Camping by the Sea in North Wales
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We'll be staying at one of the UK's best campsites for views - not my words, but of The Guardian no less!
A lovely campsite on the Welsh coast, overlooking the Cardigan Bay. Experience camping by the sea with wonderful panoramic views, including that of Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island) and the Llyn Peninsula. The site is right on the cliff top with direct access to the beach below - it's a truly special campsite!
There is a Toilet Block with hot water, showers and hair dryers - Bring some £1 coins for the shower.
Dogs are welcome, but that is £1 a night, and they must be on a lead on site.
Campfires are allowed in the ample fire pits around the site, so we can be cliché campers and sit around the old campfire in the evening. The campsite sells bags of logs for £5, so bring a fiver or tenner!
Caravans and Campervans are allowed, but please let me know if intend to bring one.
There is plenty to do around this area, such as
- Walks - I will arrange a walk via a lovely walk leader: TBA!
- Barmouth - a seaside resort with nice walks, pubs and fish and chips
- Watersports - Bala Lake offers canoeing, paddleboarding etc. Weather permitting!
Make sure you bring breakfast for Saturday and Sunday, as well as Lunch for Saturday.
If you want to have a BBQ, the camp-site is actually a working farm too, and you can buy the farms own Welsh Lamb Burgers - recommended!
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What to bring
This really depends on what sort of camper you are!
A good guide is:
- Tent to sleep in (good quality)
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping Mat / Airbed
- Camping Stove & Equipment, Plates etc
- Water bottle
- Torch / Head Torch
- Bin bags
- £1 coins for shower
- Comfy, warm clothes. Waterproof coat too.
In addition, if you're planning on joining the walk on either Saturday, you will need the following:
- Water: Bring bottles/ water bladder, these can be filled on-site before leaving.
- Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
- Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
- Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
- Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
- Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
- Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
- Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
- Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
- Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
- Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
- Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
- Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
- Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
- Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
If you're tempted by the watersports, bring some swimwear and wet shoes (or trainers/pumps you don't mind getting wet).
Food & drink
Bring your Breakfasts and Lunch for Saturday.
Food for your evening meal on Friday.
BBQ meats etc for BBQ night on Saturday (bring a BBQ if you have one!)