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Mynydd Mawr

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· Pwllheli, Gwynedd, Wales
6 acres hosted by Mynydd Mawr C.
38 motorhome/tent pitches
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Best all-round: 3rd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Best in North Wales: 1st place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
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Total peace and quiet at the very tip of the Llyn Peninsula

It almost seems as though Mynydd Mawr lies on the very edge of the known world, at the far western tip of the Llyn Peninsula. In glorious isolation, it’s sheltered from the prevailing winds, but has a stunning view out across to Bardsey Island.

Once upon a time, the island was an important pilgrimage destination and it was thought that a quick trip across the water to it could possibly save your soul. They obviously knew a thing or two back then, because in our busy world, a camping pilgrimage to Mynydd Mawr could very well do the same job.

This out-of-the-way place rarely gets crowded; the site is small, the rugged scenery is massive and there is an overwhelming feeling of being hugged by Mother Nature – now there’s a thought. One of the most noticeable things about this place is the silence or, possibly more accurately, the lack of noise. Of course you can hear the sea, the birds and the wind, but the lack of cars, aeroplanes, and boats, even, has the unusual effect of an obvious – but welcome – silence. Listening to the silence may seem like an odd thing to do, but you just can’t help yourself here.

If late-evening strolls are your thing, then Mynydd Mawr is the place to do it. The walk from the campsite to the westernmost extremity of the Llyn, to watch the sun plunge into the red western sky, is one of life’s finest privileges. Anyway, enough of this dreamy contemplation – there is a lengthy inventory of scenery out there awaiting campers’ inspection.

The Llyn Peninsula Coastal Path passes the site (it couldn’t really avoid it) and offers the opportunity to stride off along the edge of the world to Aberdaron in one direction or to Porth Oer in the other. Aberdaron has a café or two, a pub, a nice beach, a quaint little church and the chance to get on a boat to visit Bardsey Island. To call Aberdaron a resort would be ludicrous, but after the isolation of Mynydd Mawr, it feels almost like re-entry into the world. You can even buy an ice cream there and get free WiFi on the beach.

The walk to Porth Oer along the northern and western fringe is among a much bigger and wilder landscape, with 240-metre cliffs plunging into the restless waters, while Porth Oer, about four very rough miles away, is a soft, inviting place of golden sands.

The Llyn Peninsula isn’t the kind of place to go if you’re seeking bright lights and entertainment and Mynydd Mawr lies at the very bottom of this scenic cul-de-sac, so getting elsewhere will never be achieved quickly on the narrow, country roads.

Wherever you venture on the lovely Llyn, to return to Mynydd Mawr for that sunset stroll – and to listen again to that sound of silence – it’s a haunting experience.

Please call before booking if you would like an Electric Hook-up with your booking. 01758 760223 or 07989716149 We are an established family run site and a warm welcome is extended to all. Our site is situated in an area of outstanding natura lbeauty at the northwestern point of North Wales at the tip of the LlŷnPeninsula. Situated between two headlands overlooking Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island), a place of historic significance and the destination of pilgrimage over the centuries. Boat trips can be arranged to the island. A peaceful and spiritual experience. The picturesque village of Aberdaron is approx. 2 miles away with its shops, pubs, bakery and beautiful beach. A 5 minute drive, 30 minute walk by road, or for the adventurous a 2.5 hour walk along the All Wales Coastal Path - a must do! The Coastal Path passes through the adjoining headland. Other sandy beaches such as Porthor (Whistling Sands) and Porth Iago are also close by.Porthor can also be reached by the foot on the Coastal Path, a lovely walk. On-site facilities include a toilet / shower block, which comprises of lades, gents, disabled / family room. A washing-up area with a freezer for your ice packs. Electrical hook-ups (please check availability prior to booking). Water points scattered around the fields and there is a chemical disposable unit. Campfires are allowed, but must be in a container and off the ground. Well behaved dogs are most welcome, but must be kept on a lead. Our on-site café serves breakfasts, light lunches, ice creams, and a tasty selection of homemade cakes and refreshments. Should you require a relaxing break away from it all, then this is the site for you.
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194 Ratings · 171 reviews
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Phil H.doesn't recommend
May 5, 2024
Camping Pitch
Very hard to find site
No couldn't find site no one knew of it no were to park van to ask sea mist dropped and was very bad. So complete mess up found some were else to stop.
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Harry P.recommends
September 10, 2023
Camping Pitch
Fantastic spot. Unbelievable views and great facilities. Will be returning.
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Siwan H.
September 7, 2023
Camping Pitch
Okay for a weekend Camping spot.
The 50p coin required for a 3 minute shower is a bit outdated on campsites in my opinion so not many of us bothered. The site is run by a local farmer couple, really nice and very friendly. Good sized field - easy to camp far away from other people. On our final night a woman went mental and started screaming and arguing but they seemed to handle it okay. Overall a nice place.
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Siwan H.
September 7, 2023
Camping Pitch
Overall we had a nice weekend.
Overall we had a nice weekend. The field is quite hilly so was hard to cook etc on un-level ground and the toilet shower block is on the small side so we often had to que. There is absolutely zero phone signal here but personally I found it was nice to be off grid. The hosts were very friendly on arrival.
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Yahya C.recommends
September 6, 2023
Camping Pitch
A rare gem, Choughs,ravens and few
Unspoilt countryside which is a rare thing in UK. Whilst site is exposed it does offer a beautiful view of the sea and Bardsey Island from nearby vantage points. I loved hearing the Choughs nearby and watching then do their aerial acrobats. Facilities good. Due to isolated location always plenty of room. It blew a howler when we were there but in a good tent it just added to what I love about places like this.
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Roy D.recommends
September 2, 2023
Camping Pitch
Scenic Location
This is the second time I have camped on Mynydd Mawr's land. Host is very accomodating. The land is a few minutes walk from some fantastic views. Definitely one for people who love walking. Will definitely be going back!
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Pwllheli, Gwynedd, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Mynydd Mawr C.Joined in October 2013
From the host
We are an established family run site and a warm welcome is extended to all. Our site is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty at the northwestern point of North Wales at the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula. Situated between two headlands overlooking Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island), a place of historic significance and the destination of pilgrimage over the centuries. Boat trips can be arranged to the island. A peaceful and spiritual experience. The picturesque village of Aberdaron is approx. 2 miles away with its shops, pubs, bakery and beautiful beach. A 5 minute drive, 30 minute walk by road, or for the adventurous a 2.5 hour walk along the All Wales Coastal Path is a must do! The Coastal Path passes through the adjoining headland. Other sandy beaches such as Porthor (Whistling Sands) and Porth Iago are also close by. Porthor can also be reached by the foot on the Coastal Path, a lovely walk. On-site facilities include a toilet / shower block, which comprises of lades, gents, disabled / family room. A washing-up area with a freezer for your ice packs. Electrical hook-ups. Water points scattered around the fields and there is a chemical disposable unit. Please call before booking if you would like an Electric Hook-up with your booking. 01758 760223 or 07989716149 Campfires are allowed, but must be in a container and off the ground. Well behaved dogs are most welcome, but must be kept on a lead. Our on-site café serves breakfasts, light lunches, ice creams, and a tasty selection of homemade cakes and refreshments. Should you require a relaxing break away from it all, then this is the site for you.
Nearby attractions
Hop onto the scenic coastal path or wander up the surrounding heather-hewn slopes. A mile and half east, Aberdaron is a beautiful hamlet and the place to go for organised fishing trips, water sports or wildlife tours, while Whistling Sands beach is also nearby. Most boat trips, of course, head straight to Bardsey Island, a nature reserve, designated Site of Scientific Interest and the centrepiece of the campsite's magnificent views. Trefor is slightly further and has a quiet sandy beach – another place where boats can be launched.
Food and drink
The onsite cafe is something of a local legend – Carol's bacon butties are manna from heaven for early-rising campers. The Ship Inn (01758 760204), 2 miles away at Aberdaron, serves outstanding food in an intimate, wall-to-wall carpeted, front-room-style setting. Additionally, pubs, bars and eateries abound in Abersoch.
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