Last updated on December 1, 2022 by Wandering our World
Abersoch boasts a beautiful, natural coastline with miles of sandy beaches and plenty of outdoor space for all sorts of activities, including surfing, fishing, kayaking and bird watching. You can also take a boat trip out to one of the scenic islands just offshore or explore the many caves and coves in the area. It’s a really wonderful place to visit.
The town also has plenty of lovely pubs and restaurants to choose from, as well as some charming shops. And in our opinion, one of the best and most affordable ways to experience everything this region has to offer is by camping in Abersoch!
Luckily, we know this area well. So below we share with you our favourite campsites in Abersoch, and explain what’s close by to each. We then give you information on wild camping in Abersoch.
So what are you waiting for – let’s begin your Abersoch camping adventure!
Camping In Abersoch: The Six Best Campsites For Fun, Views & Adventure
Camping is a great way to get outdoors and explore all that this lovely part of Wales has to offer. There are several excellent campsites in the area, each with its own unique features.
Whether you’re looking for a peaceful countryside retreat or a fun-filled seaside holiday, Abersoch is the perfect place for your next camping trip.
Here are some of our favourite campsites in Abersoch. They have great views, are fun places to stay, and are close to lots of activities.
1. The Willows Abersoch
The Willows is a five-star camping and caravan park that offers adult-only breaks. Four-legged friends are welcome here, even if kids aren’t, and the beach is really close by. Whether you’re pitching your tent or relaxing in one of their cosy glamping pods, this is an ideal spot for a quiet romantic getaway.
This campsite is a peaceful and modern retreat by the sea, with plenty of space for campers to spread out. There are grass pitches with electricity, but also a set of excellent deluxe hardstanding pitches with great ocean views.
The Willows also has excellent shared facilities, including well-maintained showers, toilets, and a washing-up area. Guests will appreciate the free Wi-Fi and the dog wash area – perfect after a muddy Welsh walk!
What’s Close By
This place is a perfect spot to take on the nearby Wales Coast Path and explore the area. There are fifteen beaches in the surrounding area too, and the National Trust’s Llanbedrog Beach is just a short walk away.
The Saint Tudwal’s Islands are close by and a sight to behold. They also happen to be the perfect place to cast off for a day of fishing.
If you’re looking for an adventure, the rugged cliffs and serene waters of Nant Gwrtheyrn are just a short drive away. And of course, no visit to North Wales is complete without a stop at Caernarfon Castle. Nearby Anglesey is also a lovely spot to spend an afternoon, with its charming villages and stunning coastline.
And if you’re looking for pubs, restaurants and independent shops, Abersoch is just a two mile drive or walk away.
Address: Mynytho, Pwllheli LL53 7RW
2. Cim Farm Caravan and Camping Park
Staying at Cim Farm Caravan and Camping Park is a wonderful opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Wales.
This family friendly site, located in Bwlchtocyn on the Llyn Peninsula, offers stunning views of Cardigan Bay and easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches in Wales.
The site has both grass and hardstanding pitches and a range of services and amenities, including a launderette and a toilet block with free hot showers. There’s also a children’s play area and lots of open space for little ones to run around and have fun.
What’s Close By
Camping here is a great way to enjoy the Welsh coastline. The site offers direct access to the Wales Coast Path, which provides beautiful views of the area. The nearby Machroes Beach is also a popular spot for water sports such as sailing and jet-skiing.
Abersoch is just a short drive down the coast and offers a sailing school, surf shops, and a golf club. You can also climb nearby Mount Snowdon while you’re here, or at any of the Abersoch campsites.
Address: Cim Farm, Bwlchtocyn, Abersoch, Gwynedd, LL53 7BY
3. Castellmarch Touring Park
This family-run campground is just a 10-minute walk from the beach, and you can enjoy a taste of rural life while you’re there as it’s located on a farm. If you’re looking for a little more luxury, consider renting one of their log cabins which come with a hot tub and breathtaking views of the sea and countryside!
Camping at this traditional cow and sheep farm is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Abersoch. All of the pitches are hardstanding, so you don’t have to worry about getting anything muddy, and they all include electric hookups, so you can stay powered up even while roughing it.
Facilities include showers, toilets and a laundry area, and access to a fridge-freezer. There are also plenty of fishing lakes nearby, as well as a horse riding stables close by.
If you’re looking to stay for a while, Castellmarch also has serviced seasonal pitches where you’ll have access to all of the amenities on-site too.
It is worth noting that this place is primarily a caravan and motorhome park, so if you’re coming with just a tent it is worth asking in advance if they can accommodate you.
What’s Close By
Abersoch is a great place for a summer camping trip. There are plenty of beaches to check out, with some of the nicest ones having beach huts you can rent out.
The Wales Coastal Path runs nearby this campsite and is a great spot for a walk, and there are lots of activities available in the area like water sports, horse riding, fishing, and more.
Address: Castellmarch, Abersoch LL53 7UE
4. Trem Y Mor Touring Park
Camping at Trem Y Mor is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of Abersoch and the surrounding area. The campsite is set close to the town and beaches, making it easy to get around and explore. The only downside is there are no pitches for tents, just for caravans and motorhomes.
The views from here across Cardigan Bay are simply beautiful, and it’s easy to walk to Machroes Beach (which is great for long walks) from the campsite. The owners are very friendly and welcoming too, and they’ll make sure you have everything you need for a great stay.
There are spacious and well-maintained pitches at this site with electric and water points and stunning views of the bay. It really is a great spot for motorhomes and touring caravans, so it’s little wonder many visitors return year after year.
The campsite is kept in great condition, with a large heated shower block, baby changing and disabled facilities, covered and inside washing areas, freezers for keeping food cold, and laundry facilities. There is also a wash down area for boats available by arrangement and a herb garden where guests can pick fresh herbs for barbecues!
What’s Close By
There are several beautiful beaches in the area, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. The area is also a haven for water sports enthusiasts, with plenty of sailing and paddle boarding opportunities. Holidaymakers can take in the views of the bay and the surrounding coastline and even spot some dolphins swimming in the sea.
This campsite is just a ten-minute walk from Machroes Beach, which is long and sandy with great views. And if you’re looking for something to do and a bite to eat, be sure to check out Mickey’s Boatyard Tea Rooms – you won’t be disappointed!
If you’re looking for some shops and restaurants to check out, Abersoch village is just a mile away. There you’ll find a variety of independent shops and restaurants. You can walk there across the golf course or beach, depending on what you’re in the mood for.
Address: Trem Y Mor Touring Park, Sarn Bach, Abersoch LL53 7ET
Set on a farm with lovely hillviews, Tanrallt is a great spot for camping, thanks to its peaceful location just 1.5 miles from Abersoch. It’s perfect for families and couples, with both grass and hardstanding pitches available.
You’ll be close to some great beaches, walks along the Llyn Coastal Path, and more – all while enjoying the tranquillity of Tanrallt. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed at this campsite.
Facilities include toilets, male and female showers (with free hot water), a drying room, a launderette, and dishwashing. WiFi is also available in the camping area. A nearby shop stocks all the essentials that you may need while camping in Abersoch.
As a farm, Tanrallt also produces its own brand of wool. And if you’re interested in trying your hand at spinning or knitting, the farm also offers classes. So why not give it a go and have a very unique souvenir to take home!
What’s Close By
Camping at Tanrallt Farm is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Llyn Peninsula. The farm is set close to many sandy beaches as well as the surfing and sailing centre of Abersoch.
Visitors can enjoy the beach, which is located just a short walk from the campsite. Attractions like Porth Neigwl (Hell’s Mouth), Criccieth Castle, Aberdaron beach, and Bardsey Island are all close by too. So there’s plenty to keep visitors busy during their stay.
Address: Fferm Tanrallt Farm, Llangian, Abersoch LL53 7LN
6. Rhydolion Campsite
Rhydolion is a campsite located around half a mile from Porth Neigwl and Hell’s Mouth surfing beach. It offers stunning views in all directions, making it the perfect spot for nature lovers and hikers.
Camping and caravanning enthusiasts will easily find a perfect spot at this site which is situated on a Welsh farm. Located near the Afon Soch River, it offers a quiet and serene location to relax and take in the area’s natural beauty.
The pitches here are across two fields, one of which opens two months earlier in the year to accommodate touring caravans. Dogs are allowed by prior arrangement only, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the staff if that’s something you need to sort out.
With comfortable facilities that include ladies and gents’ showers, as well as a laundry room and tumble dryer, guests will have everything they need during their stay. There is also a shared fridge and microwave available for use. In addition, there is ample central field space to enjoy the stunning views or for kids to use as a play area.
What’s Close By
Llanengan, where this campsite is situated, is a lovely village in the Welsh countryside known for its beautiful surroundings. The village is rural and traditional so is a great place to learn about the Welsh language and culture.
Porth Neigwl, or Hell’s Mouth, is a well-known surfing beach located just down the road. The beach is great for surfers and welcomes dogs all year round.
Porth Ceiriad is a great beach for anyone who loves the seaside. There are three Blue Flag beaches in the local area, and Porth Ceiriad is one of them. It’s sheltered by high cliffs and interesting rock formations, making it perfect for flying kites, sandcastle building, cycling, windsurfing, bodyboarding and surfing.
This campsite is also a great stop for anyone who is walking the Wales Coast Path. The Snowdonia National Park is also nearby, making it a great destination for serious walkers. (Recommended: Camping in Snowdonia).
Address: Llanengan, Pwllheli LL53 7LR
Wild Camping In Abersoch: Everything You Need To Know
DISCLAIMER: Below we give general advice, but we always recommend staying in an official campsite. If you choose to go wild camping/dispersed camping, then make sure you do so with someone who already knows the area where you’re planning on camping for your own safety.
The bad news is that in general wild camping in Abersoch and Wales is illegal. However it is sometimes tolerated by locals if you are not camping in a group.
Furthermore, sometimes people will wild camp when walking long-distance routes like the Wales Coast Path. In general wild camping while hiking is often tolerated if done in a considerate manner.
Although we always advise choosing a campsite, if you do decide to go wild camping in Abersoch, then make sure you camp discreetly.
Be careful not to damage the ground where you pitch your tent and if you think you’re on private land (like a farmer’s field) then you should always seek out the permission of the land owner. They may ask for a small fee.
If wild camping in Abersoch, we’d advise sticking to the following guidelines in order to be as considerate as possible:
- You should camp in the same place for one night only, and pitch your tent discretely and in a remote place. Therefore don’t camp in or near settlements, someone’s farm or on cultivated land. If you think you’re on private land, always seek out the landowner and ask permission.
- Campers should set up their tent at dusk, and take it down at dawn. A tent that is discreet and pitches quickly is best. Therefore a lightweight walking and hiking tent like this one would be a great investment for someone planning to walk and camp in Abersoch and the surrounding area.
- If you are walking a main hiking trail you should camp away from the path as a matter of courtesy.
- When wild camping in Abersoch and the surrounding area you must never make a campfire. For cooking, use a storm cooker. The Swedish brand Trangia make fantastic storm cookers that are virtually indestructible.
- When going to the toilet you should do it far from water sources, such as rivers and lakes. Make sure to use a trowel (like this folding one) to bury any human waste – don’t just leave it out in the open.
- Like many rugged and wild rural areas around the world, there are flora and fauna to be aware of. So read up and make sure you know what to expect in the region or area you are planning to wild camp in.
Abersoch Camping: Our Final Thoughts
Camping in Abersoch is a great way to experience the Welsh countryside and enjoy the fresh countryside air.
Whether you’re looking for a walking adventure or a relaxing beach break, there’s plenty to do in this charming town and the surrounding area. Plus camping in Abersoch is one of the most affordable ways to see this pretty region of Wales.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your tent and head to Abersoch for a camping trip you’ll never forget!