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.
We booked this site through the Caravan Club offer of pay for one night, get two for free. This meant that our 3 night stay for 2 adults and 2 children cost only £28.
The touring area is brand new and we were very impressed. The pitch was 100% level and immaculate as was the rest of the touring site. It is located a 5 min walk from the main site and is very quiet both at night and during the day. The shower block was great and was very clean. We found the wardens to be very helpful and informative about the site and surrounding area. We paid extra for a mountain view which was covered by mist and cloud throughout our stay! Not really the site's fault though!
Now the main site. We have never been to a Haven site before and were somewhat dubious of what we might find. We need not have worried - the whole site was fantastic. Our boys loved the swimming pool complex with water slides which was well maintained and clean. They did a couple of paid activities there (£8 and £6) which they really enjoyed. There is a brand new mini golf which we didn't try. Cost for a family £12. We rented a family go kart for an hour at a cost of £10 and used it to explore the static areas of the site. This is a very large site with 1000 statics but they seem well landscaped and not too hemmed in.
The boys did a football training session which was free and we also made use of the sports pitches and playgrounds to keep them entertained. We did not go to any of the evening entertainment so can't comment on that. We did however have a pizza delivery from Papa Johns on site. The pizza was very good and we thought the price of £30 including drinks and ice cream was reasonable.
All in all we are converted to Haven! We will however stick to weekends out of season when the park is quieter (and cheaper!).
We have just been here for a weekend stay over the May bank holiday and also for the Spring Football Festival.
Normally I don't do Haven as everyone I have ever been to (and I have tried a few) with the exception of Weymouth have resulted in a horrendous time and complaints a plenty.
I am really pleased to report that this time at tis Haven, we had a wonderful time. The touring area is brand spanking new with excellent hardstandings and electric, tv, water, waste water and more at each pitch. We couldn't have asked for more.
On top of that the park was excellent, clean and well kept and lovely facilities that didn't leave me feeling like we were slumming it as at previous sites.
A few downsides.
The toilets are beautiful, showers excellent and lovely and warm but the the one thing that let's them down I'd there is nowhere to put your things in the shower such as sponge, shower gel, shampoo so they all have to go on the floor which is such a shame in such lovely facilities and would be so easy to rectify.
The guy on the touring section was a little overzealous and not very friendly, I kept seeing him and another lady walking round with clip boards, it was more like being on parsed than on holiday and when we arrived, we mentioned we would like to be near the toilet block and he just gave the party answer of 'all pitches already being allocated and we could have requested this on booking which they would try and accommodate but couldn't guarantee' we didn't push this as we thought with the football festivals they may be fully booked, only to find that they had ample space closer to the block which given a little effort they could have facilitated easily and gone the extra mile.
Apart from those two negatives, I would be happy to say we would come back to this particular Haven again.
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