Camping pitches and bell tents on Anglesey Island with views across the Menai Strait to the mountains of Snowdonia
If you’ve been to Anglesey once, you’re probably already planning a trip back. If you’ve been to Anglesey a few times, you might be trying to work out if you can move there. And if you haven’t been to Anglesey at all, be warned: this island county off the north coast of Wales is so captivating that most visitors end up returning time and time again. With a 125-mile coastline, plenty of walking and watersports, a World-Heritage listed castle, and a location within view of the mountains of Snowdonia, it’s easy to see why. But where on this island might a Cool Camper find a suitable spot to pitch their tent? Try Plas yn Llangoed, a small and simple site just three miles outside Beaumaris.
From your pitch at Plas yn Llangoed, you should be able to see two of the things you came for: the mountains and the sea. The site sits in a fairly lofty position with distant views across the Menai Strait to Snowdonia National Park. It’s this outstanding vista and a combination of friendly elements that makes this place special. It’s campfire friendly, eco friendly and family friendly, with some friendly owners thrown in for good measure. Emily, who grew up here, and Antony (or Trig) will welcome you to the site they’ve built within the family land.
The campsite is spread over three acres, which is more than enough room for the numbers they allow. There are eight pitches for people with their own tents, two pre-pitched but unfurnished bell tents, and two pitches for campervans too. The main camping field is kept car-free and campfire free so it’s safe for kids to run about in. It is, however, only a short walk to the site’s communal campfire area; a lovely stone and tractor wheel construction that, like much of what you see on-site, has been hand built with reclaimed materials. The facilities are in this area, too; proper flushing loos, hot water showers, and the very welcome Campers’ Shack where you can plug in phones, boil a kettle, and make a cup of tea.
From Llangoed it’s just three miles down to Beaumaris where the never-finished, 13th-century, World Heritage-listed castle is the must-see attraction but there’s also the seafront, the beach, the pier, and a street full of places to get fantastic food. You can walk from the site to Penmon Point at Anglesey’s easternmost edge, or take a boat from Beaumaris to see it and the nearby wildlife hotspot, Puffin Island. There are more opportunities to take to the water, seven miles around the coast at Menai Bridge. Or if those mountains are calling you, keep going across the Thomas Telford-designed suspension bridge towards Snowdonia. But don’t worry if you haven’t got time to do it all. Chances are, you’ll be planning your next holiday to Anglesey before too long.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 25 reviews
Wonderful relaxing family stay
A small campsite with great facilities and wonderful hosts. We were in the meadow which has only 5 pitches, which made it quite and friendly. Horse fields beside us. My kids loved stroking the horses each day. The site offers a small cafe for pastries and coffee in the morning, showers, sinks, a communal kitchen area, and best of all, a communal fire pit, which was a lush way to bring poeple together. And there are 2 bbqs which have charcoal supplied, and a gas hob. So you don't have to bring so much cooking stuff. The location is gorgeous, looking over to Snowdonia, and we feel in love with Anglesey! Just a great camp site, with great facilities, really well thought out, and managed by the wonderful Emily..... Thanks Emily!
Wonderful, easy, camping experience!
I decided to have a last minute mini holiday with my daughter prior to her starting at School in September. Travelling without my husband, I thought I'd chose a pre-erected bell tent to keep things simple! I was so delighted with my choice of campsite, Emily and Trig, went well beyond my expectations with their environmentally conscious campsite - they were very welcoming and friendly and aimed to provide lots of facilities to make life easy and enjoyable for the camper. The small and friendly atmosphere made it a brilliant environment to meet new people, and my daughter had soon made a friend to play games and cards with. Can't wait to come back next year, but I would definitely want to stay longer!
Really lovely campsite - would definitely recommend
This campsite is amazing - nice and small, well spaced out pitches, all amenities thought of and really nice little touches like the fire pit which is lit for you, the bamboo toilet roll, croissants from the cafe for breakfast. We had such a nice time here. Loads to do nearby - close to Beaumaris which is our favourite and lots of nice beaches. Couldn't recommend this place enough
We had a lovely week here. We were a bit worried about having no electric hook up but it was not a problem, the campers shack had plenty of points to charge up the essentials and a fridge freezer to freeze cool blocks or store milk. The showers were lovely, spacious and hot, and provided great eco products. The views from the tent field were beautiful, the location is great being so close to Beaumaris and local beaches. We had some great days out in Angelesy and also Snowdonia which was only half hour so ideal base for both. Every night there was a communual campfire that adults and children enjoyed toasting marshmellows on and chatting to other campers. My 3 children always wanted to be back to the tent in time for the campfire and playing hide and seek with all the other children. We will definately book again.
Lovely family friendly site
The site has a peaceful air, with views over the Menai Strait. Handy for Beaumaris and the northern beaches of Anglesey. The site itself is small, and has nicely spaced pitches, good clean facilities with great communal fire pit, BBQs and camping shack. The cafe with morning pastries is a nice touch too.
Beautiful site, well-spaced out and lots of thoughtful touches
It’s a great location, with beautiful views- and loads to do near by. Also so many thoughtful touches to make things easier when camping (esp with kids)… Like a number of picnic tables, a 4-ring gas hob under covered kitchen area with fridge/freezer to use, BBQ’s available to use, croissants/pain au chocolates and proper coffee in morning in the cafe area, and the communal fire is a lovely touch too. We’ll be back!
Perfect, laid back and friendly
What a fantastic camping experience. We were there for four nights. Great loos and showers, social communal campfire! The kids really looked forward to getting back and playing with the others as night fell. The real coffee that can be bought from 8 til 10 am as the house cafe was seriously welcome. Couldn't fault it. Would definitely stay again, perhaps for longer...
Brilliant friendly camping experience
We were able to get a pitch at Plas yn Llangoed this year after having to cancel our normal European camping holiday at short notice. We are used to staying on pitches with electric hook up but not having it here was not a problem. Charging devices and battery packs is available on site and having less electricity meant our kids played outside more! This really is a great site if you want to get back to nature and socialize with other campers round the fire. Plus the lack of traffic movements on most of the site make this a very safe place for kids to play outside, which they all did. We stayed in the top meadow and our kids really liked having the horses in the next field! Would also like to highlight the facilities, whilst they are indeed mostly made from reclaimed materials and look quite rustic on the outside, the toilets and showers were clean and nice and no extra money required for hot showers as it is on some sites. Finally a word on the location, Anglesey is amazing and we hardly saw any of it during our week there. All kinds of beach from sand to shingle to rock pools, busy or quiet there is something for everyone. We really enjoyed visiting nearby Beaumaris castle as well as Caernarfon castle and the railway and slate museum in Llanberis, both of which are only about 30min drive away. Overall a lovely site we hope to visit again.
Wonderful eco friendly campsite
This is the best campsite we have ever stayed at. Attention to detail and bags of thoughtfulness has been put into this site. Emily the owner was always present around camp and works extremely hard to keep the site spotlessly clean and tidy. Lots of wildlife spotted, during the night we could hear a pin drop….and the owls hunting! We really didn’t want to leave and will be booking again next season. The only negative and this is nothing to do with the owners but parents leaving their children unattended around the camping shack area especially near the fire pit even as late as 9pm when it was going dark. I had to stop a 6yr old (who wasn’t mine) throwing logs into the open fire, I asked where his parents were and he replied they were in their tent. As soon as the fire is lit the children gravitate towards it, it’s so exciting for them but on a serious note they should be accompanied by an adult from their tent.
Camping as it should be
Where to start with this gem of a campsite? We spent a glorious week in one of Emily’s bell tents. The site is gorgeous, green field looking on to Snowdonia, surrounded by farm fields. The campers shack! So useful to have a fridge to keep your milk fresh and a 4 ring burner with a kettle for tea and doing your morning bacon. The best bit though is a huge fire pit for evening marshmallows and chatting to fellow campers. Each night there was an epic game of hide and seek for all the kids which my 3 cited as a highlight. Lots to do on Anglesey - we loved the coasteering adventure in Holyhead and Newborough Forrest and beach is gorgeous. Emily has done an outstanding job for her first summer and fingers crossed we’ll be back.
Relaxing and peaceful stay
Plas yn Llangoed is a stunning campsite and Emily could not have made our stay any more relaxing, peaceful and stress free, she was incredible. Coffee and pastries each morning were a treat as were the impeccably clean and eco friendly facilities which was a big factor in us booking. We knew we were staying in a special place as we really didn't want to leave. We will be back, thanks for having us and making our three nights with you so special.
Friendly and well designed campsite with beautiful views
Really enjoyed our stay here, lots of amenities and beautiful views. space to charge phones, good quality barbecues and fuel provided, hot showers and hot water for dishes. Limited fridge/freezer space but really useful for freezing cool box ice packs. The fire pit is a great addition, but there should probably be a rule about parents not leaving children unattended at it. At one point there was me and about 12 children leaning into it and they weren't very interested in my opinion about what was safe to do with the fire and what wasn't. Quiet time was respected (maybe due to there being so many families staying), so it was possible to get a good nights sleep also. Would definitely book again.
Fantastic Campsite. Would recommend, will return.
We stayed 4 nights in August 2021. The location is beautiful, with stunning views over the Menai Strait to Snowdonia. The site itself is clean and although it is small, the tents are well spaced and there was no noise at night. The facilities are excellent. The campsite provides phone charging points, a fridge freezer, eco friendly washing up liquid, shower gel and shampoo and a powerful gas stove stove with free tea/coffee, as well as barbecues with charcoal and lighters. All of these were thoughtful and helpful extras that can make a stay a little bit more comfortable (especially if you are camping for the first time or are less confident). Our kids absolutely loved the firepit and roasting marshmallows every evening with the other guests. There's lots to do in the local area and Snowdon itself is only 30 minutes away by car.
Perfect camping experience for novices
My teenage son wanted to have a camping holiday but we'd never tried it before so I was reluctant to go full on Bear Grylls in the wilds of Wales. After searching online for a couple of hours I'm not sure how I chanced upon Plas yn Llangoed but I'm so glad I did! The pictures looked enchanting and, even better, there was the option of booking a pre-erected tent and there were all the facilities to make it a very "civilised" experience. When we arrived the lovely owner Emily was there to give us a very cheerful welcome and show us around the site - even the damp and dreary weather couldn't diminish the sheer beauty of the location - it is just stunning! We had a very enjoyable stay and are already talking about a return visit next year.
100% recommend - lovely stay.
Fantastic campsite, great facilities, excellent location with Penmon Point within walking distance (or a very short drive away down a toll road). Stunning views of Snowdonia across the water from the lower grass pitch. Owner was very friendly and made us feel welcome - a campsite we would thoroughly recommend and would happily return to in the future.
Eco and nice!
Had a great time, the campsite is very environmentally friendly (well over your usual expectation) and the people who run it were very welcoming and kind. Will recommend!
Great place. Very friendly. Lovely view
We stayed here for five nights in a small tent. We were very pleased with the quality of the amenities - great shower and loos. Fire pit in the evening was great and the kitchen and charging area was really useful. The staff were very friendly and it was very peaceful- no noise after 11 and little noise in the mornings. The view is amazing to wake up to. Very impressed by the eco friendliness aspect of site too. Would strongly recommend.
Peaceful, beautiful setting.
Can't agree with the other reviews more. Emily and family have been the perfect hosts. Being able to stay on their site has been an honour. The view from the camp site is priceless. There is no road noise whatsoever, no light pollution. To gain the best views stay in the lower field, although we pitched in the upper meadow with beautiful wild flowers surrounding us. If you're lucky and have the top pitch you still snatch a great view. Upper meadow is more sheltered and private. Fresh coffee and croissants are available every morning. There is a place to charge your phone, but at own risk, but as campsite is so small and such a community feel it didn't feel like a risk. The large fire pit area was great to sit and chat to fellow guests in the evening. So much to see and do in the area, it kept my 17 and 14 year olds happy. Highly recommend the rib ride to puffin island from beautiful Beaumaris (not for the faint hearted!) And zip world has lots to offer if you book a month in advance! Thank you Emily and family for making our holiday staycation so memorable xx
Great experience in a lovely place with friendly people
We really enjoyed our stay here. The owners make such an effort with everyone who stays there. There's a lot close by and on site. The site is well thought out, quiet and friendly. Would really recommend this camp site.
Super spacious and tranquil
We loved that we had so much space between tents and the lovely views to watch the weather come and go over the Menai Strait. All the toiletries provided smelled lovely. Unlimited fire wood at the communal fire pit was welcome as the night got chilly. All kept spotlessly clean by the welcoming family. Thank you for such a lovely break.
Lovely low key eco camping site
Had a 3 night stay at Plas yn Llangoed. A really lovely campsite focussing on its environmental impact without compromising on great facilities. With only a small number of pitches the site is tranquil, friendly, and spacious. Emily was a wonderful attentive host, we will definitely be coming back!
Response from Plas yn Llangoed
Thank you for your kind review, looking forward to welcoming you back at Plas yn Llangoed in the future.
A special experience
A friendly welcome, a wonderful view, plenty of room, peace and quiet, quirky but practical facilities. A lovely place to have a holiday.
Response from Plas yn Llangoed
Many thanks for your kind review.
Low impact, nature friendly camping
We had a three night break and loved the campsite setup, with eco friendly showers and genius toilets, all pristine clean. Emily and Trig were welcoming, friendly and helpful and we loved exploring the surrounding area by bicycle. A perfect mix of activity and relaxation.
Response from Plas yn Llangoed
Thank you for your kind review, I do have to say that we are spoilt here for places to explore either on foot or by bicycle.
Fantastic Site and Lovely Owners
We really enjoyed our stay. The facilities were excellent with a rustic feel which was very cool. Plenty of space on the camping field. Emily the owner was friendly and extremelly helpful. The morning coffee and croissants were an amazing addition.
Response from Plas yn Llangoed
Thank you for your review, will make sure we save some croissants for your next visit.
Beautiful views, well designed and friendly
The campsite has been designed and laid out very thoughtfully. The meadow flowers are beautiful and there's lots of wildlife. The communal campfire is a great place to either chill out or get to know other campers and have fun. We had a lovely time.
Response from Plas yn Llangoed
Hi Faye, thank you for your kind review. It was our first big weekend here and so lovely seeing so many people enjoying the site. Hopefully see you guys back at Plas yn Llangoed. Trig and Emily.