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Ty Gwyn Campsite
Ynys Las
Ceredigion   (Browse area)
SY24 5LA
Tel: 01970 871894
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Pitches: 30
Open: 01/05/2022 to 30/09/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 10 Reviews
                7/10 from 10 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <1 mile   Outdoor Pool <1 mile 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Red_leader 9 reviews from this member

 Back to this camp site for the 4th time, over several years.

Still a great place to stay.

It is clean, tidy with basic facilities.

I had a lovely view of the hills inland as the sun set.

Now with toilet paper provided.

I will be back again next year I hope. 

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Dharmadoo 7 reviews from this member

 Love the review that a very clever person called 'Frozer' gave. It was pretty much spot-on.

This is a site for people who have no expectations. A per previous reviewer. When we visited the grass was uncut, wet and messy underfoot, there was no soap or toilet paper in the bathroom (I say bathroom as there was only 1) and the trains did indeed run frequently and at all hours a few feet from our pitch. But as we had spent the previous night on a nearby site with the neighbours from hell next to us (think of the TV show 'Shameless' and you can pretty much visualize our neighbors) we were desperate to just find somewhere to stay for the second night of our weekend away.

The location was good, right off the road into Ynsylas and Borth and a minutes drive to the beach. The views were lovely across the salt flats and towards the hills.

If you are happy with a very basic site then this fits the bill. The other occupants were quiet and respectful and the only noise was from a group of teenagers camping in tents nearby who didn't realize how voices can carry late at night when others are trying to sleep. Sadly there were no rules or regulations of any kind, so no 'quiet time' was enforced. In fact, the site host was nowhere to be seen at all other than when we first arrived. She collected our money, had no change to give us at the time, and never returned with our change either, so we overpaid ! It was a little overpriced in my opinion for a site with practically no facilities and no-one to enforce a quiet time. But again, if you are not fussy then it's a site that is relaxed and less than a minutes drive from the outstandingly beautiful and tranquil Ynyslas beach. I guess you can't have it all.

I would stay again for just one night if I wanted to visit the area as there are very few touring parks in the area and certainly not many so close to the beach. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Red_leader 9 reviews from this member

 Back to visit again, last here in 2012.

Still the nice clean camp site and facilities I enjoy.

The grass was just being cut as I arrived.

I will definitely visit again.

The shops in Borth are basic but cover most things.

The site was not too busy and stayed quiet, except for the trains.

Do remember your own toilet paper. 

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Frozer 5 reviews from this member

 We arrived with no-one to bother us with rules, or instructions, and enjoyed the challenge of 'find the facilities' we chose our pitch, and all seemed very quiet. The long lush grass gave us the opportunity to change our footwear ( inc the kids) several times a day, especially in the inclement weather, and the very clean but basic facilities, ensured we didn't feel obliged to use inferior brands, but could use our own luxury toilet roll.

The kids loved the train every 30 mins, which gave us welcome breaks in conversation, they ran until midnight, and again from 04. 45 which gave us a great early start.

The beach is very close, take a right through the boat yard, and the showers are refreshingly hot, then cold, then hot, then cold, keeping you on your toes til your two mins for 20p or 10 mins for 1 ran out. The gents shower is more of a constant temperature, but much less invigorating!

We cut short our stay, for the want of an uninterrupted sleep ( without the 02. 00 engineering train, we might have got nearly 5 hours)

This site is ideal if you love trains, long grass, your own loo roll, no rules, and being left to your own devices. 

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Nannycool 1 review from this member

 Arrived no one about. Pitched tent anywhere and checked out site. Basic toilets but very clean. Showers ok and hot water basin separate. Chem toilet point. Very quiet all day and night except for train. Went to house to pay 10. 00 a night for 2 adults. Lots of dogs well behaved but allowed to foul were they want. This was removed by owners except one who let their dog roam unchecked and did not remove it. Will be returning soon as enjoyed my stay 


Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Pamzee 18 reviews from this member

 I second the other reviews, pleasant, basic, inexpensive site. The facilities are basic but cleaned daily. Take plenty loo roll. Lack of signposting - where to book in, what coins the shower took. Can get boggy in parts. Don't camp in the dip!

Trains not a problem, 2 hourly service so infrequent. Beautiful location in lovely part of Wales. Peaceful most of the time but got very busy with families over bank holiday.

Will definitely go again. 

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Red_leader 9 reviews from this member

 A great simple basic site. Clean toilets and showers. Brilliant beaches close at hand. Basic shops are a short drive away in Borth (3 miles).

Borth is a small place but Aberystwyth with lots more facilities is only 10 miles away.

The site is between the road and railway line but it did not spoil my stay in any way.

I will definitely visit this site again.

I cycled fro here to Nant yr Arian mountain bike trails. 

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Hanmil81 1 review from this member

 We stopped here for a weekend in the summer holidays. This is back to basics camping which we love! Toilets, 1 shower per gender (20p for 2 mins), both in outbuildings. Clean and functional (take your own toilet roll). An outside washing up point with lukewarm water (boil a kettle!) and several taps around the site.

The site is set on several levels, we opted for a lower level, right below (and I mean RIGHT BELOW!) the train track! The kids thought it was brilliant and waved like mad at the passing trains. Not bothered by them at all (until one went past at about 4. 30am on the Saturday!).

For a summer holiday weekend it was quiet, we shared our field with only 2 touring caravans and 2 small tents. Lots of room for ball games!

The owners seemed laid back. Pitch where you want. Beautiful views of the mountains and countryside.

5 mins walk to beautiful beach, 10 mins walk to Ynyslas dunes, 10 mins walk to small shop on 'swn-y-mor' caravan site for ice creams, 5 min drive to Borth, 15 min drive to Aber.

We had a great time! 12 per night for a large family tent, 2 adults, 2 children and a baby. 

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: FamilyY 3 reviews from this member

 If you love 'roughing it', this campsite is for you - but if you're a camping novice, you may want to try somewhere with better facilities.

The toilets are very basic (don't come here if you dislike sharing facilities with spiders etc), and we couldn't find the showers at all, but then it took us over 24 hours to find someone to pay! Organisation doesn't seem to be the strong point here.

I confess the trains did bother me - woke me regularly through the night, but no-one else in the family was bothered by them.

Our first night there was a huge storm resulting in a river of rainwater running through the camp and flooding a couple of tents pitched on the lower level.

The best thing about the campsite in my opinion is its proximity to Ynylas nature reserve which is an absolutely beautiful must-visit! 

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Zozzer 21 reviews from this member

 We arrived on spec for a one night stay. Our host was pleasant and welcoming. He point out were all the usual facilities of toilets, showers etc and were we could park, which was basically were ever we fancied. The site is by the side of the main road out of Ynyslas and has a local railway line at the rear of the site. Despite this we managed to have a very restful sleep as we don't think the railway runs all night. The site is on multiple levels and appears to have no hard standing pitches the ground is uneven and boggy in lower parts. The toilet look from the outside to be the typical outside lav, but inside were very clean and with wash basin. The showers situate across from the toilets look extremely new and very clean indeed.

The site employs sorting and recycling of rubbish, but we could not find a chemical toilet disposal or a grey water disposal point.

During the night there was torrential rain, but we were still manage to get through the boggy section of the site.

Would we use the site again. YES, basic it may be, but it's clean. 

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