a great way to relax and enjoy the scenery, as well as get a taste of life in times gone by. How about a ride through 40 miles of countryside on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway? Or, if you’re not keen on trekking up Snowdon, ride the Snowdonia Mountain Railway from Llanberis to the summit.

4. Go to the beach

Snowdonia National Park claims some 25 miles of coastline, but spread your wings a little further and you’ll find 200 miles of waterfront, much of it great for walking, watersports, and paddling. If you’re not camping near the beach in Snowdonia, it’s still worth taking a day trip out to the water. Head to Barmouth for seaside fun, to the waves at Tywyn for surfing, or to the Traeth Lafan Nature Reserve for a bit of quiet birdwatching.

5. Visit a mine

The slate mining industry shaped North Wales, as slate has provided tiles for houses, created a number of jobs, and left scars across the landscape. See what life was like for miners at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns at Blanneau Ffestinniog, where travellers can go far underground. Alternatively, you can also head underground to learn about the smaller copper mining industry with a visit to the Sygun Copper Mine in the heart of Snowdonia.

6. Ride a zipline

Dare yourself to ride the fastest zipline in the world—or perhaps the longest in Europe—at Zip World. Opened in 2013, this adrenaline-fuelled activity centre has quickly made Wales the ziplining capital of the UK. When else can you “fly” (or more accurately, zip) headfirst at 100mph over a former slate mine and come out unscathed? Where else might you get the chance to bounce around on a trampoline that’s suspended way above the floor of a subterranean slate cavern?

7. Explore a castle

It’s always good to have wet weather ideas tucked up your sleeves on a Wales camping holiday, and a castle visit does just the trick. Within Snowdonia National Park, check out the 13th-century Dolwyddelan Castle, built by Prince Llywelyn Fawr and worth the trip for the views alone. A little further afield on the banks of the River Conwy is the better-known Conwy Castle, while further west is the imposing Caernarfon Castle.

8. Go surfing

The Snowdonia beaches mean there’s plenty of spots to surf Atlantic waves. Try Tywyn beach, with its five miles of golden sands, or if you’re a beginner, how about some lessons at the world’s first inland surf lagoon? Surf Snowdonia is a man-made, artificial wave pool (on a big scale) where you can have lessons in the art of surfing in a place where the waves can be predicted.

9. Discover a waterfall

Wales certainly has a lot of water, which means it’s likely you’ll come across a few waterfalls. Some are so enchanting, however, that you might want to make a special trip. Swallow Falls on the River Llugwy is highlighted as one of the most romantic falls in the country, as is Dogloch Falls, which can be reached via a lovely 4-km woodland walk. In the southern part of the national park, there’s also Rhaeadr Ddu, which can be visited on a walking route promoted by the National Trust.

10. Tuck in to Welsh produce

With so much coast and country, it’s no surprise that North Wales has some amazing food on offer. Tuck in to a hearty cawl (soup or broth) made with Welsh lamb at a country pub; try some laverbread (seaweed) or shellfish from the coast; or pick up a Welsh cake and piece of bara brith (fruit loaf) as a tea-time treat.

Where to go

Snowdon

There’s something truly special about watching the setting sun cast shadows across mountains, with their peaks retreating to become inky blue silhouettes against a starry sky. In our opinion there’s no better way to witness such natural drama than from the comfort of a perch by a campsite’s campfire. And what about waking up and unzipping the tent to views of towering peaks and crags? If you’re in the area to reach the summit of Wales’ highest mountain, bear in mind which of the routes up the mountain you intend to tackle, then choose a Snowdon campsite nearby. If you can forget about the car and set out on walks from the place where you’ve pitched your tent, even better. Snowdon campsites are all about stunning backdrops.

North Wales Coast

Snowdonia National Park includes 23 miles of coast, but with the Llŷn Peninsula (sometimes called “Snowdon’s Arm”) and the northwest corner of Wales included, the region touts an impressive 200 miles of shoreline. From seaside resorts and towns to quiet nature-rich sites, there’s a bit of beach for everyone, plus plenty of beachside campsites to choose from. Put up your own trusted tent, choose a glamping yurt, or hire a bell tent near the beach in this part of North Wales, and you’ll find that there’s nothing quite like waking up to the sound of waves lapping the beach. For the best of both worlds, find a seaview pitch that’s still within easy reach of the mountains.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. The July and August school holidays are peak time at family-friendly campsites in Snowdonia National Park. Book at least a couple months in advance to secure your spot for camping, glamping, or a caravan hire.
  2. Tent pitches without electric hookups are often offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and popular sites can fill up fast. This is especially true around popular walking routes and the base of Mount Snowdon.
  3. Seasonal campgrounds and caravan sites tend to offer pitches and hookups between the months of March and October.

When to go

Snowdonia and the North Wales Coast

Summer is both the most popular and warmest time to stop by Snowdonia and its sandy beaches, with lots of seasonal activities springing up between May and September—especially watersports. Fair weather walkers are well-suited from spring through autumn, so visit in May or September for a quieter but pleasant experience. Skip winter entirely, unless you have the relevant experience and gear for such inclement climbing, hiking, and camping conditions. Many Snowdonia camping sites are open year-round though.

Know before you go

  • Although wild camping is not permitted in Snowdonia National Park, the official park website has a guide to wild camping legally, safely, and responsibly.
  • Many campsites in the rural reaches of Snowdonia National Park don’t have wifi access.
  • Be sure to check the latest Met Office weather warnings before scaling Snowdonia’s peaks. Every year, unprepared hikers get caught out and have to be helped by volunteer mountain rescue services.
  • Snowdon Sherpa buses are a great way to get around the park without a car. They’re ideal for visitors who don’t want to walk circular routes.
  • Snowdonia has been attracting adventurers for decades—it was even a training ground for Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary before their Everest success in 1953.
  • The towns of Dolgellau and Betws-y-Coed are great spots to stop in for supplies and a stroll.

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