Shell Island Camping Weekend 2020

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Jun 19

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Located in North Wales between Harlech and Barmouth and boasting stunning views of the unspoilt Welsh countryside, including Cardigan Bay and the Snowdonia National Park, Shell Island is one of Europe’s largest campsites. For more details have a look at their website:

Shell Island, known as Mochras locally, is a peninsula created in the early 1800's when the nearby River Artro was diverted from its original course (south of the island) to being above the island and so creating a water course effectively separating the island and the historic settlement that resided there.

The island itself is famous for (amazingly!) the number and variety of shells that wash up on it shores from the powerful tides of the Irish Sea.

What we do over the weekend will depend on the weather. Hopefully the weather will be fine and there will be plenty of opportunity for walking, both along the coast and into the nearby Snowdonia National Park. And if it's really sunny there's a chance to go swimming in the sea or just leisurely stroll along the miles of golden sand. On Saturday evening we will aim to have a fire on the beach.

If the weather's not so good there are plenty of places to visit: Harlech Castle, the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog railways from Porthmadog, The Italianate style village of Portmeirion, or a spectacular rail journey along the coast to Machynlleth.


Well behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times and owners must clean up after them. There is an additional charge of £5 per dog, payable direct to the venue on arrival in cash.


This site is not suitable for Caravans, but motorhomes and campervans are accepted.


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