Have just spend 5 nights in the touring area of the site called Summit Park.
The name gives it away with clear view over to Snowdonia, so very nice views on a clear and sunny day which we lucky we got for a visit.
The touring area appears to be very new with the Euro Style pitches, so all pitches are flat on concrete based with room with awnings on slate base followed by a small grass area. All pitches have there own water supply, electricity, waste and TV hook up.
The are was kept spotless and you could see the Wardens took pride in keeping the touring area in a good condition and also very friendly.
Probably the best compliment I can give, is that pictures on the Haven website is exactly what you will get.
The shower and toilets were always clean and the water hot. Possibly in the summer there may not be enough Showers ( 3 in the men's), but I guess since it is for Caravans only there is a certain exception that some users will use their own showers in the their Vans.
The touring park is a couple of mins walk for the facilities but isolated enough not to be affected any noise from passing foot traffic or the facilities themselves.
The area also has a small climbing frame for children.
I only have a couple minor complaints:
Dogs are allowed on site but it quite a walk to any area where a dog can be given a run off the lead. I would have been nice to have small dog walk area near by
Although there is play area, again it quite a walk to any large grassed area for Children to play, so a small area for ball games would have been nice.
And probably my biggest complaint, is that the walk from Touring area to the facilities is not the most pedestrian friendly especially with a pram as walkways just seem to finish which then require walks on roads. Nothing major as they are obviously quiet roadways but would have been nice to have had a continuous footpath with crossing painted on the roads for safety.
But these where only very minor nice to have complaints and will be visiting Hafan y Mor touring area again.
Just counter the previous poster, everyone was very respectful and the touring area was very quite after dark and did not see any dog waster.
My views on the site in general:
My 4 year old loved the pool with the slides, wavepool and rapids, he took part in some of the activties laid on, fencing, mini archery and learn2bike and was impressed with staff who looked generally interested in giving the kids a fun time.
The part of the site before the railway line was well kept with nicely manicured walkways, with the two night time venues, a couple of Spa shops ( which were surprisingly well priced on some items), mini golf, swimming pool.
Once you cross over the railway, the typical Haven feel falls away a little and back towards the 'butlins of old', it was still nice and tidy but lacked the upkeep and care and attention of the manicured areas of block paving and planting.
Hopefully in the future Haven can match this side of the site to areas before the railway line.
Just came back (30/05/14) spent kids half term on this haven site on the touring section. Maintained to an excellent standard by touring wardens Mike and Paula, helpful nothing too much trouble. Showers and toilets spotlessly clean.
Now for the downside, there are no rules! No curfews, so if you want a decent nights sleep especially in high season forget it. Kids running riot on motorised scoots from 7am until well past 10. 30-11pm.
Dog excrement is rife, gives responsible dog owners bad name. Not enough dog bins around the park and they aren't emptied on a regular basis. Dog excrement on paths, stuck to kerbs disgusting.
Young adults (18+) left in charge of facilities in sports building too busy chatting, laughing an joking, I purchased an activity pass on arrival and they gave wrong dates times, days etc manager offered as a gesture of goodwill to take my son on a one to one segways session, then he didn't turn up!
One unfortunate family again stopping on touring section had his caravan stoned by children off the static park section. This was at 2. 30am! Rowdy families left to run riot, security won't remove them.
Have had three or four good holidays here, however, it's time to move on the park appears to be attracting a new form of utter lowlife.
Just returned from a very enjoyable stay at this site. The touring area is called Summit View and is set aside from the main complex. The views were stunning from this side, snow peaked mountains, this is the best Haven touring site we have stayed on. Its all new and the pitches are concrete hardstanding with water/waste and tv hookup, there is slate gravel for the awning and we put up a huge awning and still had grass space.
There are approx 75 pitches and I they are quite close together, but, this didn't affect our stay and it was very quiet on site. The showers and toilets are new and really warm. The wardens were there if you needed them, they are strict on the 10am departure time so make sure your up and ready because the pitches are filled as soon as they are empty.
The pools are brilliant for kids of all ages, large water slides, rapids and wave pools in a warm building, they close around 5. 45 and 1hour at lunchtime but you can book water activities during these hours which are chargeable. We went out at night and watched the entertainment, they had some good bands on most nights and the staff also put on a good show, we really enjoyed it. There's a burger king, chippy and mash & barrel for food, we only used the chippy for supper and it was fine.
For what we paid we couldn't fault this site at all, love the area too its gorgeous, the beach at the top of the site is worth a walk to as its stunning scenery and would be nice in warm weather. We were very lucky with the weather too, after all the snow the week before this part of Wales wasn't affected and the sun shone for 6 days, it was just a cold wind.
Enjoyed it that much we have booked another week for October half term.
We stayed In a static caravan at the other side of the holiday park. Had a look at the Caravan/motorhome pitches. It was all nicely laid out, but looked a little bit cramped. Not a lot of space between units, Also lacking grass. Toilets and washroom very clean.
Its at the end of the park hidden away In a quite area away from the main complex with views out towards Blackrock Sands. There Is plenty to do on the site.
As there are lots of entertainment daily. Shows Spar Shops. Cafe's, bars, swimming pool. Play area for children etc. Ideal for family's, and a very good base for touring the Lyn Peninsula:
It has its own beach.
And lovely walks upto the headland with views of Abererch Sands, Pwllheli & Abersoch. A lovely clean well kept and maintained holiday park
Having just returned from our first visit to Hafan Y Mor I felt it appropriate to share my views of the site.
On arrival we were greeted by one of the wardens who escorted us to our pitch which was a solid concrete base with slate chippings for the awning which was hard to drive pegs into, parking is at the front of the pitch which can make some parts a bit tight.
The facilities are first class although we did need to have an extension for the water as the turret was over the far side of the pitch.
The site has only been open since March but I expected to find some deterioration of the facilities but none were evident the pitches were kept spotless by the wardens who were out as soon as someone left. The toilet block was immaculate no signs of any issues that normally blight such facilities eg vandalism and graffiti it was warm and welcoming on every occasion.
The playground was easily accessed and was a hit with the kids (10 and 4) we felt everything on the touring area was safe as we were tucked away from the main area of the site. There is some road noise and the occasional Train could be heard but nothing that would spoil the holiday.
We did have some very selfish dog owners who decided that despite the numerous dog bins that they were above picking up after their pooches but once again the wardens were excellent and cleaned the park after a child inadvertently climbed over the frame and slide with dog poo on their shoes.
The main water complex is excellent, warm with great activities and slides as well as ample hot showers (not always the case with Haven swimming pools) however main water flumes are not open on Monday or Friday which means if you book a long weekend then these are unavailable, also the changing rooms are a bit lacking but at least the lockers return your money after use.
The Mash and Barrel had good quality food and were was super quick on both occasions we used it but a bit on the pricey side overall ok
As usual the entertainment is staged around the arcades and here there are three complexes and therefore three arcades all designed to part the punters with more and more money.
The biggest disappointment was the lack of beaches when you look at the map it shows a swage of yellow beach area nearby however when you get there it is nothing but large pebbles and a mixture of building materials.
Nearest supermarkets are Asda in Pwllheli 5 miles away (very limited stock) or Tesco in Porthmadog 8 miles away (better stock levels)
Would we go again yes but not at peak period due to lack of decent coastline
Local attractions are a little limited and somewhat expensive (Steam train ride from Porthmadog to Caenarfon £34 per adult however kids free) when asked where was a good day out, one of the staff recommended The Trafford Centre and as we come from just north of Manchester we thought we would give it a miss
We stayed here for August bank holiday, staying 3 nights.
We are a family of 4, with 2 children aged 6 and 4.
This site is by no means cheap, we paid over £50 per night for our Euro pitch (all pitches are of this type), which included hook up, our own water supply and waste connection.
The awning part of the pitch is graveled/slate, so take some appropriate pegs!
The touring part is new, and well laid out with some nice landscaping, but in can feel a bit like you are in a car park (cars are parked in front of caravans, and a road runs inbetween the two rows of pitches, and for this reason I wouldn't like to stay for more than a few nights, but that's just personal prefernce. The toilet block is immacculate, and there is a small playground amongst the pitches. The lady that greeted us was very helpful, and showed us to our pitch. We arrived early (11. 30. Check in is from 12), but this wasn't a problem, and it appeared that there was a small holding area near to the touring field. (though we didn't use it)
The site itself is huge (lots of statics), and was very busy. There are lots of activities on offer, but most at an additional cost. There are some places to eat/take away on sire, and a well stocked shop, a little more expensive than a supermarket, but only what you would expect from this facility.
Asda is about 3 miles away, and there is also a very handy caravan shop about half a mile away (Evans? turn right when you com out of the site, and it's on the main road)
The swimming pool is a good size, though they don't seem to limit the number of people that they let in so it was extremely busy. We found that waiting until after 4 meant it was quieter, and it stayed open until 5. 45.
The brochure/website stated views of Snowdonia from the touring pitches - no, just views of cars and the campervan opposite! again no big deal as we were out most of the time, but may have been irritating if staying longer.
It also stated that there was a softplay area, true, but only big enough for 2 children tops (I am not exaggerating!), bang in the middle of an arcade so the children ended up wanting money for that, and with no-where for the adults to sit. Really not worth bothering with, and I don't really know why Haven have it at all.
The surrounding area has some lovely places to visit, Criccieth is worth a visit (nice ice-cream shop) and there is a great beach at Abersoch. Get there early on a nice day, because parking places are taken very quickly!
Overall the touring facilities are excellent, and it really depends what you want from a campsite as to whether you will like what this one offers.
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