/ Shell Island camp site
I've heard it can be a bit on the rowdy side in the height of summer but hopefully as the schools aren't out yet we'll be ok. Also heard that as the place is so huge and the terrain so varied, it's all about knowing where the best spots are. We're after peace, quiet and easy access to the beach rather than being as near as poss to facilities. any tips?
Also any recommendations for food/ale nearby, nice gentle-ish walks, anything else to see/do?
Not my idea of an ideal place to take the Mrs or family, but you can do a whole lot worse.
A friend of mine attends an annual family get-together there. He calls it Hell Island. Good luck.
Last time I was there it had a nudist beach.
For a family camp last year, we stayed at Dinas Caravan/Camping park a couple of miles into the hills up from Llanbedr:
Family-run, child friendly, peaceful, fires permitted, okay amenities
There are so many great beaches between Llanbedr and Barmouth, it was really no hardship to be a couple of miles in land.
funnily enough i was driving past a few days ago so dropped by to have a look.
It is on the surface the sort of place i would avoid like the plague normally but, its so big that i could see areas far off at the end of the site that had very few people on. Right into the dunes so a nice spot.
In august i wouldn't dream of it...
I used to go with my mum and dad years ago and we went every year for several years. Back then, late 80's / early 90's it was lovely and quiet, a really nice place. Quiet, and the best bit was no camping within 30m of each other. It was an opportunity for a cheap holiday too if you were on a budget.
It had a snack bar and a mini supermarket, camping shop for everything you have forgotten or broke, and a gift shop. A lovely harbour and great beaches.
I went again for a visit to see family and it still seemed the same, but with a bit more 'busy' noise.
I look at the website now and it looks awful with 'entertainment' and all the crap that goes with it.
Its become so popular with the Argos and Go Outdoors £9.99 'All you need to go camping brigade' that its probably has gone a bit rowdy and 'chavvy'
Its always been a place to avoid in August.
I may take my own family there one day as we now live just over an hour away, and I would love to be proved wrong but there own website makes it look a bit like Butlins!
Such a shame if it has changed that much as it was such a nice relaxing place!
If you go, please report back.
ps i do know a campsite up in the hills near there that is heaven!
I was there alone on sunday night with only the sheep for company.
Admittedly basic....a portaloo, a dustbin and, er, thats it!
PM me for details if interested
Harlech Castle was quite nice, otherwise Portmeirion's not too far away. You don't have to give a toss about The Prisoner to visit!
Did you go? What was it like?
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