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Tanforhesgan Farm Camping & Caravan Park
Tanforhesgan Farm
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL47 6TR
Tel: 01766 780465
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Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 34 Reviews
                9/10 from 34 Reviews

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 No Glamping Units   Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   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 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   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 <5 miles   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  34 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Neiliow 3 reviews from this member

 Had an enjoyable 3 night stay here in this peaceful site. Good location for the southern part of Snowdonia, Portmeirion, Harlech, etc. Even without a car you could still reach it by bus or by train.

Mrs Williams greeted us on arrival and said we could go anywhere in the two fields available. It was a bit windy pitching the tent - not much shelter from southwest winds ocer the flat ground towards the sea but not too bad. There is a hill adjacent to the site which you can climb in about 10-15 minutes and which offers great views.

The toilets (2M, 2F I think)) are kept very clean, as is the dish-washing area. There are 3 showers (20p for more than enough hot water).

There is a trampoline and a few other things for smaller children; older ones can play in the ample space available. It is very safe for children with no road or water hazards so they can roam around and enjoy the freedom.

Overall a great site and a good choice. 

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Malkins 2 reviews from this member

 We have just returned from a very enjoyable four night stay at Tanforhesgan over the Easter period. This was booked very much at the last minute and Mrs Williams the site owner was extremely helpful in accommodating us at such short notice over this busy weekend. We are veterans of the Harlech area having stayed at many of the better known sites over the years. Having seen the campsite advertised on this website with good reviews we decided to give it a try.

The campsite is very quiet which suited us down to the ground but comes with a full range of facilities which ought to be more than enough to meet the needs of most visitors. There is a small (20 pence) charge for the showers but in my opinion that isn't unreasonable for their use.

The site is well away from the main road (on two very flat fields) and therefore enables parents with young children to give their youngsters a little more of a free rein than busier locations. There are a number of hook ups should you require these.

There is a small children's play area with a slide, trampoline and playhouse. We visited at lambing time (this is a working farm) and the children were therefore also educated as to how these delightful little animals enter and take their first steps in the world. (After 52 years it was also a first for me!). There is also a single Alpaca which seems to act as 'the minder' for all the new arrivals which was lovely to watch.

Mrs Williams and all the family are really friendly and always available to help or just pass the time of day in conversation.

Harlech is a five minute drive away (or half hour walk) and the many other beautiful sites in this part of the world are easily accessible.

I would recommend this campsite without any reservations and will be adding it to our list of lovely venues within the Harlech area. Anyone visiting this area is really spoilt for choice in this respect! 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Rodz22 1 review from this member

 Basic run down of the site, very quiet with the occasional rumble from the recycling site nearby. Facilities are basic but clean. 3 showers, one male toilet, 2 female. 20p for a 3 minute shower (approx) washroom with tumble drier, washing machine and iron all on coin meters. This site is very open and it can get very windy at times, we had to take the awning down because of it.

Mrs williams and her family are very welcoming. And the kids have plenty of room to play. Overall a pleasant site but very quiet. The 'beach road shop' is just down the road and it sells everything. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Beadles 2 reviews from this member

 Our first visit to Tanforhesgan and would visit there again without a doubt. We were arriving late on Friday night (9. 30pm)with t5 campervan and teardrop trailer, after work and that was no problem to the owner. Got there in the dark and got shown to our pitch and told we could sort payment in morning, no worries. Facilities were great free hot water in pot wash area!, showers /wet room only 20pence!, washing machine and tumble dryer available to use as well. All facilities were spotlessly clean and plenty of them so no need to queue. Play area for the kids and plenty of room for them to play on there bikes, also a massive hillside for them to play on but still able to see them. Plenty to do in the area, Harlech castle local sports centre with pool and climbing walls, beach close by and Barmouth no far away. All in all, great site with every thing you need and the owners couldn`t be any more helpful, hope to see you again soon :-) 

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

 Spent a couple of nights at Shell Island before getting fed up with how busy/noisy it was and deciding we wanted somewhere quieter and more convenient in terms of getting in and out of Harlech, Portmadog etc. We dropped into Tanforhesgan late afternoon while our kids were still down on the beach with friends and received a lovely welcome from Mrs Williams. The site is clean, well kept and the owners were really helpful - taking time to talk to our daughters (when we eventually retrieved them) and showing us the very well maintained toiletblock and showers etc. It was so peaceful and tranquil and Mrs Williams and family couldn't have been more welcoming. There was no noise at all and it was bliss in comparison.

Thoroughly recommend this campsite as catered for all. 


Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Percy on tour 49 reviews from this member

 Tanforhesgan is a two-field caravan site on a farm located behind the dunes of Morfa Harlech. It is a nice, peaceful site that is great to stay on when the weather is fine. It is flat site, so pitching is not too difficult, and it drains well. However, it is quite an exposed site - and we just happened to be staying during the week when the storm from hell blew in, leaving us fighting to save our awning from being blown away.

The reception is friendly, and the facilities are well-maintained. There is a washroom, and there are several individual toilet and shower blocks. The showers are coin-operated, although this isn't as explicit as it should be. I dived under one only for it to die on me after a few minutes. I realise now I must have piggy-backed on the tail end of the shower someone else had paid for! The water point is centrally-located by the washroom, and can therefore be quite a trek from the periphery of the fields. The site has only 10amp ehu.

Tanforhesgan is well-suited for children, with plenty of toys, balls and games to borrow and play with, and the centre of the field to play on. Nearby there is a circular walk around the big hill that overlooks the site (or alternately, you can walk up it to take in views of Portmerion, Porthmadog, the big wide river estaury, and the peaks of Snowdonia and the Llyn peninsula.

However, more disappointing is that although Tanforhesgan is sat on flat land back from the beach, there is no direct access to it - either on foot or by bike. Indeed - and despite what OS maps suggest - the tracks and roads through the adjacent woodland are closed off with barbed wire at a point only a quarter of a mile from Harlech. Hence the only way to cycle to the nearby beach is a three mile detour all the way around on the main road. So near and yet so far! 

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Mec1 7 reviews from this member

 I can't add much to the reviews below, except to say it's still the same in 2014. There's plenty of space, and the owner is friendly and welcoming far beyond the call of duty, even when we wanted to borrow a screwdriver. Apparently this review is too short to submit, so I'll add that you can walk to Harlech by public footpath, off the road, though it isn't the most scenic path in Wales along a disused concrete track & thorough a couple of fields. There's a handy free bus service in Harlech from the beach car park (no height barrier - or there is, but the barrier's open) up to the castle on the hill. 

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Jan Toms 10 reviews from this member

 Have not rated this site so highly as some others that we have visited simply because of the difficulty of accessing the services when in a motorhome. The price paid for a MH pitch included the ehu and I presume the assumption that you are going to fill your water tank. However we could find no way of getting our MH close enough to any of the fresh water points and our hose could not be used due to the problems attaching it to very old taps where the site's existing short hoses could not be removed. I then object to paying for showers when we can't fill with water to use own onboard facilities. I am sure that if you are in a tent of caravan the facilities are fine, but I do not expect a site that welcomes motorhomes, not to cater for them. The site next to a landfill/refuse facility with nothing in close walking distance means that you really do have to want to get away from it all to enjoy this site. The owner was friendly and welcoming but we will not be returning to pay for facilities that we cannot access. 

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Oldbird08 1 review from this member

 This site is delightful. The owners are very welcoming and keep the site immaculate. The toilets and showers are very clean and regularly checked to ensure that they remain that way.

The two fields are fairly level and units are sited so that children have a good area in the middle to play and are well catered for with toys, bikes and a slide etc. Small children will enjoy seeing the chickens and alpacas.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, and very close to Harlech where the castle dominates, this is a good base for visiting Barmouth and other favourite resorts.

The site is very quiet, not overcrowded even when full and we cant wait to go back again. Thoroughly recommended. 

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Joyce and John 7 reviews from this member

 This is a wonderful camp site with a very welcoming and helpful owner, a beautiful situation near the sea with Harlech castle nearby and a lovely wild headland overlooking the site.

It is only 10 minutes by car from the town of Harlech with its castle, shops and amenities.

We used the campsite as a base for walking for which it is very well positioned.

The toilet block was spotless with soap and toilet paper always provided. There was a washing machine and good washing up facilities.

Our pitch was very generous on an open sunny spot and the site was not at all crowded, even in August. The only slight drawback was that it could be windy as there was only a lowish hedge to shelter the site on the seaward side, but this didn't cause a problem. We had a wonderful holiday there and would happily return and recommend it to anyone. 

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