Trwyn Yr Wylfa Camping
Trwyn-Yr-Wylfa, Conway Old Road, Penmaenmawr, Conwy LL34 6SF
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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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!
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