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Skysea Campsite

UK Wales South Wales The Gower

Skysea Caravan & Camping Site, Port Eynon, Swansea SA3 1NN

Formerly known as Carreglwyd Campsite, this is a beachside idyll with a divine location where static caravan excess gives way to unspoilt National Trust coastline

The sleepy village of Port Eynon on the Gower Peninsula is dominated by campsites, and static caravan parks occupy various hillside fields above the town. But help is at hand at Skysea (formerly known as Carreglwyd Camping & Caravanning), which has five camping fields, of which only the two nearest reception are favoured by caravans, with tents having the run of the place beyond. Pitches nearest the beach tuck in under the shelter of thick hedges, affording views of Port Eynon bay from the higher ground.

All in all, it’s a well-organised and well- equipped site, with modern showers that are both clean and free, plus a very good onsite launderette and a small shop at reception for the basics. But above all its direct access to the beach means that it’s a perfect place for young families, with a half-mile crescent of calm family-friendly waters and plenty of water sports opportunities that makes it kid-friendly heaven during summer.

If the sun is a no-show for your camping holiday or if the beach doesn’t appeal, head the other way out of the campsite, where a maze of paths explore the headland. This land is owned and managed by the National Trust, but it feels wild and untamed. There are caves to be found around here as well as Culver Hole, a mysterious four-storey building secreted into the rocks of the headland. Its origin may have been defensive, but it’s highly probable that it has seen more use as a smugglers’ hideout.

Besides the beach Port Eynon is a relatively soulless spot, but there’s a more untamed world on the right, towards the tip of the peninsula. This part of the coast is owned and managed by the National Trust, but it feels wilder. Mewslade is a birdwatchers’ paradise while Fall Bay is the best unspoilt beach in the area – only accessible at low tide, but that doesn’t stop many campers wading there or scrambling over the rocks to this idyllic bolthole. The coastal path to Worm’s Head and Rhossili is a spectacular five-mile walk, showcasing the most dramatic stretch of Gower coastline and possibly the best sunset in the UK – proof alone, if it were needed, of why Gower was selected as Britain’s first official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Formerly known as Carreglwyd, this campsite changed its name to Skysea in 2018.

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The Owner Says

Our campsite: Skysea Caravan & Camping Site was renamed in January 2018. Our campsite was previously called Carreglwyd Caravan & Camping Site. Feel free to read Carreglwyd reviews and information online. The campsite is still owned and run by the same family... it is only the name we have changed!

Skysea is a busy, beach-side camping park on the South Gower Coast, overlooking the picturesque village and Bay of Port Eynon. The fifteen acre site is surrounded by steep cliffs to one side and magnificent coastline on the other, and accommodates caravans, motorhomes and tents in five well-drained and maintained fields.

The 400 pitches are non-marked or specified, enabling visitors to choose their own spot in relation to the facilities and the beach, electric pitches however, are allocated upon arrival. Two modern sanitary blocks serve the Park which comprise of toilets, showers, laundry and dish-washing areas. We also have an outdoor wetsuit shower area. We also have disabled persons and family washrooms which are wheelchair and pram friendly. All daily needs are catered for at the on-site shop, groceries, camping accessories, hardware, beach goods and off-licence. Direct access to the beach makes this the perfect location for families, particularly those with young children. Also, for those who need to keep in touch, wi-fi is available.

The beach has lifeguard cover during the summer months, and the bay is ideal for bathing, fishing and a variety of water sports. Boat and PWC owners need to contact Swansea Council regarding beach access and launching facilities.

The Gower Peninsula is little more than fifteen miles long and five miles wide, and is unique; the coastal scenery is unsurpassed – rugged limestone cliffs and rock-bound shores alternate with splendid sandy bays, each with its own characteristic and individual allure. The almost insular character of Gower has been the main factor in the preservation of the old-world atmosphere which appeals to so many of its visitors.

From the Skysea, you can directly access the Wales Coastal Path (Free walkers map available at reception). The Swansea and Gower section of the path hosts some of the most beautiful scenery in Wales, and is not to be missed.

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★★★★★

Clean well run site, owners well organised and very helpful. It had nice roomy pitches. Toilets and showers were of a good standard.

Had a wonderful time here, so much so that we have booked a second holiday. many other guests told us that they keep coming back. Owners are very friendly and helpful, There is no club or swimming pool but because it's so close to the beach and pub it does not need it. It is also close to two cafe and chip shop. had a great time and would highly recommend it to others
Jul 13, 2018 by keith williams
★★★★★

Lovely campsite

Lovely campsite, close to the beach. Owners verys helpful (leant me an extension lead for the electric hook up). They couldn't do enough for us. Very well kept. shower blocks and toilets very clean and even when full, we didn't hve to queue and plenty of hot water. Not overcrowded even when full. It's the best one I've stayed on in the Gower.
Jul 8, 2018 by Sue
★★★★★

A great few days

We stayed here for 3 nights in late July with our 1 year old son. The campsite was not over crowded and we could pick our spot. The staff were helpful and friendly. The site had all the facilities we needed and the location was perfect, we did not move away from Port Eynon during our stay on the Gower. There was a great friendly atmosphere on the site and we will definitely return in the future.
Jul 27, 2017 by Paul Harris
★★★★★

Ticks all the right boxes

We stayed at Carrreglwyd at the beginning of November as it was one of the few sites on Gower open all year round. Previous reviews had described the reception as unfriendly and even rude. Quite the opposite. The person who greeted us could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We were guided by her to a lovely level pitch with a sea view (which I think you get from all over this site which is practically on Port Cynon beach.) The camp site facilities were pristine and of a high standard. There is an excellent pub with good food and a fish and chip shop within five minutes' walk. Both staff and locals in the pub were very friendly and you couldn't get far along the beach without someone stopping to chat! Altogether a very positive and relaxing experience. We'll be back! It's not cheap but you get what you pay for.
Nov 10, 2016 by JoBee
★★★★★

lovely place

great campite for friends or family, you can walk down to the beach in a few seconds. The fish and chip shop right by the campsite is very tasty too!

Aug 19, 2013 by els
★★★★★

Love this site

Checked in on the Friday evening – I had spoken to the owner a couple of days before and whilst I was concerned he wouldn't allow us (3 girls) to camp he was fine when I explained that we were an adult couple with friend. The whole process was straightforward.

The dogs were free and received lots of attention wherever they went. The facilities on the site were of a good standard. The most exceptional thing though we're the views and proximity to the beach. 

Not the cheapest campsite but we will be returning before the summer is over.

Jun 20, 2013 by SianySian
★★★★★

Carreglwyd Camping and Caravan Park

I agree with the person above, the location is hard to beat, but the owners have a reputation of being very rude! We found them to be very unfriendly and the site was very expensive.

May 2, 2013 by Al Lew
★☆☆☆☆

Carreglwyd Camping and Caravan Park

While I do not dispute the views, the area and all the good things about this campsite. I feel I have to say from check in to check out the customer service on this site leaves a lot to be desired. The way I was spoken to wasnt acceptable - I am not stupid and I do not behave like a naughty child. So perhaps the ladies could consider the tone and manner in which they speak to their paying customers. Thank you.
Aug 14, 2011 by lollybo

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