Top 15 campsites in Snowdonia

Snowdonia national park is our wonderful mounatinous heartland that runs across the breadth of north Wales from the Carneddau mountains all the way down to the Eifl mountains on the Llyn Peninsular. It boasts fourteen 3,000ft peaks to bag and many more smaller that. From Family hill walks, scrambles or out and out climbing, Snowdonia still boasts some of the most diverse mountain range for activities in the UK and beyond.

Attracting more than 600,000 visitors annually Snowdon is a busy peak to bag in the summer months. However there are many others to bag as well, that are a little quieter and lesser known too. See our article on (Snowdonia Peaks ) Snowdonia is visited by so many outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world, who come to pay homage to out wilderness in many different sports. From Climbing, Mountain biking, Walking, Hiking, Fishing, bouldering, Kayaking, and many many more.. It is now known as the adventure capital of Europe. It boasts this title with good reason also, with the likes of Zip world, Plas y brenin, Psyched paddle boarding and Rib Ride base their companies here. What to know what do to on your stay? See our activities page here 
Staying here in this weather is a dream.. you can opt for plush hotels, B&B, Guesthouse, holiday cottage, or you could Camp. Camping has seen a massive resurgence in north Wales in the past years with many campsites and farms investing much time and monies in upgrading their facilities to bring in the foot flow to help diversify from the farming staple of past years gone by.

We love the camping option for its simplicity. A former VW camper owner, I would simply drive into the hills for the weekend, park up and wild camp in bivi. The in the morning, go climb, make a spot of lunch on the hill and the have a dip in a stream after. Thats my idea of a bliss. You don’t need a camper van to camp in snowdonia thought just a tent and some kit to get you by for the weekend.

Its a simple life camping and it really gets you grounded back to nature. There is simply nothing like planting your feet onto the morning dewy grass and brewing up a fresh batch of coffee on the stove. From there its up to you..Indulge yourself in day time activities, wild swimming, rock jumping, kayaking , sup’ing, climbing, hiking or whatever takes your fancy.. Then rest, cook, eat, sleep, repeat.

I firmly believe that there is not better experience for children than to take them into the wilds to get at one with nature, and its also pretty amazing for us adults too. So pack the car, fuel up, grab a coffee and head over for a weekend at Snowdonia camping.
Below is a list of some of our favourites to camp it, ones we have visited in the course of the past 5 years here.. Enjoy.

  1. Cwmlanerch Caravan Park

This is a spacious campsite that lies in picturesque surroundings close to River Conwy and next to Gwydir Forest. Contact address: Cwmlanerch, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales. LL24 0BG, UK. Phone: 01492 642770, Mobile: 07751 374527

  1. Rynys Camping Site

Located within the Snowdonia National Park, this campsite lies just 2 miles from a village called Betws-y-Coed. Contact Address: Carol and Gareth Williams, Rynys Farm, near Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales. LL26 ORU. UK. Telephone: 01690 710218.

  1. Cwellyn Arms

Located just half a mile from Cwellyn Arms, this campsite overlooks Cwellyn Lake and offers unbeatable views of Mount Snowdon and Mynydd Mawr. Contact Address: Cwellyn Arms, Rhyd Ddu, at the foot of Snowdon, Gwynedd, LL54 6TL. Telephone: 01766 890321.

  1. Cae Du Campsite

A very peaceful campsite, Cae du Campsite spans 30 acres of land at the very edge of Beddgelert, Snowdonia. Contact address: Cae du Campsite, Beddgelert, Gwynedd, North Wales, LL55 4NE, UK. Telephone: 01766 890345.

  1. Barcdy Caravan Park and Campsite

This is a small campsite that is very quiet and it offers fully serviced all-weather touring pitches. Contact address: Barcdy Caravan Parks Ltd, Talsarnu, Near harlech, Gwynedd LL47 6YG. Telephone: 44 (0) 1766 770736

  1. Pant-Yr-Onnen

Located near the picturesque lakeside on the Southern shores of Bala Lake, this campsite lies very close to the town called Bala.

  1. Pen y Bont Caravan and Campsite

This campsite lies in a very beautifully landscaped area. Contact information: Use online form to contact the campsite. Telephone: 01678 520549

  1. Gwern Gof isaf Campsite

This campsite is set in very beautiful location that lies between Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen. Contact Address: Capel Curig, Bews y Coed, Conwy, LL24 0EU. Telephone: 01690 20276.


  1. Llyn Gwynant

Llyn Gwynant is the perfect campsite for those who want to enjoy leisure in the very center of Snowdonia National Park, you can wild swim 20m from your tent in the mornings. Contact address: Llyn Gwynant Campsite, Nant Gwynant, Caemarfon, Gwynedd LL55 4NW. Telephone number not provided.

  1. Gwern Gof Uchaf

This campsite is small in size but it offers very friendly accommodation and is set on 750 acres of land, with the opposing views of the beautiful Tryfan towering above. Contact Address: Gwern Gof uchaf, Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales, LL24 0EU. Telephone: 01690 720294.

  1. Gwerniago Campsite

This campsite lies near Machynlleth in the picturesque Dyfi Valley. Contact address: Pennal, Machynlleth Powys, SY20 9JX. Telephone: 44 (0) 1654 791227

  1. Cae Clyd

Cae Clyd lies near the North-West coast just a stone’s throw from Pontllyfni. Contact Address: Pontllyfni, Caenarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 5EE, LL54 5EE. Telephone: 44 1286 832 692, 078 333 76 164

  1. Plas Farm Touring Park

This campsite is very tranquil and is perfect for families and couples. Contact Address: Betws-yn-Rhos, Abergele, Conwy, North Wales, LL22 8AU. Telephone: 01492 680254

  1. Bryn Gloch Caernarfon

This campsite is one of the most pleasant campsites that lies in the very center of Snowdonia National Park. Contact Address: Camping Site, Betws Garmon, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 7YY. Telephone: 01286 650 216

  1. Barmouth Caravan and Campsite Hendre Mynach

This is a campsite that has won many awards. It lies between the beach and the coastal road. Contact Address: Barmouth, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK LL42 1YR. Telephone: 01341 280 262.

 Useful links for your Snowdonia camping trip here in north Wales :

Cool camping guide to Snowdonia national park camping

Tripsavvy guide to camping in snowdonia

Campsites with electrical hook 

Gooutdoors guide to Snowdonia 

Snowdonia national park 

Top 10 things to do in Snowdonia north Wales 

Weather forcast

Mountain forcast for hiking

Ice cream

Bites & Coffee- Penucaenant and Petes Eats

Paddle boarding in Snowdonia 

Zip World

Mountain biking in Snowdonia

Need a guide for the hills?

Road cycling in snowdonia 

Climbing in snowdonia

Fly fishing in Snowdonia 

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2 thoughts on “Top 15 campsites in Snowdonia

  1. Shaun Williams says:

    Cheers Nick, great write up as always! Will be keeping this to tick them off in the van!
    Hope you’re well pal. Well overdue a catch up!
    Shaun ________________________________

    • whatsonadmin says:

      Hey buddy! Long time no hear! Yes let’s get a few more ticked off!
      Hope family life is treating you all well? And travels in NZ where ace??
      Will msg you later to arrange a catch up!

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