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Tent Camping

Tent campers looking for a wilder camping experience with camp fires can pitch on our lower camping fields in sheltered glades, secret meadows or high on a bluff overlooking the estuary from 1 May until 30 September.   We are proud that our camp site is featured in the Cool Camping guides and has won a Green Snowdonia Award – we are in the top 3 places to camp in Wales in the most up to date edition of Cool Camping.

The lower camping fields are for tent campers looking for a back to nature camping experience. The 40 acres of meadows and wild woods are crossed by streams and dry stone walls so you are surrounded by unspoilt scenery and wildlife.  Your neighbours will be owls and woodpeckers! Pitches are spacious with a maximum of 18 tents permitted so there’s plenty of breathing space.  There are compost loos and a new shower trailer on the tent camping fields.   Vehicle access is strictly limited and the fields kept car-free – see below.  A great camping experience for grown ups with a spirit of adventure and families with older children.

The bad news is that we are temporarily closed due to Covid 19 restrictions.

The good news is that we have plenty of availability when we are allowed to re-open. Be the first to hear when we are taking new summer bookings by signing up to our emailing list or follow our social media.

Facilities on the tent camping fields:

  • responsibly managed campfires allowed in stone fire-pits – logs for sale on site
  • compost toilets
  • lovely new shower trailer with two unisex showers near estuary field
  • drinking water tap near estuary field
  • conventional loos refurbished for 2020 and further showers a few minutes walk up the steep hill on touring site
  • car-free camping area for most pitches – leave your car in the camper’s car park (no parking available for vans as track too steep)
  • 3 “Pitch and Park” pitches you can park a car next to your tent
  • pre-order breakfast croissant and buy local craft beers, eggs and bacon on site
  • strictly one tent and one car per pitch. No additional annexes or gazebos on estuary field pitches.
  • look at our site plan for more information and access details

Vehicle access is via a steep track so the lower fields are not suitable for vans of any kind which are better suited to our touring site.  We have lots of space for tent camping but strictly limit the number of pitches and car access/parking to protect the tranquil environment.  There’s a few pitches where you can park by your pitch.  Most pitches are from 3 – 10 minutes walk from the car parking area.  For famililies with lots of kit we try and offer a lift service for arrivals between 2 and 4pm.  Outside of these times please be prepared to carry your kit to your pitch. Wheelbarrows are provided to help!  Access to the lower fields is for cars only (no vans) via a steep track.  Please note that the pitches on the estuary field have great views but are a little closer together so we ask that you do not bring additional event shelters, annexes, gazebos etc for the estuary field.  

Please note that we do not accept new arrivals before 12 noon or after 6pm/dark, (whichever is earlier) unless by prior arrangement. This is for the safety and peace and quiet of all campers.  

For advance online bookings, Bank Holidays have a 3 night minimum stay/price requirement and there are other minimum stay requirements during the school holidays. This is to give campers who want to book their main holiday first chance at the pitches. Shorter stays are usually available nearer the time, so if you are having trouble booking but can see availability, please give us a call.

2020 Lower tent fields prices

TENT FIELDS

Open 1 May – 30 September
We have minimum booking requirements during peak season including 3 night stays on bank holidays. If you can’t book the dates you require online but can see they are available please get in touch and we will see if we can fit you in.

2020 Prices

Prices are based on one tent and up to 2 people sharing.  Strictly one tent per pitch. Dates are inclusive.
If you are a solo camper looking for a pitch last minute please contact us for the best deal we can offer.

Mid season 1 – 21 May excluding bank holiday, 30 May – 30 June, 1 – 30 September

£15 pitch /night based on up to 2 people sharing 1 tent

Peak Season All bank holidays and school holidays: 22 – 30 May and 1 July – 31 August

£20 pitch / night based on up to 2 people sharing 1 tent

Extras

Car charge £10 for whole of stay – one car per pitch only – the is to manage very limited parking space

For Pitch with car parking next to it (one car only) £10 one off charge plus £1/night

Dogs £2/dog/stay (donated to animal charity)

Phone charging in reception £1/item/charge

Additional people sharing same tent – price is per night

Mid Season Adult £8 Child (5 – 16 inclusive) £3.50 Under 5s free

Peak Season Adult £9 Child (5 – 16 inclusive) £4 Under 5s free

We regret car parking and pitches are strictly limited by planning restrictions.   One car per pitch is allowed so any additional vehicles are strictly by prior arrangement and subject to availability charged at £30/night during peak times as we have to shut another pitch down to create a car parking space.

 

September special offer: Car parking charge for tent fields reduced to £2/stay

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