Set between sea and mountains, this Conwy coast campsite takes some beating in the location leagues
Many campsites boast 'views to die for', but few can lay claim to the scenic vistas enjoyed by visitors to Trwyn yr Wylfa. With mountains to one side and a seascape to the other, this Conwy coast campsite takes some beating in the location leagues.
Although in operation since the 1940s, Trwyn yr Wylfa was recently acquired by the folks behind Cefn Cae – another popular Hipcamp-approved spot in Snowdonia. Like Cefn Cae, the peaceful farm setting here plays host to just a scattering of pitches and the setup is refreshingly understated compared to some of the other more commercial holiday parks along the North Wales coast. This is very much a campers' campsite and the resulting clientele are a friendly mix of families, couples and walkers, with stag and hen parties or other large party groups not permitted. Despite its pleasing lack of flashy gimmicks (hardly required in a setting such as this), facilities are more than adequate with a washblock dispensing hot showers and separate ladies and gents facilities, a dishwashing area, chemical disposal point, recycling collection and a large, kid-friendly playing field for ball games. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also included in site fees.
Wherever you decide to pitch your tent (or avail of the pre-erected or fully-furnished bell varieties on offer here), uninterrupted views are promised. To the west – Anglesey, Puffin Island and the Menai Straits; to the east – Llandudno and The Great Orme limestone headland; to the south – the pony-pocked slopes of the Carneddau mountains; and on the very clearest of days, you might just spy the Isle of Man across the Irish Sea to the north. It comes as little surprise then that Trwyn yr Wylfa translates as 'watching point'.
But it isn't all about whiling away the hours transfixed by the scenery here. Being situated on the northern fringes of Snowdonia National Park, there's a wealth of walking routes to enjoy. The Synchnant Pass over Conwy Mountain or the coastal path can be picked up right from the site. Local amenities are also easily reachable with both beach and pubs a few minutes' stroll away.
Penmaenmawr, Conwy, Wales, United KingdomTraditional, ancestral territory of various First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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From the host
Trwyn yr Wylfa Campsite meaning Watching point when traslated is exactly what the name suggests!
Set on a beautiful farm surrounded with glorious sea view and mountains it is truly a peaceful place. Relax and watch the sailing boats along the sea or turn around and face the fabulous Welsh mountains with the sheep and the carneddau ponies roaming along the mountains.
The sand and pebble Penmaenmawr beach is just a 15-minute walk away. It's Blue Flag-approved and nicely landscaped, with terraces, flower borders and grassed areas. There's also a café and an outdoor paddling pool and play area for kids. For anglers, Graiglwyd Springs (01492 622338) trout fishery is about a mile down the road, while Penmaenmawr Golf Course (01492 623330) lies adjacent to the campsite if you fancy a few rounds. The cycle-and-walking-friendly North Wales Path can be accessed direct from the campsite. Take the stretch over the Synchant Pass and Conwy Mountain (Mynydd y Dref in Welsh) to the UNESCO-listed Conwy Castle & Walls (01492 592358).
Food and drink
The Beach Cafe (01492 623883) on Penmaenmawr beach does a decent fry-up with views over the Menai Strait to Angelsey. The Village Bistro (01492 622323) offers a range of light lunches and hearty main meals such as burgers, pasta dishes and steak. The Gladstone (01492 623231) is just 400 yards from the site. It serves wholesome pub grub, boasts a beautiful beer garden and comes CAMRA-approved for all ale aficionados. Also nearby, The Fairy Glen Hotel (01492 623107) is a cosy traditional Welsh country pub – the perfect spot for a post-trek pint on your way back over the Synchant Pass.