CAMPSITES | Dinas Caravan Park and Camping, Llanbedr – Review

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Dinas Caravan Park and Camping
My pitch for the weekend

Campsite details

Dinas Caravan Park and Camping
Cwm Bychan
Llanbedr
LL45 2PH

Pitch costs

£9 per adult per night
Glamping options including a bell tent and pod also available

Site facilities

  • Toilet & shower block
  • Grass pitches, furnished bell tents, caravans and a pod is available
  • Washing up facilities
  • Kids play area
  • Picnic tables & fire pits are provided for every pitch

What we thought

This is a real little gem of a campsite in an area often overlooked due to being slightly inland in a region where campers might typically head towards Shell Island or one of the coastal campsites between Harlech and Barmouth.

Toilet, shower and washing up block
Toilet, shower and washing up block

After driving through Barmouth and arriving in Llanbedr, I was careful to follow the written instructions provided rather than following my satnav, which was a good job as satnav had a meltdown and had no clue where I was and just showed me as a random dot in the middle of fields.

If you’re familiar with this region, you might have visited Harlech Castle or Nantcol waterfalls before, and the campsite isn’t too far away but even as a confident driver, I did find the narrow lanes particularly tense to drive down.

My tent all set up in the lower field

On arrival, I pulled up at the farmhouse just beyond the gate, checked in and set off to choose a pitch. As I was camping solo, I opted for the relative seclusion of the lower field and got my little tent set up.

Pros

  • Small and quiet campsite
  • No phone signal whatsoever (could be a con for some, but I loved it!)
  • Fire pits and benches provided for every pitch
  • 2 camping areas to choose from, the upper field is perhaps better for families whilst the more secluded lower field could be better suited to couples or solo campers
  • There’s a tiny but little lake a couple of minutes walk away that’s very easy to get to
  • Great value for money at just £9 per person per night

Cons

  • Not the easiest place to find
  • Quite a basic site (which I actually prefer!)
CAMPSITES | Dinas Caravan Park and Camping, Llanbedr - Review
The larger upper field which also has some static caravans in it

I found the campsite provided a great base to explore Snowdonia from, giving me relatively fast access to some fabulous walks in the hills surrounding Beddgelert and along the coast too, with both options around a 30-45 minute drive away.

The toilets were clean as was the single shower, which is operated using a 50p coin and was very welcome after a day hiking in the hills! In the evening the campsite was largely quiet, but on one night guests rocked up late and occupied the little wooden glamping pod, also located in the lower field I was pitched in.

Their drunken shouting and swearing was extremely loud, even with my ear plugs in, but thankfully by 11:30 they’d passed out and finally shut up. Peace was restored, along with it my sanity.

I set off early the next morning for a day hike and when I returned, was delighted to see the antisocial guests were gone having thankfully stayed just one night.

Final Thoughts

The rest of my stay was joyfully peaceful and all other guests that I spoke to seemed chilled and friendly. Dinas Camping & Caravan Park is a lovely little site with a basic, and depending on where you choose to pitch, almost a wild camping feel to it.

The woodlands surrounding the site are beautiful and had a really calm grounding energy to them, the short walk to the tiny little lake was unexpected and rather lovely too.

Dinas Caravan Park and Camping, Llanbedr – Review
My lovely pitch at Dinas Caravan Park and Camping

It’s definitely not the sort of site to choose if you like lots of fancy facilities and whilst there is space for kids to play and there were families there, it could be a better choice for families with younger children as with the lack of mobile signal (which I loved!) teens might be less keen, though apparently WiFi is available in the upper field.

This is definitely a no-frills campsite for those who want to get away from it all and spend a few peaceful days reconnecting with nature.

Find out more about Dinas Camping & Caravan Park.

DISCLOSURE | This camping trip was booked and paid for independently. We were not paid to write this review.

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