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Trawsdir Touring Caravan And Camping
Llanaber
Barmouth
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL42 1RR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01341 280999

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Pitches: 70 Tourer - 30 Tent - 3 Family Pods
Open: 1st March - 6th January

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 139 Reviews
              9/10 from 139 Reviews


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Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Paul@Bank 107 reviews from this member

The site is located 3 miles North of Barmouth directly off the main A496 road to Harlech (7 miles from site). 70 Touring pitches all with EHU and water, field for 52 tents, 28 seasonal pitches and 8 pods makes this a busy site. Whilst the touring pitches have water etc. , they are on the tight side.

The site facilities are top class, but the management has a peculiar cleaning policy with the main toilets closed for cleaning 5. 30 – 7. 30 and 12. 00 – 14. 00. A second (also good) overflow facilities are open during these periods. The dishwashing area has numerous catering style sinks, but has percussion taps and tepid warm water!

I have never seen so many security cameras on a site before, giving the Big Brother feeling as the monitors in reception watch your every movement!

The beach is accessed via the companies sister site with static units located a brisk 10 minutes’ walk South along the dangerously busy A496 – not ideal for families. The large recreational field on site doubles up as the dog walking – again very questionable mixing dog exercising in the kid’s playing field!

The Wayside pub promoted by the site as being a 5 minute walk is closed and undergoing major building works. The nearest eateries/pubs are 3 miles away at Barmouth and not conducive for an evening stroll for a pie and a pint.

The site is clearly very popular and the facilities very good, however the location is far from ideal if you are reliant on self-power (walking/cycling) for exploring the area and the abundance of security cameras is quite intrusive. I would choice one of the many smaller less commercial sites that provide easier access to the coast and countryside if returning to this area again.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pjfdinosaur 1 review from this member

Just spent four days at this lovely site it was our first visit and certainly won't be our last, the park is wonderfully kept toilets and showers were immaculate, it also has a laundry, washing up area all of which you can read about in their brochure but what you can't read about is the helpfulness of the wardens and other staff who made our stay extremely pleasant thanks again.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Trubytribute 14 reviews from this member

What a fantastic campsite on Cardigan Bay and a couple of miles north of Barmouth.

We've been to some excellent campsites and been to some with some excellent views but NEVER BEFORE to one that has both.

Although just off the main Barmouth to Harlech road nonetheless the noise did not detract from the wonderful ambience of this site.

It had fantastic views over Cardigan bay and the great beach. It had a great field to exercise dogs (£2 per dog per night but for the first time I had value for money). Great children's play area, the most wonderful loos ever, friendly staff. 15 minute walk with 2 elderly slow dogs to beach - BUT WHAT A BEACH. Miles of firm sand and this part of Barmouth beach was quiet and we were told it never gets crowded.

Just a totally wonderful site, with the warmest and friendliest of staff ever. Totally relaxed and chilled out weekend helped by glorious weather.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lazychu 1 review from this member

Just got back from another visit and, as always, we've had a thoroughly lovely trip.

The pitches are big, big enough for our 2 largish cars, tent, seats and bbq. The pitch we had also had fantastic views of the bay.

The toilets are as ever immaculate. We normally visit this site when its quieter and had expected standards to slip a little in the main school holidays but we couldn't have been more wrong.

The children were happy with the playground and playing ball games in the dog walking field. My sister and brother in law were happy that the playground was only open 9 to 9 so no late night shouting and screaming.

The Wayfayer bar and chip shop next door appears to be closed, but being renovated. The chip shop was a bit rubbish anyway. Try the Mermaid in Barmouth instead or the takeaway at the sister site.

Dogs are welcome on a lead. If you walk through the sister site to get to the beach then dogs are welcome there too. No dogs on the main beach in Barmouth in the summer.

Overall, a great little break and I can't wait to go back.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Fradillian 4 reviews from this member

Lovely site. We arrived and were guided onto our pitch (A18) by the extremely helpful warden. We encountered a problem with our 10m Aquaroll adapter pipe and 7m grey waste pipes in that they weren't long enough as the drain and tap were on the other side of the pitch. The warden went and sourced extensions that got us up and running within 10 minutes. Great service.

The views from the pitch are nice. A partial sea view to the front (full sea view if no one pitched in front) and mountains to the side. The toilet and shower blocks are modern, clean, heated and never busy. The Reception shop is stocked enough for essentials and open until 5. 30pm.

The children's play park was popular with our children aged 7 and 11 and they made lots of friends. The park is closed and locked at 9pm which is good as we got our tired children back ready for bed and it made the campsite nice and quiet (not that it was excessively noisy during the day, just what I call 'happy children noise').

The walk to the beach is along the A496 to the sister site Caerdaniel. I'll be honest and say it's not an enjoyable 10 minute walk as its a fast road which I didn't feel entirely comfortable walking along with the amount of towing mirrors or wide motorhome mirrors whizzing past quite closely. It's a shame that there isn't a direct path straight down to the beach but the site don't own the fields directly opposite so the path isn't possible. A good compromise is being allowed to drive down to the Caerdaniel site and park by the football field which is very close to the beach.

The Wayside Inn nearby looked like it was being refitted but we had fish and chips from The Dolphin fish and chip shop in Barmouth and from the Caerdaniel site and both were lovely and quite reasonably priced. For groceries, there is quite a big Co Op (next to the train station), an Iceland and a Spar all in Barmouth.

If you do go to this site, make sure you go to the Blue Lake just outside Arthog. It's a hilly walk but worth it with the views and the blue, clear quarry lake. Take your swimming cossie :-D

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kimann17 1 review from this member

This is an amazing site the pitches are lovely with plenty of room. The toilet and showers are beautiful and kept really clean. The wardens are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble they help with anything you need. We love it so much we have a seasonal now and winter storage. I know they will look after my caravan and the site is safe and secure.

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