Pitches and bell tents overlooking the Llŷn Peninsula's spectacular Porth Neigwl
On arrival at Treheli Farm’s clifftop campsite on the Llŷn Peninsula, you’ll be wowed by sea views, welcomed by host Mark – and then read the rules. But don’t worry it won’t take long as there are only two to remember: no music and no scorching the grass. Abide by those and everyone has a good time. Before you know it you’ll be listening to birdsong, the sound of waves, and the crackle of a campfire; one that’s safely contained in an off ground fire pit, of course.
Treheli Farm has been welcoming campers for relaxed camping above the sand and surf of Porth Neigwl (Hell’s Mouth, in English) for more than 40 years. In that time the owners have changed but the ethos hasn’t; it’s always been a laid-back kind of place. You can pitch where you please, park alongside, and you can bring your dog at no extra charge. This is a beach campsite where the biggest concern of each day is whether conditions are right for surfing or swimming.
For either, it’s a five-minute scramble down to the beach on an ever-changing coastal footpath. It can be slippery in rain so, if you want to use it, come prepared. For most people it’s hardly a hurdle and the benefit is that this end of the beach is quiet. At the other, some four miles away, a road and a car park can mean hundreds of people vying for a spot on the sand.
Back at the quiet sea-view campsite, things have been upgraded over a few years to provide hot showers, flushing loos, open-air washing-up sinks, and even a coffee shop. But overall it’s still a relatively simple site that will suit campers who like getting back to basics. All pitches are off grid and the site’s eight bell tents are let unfurnished. Those who will like it here wouldn’t want it any other way. As far as we’re concerned, when the moonlight is twinkling off the sea and the waves are shushing our troubles away, the fewer distractions the better.
Aberdaron, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Edward H.Joined in January 2023
9 Ratings · 2 reviews
September 18, 2023
Tent or Campervan Pitch
Staff are so friendly and helpful. Beautiful views
September 5, 2023
Tent or Campervan Pitch
Cliff top camping & views for days
Our second stay at Treheli farm and what a beautiful stay we had. We were very lucky with the weather and had the most perfect conditions with beautiful views over the Porth Neigwl beach. Camped right on the cliff edge (a safe distance back of course) our pitch felt like we had the views all to ourselves even though we had people camping either side of us. The numbers are limited so it feels very spacious around the camping field and the facilities are always super clean. Having access to the beach (although not the most accessible route) was fantastic for me and the dog (year round dog friendly beach) and we loved having a campfire in the evenings watching the sunset, listening to the waves. Always recommend this site - absolutely perfect if you want views with ‘no frills’.
From the host
Situated on the corner of Hells Mouth, with unrivalled views across the bay - Treheli offers an escape from reality, to a glorious tranquil calm.
Tent campers, couples and families wanting a stunning view, access to the beach, and a private setting. Furry friends welcome too, but must be kept on a lead.
Treheli Farm overlooks Porth Neigwl (Hell’s Mouth) with a public footpath leading straight down to it in a steep (and sometimes slippery) scramble. The beach is four miles long with some of the best surf in Europe when there’s a southwesterly wind and calm conditions, perfect for paddleboarding, when the wind comes from the north. There’s access at the other end from Llanengan (15 minutes’ drive) where you can park a car for a flat walk to the beach. For beaches with more facilities nearby, head 15-minutes to Aberdaron or Abersoch. Or for a quieter spot, try one of the quiet coves at this end of the peninsula: Porth Oer is the most popular and easiest to get at, while Porth Lago and Traeth Penllech rarely get busy (all about seven miles from site). Should you tire of the beach head just along the road to Try Plas yn Rhiw, a splendid little manor house with a fine ornamental garden now managed by the National Trust.
Food and drink
The Sun Inn at Llanengan, four miles away, is a good, traditional pub with a decent restaurant, or at the other end of the spectrum, the Fresh Cafe Bar and Grill in Abersoch (six miles) is a lively place with a reasonable selection of good-value dishes, plus a cocktail menu. There are plenty of restaurants on the High Street in Abersoch but ask Mark and he’ll send you five miles in the other direction to Aberdaron which meets with local approval for its fish and chips and two good places to eat: Ty Newydd restaurant and The Ship. The town is also the closest place for supplies which you can pick up from a well-stocked Spar and the Becws Islyn Bakery. For supermarket supplies the closest place is Pwlhelli, just over 10 miles away. It’s worth stopping there on your way to the campsite to avoid the 45-minute round trip.