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Visitor Reviews - Aberafon Camp Site

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Aberafon Camp Site
Gyrn Goch
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL54 5PN   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01286 660295

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Open: Easter To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 145 Reviews
              8/10 from 145 Reviews

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Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fab2k 1 review from this member

This is a perfect getaway from all the hustle and bustle of a city.

A small narrow entrance leads to the campsite.

We were offered either sheltered or sea view pitches and opted for sheltered. Would recommend this for any campers as the sea view area is very exposed.

Our 3 kids loved the campsite as it has a stream they could play in, a small play area and the beach. The beach is pebbled.

The owners were friendly and helpful. Our only negative comment about this is that we were quoted one price for pitch fees and paid a deposit based on this. On arrival we were advised that the price was different and that the website prices were out of date. It was 50p per person per night. With a family of 5 staying for 7 nights couldn't be bothered to argue but did feel a bit miffed so double check before booking!

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Thesmiths44 8 reviews from this member

Easy find with sat nav.

Good set up.

Plenty of space on allocated pitches.

Refuse and shop at main house.

Showers a bit far from top field but is camping after all.

Views amazing. Beach great. Bit rocky under foot, entry to water easy with craft.

Toilets dotted about the site.

Hook ups available.

BBQ allowed off ground. No wood fires on pitches. But ok on beach front.

Very good and we will return soon.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: EmRobo 8 reviews from this member

Was really looking forward to this trip, camping near the beach, but a little anxious with how the winds would be.

The entrance is tight as described on the website, you could almost miss it if you didn't read directions properly. As I pulled in a car was coming out so I had to reverse on the main road. The single track goes down for a fair bit and is hilly at sections.

When we got to reception it was busy and no where to park, but people had soon checked in and we off to their pitch. On check in you are given a map to show which field you are in and which pitch number. We asked for a sheltered pitch being on the beach and we had paid for EHU.

The pitches are quite small, I think she said 5m x 5m, but as we had 3 pitches they gave us the corner plot which worked well as one of the party with us only has a one man tent.

We pitched up after we got our electric back ( a campervan decided to use our electric while no one was pitched there!)

We thought pitching the back to the hedges/sea would have been better as that would be where any wind would come from but we were wrong! (more on that later)

Once pitched we took a wonder to the beach, which was a lovely little walk ( no more than 10 mins) and the beach is stoney - no sand. The views were amazing! The kids had fun in the water and it was nice to have a fresh water stream coming into the sea too.

We were quite close to the main toilet facilities which were lovely and clean and had a radio playing. There were 4 showers, 2 private cubicles for washing and 4 toilets. Plug sockets in the wash cubicles.

There is a site shop, but we took a drive to the Tesco in Caernarfon, as I forgot all my veggie food (still in the freezer at home!)

There is a pool room and a place to freeze your freezer blocks free of charge too.

You aren't allowed campfires on site but can have them on the beach and it is an amazing experience. It is also amazing to sit on the beach and watch the sun go down with a glass of wine.

We had a lovely time here despite the winds, gusts and rain on the last night which meant we had to take the extension down as the wind was hitting it hard from the front.

I would recommend and would go back

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Newodyssee 1 review from this member

A beautiful site with amazing views of the mountains and the sea. Right of the edge of a pebbly beach, perfect for evening bbqs watching the sunset. Facilities very clean, loved listening to the radio on the speakers in the main shower block. Very helpful owners who willingly tow your trailer up to the main road at the end of your stay. Would definitely go back.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Nicholls13 1 review from this member

Aberafon is set in a beautiful location; surrounded by mountains and sea. Be aware, however, that some of the pitches are extremely exposed. We experienced some bad weather and watched helplessly as a number of tents were badly damaged. There are some sheltered pitches available, which I would recommend.

We found the owners to be welcoming and helpful. The toilets were basic but clean. The showers could be better, as the lay out means there is often water running through the block. However, on the plus side, the water was always hot when we used the showers and we didn't experience any queues.

We did find that our pitch was too small for our tent. I had offered to pay for two pitches when we booked but was told there was no need as we could have a large pitch (we provided tent measurements). However, our neighbours were almost on top of us and this was not conducive to a relaxing stay.

The campsite is in a superb location but selecting the best pitch is important in making the most of this site and what it has to offer.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Swrhal 3 reviews from this member

This is quite difficult-- on arrival I was shown to the top field- stunning views, quite a calm evening- then the next day the wind kicked up!- as other reviews have stated it is very exposed- I nearly lost my tent!- ended up sleeping in the car, the gazebo next to me went out to sea- it is difficult because the owners were friendly- and in a lovely location- but why are the sheltered parts reserved for caravans or tents with electric hook ups- surely would be better to have more sheltered pitches available- suffice to say I left a day early-to go to a sheltered site inland--

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