Three Cliffs Bay Caravan Park

UK Wales South Wales The Gower Nicholaston

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
The best view in Wales

Pick up a tourist brochure or guide book to this part of Wales and, chances are, it’ll feature a picture of Three Cliffs Bay on the cover. And justifiably so. It’s indisputably one of the finest beaches on the Gower Peninsula, with an almost round sandy beach encircled by unique rock formations. A series of limestone peaks rises dramatically into the air, finally disappearing into the Bristol Channel like a retreating monster. It’s a distinctive silhouette that has led to claims that this is the ‘best view in Wales’ and the ‘most beautiful bay in Britain’, but whatever you want to call it, there’s no denying it’s a bit special.

As luck would have it, a campsite perches on the high ground behind the beach, quietly taking it all in. Three Cliffs Bay Caravan Park, also known as North Hills Farm Campsite, has been in the Beynon family since 1951, although back then it was sheep and cattle that had the benefit of the views. Five acres of the 150-acre farm are now set aside for camping, providing just enough space for 100 families to camp in peak summer season; although, the popularity of the site means that the summer months are not the best time to go.

There are other drawbacks, too – the sloping ground, the fact that not all the pitches have views and the occasional whipping wind that screeches in from the sea and blows unprepared campers around the site. However, if you’re lucky enough to get one of the pitches at the edge nearest the bay, you’ve certainly acquired one of Europe’s finest camping spots. And even if you don’t get a view from your tent, the beach itself makes staying here worthwhile.

The campsite is a highly organised affair. Two onsite wardens keep things in check and the facilities block, a study in 1970s chic with brown-tiled interior and pebbledash exterior, is well maintained. The key to the new family room is closely guarded, but can be borrowed on production of suitably aged children. Pitches are arranged neatly in rows, with caravans to one side of the field, tents to the other, and a separate field is used as a spacious kids’ play area for most of the year as well as for additional camping during the busier summer holidays.

No matter how many photos you might see of Three Cliffs Bay, none can match the beauty and majesty of the real thing. Come and experience it for yourself. And, don’t forget your camera.



Well-maintained, centrally located amenities block including disabled and baby-changing facilities. Token-operated showers; 30p for 5 mins. Well-equipped laundry room. Electric hook-ups available. Small onsite shop offers dairy products, frozen foods, drinks and gas exchange. Hard-standing pitches for winter.

Food & Drink

There’s a super walk from here over the Cefn Bryn hills to the King Arthur Hotel (01792 390775) 3 miles away in Reynoldston. For a delicious meal, head for the Maes-yr-Haf (01792 371000) in nearby Parkmill. All food is freshly prepared and locally sourced where possible. Draft ales from the Felinfoel Brewery in Llanelli are also worth investigating.


Apr–late Oct.


Contact Three Cliffs Bay Caravan Park, North Hills Farm, Panmaen, Swansea SA3 2HB

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Getting There

From Swansea, take the A4067 towards South Gower, then the B4436 signposted South Gower and Port Eynon. At Pennard Church, turn right, then next left onto the A4118. Look out for the turning on the left after 21/2 miles. Regular buses 114 and 118 run past the site from Swansea.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 20 reviews


Beware. Over inflated prices and lack customer service

Beware. We were happy to pay overinflated prices for camping pitch and food, as it's all part of the holiday. But sadly our baby fell ill on the journey down to Three Cliffs Bay, forcing us to turn back home and cancel our holiday. We were devastated. I immediately rang to explain our situation and cancel to food that we had prior ordered (and paid for), for 2 nights of our stay, giving the park at least 24 hours notice. The food we ordered were hotdogs, baguettes and wraps. I appealed to the park to ask if there was a chance of a refund on the food we did not eat, as a gesture of good will given the situation. I was told no, as the park were unable to resell our food. Now there is no way on earth that a couple of hotdogs, rolls, baguettes - one halloumi, one steak, and two chicken tikka wraps were thrown in the bin... that just wouldn't happen. We gave enough notice for the food to not even be taken out of the fridge in the first place. I voiced my upset to the park as I am on Maternity leave and the £50 spent on food would be greatly received! Still a no, with no offer of future credit note or voucher. I find this absolutely disgusting and extremely poor customer service, not to mention greedy and showing a complete lack of empathy for our situation. Now a camping trip for 4 nights, with 2 nights food for just 2 adults and 1 child, has ended up costing us almost £300. I will never ever step foot near this holiday park again.
Aug 26, 2021 by Stacey Jones

Awesome site

Very easy 5 stars - this site can go toe to toe with anything Cornwall has to offer - exceptional views, beaches and local ward winning pubs. Welsh version of 'swallows and amazons' - super friendly staff! Automatic rebook for friends and myself going again in 2021. Shower facilities impeccable, if you are lucky enough to get yourself a sea view I'm struggling as why anyone would go abroad - bar the weather.
Nov 15, 2020 by Dan N

Experience the Gower Breeze at a top drawer site.

This site really does have everything. The staff are very friendly and the shop stocks much more than just the essentials. The facilities (including a laundry) are first rate and immaculately clean, I have never seen so many toilets on a site! The sea view field offers a magnificent view out over the bay to Ilfracombe on the other side of the Bristol Channel. As ‘pretty’ as the beach is it faces stiff competition from the salt marshes for the no. 1 position. Wales has no shortage of stunning views but Three Cliffs is right in amongst the very best. It has to be remembered the standard set by this site with its location does come at a price but is it worth it? Well, this is not really our kind of site (we tend to avoid the caravan/motor home sites all in a row) but we will certainly be returning. (The staff must be alright, I was talking about Lake District campsites with one and she started browsing them...on the Cool Camping website!)
Oct 11, 2019 by GreenCamper

Beautiful site

Three Cliffs Bay Campsite is the most beautiful site we have ever stayed at. It overlooks the Gower's Three Cliffs Bay. It is a short walk over the sand dunes to get to the stunning sandy beach. This beach is normally quiet. This is an ideal site to explore the Gower, which has several amazing beaches. There is a shop on site which sells all necessities at reasonable prices, and is open every day. Wifi is available. The toilet/shower block was always clean. Very friendly, welcoming staff. We would highly recommend a camping trip to Three Cliffs Bay.
Apr 19, 2017 by bethanloveless

Three Cliffs Bay Campsite August 2015

I cannot praise this campsite more highly. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Spotless toilets and shower blocks. Well maintained pitches. The absolute highlight has got to be the view and subsequently the beach. Hours of fun on the dunes and in the rock-pools. 3 blissful nights = family camping perfection. Longing to return already!!

Sep 3, 2015 by mrsdcowley

Great site

Have just returned from a great week at Three Cliffs campsite. If  you can cope with the cliff incline the view is well worth it although they do have a flatter more sheltered field if you prefer that. Our children loved the hill and ended up playing football, doing roley poleys,  gymnastics with all the other children they made friends with. The facilities are excellent especially the new shower block, loads of washing up sinks and all very clean. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Beach not too far a walk away. Just driving out of the campsite to go home and the children already asked if they could come back!

Jul 25, 2015 by Elicoo

First time camping

First time camping and we couldn't have picked a better camp site, the views speak for themselves just look at the pics.  The staff are so friendly and when they heard that it was our first time camping they made sure that everything was right with the tent and advised on the pitch.  We took our dogs with us and they had a ball running around the dog friendly beach and mixing with others.  The shop is well stocked and reasonable priced as they could have made a killing, we will defiantly be returning and the wife is converted to camping!!

Jun 10, 2015 by Gari

Stunning views

A great site. Fantastic views; we were camped right on the cliff edge (it's really a steep grassy slope so perfectly safe!). Toilets and showers immaculate, shop well stocked with essentials. It is a fair trek to the nearest pub so take your own wine and relax with the view. Highly recommended.

Jun 9, 2015 by SimonG

Wales at its best!

Beautiful campsite.. Spent a lovely weekend overlooking the best view in Wales. Always really tidy with clean pitches and facilities and a short 10 minute walk down to beach and lots of other walks nearby, including lovely stroll to Oxwich in the sunshine. Great for families, groups and couples alike. The family who owned it were incredibly helpful and friendly. All in all, If there is a better campsite, we are yet to go there! 

Sep 2, 2014 by Faye

Simply Stunning

The view is breathtaking and the site takes full advantage of its surroundings. The facilities are of a really good standard, very clean and well tended.  Walk to the beach can be tricky with little ones and took us about 15 minutes but well worth the trip.  We will visit again next year and have recommended to friends. 

Sep 1, 2014 by Eviegrace

Lovely site!

Lovely setting on top of cliffs overlooking Rhosilli Bay, which has been voted one of teh best beaches in the world. The site has good facilities, and the site owners are very helpful. A short walk to the beach but quite steep

Aug 31, 2014 by esthermate

Lovely Site

Lovely well kept camp site. As we live a short distance away we only stayed the one night. The fields were clean and tidy with a short distance to the tap and very clean toilet block. The other fields which mostly housed caravans or tents on a steep slope had the majestic views of the "Three Cliffs".

There is a well stocked shop on site, selling most things which you may have forgotten!

The walk down to the beach is a typical cliff walk so something more study than flip flops advised. If you want to take a few drinks snacks, blanket and towels etc. than a small bag pack rather than bags would be an advantage.

The beach is stunning. First met with stepping stones and whilst we were there a small herd of cows. Despite the beauty of the beach, because of it's location at the bottom of the cliff, it was not at all crowded.

Had it not been for my husband braking his ankle there whilst doing football tricks, we would definitely consider a return. However I fear it may be a while before we do venture back.

Aug 16, 2014 by shandy

Great site, marvellous views

Myself and my partner stayed here for two gloriously sunny days and nights in July.  The site wasn't too busy (it was during the week and kids were at school).  We had a great spot just on the edge overlooking the bay.  It wasn't windy at all (I think we were probably lucky).  there are plenty of toilets, showers and washing up sinks so when we went it wasn't an issue (all were very clean).  It is heck of a walk back up from the beach but worth it as it's lovely to be close and be able to sunbath.  There is a pub and shop not too much of a walk away.  Wardens on site all the time and very helpful and knowledgeable about the local area.  Its probably a little more expensive than some sites (we paid £46 for the two of us for two nights) but for the views it is worth it.  There's a little shop on site which sells the basics and although this is expensive it is handy for anything you have forgotten.  Highly recommended (particularly when the children are at school and the site is quieter).

Jul 5, 2014 by Karen

what a view!

We stayed at this beautiful spot during the summer holidays last year and were blessed with mostly beautiful weather to enjoy it in. That said, even on the blowy wet days it was a spectacular spot - although we were glad of our sturdy tent! We pitched in the hillside field with great view (you can also choose the flat field in the valley behind- we heard reports that this was a bit raucous but probably what you'd expect in the height of summer) and didn't regret it despite waking each morning to find both children having rolled into a heap on top of us in the night! I think ours was one of the most sloped pitches but we had the advantage of the hedge behind us to provide some shelter from the wind. Tents are only pitched around the edge of this field, leaving a large open area in the middle which the children loved using for games of cricket & catch the flag with the gaggle of friends they had made. The beach was simply stunning (and we are hard to please being from Dorset, an area full of award winning beaches!) with a combination of golden sand and rock pools to explore around the headland...amazingly it rarely seemed busy. It was a rocky 10-15minute walk from the campsite but well worth it, alhough watch out for the tide which comes in extremely fast. Plenty to do in the area; definitely worth checking out the indoor Waterpark in Swansea if you have kids. I'm just booking up this years summer camping trip and I am really tempted just to return to this beautiful spot!

Mar 28, 2014 by Dorsetquad


My partner and I stumbled on this campsite. We were in for a very pleasant surprise. The views are stunning - you can wake up to a magnificent sea view overlooking Three Cliffs Bay and the neighbouring Oxwich Bay. The facilities are great and include a handy laundry room, a shop, a hot sink, friendly staff and very clean showers/rest rooms. The wardens are really friendly and helpful. We liked it so much that we went back for a whole week the second time. I am looking forward to being there!

At peak times, it can get very busy and space on the cliff can be limited. However, even then, I felt grateful for waking up to one of the most magnificent views in Wales.

Aug 19, 2013 by Diya

stunning scenery

stunning scenery! really nice and well kept space.

Aug 19, 2013 by els

Three Cliffs Bay Caravan Park

Stayed here twice now - and it really is a friendly and well maintained site. The views to the beach below are difficult to beat anywhere in the UK - and the steep walk up and down are well worth it.  Definitely a site we will returrn to ...

Beware tides - as the stepping stones across the river to the beach are covered and impossible to safely navigate at high tide.

Mar 3, 2013 by Chris Warrick

Great site but a couple of drawbacks

We had a lovely time here and it is an excellent location and very well kept. Showers and toilets were spotless. Beware the slopes! My main gripe however was that dogs are allowed and it is impossible to clean up completely after them. Children taking dogs for walks are certainly not going to clean up properly and we had dog muck in the tent within half an hour. Absolutely ruined my weekend as I was constantly worried about it and the children wanted to run around without shoes in the grass. I suggest that there should be a dog free area. It would have been 5 stars without that problem and absolutely perfect for a family holiday.
Jul 3, 2012 by Pip123

Three Cliffs Bay Caravan Park

It is a fantastic place! And the warden and all the staff at the campsite are really kind and friendly! I will definitely return to this place!!
Apr 23, 2012 by Nuki

Three Cliffs Bay Caravan Park

We stayed at Three Cliffs Bay for the late May bank holiday week a couple of years ago. As the weather was a bit rough when we arrived (to say the least!) so we were directed to the rear of the site which was more sheltered – lower ground close to a hedge. We waited for the wind and rain to abate before we set up. Once the sun came out we investigated the fabulous view. The site could not be better situated for the view; it was fascinating to watch the changing light and tides across the bay at different times of day. One of my favourite camping memories was taking my folding chair and a coffee to the cliff edge to sit and watch the sunrise over the bay. Just wonderful! The facilities block was busy, but kept spotlessly and tirelessly clean by the site wardens. The walk from the site down to the bay was steep in places and a bit of a trek but well worth the effort. There were also some lovely walks and excursions in the area. Rhossili Bay for example is a lovely beach and ideal for body boarding (even if we did almost go blue from the cold!) In summary, it is a great site for its location and the view can’t be beaten. The downside of the cliff-top location means it is exposed and can be very windy (we saw some tents flattened while we were there). But when the sun is out, there can be very few places that I would rather be.
May 28, 2011 by Jo123

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