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 Cool Camping-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.
The Owner Says
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.
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My husband and I stayed here with my 2 boys over the late May Bank Holiday and were really happy with our experience. We had a great pitch that was fairly flat and over-looked the sea on one side and a view of mountains on all the others. It was a beautiful view to wake up to! The facilities were great, very clean toilets and washing areas. We really like the family shower room huts, it meant we were all together in a fairly spacious and clean room. There were 4 fridges/ freezers and labels for food/drinks. Great for us who needed to re-freeze our ice-packs ! There was plenty of bin space and re-cycling bins. The pitches were well spaced and our fellow campers were very respectful, noise was minimal in the morning and at night time. Our boys made friends quickly and as a parent we always felt they were safe within the ground. The ice cream van came around 7pm. The Gladstone pub isn't that far away, neither are the shops (Spar) and take-aways. We'd definitely recommend as a family friendly camp site and will re-visit in the future. My absolutely only niggle was that there were no hair-dryers but I did have dry shampoo :-) LOL.
Beautiful in all weathers
An excellent site, with modern, clean and thoughtful amenities. Care, and attention to detail go to make Trwyn Wylfa Camping one of the most wonderful places we've ever pitched-up. We picked the right time to visit Wales too. It was our birthday treat, to each other so we 'climbed' Snowden (by steam train!), hugged one of the oldest yew trees in the world, and zipped down the forest ride in Zip World Fforest. Simply joyful. Thank you!
Making a return to back packing after many years, helpful and friendly greeting. Lovely campsite, well maintained, excellent shower/toilet facilities, with the advantage of fridges, tumble driers and a washing up area. Lovely views, plenty of walks, definitely on my favourites list. This site is a short walk to the town centre and a regular Arriva bus service.
Excellent location, very clean and well-organised place.
Great views but unfortunately very sloping site
Views are fabulous, facilities very clean and well thought out, fridges, freezers, washing machine and even charging lockers and a microwave. Walks over the mountain are amazing. General location also very good for access to Snowdonia, Conwy, Anglesey. Village has a good bus route and train direct to Conwy/Bangor/Holyhead. Spar in village open 7am - 11pm and there is a local bistro resutrant and takeaways. Unfortunatly let down by a couple of things: Showers; 3 womens, 2 mens and 2 family ones. 7 showers isn't great for a site of this size (70 pitches plus 5 bell tents). SHowers also didn't stay 'on' you had to keep repressing button every 20 seconds which is difficult if you are mid hair wash. Only 2 sinks in the womens toilets. Showers and toilets very cramped, very little room to wait for shower or to find space to change, clothes get wet very easily in 2 of the showers as the spray hits the door hooks. Sloping site; I have stayed on sites in hilly countryside before but this site was very slopey, campervans are OK as long as you bring chocks. Electric pitches seemed a little better but very few decently flat pitches on non electric area. Spent a lot of time rolling down hill. Made sleeping more difficult. Road noise, very busy Aroad Dual carriageway passes below the site and road noise is clearly audible at all times. I feel the advertising as a 'beach campsite' is misleading. The mountain side is very accessible with lovely walks along welsh coastal path direct from campsite. Access to the coastline involves a 20/30 minute road walk down through village and then crosssing the dual carriageway, road runs alongside edge of coast so not a relaxing sandy cove type beach. Better beach access at villages further along or at Conwy but that involves a drive. Overall a 3 star site. Removing the 'beach' misnomer, adding a warning about sloping site and if possible adding more showers (another block of toilets and sinks even without a shower at the top end of the field would be great) would be improvements.
A lovely spacious campsite. Owners helpful and friendly. Facilities clean. Great space for the children to run around. When we book again we’ll go for a electric pitch as they are flatter, the non electric have a slight incline but not awful. The views are stunning though - out to sea & over to Anglesey. Pitches are large and well spaced. Lots & lots of places to visit and things to do within a short drive so great location
View & facilities great!
Our first visit to this lovely campsite. Only downside is rules on no music at any time. It's nice to have some quiet music while cooking dinner ect so this was a shame. Spectacular sunset views! And really nice, clean, well kept facilities!
We’ve just enjoyed a week at Trwyn Yr Wylfa. The view both ways, behind to the hills and in front to the sea, was glorious. We had plenty of space in the lower field with room for cricket and frisbee. The facilities were amazing - loved the 2 little family bathrooms on top of the regular (very nice) toilet and shower block. Also having access to a washing machine, dryer, kettle, microwave and 3 fridges was great. Our pitch was sloping but not too badly. There is a good shop and a few good places to eat near by - we enjoyed a very superior and delicious Italian meal at Ti Amo in Penmaenmawr. On the advice of the man in charge we climbed Tal Y Fan which made a great day’s walk without having to drive further into Snowdonia. The only downsides were that the A55 is quite noisy and also has to be crossed (via a bridge or underpass) to get to the beach. Also my children bemoaned the lack of any play facilities but that’s city children for you.
Clean campsite with spectacular views.
The facilities are great, staff are friendly and the sunsets or wonderful. There is noise from the North Wales Expressway but this is more a background hum. The only thing stopping my giving 5 stars is the slope of the non-electric pitches in the 1st field.
Views, big skies and sunsets
Beautiful campsite with lovely clean facilities. Views across the water are stunning. Sunsets especially beautiful. Campsite does have some road noise but nothing to put you off staying here. It's wonderful.
Camping with a view
Fantastic setting and what a view. Peaceful and plenty of room. Choose your own spot and set up. Spotless shower and toilet block. Owners on hand if needed and so helpful. Campfires allowed to which is always a bonus whilst watching the sunset over the sea.
We really enjoyed our time at this campsite. The site is well managed and facilities are very good. The views are great and there are lots of activities to do, walking, beach etc, directly from the site
Fabulous views with handy location
The views are incredible! Staff friendly and helpful and the site facilities were brilliant - shower/toilet block always clean and the washing up area was the best I've ever seen with hot drinks machine, microwave and phone charging lockers along with the usual fridges and washing machines. The location is handy for the coastal resorts of Llandudno and Conway as well as easy to head into the Snowdonia national park. Local town has a good little shop and larger supermarkets are a quick hop on the nearby A55. As the previous reviewer said you only get a faint background noise from this road which is to be expected but it's not overwhelming. Will definitely visit this site again!
Great (and super convenient) camping spot with some fantastic views
Camped here during the Early May Bank Holiday Weekend. The pitch was good with clean, well kept amenities (toilets, showers, sink area, fridges/freezers and even a microwave and a coffee machine), and some great views of the sea and the hills. The hosts were efficient, helpful and unassuming. We pitched on the part of the campsite with no electric supply and had plenty room for the car, the tent and a wee cooking/barbequing spot (bricks to elevate your instant barbie/camping stove off the grass were provided). You could hear a low hum of the A55 but it wasn't bothering. It's a very convenient gateway to Snowdonia and Anglesey, and there is a good amount of information about local events/walks and what-to-do in Snowdonia/North Wales. There were even printed menus for the local restaurants and take-aways, should you need one. Proximity of the village and a big supermarket no more than 10min drive made re-stocking easy. Highly recommended!