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Ty Newydd Farm Caravan & Camping Si…

· Pwllheli, Gwynedd, Wales
1 acre hosted by Ty Newydd F.
1 motorhome/tent pitch · 1 motorhome pitch
A prime location on the very tip of the beautiful Llyn Peninsula in North Wales

Separated from the Llŷn Peninsula by the rip and swirl of changing tides, Bardsey Island pokes from the sea like an inquisitive grey seal. Pilgrims gather to board boats in the fishing village of Aberdaron, setting out across the sea with wind-red faces spattered by the spray of glistening salt-water. The legendary 'island of 20,000 saints' has been a destination for the spiritual since the earliest Christian times – a place where many travellers hoped to die, blessed at 'the gate to paradise; between the world and heaven'. Back and forth they would go, making up their three trips that are apparently equivalent to one pilgrimage to Rome. Yet despite it’s ethereal beauty and quaint charm, the rugged isolation of Bardsey led most of its permanent inhabitants back to the mainland for a less laborious way of life. Today indeed, if you are looking for somewhere to kick back and forget the busy world of work, the cliff and cove-lined finger of the Llŷn Peninsula is still the place to go. With views across the sea to the holy island beyond and the tranquil surroundings of typical Welsh countryside, Ty-Newydd Farm Caravan and Camping Site is the perfect perch for visitors – an established outpost that blends seamlessly into the landscape.

Down the narrow country lanes, this charming 40-pitch campsite has all the facilities you need for a relaxing break on the coast. Divided into three fields by wooden fences and surrounded by shrubby hedges, the sheltered camping pitches are flat, grassy and well drained; an easy place to pop-up a tent or park your caravan. Over half of the pitches have electric hook-ups, while all boast ample space and a short walk to the sanitary block, recently extended to add baby-changing and disabled facilities, along with extra toilet and shower cubicles. The grey brick building has a mural painted on its front picturing the lush fields and prickly coastal heathland that surround the site itself, blissful open space to fly a kite or kick about a football.

Though there is a small but well-stocked café at the entrance to the site, passing through the gate and heading a mile and a half back along the peninsula takes you to the lime-washed fishing hamlet of Aberdaron. The Ship Hotel has an excellent array of ales and a restaurant serving fresh crab from the harbour, while 14th century Y Gegin Fawr, once the final meeting place for island-bound pilgrims, is now a simple café serving clotted cream teas on the raised terrace. The village is an excellent place to join the coastal footpath, hop aboard an organised fishing trip or enjoy water sports like kayaking, surfing and sailing. Aberdaron is also still the place to join a boat heading to the famous island. Though visitors can still see the ruins of a 13th century abbey, most now come to watch the staggering array of birds and seals that sunbathe on the rocks at low tide. Head to and fro a couple more times and you could even claim you’re a hardy pilgrim – though we can’t guarantee it’ll feel like you’ve been to Rome.

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8 Ratings · 21 reviews
Prospect E.recommends
May 8, 2024
Standard Grass Pitch
Great site with great facilities an
Great site with great facilities and awesome views
Andy W.recommends
April 7, 2024
Standard Grass Pitch (hook-up extra)
Can’t wait to come back in the sun
Great site, very friendly staff, great cafe and facilities. The shower was incredible, just make sure you bring 50p.
Sam M.recommends
September 11, 2023
Standard Grass Pitch
Beautiful surroundings
We enjoyed our few days, the surroundings were beautiful and the staff were friendly. The toilets and showers were clean but you need to either bring your 50 pence pieces with you or remember to get change before using the shower. The cafe was very convenient, at the site entrance, and the food was relatively inexpensive and plentiful.
Paul W.recommends
November 1, 2021
Standard Grass Pitch (hook-up extra)
My family and I have stayed here several times during the summer and the site is lovely - big enough to be spacious but small enough for your children to go off and play and never be too far away. There's a nice cafe and the toilets and showers are modern and clean. The site enjoys good views but is also pretty sheltered, being surrounded by hedges. The site is (almost) at the very tip of the Llyn peninsular and just has a very special quality about it. The skies are huge and crystal clear at night with the milky way clearly visible. The nearby Mynydd Mawr has enormous and majestic views stretching from the coast of Southern Ireland right down Cardigan bay, up to Angelsey with Snowdonia clearly visible. The weather has always been kind to us in the summer but later in the season things become really lively as those westerly gales blow in... really wonderful to be in the caravan with the wind rocking you and the rain clattering down! There are a few lovely beaches within a 15 minute drive (including the Whistling Sands) and the coastal path is a five minute walk away. Aberdaron is just down the road with a lovely bakery, great fish and chips, a couple of pubs, locally made ice cream and a nice wide sandy beach. There's also a decent convenience store. For a wider range of shops including an Asda, Lidl and almost everything else you could possibly need, Pwllheli is about half an hour away, with Abersoch about half that distance. The owners are really helpful and friendly and the site has a warm, friendly family atmosphere and it seems like the kind of place where people return year after year. There are plenty of lively (and even a little crowded) spots on the Llyn peninsular but if you want to get away from it all it's the ideal place!
James T.recommends
October 15, 2021
Standard Grass Pitch
Absolutely beautiful spot with views of the coast. Sky looked amazing at night with stars basically filling up the sky! Very quiet as well and cafe breakfast was lovely. Aberdaron is the closest town being less than 15 minute drive away which has a lovely pub for an evening meal, and a great place to go for a coastal walk. Shower was lovely, costs 20p for 2 minutes or there's another shower block (which we didn't use) which is 50p for 5 minutes.)
Bex M.recommends
September 9, 2021
Standard Grass Pitch (hook-up extra)
Great spot! Quiet and dark at night. We were treated to a stunning night sky with a clear view of the Milky Way, two nights running. There are several different fields, some quite small and secluded, with nice flat pitches. We didn't need our levellers for the campervans. The grass pitches are suitable for any style of unit - motorhomes, campervans, caravans or tents. The toilets, showers and washing up facilities are good. Showers take either 20p or 50p pieces (we liked the 20p ones best as they're big enough for two people). However, several of the showers were out of order when we were there. Fortunately it wasn't too busy as it was towards the end of the summer season, but I imagine this would be an issue when the site is full with families. The lady in charge is really kind and helpful. There are some good walking trails all around the headland, with fantastic views. The seaside towns of Aberdaron and Abersoch and some great beaches are a short drive (or a good hike) away. The only downside for us was no pub or beach in the immediate locale. But you can't have everything! We really enjoyed our stay!
Pwllheli, Gwynedd, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Ty Newydd F.Joined in June 2016
From the host
Ty-Newydd Farm Caravan and Camping Site is a sheltered, long established, licensed site which is situated near the National Trust headland on the very tip of the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales, where you can walk, go rock-fishing or observe the varied wildlife. The Aberdaron campsite is approximately 2 miles from Aberdaron village and overlooks Bardsey Island. Ty-Newydd has space for more than 40 tents and caravans with many pitches available with electric hook-up. There is ample space for children to play with safe open fields where you can fly a kite or have a game of football or cricket. Stargazing is also becoming increasingly popular with some of the best views of the clear night sky, and stars in Wales. We are set back from the North Wales coast by about 1 mile and its borders are surrounded by fences, so its safe to let your children explore throughout. We have embarked on an environmentally sympathetic landscaping project to enhance the site. Last year we expanded our toilet/shower block to improve the facilities further with more showers and baby changing rooms. We’ve also added disabled friendly facilities. We accept debit cards to make it even easier to book your holiday. We can provide Wi-Fi access in the reception area of the campsite. There is a small charge for this. From time to time we have discount offers available.
Nearby attractions

Out on such an extremity most things lie a little way back inland. However, the location is a paradise for lovers of nature and the outdoors. Walkers can trek along 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, most of which head straight to Bardsey Island, a nature reserve and a designated Site of Scientific Interest. Trefor is slightly further and has a quiet sandy beach – another place where boats can be launched.

Food and drink

There is a well-stocked café onsite which provides breakfast, snacks and hot meals throughout the day. In Aberdaron, The Ship Hotel (01758 760204) Serves excellent food and ales, along with Gwesty Ty Newydd Hotel (01758 760207), another cosy eatery. Y Gegin Fawr (01758 760359) is the place to go for cream teas and a pleasant cafe atmosphere, once a communal kitchen where 13th century pilgrims could claim a meal on their way to Bardsey Island.

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