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Nantcol Waterfalls
Cefn Uchaf
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL45 2PL
Tel: 01341 241 209  or  07919448898
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Pitches: 23 Caravans: 62 Tents; 2 Bell Tents Hire: 2 Glampi
Open: 01/03/2021 to 31/10/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 136 Reviews
                9/10 from 136 Reviews

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 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   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 On Site   Wild Swimming On Site   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <10 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 Riverside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Andypsmith 5 reviews from this member

 Lovely site and great location. Some great walks from the site. Owners were very helpful and friendly. Facilities were superb. The site was very quiet, peaceful and tranquil with the sound of a waterfall as a backdrop to lull you to sleep.

Definitely worth a visit. 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Aniesteph 3 reviews from this member

 We've just got back from a two night stay here. The site is lovely and the views are amazing. It's clean and the hard standing pitches are roomy. The showers are operated on a token system, which is fine, but they take a while to warm up if they haven't been used for a bit!

Word of warning, if you are following a sat nav DO NOT follow it when you are near, go through the village of Llanbedr and enter that way. Otherwise you will be finding yourself going across very VERY narrow farm land with no where to turn around!

Other than that hairy beginning, the site is nice, it gets very busy as is obviously a popular site in the area. Price is a little dear, but you are truly paying for the views which are fantastic! 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Uksmudge 3 reviews from this member

 Visited as a family group - 6 adults and 2 kids and a dog in 3 tents. Wonderful site to relax, sitting next to its own waterway. Pitches are huge with electric in some areas. Single facilities block clean and tidy. Staff are super chilled. Reception has a few items if you are short on items. Our kids loved playing in the pools in the stream created with some DIY dams. A few rope swing dotted about too. Access to the hills and woodland behind the site, so you can see further up the waterway and some more of the waterfalls. Already planning to revisit when we can find another free weekend. 

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Sceptical Camper 39 reviews from this member

 Over the years I have heard many campers praising Nantcol Waterfalls Campsite and I've seen it recommended in magazines, guides and online. It gets high scores here on UK Campsites as well as on Tripadvisor and Google reviews.

Recently I had a chance to see if the place lived up to all the hype when I stayed there for three nights. I wasn't disappointed.

The scenic setting is really stunning. The crowning glory is, as the name suggests, the series of beautiful waterfalls rising beside the site offering wonderful picturesque walks. It is so relaxing to hear the water in the background as you doze off at night. There is a picnic area with benches and tables beside the burbling river - delightful.

The site has a laid-back vibe and we got a warm welcome from the owner. Everyone was very friendly.

We paid 8 per person per night (plus a quid a night for the dog) which included two tents and the car.

The facilities are clean and modern in two separate purpose-built blocks. The hot water was a bit on-and-off during my stay but everything was spotlessly clean. There are toilets, washrooms, showers (paid for with cards lasting about 5 minutes), a laundrette, a covered area for dishwashing, and there are mains sockets for mobile charging.

Talking of mobiles, there's no reception in the valley bottom but you only have to walk a couple of hundred yards up the hill at the back of the site to get a good signal. You can also use the site's WiFi for a modest charge.

I can imagine Nantcol gets quiet hectic during the school holidays but during my weekday visit the place was delightfully peaceful. There was a mix of tents, camper vans and tents.

The ground is stony in places so bring rock pegs. In between the stony bits, the site is soft and prone to be muddy, especially where people drive off the roadways on to the grass.

The nearby village of Llanbedr has two pubs and both serve food. There are also a couple of shops in the village.

As other reviewers have noted, the lane to the site is single track with passing points; it can be a bit awkward if you meet a big vehicle or a caravan but nothing that can't be handled by any competent driver who is used to country roads.

Camp fires are allowed - there are many scorched circles on the grass - and logs are on sale. The site is very dog-friendly and there are lots of paths to walk your pet.

To sum up, this is a no-frills campsite in a great location with superb scenery, immaculate facilities and very helpful and friendly owners. I highly recommend it. 

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Caira 2 reviews from this member

 Whaw and whaw again, this has been the most beautiful place I have ever been to. This was our very first trip to Wales and we loved everything about the site and location so much, we already booked our stay for July 2018! The owners are very friendly and helpful, clean facilities, laundry room with 2 large washing machine and very powerful tumble dryer ( currently only one as the other one was out of order) the campsite itself is peaceful and with some amazing views, woods, hills, stunning shallow river going through the camp making kids happy, close to Shell Island for a trip or visiting Harlech, Porthmadog or Barmouth, I could go on and on, I think if there is a paradise, that's what I would want it to look like :) 


Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: AndyAli 1 review from this member

 Have been here many times it is a lovely family run site.

Love the the fact you can do the waterfall walk the sites are amazing. Kids can play in the weir at the bottom off the water fall.

Would definitely recommend this site 

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Auraura 6 reviews from this member

 I love this site set next to a river bubbling with little water falls yet shallow enough in places to paddle and deep enough in places to have a dip weather permitting. Great fire pits for barbies. Really well kept showers and toilets. Only drawback were midges so go prepared. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Annandtony 2 reviews from this member

 Just got back from a 7 night stay at this site. We camped on an electric pitch near to the amenities.

We didn't find the showers (3 for ladies & 2 for men) or the number of toilets (6 for ladies) a problem and didn't mind paying the 50p for a shower. There was a separate wash room for males & females & the washing up sinks were also fine.

Our girls (9 & 10) said it is the best site they have been on as they played in the river on a rope swing & the rope swings in the large tree above the campsite for hours on end. They had their boat in the river as well but safe as not deep.

I got a bit worried as site was busy but pitches are large and well spaced - it didn't feel crowded. It can be quite noisy with children playing games & running round but to me this is camping and all was relatively silent after 11. 00pm.

We paid about 210 for a weeks stay which I think is reasonable for our main summer holiday and would definitely return to the delight of our girls.

Beaches are close by & little shop on site sells lovely ice cream, hot drinks, bread & milk.

The road to the site as previously mentioned is VERY tight and we prayed when we left with the trailer that we didn't meet a caravan but its worth it to stay there.

All in all a great site & a great holiday. 

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Tawnyo 5 reviews from this member

 A large site which was very busy. The countryside and walks around the site are lovely, however if you're looking for a quiet site this isn't it! Having been to some really brilliant sites a couple of days beforehand (with free, clean roomy showers and limitless water, along with well stocked shops) we were disappointed with the amenities. There are only about 3 women's showers and two men's showers for the whole site- so queuing is common. Worse than that-the showers are timed (you get four minutes) and you have no control over the temperature of the water. The water was freezing cold for at least two minutes. There are not that many sinks either to do washing up in and again people were queuing.

The 'shop' is also the reception and you have to stand outside and ask what they've got and it isn't well stocked.

Children seemed to love the site - they were playing in the stream which runs through the site while their parents watched them on the bank.

The drive to the site is quite hairy because there is only room for one lane of traffic and it's quite steep to get to. So, all in all - nice surroundings but we were glad we were only staying one night! 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Gumstabber 12 reviews from this member

 Wow what a beautiful place this is. Nestled in amongst the hills with a meandering stream, it could be a campsite out of Middle Earth! But.

-The access road to the campsite is a road from Middle Earth too, so narrow with treacherous rocks poking from the banks and the site itself is miles from anything too. Did I mention the road to the site?!

-The site is quite big, 80+ pitches, but I do think that 2 showers per gender and a similar number of toilets is too low. This was echoed by the fact that there were always queues for both facilities.

-You have to pay 50p for a 5 minute shower card! When you've already paid 22 a night this is just a joke. We weren't informed of this on checking in so I was particularly annoyed to discover my shower wouldn't work after queuing for 20mins!

-their water comes from a bore hole. On their information sheet it says it's good to drink, on the water points it says to boil it. So I guess that means there's no fresh water supply.

Would I return? No, never. 

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