Let us not beat about the bush – this campsite scores on the old ‘location, location, location’ chestnut, in a beautiful spot sandwiched between the beach and the mountains on the Llyn Peninsula, 10 miles south of Caernarfon. Negotiating a steep, narrow lane to the site, past the bumbling stream by the amenities block, feels like you are descending into a secret valley within the mountains. Drive past a covered games room and the owners’ lovely house, past rows of white tourers and down to a joyous coastal ‘Beach Field’, a grassy patch so close to the sea as to be virtually in it. It can only be accessed by small vehicles and features 16 pitches with seven electric hook-ups. Both grassy tiers of the campsite sharply meet the rugged coastline and there is a tiny, partly sandy, wild beach full of rockpools to explore. Braver swimmers might attempt a quick dip – a little wild swimming is all part of Aberafon’s package – but there are sandier swimming beaches along the peninsula. There is even a slipway to launch your boat from, should you happen to carry one with you.
Campfires permitted on the beach, wood available to buy. 65 pitches, for tents and tourers, 40 hook- ups. Clean but basic facilities – 1 shower/WC block, with 13 WCs, 6 showers (3 M/F), 4 urinals. Laundry facilities, dishwasher, ice-pack freezing, hook-ups at some pitches, TV and pool room. Onsite shop for daily essentials, open summer holiday only. BBQs permitted off the ground.
Adults £7.50, children £3.50, dogs £1.75; hook-ups £3; boat (on trailer) £3; showers 20p.
65 pitches overall, for tents and tourers. 40 hook- ups.
Aberafon, Gyrn Goch, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL54 5PN
Take the A487 from Caernarfon south towards Porthmadog for 4 miles, then the A499 towards Pwllheli for 7 miles, then sharp right into very narrow lane at Gyrn Goch.
Regular bus service (0871 200 22 33) less than ½ mile away to/from Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Pwllheli, and Nefyn.
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