Mynydd Mawr

UK Wales North Wales Gwynedd Aberdaron

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Total peace and quiet at the very tip of the Llyn Peninsula

It almost seems as though Mynydd Mawr lies on the very edge of the known world, at the far western tip of the Llyn Peninsula. In glorious isolation, it’s sheltered from the prevailing winds, but has a stunning view out across to Bardsey Island.

Once upon a time, the island was an important pilgrimage destination and it was thought that a quick trip across the water to it could possibly save your soul. They obviously knew a thing or two back then, because in our busy world, a camping pilgrimage to Mynydd Mawr could very well do the same job.

This out-of-the-way place rarely gets crowded; the site is small, the rugged scenery is massive and there is an overwhelming feeling of being hugged by Mother Nature – now there’s a thought. One of the most noticeable things about this place is the silence or, possibly more accurately, the lack of noise. Of course you can hear the sea, the birds and the wind, but the lack of cars, aeroplanes, and boats, even, has the unusual effect of an obvious – but welcome – silence. Listening to the silence may seem like an odd thing to do, but you just can’t help yourself here.

If late-evening strolls are your thing, then Mynydd Mawr is the place to do it. The walk from the campsite to the westernmost extremity of the Llyn, to watch the sun plunge into the red western sky, is one of life’s finest privileges. Anyway, enough of this dreamy contemplation – there is a lengthy inventory of scenery out there awaiting campers’ inspection.

The Llyn Peninsula Coastal Path passes the site (it couldn’t really avoid it) and offers the opportunity to stride off along the edge of the world to Aberdaron in one direction or to Porth Oer in the other. Aberdaron has a café or two, a pub, a nice beach, a quaint little church and the chance to get on a boat to visit Bardsey Island. To call Aberdaron a resort would be ludicrous, but after the isolation of Mynydd Mawr, it feels almost like re-entry into the world. You can even buy an ice cream there and get free WiFi on the beach.

The walk to Porth Oer along the northern and western fringe is among a much bigger and wilder landscape, with 240-metre cliffs plunging into the restless waters, while Porth Oer, about four very rough miles away, is a soft, inviting place of golden sands.

The Llyn Peninsula isn’t the kind of place to go if you’re seeking bright lights and entertainment and Mynydd Mawr lies at the very bottom of this scenic cul-de-sac, so getting elsewhere will never be achieved quickly on the narrow, country roads.

Wherever you venture on the lovely Llyn, to return to Mynydd Mawr for that sunset stroll – and to listen again to that sound of silence – it’s a haunting experience.



Facilities recently refurbished and comprise ladies and gents toilets and showers, plus disabled access and family facilities. 2 washing up areas with ample hot water, freezer for your ice packs and several water points scattered around the meadow. Chemical disposal for campervans and caravans. Electrical hook-ups are subject to availability. There's also a cracking onsite café serving breakfast, light lunches, afternoon teas, homemade cakes, ice cream and refreshments. Campfires are allowed but must be in a container and off the ground.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, motorhomes, well behaved dogs (on a lead) – yes. Big noisy groups – no.


Hop onto 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, while Whistling Sands beach is also nearby. Most boat trips, of course, head straight to Bardsey Island, a nature reserve, designated Site of Scientific Interest and the centrepiece of the campsite's magnificent views. Trefor is slightly further and has a quiet sandy beach – another place where boats can be launched.

Food & Drink

The onsite cafe is something of a local legend – Carol's bacon butties are manna from heaven for early-rising campers. The Ship Inn (01758 760204), 2 miles away at Aberdaron, serves outstanding food in an intimate, wall-to-wall carpeted, front-room-style setting. Additionally, pubs, bars and eateries abound in Abersoch.


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The Owner Says

Our site is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty at the northwestern point of North Wales at the tip of the Llyn peninsula overlooking Bardsey Island, a place of historic significance and the destination of pilgrimage over the centuries.

The village of Aberdaron is approx 1.5 miles away with its shops, pubs and beach. Whistling sands another beach is also nearby.

We are a established family run site and a warm welcome is extended to all.

The coastal path passes through the adjoining headland, ideal for walks and excellent for fishing.

We have recently refurbished our facilities which comprises Ladies and Gents toilets and showers and family/disabled facilities. Two washing up areas with ample hot water, freezer for your ice packs, several water points scattered around, chemical disposable unit together with electric hook-up connections.

Also on site we have a cafe serving breakfast, light lunches, afternoon teas,homemade cakes, ice cream and refreshments.

Should you require a relaxing break away from it all, then this is the site for you.

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Around 30–40 grass camping pitches.

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Grass pitch Sleeps 6 28 Available
Grass pitch (No Electricity)

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Contact Mynydd Mawr, Llanllawen Fawr, Aberdaron, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 8BY

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Getting There

Take the B4413 to Aberdaron. After the 30mph sign take the first right by the sign to Uwchmynydd. Continue until you come to the second crossroads, signed for Uwchmynydd and seafood restaurant. Continue for 1 mile, passing the chapel and row of white washed cottages. The campsite is the last stop before you enter the headland.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 91 reviews


Outstanding Location

Situated right at the tip of the Llyn Peninsula this campsite is in a fantastic place, with wonderful views, walks and wildlife all around. The facilities were excellent and the owner very pleasant. We will definitely return.

Scenic and calm.

Lovely area and very remote/quiet during off peak season and ideal if it's the two of you and wanting to relax. The site owner was very friendly & only a short drive or a 2 mile countryside walk to the nearest town. The site has a fantastic view of the sea especially if you walk up the hill on the site (can't be missed). Good facilities that were cleaned frequently including showers and washing up areas with plenty of recycling bins. The only reason i'm giving it 4 stars is due to the showers costing 50p for 3-4 minutes. However that will probably pay for the upkeep and cleanliness. Will definitely be staying again.
Oct 20, 2021 by Glenn Derry Verified Review

Fabulous site in a fabulous location.

We have just returned from this beautiful site, we had booked for 7 nights but ended up staying for 9 nights.. The site is well maintained, spotlessly clean toilets and washing up area. Plug socket available for use in the toilets for hairdryer etc.. 5 minutes walk to the cliff tops with most amazing views.. Village of Aberdaron is a 5 minute drive away with a Spar shop, lovely beach, chippy and a couple of nice pubs.. Several beaches close by that are amazing.. Loved every minute there and will definitely return..

The Sound of Silence

The silence was immediately noticeable as we stepped out of the car. It's a beautiful place and does feel far removed from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A great place to relax and unwind. Aberdaron is a little jewel and there are lots of other lovely places to visit. I was so happy to find the heather and gorse still out as shown on the very atmospheric video. Wonderful colours. The only small gripe was having to try and get showered in 3.5 minutes whilst holding the knob in with one hand. Other wise, the toilet block was always immaculate. Thanks for a lovely stay. I'm sure we will be back.
Sep 13, 2021 by Fiona


Beautiful surroundings, just what the doctor ordered after a stressful few weeks. Will defiantly return.
Sep 12, 2021 by Roy Dollin Verified Review


It’s a very basic site with basic needs met for the price I paid. Narrow lanes with passing places on the approach. I took a grass pitch for my camper. Field slopes. Didn’t bring levelers. Showers require coins which I didn’t have. Cafe closed. Made do. Im spontaneous so didn’t read the details. Nice views and very nice costal walks. Very quiet. Stunning night sky. Not sure whether it’s ‘cool camping’. New to this so still learning the ropes!
Sep 10, 2021 by Sonya Verified Review

Lovely location, owners very friendly and helpful.

Great campsite in beautiful location. We stayed 4 nights and really enjoyed it. Good facilities. Cafe also recommended- the crockery was spotless. The only slight downside was the showers- they were lovely and hot but the push buttons have to be held continuously and the spray pattern was too wide.

5 star camping

We couldn't have asked for more; Stunning scenery, plenty of wide open space, views of the sea, friendly welcoming cafe, and impeccable facilities which appeared to be constantly cleaned and attended. A great base to explore from too, with coastal walks from the site and if you're lucky, some amazing star spotting. Highly recommended and we'll definitely be back.
Sep 6, 2021 by Iain Verified Review

Lovely stay

Beautiful place,amazing views,close to the coast,nice walk around,lovely staffs,clean toilets and bathroom,we have a lovely time,definitely will come back here!thank you!
Aug 31, 2021 by Cui Yang Verified Review

Perfect location

Beautiful location, nice and spacious, lovely views from the campsite and easy to get on to the coast path. Owners were very friendly and the food from the cafe was delicious!

A fantastic site on the beautiful Llyn peninsula

We camped here in our tent for four nights in late August 2021 and had a wonderful time. The staff were welcoming and even though the site was busy, the camping field was spacious, with plenty of room for everyone. The toilet and shower block was small, but modern and clean, and the cafe sold a good range of food, drinks and ice creams. The view over the sea was beautiful and we enjoyed walking along the coast path into Aberdaron, as well as exploring the surrounding hills for wonderful views. We also enjoyed days out in Pwehelli and Abersoch, both around a half hour drive from the site. We will definitely be returning!

Pleasant break

The site really does look like it's on the edge of the world, a great location! It does what it says on the tin. We felt the facilities were a little lacking, it's a large site to only have 2 mens toilets and showers and the same for women. The shower costs 50p for 3.5 minutes which we felt was quite expensive. There was a constant queue to wash up too. It was quite windy during the day but it does settle at night. The listing mentions being protected by the wind but we didn't feel this was the case. This is a Campsite that's great for families with lots of beaches nearby to explore, and it's a great big field with lots of space for dogs and kids to run around. As a couple, I don't think we'd stay again so it just depends what you're after! Watching the sunset was the highlight as the location really is beautiful.
Aug 31, 2021 by Josie Verified Review


Absolutely gorgeous place to go camping. Amazing facilities. Stunning views and only a stones throw from the beach and small town.

Beautiful spot

Spent two nights camping here and was left wanting more! The site is spacious, clean and has everything you need, pleasant host who very much just left us to it. Amazing coastal walks close by with lots of wildlilfe. The only thing missing I would say was fire pits to borrow / rent as we didn't have our own and this would have topped off the whole experience nicely. Would recommend and definitely come again :)
Aug 24, 2021 by Danielle

Beautiful spot, no fuss camping site

Spent two nights camping here and was left wanting more! The site is spacious, clean and has everything you need, pleasant host who very much just left us to it. Amazing coastal walk close by with lots of wildlilfe. The only thing missing I would say was fire pits to borrow / rent as we didn't have our own and this would have topped off the whole experience nicely. Would recommend and definitely come again :)

Perfect escape

Just got back from two nights here with my husband. Perfect campsite. Clean loos, hot showers (need 50ps!), beautiful scenery. Lots of space, not too busy considering the summer holidays, and lots of gorgeous beaches nearby. Always a bonus when campfires are allowed. Overall it was a perfect escape and I hope we can come back soon!
Aug 23, 2021 by Emily Verified Review

Beautiful view... bring 50p pieces for shower!

Brilliant views in secluded family campsite. The hosts are very friendly - and kept our water on when the mains broke and other campsites didn't have any water! Friendly cafe with greta bacon sarnies but had run out of veggie burgers for my vegan son. Wonderful countryside... we ventured on the coastal path to Aberdaron which took about 3 hours in the sea fret... but well worth it as the views were spectacular. We hadn't realised you need 50p's for the shower but got them from the shop. A step back in time and the perfect way to recharge your batteries!!!

Perfect spot

What a fantastic week we've had staying at Mynydd Mawr! A really lovely, family friendly, well organised campsite in a beautiful part of the Llyn peninsula. Robert, the friendly farmer who owns the campsite, was welcoming and worked incredibly hard to keep the campsite running smoothly despite a burst water mains nearby that cut off water from the camp. By constantly filling the water tanks he kept the toilets and drinking water running until it had been fixed - thank you - we'll be back!

Great site, views, remote, but not too remote (5 mins to a bakery, Spar, pub, beech, fish n chip shop

The camp site is clean, well-run, and a lovely base to explore the peninsula. It's a narrow path to get to the camp site, so expect to reverse a few times and breathe in - but that's all part of the charm. The views are amazing (sea and Bardsy island) and it's very close to beaches and coves. Aberdaron is only a short drive or cycle away, and has the usual village charm and beach facilities. There's a national trust carpark, and also another private parking field just up the hill from the bakery too. Showers are 50 pence for 4 minutes, so bring plenty of 50p pieces. Hook up also possible on certain pitches - call ahead - Robert can sometimes arrange his masterplanning document to accommodate you. ***** 5 star camping.
Aug 12, 2021 by Iain Jackson Verified Review

Stunning Location

We were lucky enough to spend ten nights at this beautiful campsite on the Llyn Peninsula. The scenery is outstanding and the beaches nearby are unspoilt and breath taking. Aberdaron is a ten minute drive away and has a lovely beach, pubs, cafe's and small shops that supply all the basics, If you are prepared to travel a little further then there are numerous coves to explore and activities like the Zip World experience which was a great day out. Robert, who owns the campsite, is a lovely man who is only to happy to tell you about the local area and surrounding walks. His wife and the young lady who run the excellent on-site cafe also make you feel very welcome and the food is delicious. The shower and toilets are adequate and there was always plenty of hot water. The cost of a three and a half minute shower is fifty pence, which if you take time to read about the site before you arrive is not a problem. The weather was very good while we were there and this definitely helped as the area is predominately suited to beach and walking holidays. The road to the campsite is fairly narrow, but so long as you use common sense and curtesy is easy to navigate, We had a wonderful time here with our family and would love to return in the future.
Aug 12, 2021 by Chris Tingle

Beautiful location, beautiful site

This site is lovely, great place to stay with great amenities. I would highly recommend this site and I will definitely be back.

Great campsite and location

Campsite a convenient distance from Aberdaron, right next to the coast path. We were recommended to pitch in a sheltered spot which kept us away from the worst of the winds. Stunning views from the site and a great short walk up the hill to see the sunset.

Wonderful! Glorious location, spectacular views a stone's throw away - Robert and Carol legends!!

Site in stunning location, peaceful, facilities beautifully clean, Robert and Carole super kind and accomodating! Bara Brith to die for - spectacular baking! Coves and beaches local and something for everyone ! A first visit for us .. my husband and I sure to return - thank you so much for a beautiful week :0)

Fantastic, friendly campsite in a beautiful location.

What a fantastic week we've had staying at Mynydd Mawr! A really lovely, family friendly, well organised campsite in a beautiful part of the Llyn peninsula. Robert, the friendly farmer who owns the campsite, was welcoming and worked incredibly hard to keep the campsite running smoothly despite a burst water mains nearby that cut off water from the camp. By constantly filling the water tanks he kept the toilets and drinking water running until it had been fixed - thank you - we'll be back (and the Bara brith is the best we've had)!
Aug 5, 2021 by Will


Perfect location for a great few nights away, good and clean facilities, cafe is lovely and the owners are friendly and happy to help with any problems! The views from the campsite are just amazing an ideal location to camp. Uwchmynydd Lle i enaid gael llonnydd! Diolch!

Beautiful views, clean, great cafe, plenty of space

The setting is fantastic, with the walks, swims and bike rides from site just incredible. The wildlife is incredible and the site itself is spacious, peaceful at night, with clean facilities and friendly family-run vibe. We will be back

Peaceful clean fresh

The site was larger than I expected, but there was lots of room to pitch my tent. Beautiful view of the sea from the site. Clean shower and toilet block. Fresh breeze in the evening. Good walks to local beaches. Great evening meal at " The Ship'" in Aberdaron.

Nice and calm environment

It was nice, we climbed lots of hills and found secret ways around (public not private). We love the noise of the waves, the birds and sheep.

Beautiful location

Secluded location but not too far away from local shops. The owners were so friendly and accommodating and were always about should anyone need anything. The facilities were super clean, which was so impressive particularly through the weekend where the were a lot of people using the facilities. I could not fault this site and we will definitely back and will be sharing with friends.
Jul 27, 2021 by Laura G Verified Review

An amazing few days!

We stayed for 3 nights and absolutely loved this gorgeous campsite, we pitched at the top of the camping field and had a gorgeous view of the sea. The owners were very friendly and there was a nice relaxing vibe about the place. The weather was amassing and we walked along the costal path to Aberdaron on one of the days, this has fabulous views of the coastline and Bardsey island, good walking shoes recommended! We enjoyed breakfast at the on-site cafe on the last morning and the bacon butties are to die for!! Highly recommend this little bit of heaven!
Jul 26, 2021 by Helen Verified Review

Stunning Views

Amazing views! Our first camping trip and the Mynydd Mawr did not disappoint. At night the noon is right in between the two hills making it an amazing view at night as well as day. Very quiet camp, we slept really well. Very good toilet/shower facilities. Would have liked to go to the café but it was closed most of the time we were there so we didn't have the chance. It was really hot during the day so we just explored the beach and walks around. For the beaches we had to drive but not too far. There are a few beaches, there was an information board in the campsite with all of them. One thing we didn't realised was how there is not many supermarkets are there in the peninsula. There is a Spar 15 min away form the camp site but it's quite small and it doesn't have everything. We like our food and struggled with the choices. Specially the lack of ice. Being really hot, we really needed ice for drinks and coolers but we couldn't find any place that sold it. So we drove to the next supermarket that we could find which was 38 min away. Not ideal but we made it into a day trip.

Amazing trip with beautiful views

The campsite is located on the quiet coast, with absolute breath taking views from the nature trails nearby. The campsite is lovely and clean, with facilities, toilet and shower blocks cleaned daily. Showers are 50p for around 3 mins, which didn’t cause an issue as we had previous checked before arriving. The campsite was refreshingly quiet, you couldn’t hear a pin drop at night and the location is great for stargazing. Maybe take note the cafe on site is cash only, but with nearby towns it didn’t cause much of an issue. Overall a gorgeous little weekend stay and I would highly recommend the campsite to anyone. We look forward to revisiting in the future.

Incredible place. 100% recommended

The camp site was perfect. So quiet, with stunning views. The facilities were clean. Amazing walks to go on, especially as the sun is setting. We only stayed for one night and instantly regretted it, as we could've stayed much longer. We will definitely go back again!

Edge of Wales, coastal walks, great open fields for pitches, good facilities, open fires permitted, easy going

What I liked - Big open 'pick your spot' pitching fields. Great views of hills and sea. Easy access to coastal path in both directions. Fires (off ground) allowed. Good facilities. Lots of other walking around and Aberdaron within walking distance with pub, cafe, ice cream etc. and a good Spar and bakers. Also cafe open at next campsite. Hosts very amenable and easy going. Facilities good and kept clean etc. On the other hand - not much level ground. The cafe was shut on the site. Limited hook-up. We were lucky but definitely need to ring to arrange rather than just rely on CC booking and sorting it when you get there (also is an extra £3 per night). Experience somewhat weather dependent. Great in sunshine, but beware low cloud/seamist that reduces walking opps. Showers 50p a time. For all that, highly recommend and will definitely consider coming again. Such a beautiful spot and lovely open large camping site.
Jul 17, 2021 by Sarah lewis Verified Review

The very best!

The camp site is very adequate and friendly. the facilities are clean and tidy. Surrounded by the most stunning landscape, the coastal path is not easy so be sure to take your walking boots.
Jul 17, 2021 by Kerry Byrne Verified Review

Fantastic views

Lovely views ,spacious pitches and friendly owners .The afternoon cream tea after a 9 mile walk was just what we wanted .
Jul 16, 2021 by e.wallwork Verified Review


Lovely little campsite, stunning location, brilliant local walks! Facilities were superb, clean and delightful. Definitely coming back for more. Lived up to expectation and more
Jul 14, 2021 by Joe Stubbs Verified Review

Real Camping

Beautiful location, good mix of people, campfires allowed, very clean showers/toilets. This is how camping should be. We will be coming back.
Jul 12, 2021 by James Rice Verified Review

Great spot but pay for showers

Mynydd Mawr is situated in a beautiful spot and is well worth visiting and staying at. Friendly and polite owners. I only give 4 stars as a pitch cost us £25 for a night and we still had to pay for showers, which only take 50 pence pieces. Somewhat of a nuisance especially if you have no cash. I would hope that cost of showers would be included in the pitch price.

Beautiful campsite

What a beautiful place, so many walks and stunning views. Aberdaron is a lovely little seaside town with everything you need. Mynydd Mawr campsite is quiet, set in the most beautiful area with brilliant, clean, modern facilities. Robert is a very warm and friendly host who went out of his way to deliver fire wood for us, the fact you can have fires is a real bonus as there is nothing better than a campfire as the sun sets over the National Trust hills surrounding the site. The meadows are well kept and relatively flat and there are no burn or scorch marks on the ground. It is the perfect camping site, we didn't scratch the surface of places to visit and the numerous walks so we hope to return soon.
Jul 5, 2021 by David Marsh

Stunning views

Wow. The views are simply stunning. We enjoyed lots of walks with our dogs. Simply turn left out of the campsite. Lots of trails so we chose a different route each walk. No need to get in the car like other campsites. Toilets and showers are very clean. Showers are 50p to use. This is a good idea in our opinion as it stops people taking advantage and having 30 minute showers. Robert and his wife Carol are very good hosts, friendly and helpful. The cafe is very nice. Bacon and sausage rolls, plus freshly baked cakes. Cafe was closed a lot of the days but I think this is in the week when the site is quiet. Fair enough as probably not worth them opening. This is not a problem though as there is a nice cafe a stones throw from Myndd Mawr. We will definitely be coming back. Steve, Kelly, Bella and Moose.

Peaceful, unspoilt corner of Wales

It feels like another world! We sat one afternoon enjoying the sunshine in absolute peace - you could hear a pin drop! We found the other campers really friendly and exchanged pleasantries with some lovely folk - this place seems to still the soul and attract those who are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. Just bliss. If you enjoy beautiful scenery, basic facilities, plenty of space and a warm welcome you will like it here!

Stunning location. Friendly, laid back campsite.

We walked on the coastal path one day and cycled to the beach another. A perfect getaway.
Jun 24, 2021 by Jenny Stein Verified Review

Great location. Peaceful site.

This site is right at the tip of the Llyn peninsula and is just a few minutes walk from the coast. Fabulous walks both ways along the coast. Really lovely location with sea views from most pitches Getting to the site involved driving along the characteristic single track roads which you wouldn't want to get much narrower! The site has a toilet and shower block which are clean and well maintained. There is a chemical loo disposal point or caravanners/campervans. Also on site is a small café - we didn't use it except to buy an ice cream so can't comment further Worth knowing that you can't book and electric hook-up through the cool camping website and need to do this direct with the campsite or on arrival - costs an extra £3 a night
Jun 21, 2021 by Andrew Hare Verified Review

Lovely Site

Great site, easy to find. Spotless site, WCs and Showers (50p's required for showers)


Another amazing stay at Mynydd Mawr campsite - stunning views and coastal walks, very clean facilities with welcoming helpful hosts, many thanks Mr & Mrs Jones, we hope to return soon.
Jun 16, 2021 by Suzanne

Stunning Location!

A beautiful spacious location with outstanding views right on the coast path giving access to the headland a lovely place to watch the sunset or gaze out to Bardsey Island. The facilities were clean and well stocked of loo roll. Recycling boxes for waste also a bonus. Didn’t try the cafe although it looked very good. Plenty of options for food and drink in Aberdaron and the beach is great and Dogs allowed! Had a great stay and will be back!
Jun 15, 2021 by Sarah,

Clean, Quiet and Beautiful

Lovely location. Very clean washing up bathroom facilities, including a family bathroom, which was brilliant if you have little ones. The surrounding walks and pathways were great, although the coastal path to the local beach at Abadaron was a bit scary if you are not good with heights. A seal turned up in the local bay for us though, which was perfect. Pitches are on a huge field so we had no neighbors. Well maintained and wonderfully quiet, even the seagulls kept it down. Great escape for few days.
Jun 14, 2021 by Claire Noden Verified Review

Lovely, clean quiet campsite

Great site, you can pitch up where you like - huge field.. obviously that doesn’t stop the strange people that like to pitch next to you (what is that all about, a campsite can be practically empty but instead of a new arrival pitching as far away from you as possible they pitch a few metres away?!?!? I don’t get some people and I do my best to look as grumpy as possible to deter people as they check out your spot!) I digress… site is kept wonderfully clean, 50p required for the showers, it’s a v short 3 minutes something of water but it was enough just! It’s dog friendly as long as kept on a lead, which most people adhered to. Freezer available for ice packs and you can have bbqs (off the ground), there’s some stoves up by the bins to balance your stoves on. Plenty of walks right from the campsite with stunning views. Oh and if anyone knows what animal or bird makes the weird laughing chattery noise in the deep, dark middle of night I’d love to know! I can’t work out what it is - it was a childlike , panicky chitter (not a screech like a barn owl and not a foxes bark)

Beautiful Location

Beautiful location with lots of coastal walking. Great spot for watching the sunset just a short walk up the hill from the site and 4 miles along easy coastal path to Aberdaron with lots of cafes and a beach (shorter inland route 2-3 miles back). Dog walkers paradise! Bit windy so choose your pitch but its a lovely grassy site and BBQs/fires are allowed. Make sure you have cash for the cafe and 50p for the showers (Spar in Aberdaron does cash back)


Idyllic and apart from the Choughs! Quiet ;) Scenery is amazing. Will return very very soon. Only negative in such times that I could point out are that there are no other method of paying for stuff other than cash and the nearest cashpoint is half an hours drive back the way you came so please bring actual money with you if you want to buy a coffee, a cake or use the showers. (other sites I have visited also provide shower use, free as part of the fee's) So please, owners, make a note on booking that cash is required please. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has arrived and discovered the same issue. All that in mind. Still 5 stars. Love it.

Relaxing and peaceful

Arriving at the campsite, which is in the middle of nowhere no doubt, the owner greeted us and advised us to ‘take our pick’ of pitches. It wasn’t very busy and quite a field to pitch up. We choose the corner at the top of the hill. Such a lovely view of the sea and Bardsey Island. The shower room and toilets are clean, just whats needed for the basics. A small cafe is on site, we didn’t facilitate this but what we saw of others having food from here it looked pretty inviting. All in all the site is just what you need to get away from it all. Great walks on your door step, a small car ride into Aberdaron village which lies along side a glorious beach changes the scenery a little. We found the amazing beach at Porthor (whistling sands) and had the most amazing time in the sunshine that day. On a kind of whim booking this turned into a great choice and we will definitely head back here in the future. Highly recommended

Lovely place

The site is lovely and the views are great. This was my first camping experience and I liked it very much. I wanted an electric hook up and assumed that I was getting one through the website but was told when we arrived that I had not booked correctly and we ended up on a regular site. That was the only down side. The facilities were extremely clean and the lady owner was lovely.

Absolutely amazing place

Beautiful place with a amazing view of the horizon. The place has very clean and well maintained toilet and shower facility separate for men and women. A washing up area with kettle and freezer for ice blocks. Small cafe on site which serves breakfast from 9, tea, coffee and homemade cakes. The surrounding area is good for trekking and walks. Just note that being seaside it can get windy at times.

Excellent quiet site with good facilities

Friendly welcome, very good and clean facilities. Quiet with lots of wildlife. Recycling and freezer were great additions


The campsite has incredible views, is close to a lovely beach and has all the necessary facilities to make your stay comfortable. Only one thing is the cafe could sell more convenience items and options.
May 31, 2021 by Dan

Lovely Weekend Away

We had a great 2 nights here, friendly owner who was more than happy to help if needed. We are looking forward to coming back, hopefully with the sun shining!

Amazing campsite with stunning views

Stayed with a couple of friends, each evening we would set out to watch the sunset on the very tip of the Llyn Peninsula and were never disappointed with the views. On the last day I walked from Aberdaron back to the campsite, it was a stunning walk and I spotted all kinds of birds and flowers. I would definitely recommend and will definitely come and stay again. The facilities were very clean and the owner was very kind and helpful. Many thanks

Perfect getaway in a superb location

The location is peacefull and absolutely breathtaking, sea views with beaches nearby. Nice walks along the coast. Perfect really!

Stunning location, nice quiet site, helpful owners

The location is breathtaking, sea views and right next to Mynydd Mawr, and with the right sunset you’ll see a silhouette of the hills of Ireland on the horizon, and right next to the Wales Coastal walking path (about 2hrs to Aberdaron). The site was a little uneven but good enough, campfires are allowed and Carol and Robert were super helpful as we changed the dates of our booking last minute, and had firewood that we’d asked about, ready for us on arrival. Perfect couple of nights really! Facilities were shut due to Covid, so can’t comment on them.
May 10, 2021 by Coll Verified Review

Stunning location and views!

We stayed here for 1 night in April. Location was exceptional; very rural, peaceful and away from it all. The view across the fields to the sea was stunning. Woke up at 5:30 and sat with a coffee watching the sunrise. We loved it and will return for a longer stay!

Great campsite

Great location, 40 min walk to town, longer coastal walk also which is stunning. Owners are lovely, can't recommend it enough. Will be staying again!

Fantastic week!

Just back from a week with my sister & family. Had a great time at the campsite. The toilet block and washing up area were exceptionally clean. Pitches well spaced. Amazing views. The owners are lovely and accommodating. Beautiful coastal walks from the site. Will definitely be returning.
Aug 29, 2020 by Helen

Delightful hospitality

I booked a five night stay in the Spring for my touring caravan as I wanted to explore this extreme end of the peninsula. After a few days of soaking up the delights of this spectacular location I decided five nights just wasn’t long enough so I hastily secured a seasonal pitch with owners Robert and Carole. Mynydd Mawr is a lovely family run rural campsite that blends in perfectly with the unspoiled natural beauty of this special place. Owners Robert and Carole along with their lovely daughter Catrine will welcome you with their delightful Welsh hospitality. They work extremely hard to ensure your stay here is as pleasant and memorable as possible. The on-site facilities are excellent. Showers, washroom and toilets are spotless. There is also a disabled/family room and a washing up point along with a chemical waste point. There are ample taps around the site and most of the pitches have hookup points. There are three fields in general use and a fourth field is opened during the busy Summer period. Some of the pitches in the upper field are on a slope so you will need your levelling gear. This is my favourite spot as the views here are spectacular. Remember this is a rural campsite and all pitches are grassed. If Uber level tarmaced pitches ( Glamping ) is your thing then this may not be the place for you. The on-site Cafe serves delicious hearty breakfasts light lunches and snacks. Carole’s home made cakes and scones are legendary. Great coffee too. There are outdoor tables with splendid views. For walkers/hikers you can pick up the coastal path just beyond the cattle grid outside the site. Head in either direction, you will not be disappointed. The Fishing from the nearby rock marks is excellent but take great care. Be aware of the strong currents and swells and very steep cliffs. For the lesser experienced and for youngsters the nearby beaches at Aberdaron and Whistling sands are a safer option. The approach Rd to the site is a narrow country lane with passing places so take your time. I highly recommend this site but be warned! Like myself you may not go home !!
Oct 12, 2018 by Stevethetease

Peace, Tranquility with great breakfasts

Booked for a couple of nights and stayed 4 but could have stayed for the summer!!! Beautiful views - great starry skies and so clean!!! The cafe is great - breakfasts, coffee and cakes. Robert and Carol work hard to ensure the place is perfect for a memorable stay - how camping should be! Walked up Mynydd Mawr - amazing views - walk the coastal path to Aberdaron - great pubs and eating places Definitely signal patchy - no internet - we didn’t even take the tv - very relaxing We will def be going back - hopefully some clear nights to see the stars 😎
Aug 19, 2018 by Penny

A truly amazing weekend!

I grabbed my tent, chucked it into my car and headed to Mynydd Mawr, at the tip of the Llyn Peninsular. I have had an amazing weekend staying here! The facilities, location and hospitality of Richard and Carol were outstanding - a little gem of a place and can't wait to return. Many thanks, Geraldine
Jul 16, 2018 by Geraldine Thomas

Fantastic site with immaculate facilities and stunning views.

This is a lovely clean site with stunning views in a quiet spot and we had a fantastic stay of 6 nights. It is also a very dog friendly site which was fantastic for my woof, she felt at home. The toilet facilities were immaculate, the showers are 50p with a push button which for my husband was plenty of time but I have long hair which I shampoo twice so to finish off with conditioner I had to use 2 x 50p per shower but this is a minor thing considering the facilities. There is a plug by the mirror for hairdryer which was brilliant. Everywhere was so clean and bins/recycling boxes emptied everyday. Washing up facility cleaned daily with a freezer to store food or freezer packs. We will definitely be returning here. Wonderful valve for money.
Jul 3, 2018 by P Johnson

Lovely camp site fabulous owners

Lovely site, with beautiful surroundings and sea views... The stars at night are amazing... This site is kept to a very high standard the owners are lovely always at hand and will help you with anything, like starting your car if it's battery has gone flat like mine did. Toilets, showers and wash up area are spotless and the cafe does a great breakfast. Great for walkers, cyclists, families and safe for kids. Highly recommend this site. Liz
Aug 28, 2017 by lizzyhol28

Great family and dog friendly site

Lovely site, with beautiful surroundings and sea views... The stars at night are amazing... This site is kept to a very high standard the owners are lovely always at hand and will help you with anything, like starting your car if it's battery has gone flat like mine did. Toilets, showers and wash up area are spotless and the cafe does a great breakfast. Great for walkers, cyclists, families and safe for kids. Highly recommend this site. Liz
Aug 28, 2017 by lizzyhol28

Excellent site lovely place great people

just back today had two nights here, everything is really good and the site is in a fantastic spot with great views, lovely cafe and toilets are spotless, definately going back.
Jul 17, 2017 by lee

Peaceful getaway

Went here with my dad for a couple of nights, did some lovely easy but scenic walks around the immediate area. I'd recommend the walk down to 'St Mary's Well' natural spring as it's right on the campsites doorstep. Also the short drive to Whistling Sands which is a very sheltered and beautiful beach. Campsite is the perfect location for a peaceful getaway (except at night it can get pretty windy!!) bear in mind that there is no phone signal or internet (I liked that there were no distractions). Toilet block beautifully clean and well stocked, can imagine it might get busy during holidays but it was very quiet during our visit. 50p showers were nice and hot. Washing up liquid provided at the washing up station was a really nice touch and we were grateful as we had forgotten ours! There's also a small freezer there too. We didn't get to try out the cafe, I think it's only open on weekends/during peak times which is understandable. Only a short drive to Aberdaron for food where there's a Spar shop & fair few eateries- we loved pizza on the beach! Will recommend & visit again! Thanks
Jul 16, 2017 by LOOBEYLOU

Perfect Break

We only booked on this site two weeks ago. We had looked at the reviews and absolutely agree that Robert and Carol are kind, friendly hosts who work really hard. The views are beautiful, plenty of walks and exploring for active young teenagers with no/limited WiFi access. The toilet blocks are always clean, remember your 50 pence pieces for the shower: 50p for an economical shower, £1 for a teenager or soak 😉 At the end of a busy day on the site, it's not a bad idea to have loo roll with you. The cafe is wonderful, and the home made cakes are delicious 😋 We will definitely return, we wanted to switch off from work and have quality time with the kids and this campsite is perfect for that. We will revisit.
Aug 5, 2016 by Simon & Claire

Total relaxation, great walks

We stayed for four nights as part of a week long stay in the llyn area, it wasn't long enough, we only touched the surface. We had an overnight thunderstorm, but otherwise had cags on for 5 minutes over the four days. We walked from the site to Aberdaren along the road, very quiet, it took about 11/2 hours. Its a bit longer on the coast path but better views. We saw a Hare about 10 feet away fro us in a field. We also saw a pod of about 10 dolphins while on one of the beaches only about 30 feet away. All in all a wonderful experience. We will definitely return to the site on our next visit, great afternoon tea in the on site café. Thanks to the owners for making our experience so enjoyable.
Jul 25, 2016 by Rob

Lovely site with good facilities

My husband and I stayed here over bank holiday weekend. Great site with a lovely little cafe and access to spectacular scenery and a sea view. Toilet block was clean, you don't get many sites where the owners are cleaning at midnight! The owners couldn't have been more helpful. I would reccomend this just be warned the walk back from Aberdaeron is steep but the village is worth a visit.

Jun 2, 2016 by Clare Sharples

Peace & Perfection

Drive as far as you can down the Llyn Peninsula and on the left, before the cattle grid is a little peace of Heaven overlooking Bardsey Island.The campsite is the most peaceful I have stayed at with one of the best views.  If you like stargazing step out at night and look up, you'll have never seen as many stars as you will here.

There is a new shower/toilet block which is regularly cleaned and also has a family shower/toilet room. Showers are 50p for 3 mins and you have your own changing cubicle with the shower.

There are washing up facilities which also includes an under-counter Freezer for icepacks etc (no charge).

There is a café on-site that does everything from soft drinks, tea, coffee, bacon butties and the ever faithful full English.

There are electric hook-ups for caravans, campervans & tents.

In summary: Views, Peace, Clean and Tidy, Friendly. I stayed there before and I'll be back again.

Aug 16, 2015 by Lovelife


This is a great little campsite, at the end of a long narrow road it feels really isolated from the world. Just you and the sheep and the sunset. It’s really an experience to sit and watch the sunset over Bardsey Island with a glass of wine. The views are amazing. The road carries on up the hill to a viewpoint and it’s the perfect place to get on the beautiful coastal path. 

You just arrive and pitch up. The first couple of times I stayed here, the owner came around in the evening to collect his money but they’ve since opened a little café, so now you can pay in there. Really friendly people. You can also pay at the farmhouse.

It’s basic, but has everything you need and want. Clean toilets, showers, sink etc. And it’s quiet, many times I’ve had the place all to myself. I haven’t been in a peak holiday season but I was told that they open an extra field and more toilets.

It can get pretty windy though (more than once the wind has got the better of me and I’ve come home early in fear of losing my tent, so it’s advisable to bring some sturdy tent pegs), but it’s well worth it. I’m really looking forward to another visit.



We have just came back from our very first ever touring caravan stay....and I have to say the easiness and friendliness at this beautiful and spotless campsite made everything just so much more enjoyable (well apart from the weather) I would recommend this site if you like peace tranquility and stunning surroundings coupled with clean friendly and stress free hospitality we will definitely be returning here many times in the future :-) 

May 5, 2015 by stellandenparker

Fantastic campsite

Just returned from a fantastically relaxing week staying at Mynydd Mawr.  This campsite is a gem, one of the best I've stayed at in many years of camping.  If you're looking for peace, superb coastal scenery and a great base for walks and bike rides, then I can't recommend this site strongly enough. The owners, Robert and Carol are delightful; they couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful.  Ask Robert about the day trips to Bardsey Island.  We look forward returning to Mynydd Mawr in the future.

Aug 10, 2014 by StuartS

Great little campsite!

We headed for Aberdaron and Mynydd Mawr on Friday after a recommendation from a friend to try camping in this area, the Llyn Penisula. We were so pleased that we did. On arrival we were stunned at the amazing coastal views from our tent pitch on the field opposite the main area with the cafe! The peace and quiet was unbelievable, the stars were great, the cafe and cooked breakfast was lovely and genuinely we just had such a relaxing time here. The facilities, ie, wash up, toilets, showers etc were all fine for our requirements! What we would like to say is the hospitality of Robert was heart warming. This man is genuinely a lovely kind person and to be honest you made our stay with your hospitality! Thank you so much and we shall be back x Michelle and Gary

Jul 30, 2014 by MeeshAld

Doggy heaven

Just returned from a fabulous week at Mynydd Mawr. Robert and Carol are so welcoming and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble. The site is very clean, well run and so peaceful. Our two red setters had a wonderful time with so many walks direct from the site. And the views are to die for. Looking forward to returning soon.

Jul 25, 2014 by Kay Holleran


Wanted to get away for Easter weekend. Arrived at Mynydd Mawr and first impressions, looks lovely and happy friendly owner showed us to our pitch. Yes the weather all weekend was good the site was very clean and everything you wanted to hand. A must to stay at and take a walk and admire the views !! O and the sunset......... Words can't describe how beautiful it was. Basically if you're wanting to get away from the hassles of everyday life get yourself down here and chill out . Looking forward to another vist. Diolch Robart & Carol

Apr 23, 2014 by MooreCool

camper van heaven

This place is a real find. You can't help but relax here and the the feeling of calm soaks into you over a few days.  We go in an old VW camper take everything we need to eat, drink and entertain ourselves with, and let the magnificent views and fresh air work their magic. 

If you go when the cafe is open (easter onwards I think) then I recommend the breakfast - really nicely cooked and fairly priced. I seem to remember the pots of tea are pretty big as well! The owners are always friendly - he even sat in his car and waited until 10 at night for us once just to make sure the electric hook up would work for us.

Washing up facilities are ok - simple, clean and plenty of hot water. The showers are ok although they did go a bit hot and cold - the sound of my wife squealing and screaming was worth it though! I haven't  laughed so much in months! I've seen people moaning about the 50p charge but to be honest, it's on long enough to get a decent shower and it also means that people get on with it rather than taking hours.

If you want somewhere to have endless windy walks, truly stunning scenery and a basic but clean and friendly site, then give this a go. This really is a 'get away from it all' place. We can't wait to get back and when the stresses of life kick in again, I'll think of those cliff tops and work out how long it will be.

Apr 12, 2014 by timbo999

Dont tell too many !

Not sure we should spread the word about this little gem. We are regular campers and have visited this site many times over the years. This site is all about location. The hedgerow at the rear of the site adjoins the Llyn coastal path and you are pitched within metres of a site of special scientific interest. Walk in one direction and the path takes you towards Anelog Mountain and Whispering Sands beach, walk in the other and you pass through Fishermans cove and on to Aberdaron. Drop down from the campsite to the coastline and you pass the footings of an Abbey and arrive at St Marys Well. Should you choose to follow the concrete road to the top of Mynydd Mawr you will be rewarded with panoramic views of Bardsay Island and Cardigan Bay and if you sit there long enough you may be lucky enough to spot some dolphins. The location is a sea fishermans paradise. The site is the most Westerly on the peninsular yet within a short drive (or half hour walk if
the pub is on the agenda!) of Aberdaron,  which has all of the facilities you may  need to make your holiday complete and a wonderful safe bathing beach. The site itself is very well maintained and clean and the facilities are more than adequate. Sometimes you are just too relaxed to start up the camping stove and prior to our latest visit the owners Robert and Carol had added a very well appointed café and for us as campers, the opportunity for a hot Welsh breakfast and home made cakes and teas had the added bonus of enabling us to meet some of the other campers at the same time.  As always Robert and Carol could not do enough for us. Next season just cannot come soon enough.

Nov 22, 2013 by Kath & Keith

Mynydd Mawr & Bardsey Island

This campsite is really one of the best I stay at. There are endless sites across the country offering every amenity but this location offers one of the most stunning environments in the UK and Robert & Carol offer a clean, comfortable, affordable way of participating in the experience. I come here frequently, both in a tent and a campervan. There's hot water, clean showers and toilets, plenty of taps and hook-ups. There's also a little cafe serving breakfast after you've walked the dog up to the coastguard station overlooking Bardsey Island. It's my idea of a proper campsite.

Oct 27, 2013 by Bruce Atkins

splendid stay here for two weeks

We arrived here during the heat wave at the start of the school summer holidays with our larger tent with electric hook up. While the lads erected the tent, Carol offered me a lovely mug of tea. Unfortunately we had forgotten our cable and Bob was very helpful with advice and the next day we obtained a replacement from the camping & caravan shop rear of the High St in Porthmadog – a very useful store. 

After this mad rush around we settled down to a wonderful relaxing holiday the site offered all we required. Wonderful walking in any direction the views are breath taking and if you luckily fishing for the BBQ.  You will discover this is the most wonderful place in Wales and perhaps the country in our view its outshines Cornwall & Devon. We like those honey pots it will makes sure this area remains quite and unspoiled.

The coastal walk to the village is in easy walk and with every turn you will meet with wonderful views. The beauty and nature along with the history are outstanding. A visit to the church is a must – you are met with peaceful and spiritual environment.

We were here during the unforeseeable, 2-day-long main water burst. Campers were disappointed – we can fully understand that the cafe was closed during these two days. After all what could Bob & Carol have done? However we were informed the neighbouring site provided emergency water & dealt with the WC"s blockages with buckets of water. In hindsight, a lesson may be leant here – better communication.

I read among the reviews about the showers; but come on girls, your mothers are not here to clean up after you! Please wipe the floor clean after use and, to the lady who washes her dog, don't leave inches of excess water on the floor.

It's a great site and with some little touches it makes all the difference. Some soap left in the facilities and the visitors leave the showers how you would like to use them. Bring your own extra toilet roll – you never know how busy it will get.

We would like to say a big thank you to both Bob & Carol for a wonderful stay here and we will shall return. Thank you.

Aug 11, 2013 by silhill

Peace and quiet

A great little campsite in a fabulous location, with a beautiful view over the sea. Facilities are clean, owner is friendly, and the far end of the Llyn Peninsula offers some of the best coastal walks in Wales. Great for watching wildlife, enjoying the sunset and generally getting away from it all. We will definitely return!

Jul 21, 2013 by Zoe & Simon

A Brilliant Fortnight

We (that is myself, my wife and our dog) have just returned from a brilliant 16 night stay in our VW camper on a site that has everything you could want  - very friendly and helpful owners - decent toilets, showers and washup - a cafe with great tea and scones - fantastic views and walks, both long and short, a lovely walk on part of the Wesh Coast Path will get you to Aberdaron where all your needs are met (shops, post office, places to eat and of course a couple of decent pubs - and the beach which is dog friendly all year round). 

We were looking straight out of the van across the sea to Bardsey Island, with the incredible sunsets and the general peace and quiet, this location is something else. If you are interested in history, nature, walking, (and dare I say fishing ho!ho!) then we experienced all these during our stay, plus loads more. 

All of this for £12 per night - we'd still be there if it wasn't for other committments - we will definately be back - SOON!!

Jul 9, 2013 by NickP


Prices on the website are from £8 per night (small 1 person tent). The gentleman was quoted £8 per night and £1.50 for hook-up. We did not demand any payment on arrival as we did not see the gentleman until the following morning when he told us that there would be another person joining him and asked how much it would cost. As he has stayed with us last July, we charged £9.50 + £1.50 to cover both persons. The tent was a medium 4 person tent. As for the meters in the shower block this is again 50p same as last year. We have not received any other complaint about the showers and hot water supply.Why return if the facilities were not to up to his satisfaction? Perhaps it's penny pinching on his behalf! 

Jun 26, 2013 by johndunne

Response from Mynydd Mawr

Prices on the website are from £8 per night (small 1 person tent). The gentleman was quoted £8 per night and £1.50 for hook-up. We did not demand any payment on arrival as we did not see the gentleman until the following morning when he told us that there would be another person joining him and asked how much it would cost. As he has stayed with us last July, we charged £9.50 + £1.50 to cover both persons. The tent was a medium 4 person tent. As for the meters in the shower block this is again 50p same as last year. We have not received any other complaint about the showers and hot water supply.Why return if the facilities were not to up to his satisfaction? Perhaps it's penny pinching on his behalf! 


Mynydd Mawr

Loved the tranquility of this site and the fact that it stays quiet probably as quite exposed to the elements and has pretty basic facilities. Luckily for us we had brilliant weather. Aberdaron a lovely village and the bread in the bakery is just the best. Sea food restaurant looked worth visiting but we didn’t get the chance- cooked up our own lobster on site- now thats camping food at its best! Beaches near by are excellent.
Jun 3, 2011 by cchallen

Mynydd Mawr

We stayed here for four nights, we’d originally intended to stay 2 then move on, but it was so good, we couldn’t leave. Speaking to the farmer who owns and runs the campsite, we’d just missed the August bank holiday rush - he said there had been around 150 tents. As it was, there were only around 6 other tents and a few campervans while we were there. I expect that the facilities may have been a bit stretched for much larger numbers of campers...  
The atmosphere was very chilled out, everyone very friendly and happy to be there, and no problem with having a well-behaved dog with us. We camped on one of the lower fields, and the first thing that struck us was that pretty much anywhere you looked, there was a great view. At night, the silence was profound, you could hear the sea, and watch the incredible star-filled skies. There’s a hill just above the site with an easy path leading up - about 5 minutes walk and you are on the headland, with an amazing view of Bardsey Island, and a fantastic spot for sunset lovers (take that as you will). Aberdaron is just down the road, small village, great bakery, and a great beach. A little further afield is Hells’s Mouth, which is a huge expanse of sandy beach. We were sad to leave this place, had to come back to London to go back to work - would rather have stayed put. We will definitely be going back. My opinion may have been a little different if there had been loads of other people there, but as it was, no criticism at all.
Sep 11, 2010 by Paul Greenstein

Mynydd Mawr

I visited this campsite with three others on the August Bank Holiday weekend and despite only enquiring the weekend before we were still able to book two pitches (although it was still fairly busy, as you might expect). There are three fields at the site, two on one side of the road that have pitches with electric hookups, and another without on the opposite side, which was where we were. It is slightly sloping but the fantastic sea view more than made up for the incline. The description of "sheltered from the prevailing winds" is not one that I would use for the site, although the electric hookup pitches did look to have a bit more shelter (and a bit less of a spectacular view). It was quite a blustery weekend in general but our party returned from a morning walk to find a pole had snapped on my friend’s tent, and it looked like a couple of others had packed up and left early too. The owner of the campsite was really helpful and offered to go and fetch some spare poles to see if we could repair the tent, and after a bit of a botch job involving tweezers plus a needle and thread we were back in business. The following day the wind did calm down and we were able to enjoy cooking breakfast outside, overlooking the sea. Facilities wise, there are three portaloos in the field we stayed in plus a dedicated block in the lower fields with washing up sink, a men’s shower and a women’s shower, and four additional toilets (although two of these are in the shower rooms). When we arrived on the Saturday all the portaloos were fully stocked with soap and toilet roll and very clean, but as the weekend progressed they got fuller and less appealing. They were emptied and restocked once but for the volume of people on a bank holiday weekend this was probably not enough. I would think that at other, less busy, times of the year this would not be an issue. The walk along the coastal path to Aberdaron is enjoyable, although seems longer than the two miles mentioned by the campsite’s web page, and the walk back along the roads takes about 45 minutes. We ate at the Ship Inn, and the food was great although the portions were enormous, but the service was a little frantic. We also had drinks at another pub in Aberdaron with a lovely terrace by the sea. Back up at the campsite, if you walk to the hill (which I think is Myndd Mawr) or around to the right of it then you can watch a beautiful sunset over the horizon and possibly even see Ireland (or some land mass at least). Overall it is a lovely campsite and the one star deducted in the rating is to reflect the lack of shelter and the slightly inadequate facilities at peak times.
Sep 4, 2010 by katycarlisle

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