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Glan Y Mor Camping Park

Porthmadog, Gwynedd

Glan Y Mor Camping Park is a small family holiday park at Black Rock Sands on the Lleyn Peninsula, on the north west coast of Wales. The park, which is open from April until October every year, is on the outskirts of the town of Porthmadog, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park region. Glan Y Mor Camping Park welcomes guests with motorhomes, touring caravans, and tents.

A number of the pitches at this site benefit from electric hook-up, while there is a toilet and shower block, washing up area, and chemical waste disposal point found on site for guests to use. Dogs are permitted to stay at the park with their owners, and there are plenty of fantastic dog walking areas and relaxing strolls along the coast, where dogs are welcome on certain beaches ( You can also enjoy walking in the foothills and mighty mountains of Snowdonia.

Although the campsite is small, with no children’s playground or other features, the site sits almost right on the beachfront, with easy access for families and couples looking to spend a day on the sands. The beach at Porthamdog is great for family activities as well as those wanting to enjoy swimming, kayaking, and various other pursuits on the water.

Porthmadog is a beautiful town and there is something for everyone. Families looking for things to do will find a leisure centre and a number of sports grounds, while there is also a good range of shops, restaurants, and pubs to be found. A walk along Porthmadog’s harbour area is considered a must, with fishing boats as well as recreational vessels sailing daily.

Away from Glan Y Mor Camping Park and Porthmadog, there is plenty to be discovered. Walks along the beautiful Welsh coastline are always popular, with miles of raw and unspoiled landscape to be explored, particularly to the west of Porthmadog and out onto the peninsula. As well as being great for walking, many of the countryside trails are suitable for cyclists on mountain bikes, too, while the country roads and lanes are usually very quiet and good for a leisurely cycle, too.

There are plenty of places close by for keen anglers to relax and enjoy a day of fishing, while within a 30 minute drive of the park there are numerous exceptional golf courses, most offering tremendous views of the surrounding landscape as well as a challenging round.

A short drive to the east of Glan Y Mor Camping Park brings guests to Snowdonia National Park, where there are numerous opportunities to take part in organised tours and events, as well as explore the region at leisure.

What makes Snowdonia unique is the wonderful combination of hilly and mountainous terrain and flatter regions around lakes and waterways where walking and cycling can be enjoyed. Snowdonia is also a magnet for wildlife lovers and bird watchers.

You can read more about places to go and things to do in Practical Caravan's travel guide to caravan holidays in North Wales –

Away from Snowdonia and Porthmadog, you can always drive north to Caernarfon, with its castle, or visit Bangor and the Isle of Anglesey. If you drive to the north of Anglesey you can even take a ferry from Holyhead to Dublin.

So, if you're keen to enjoy a back-to-basics campsite with access to glorious sandy beaches, mountains, lakes and Welsh castles, make sure you check out Glan Y Mor Camping Park for your holidays in North Wales.

Open from:
29th March to 30th September (approx.)

Pets allowed, Electric hook-ups

Adults £10 per night; children over 8 £5 per night.
Electric pitch £25

Seasonal pitches, 60 Touring pitches

Nearby attractions:

- Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
- Madog Quads
- Porthmadog Maritime Museum

- lakes
- hill

Glan Y Mor Camping Park

Morfa Bychan
Gwynedd, Wales
United Kingdom
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