Aberafon Campsite, Llyn Peninsula


Aberafon Campsite


Aberafon, Gyrn Goch, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales, LL54 5PN

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£20 per night for non-electric grass camping pitch




2 nights in June 2016, August 2018 and Sept 2019

 As you can see from the fact that we have stayed here three times in recent years, this campsite is a real favourite here at Piggl. With its own private beach and sea views this campsite is the perfect spot from which to explore the Llyn Peninsula. 


The site itself has three large, level fields and in peak times has allocated pitches. If you’re lucky you will be allocated one of the fenceline pitches in the main camping field allowing you to pitch up your campervan facing out to sea over the beach below. We have visited in peak and off-peak seasons and were allowed to find our own pitch during off-peak when we chose a pitch in the lower field with direct access onto the pebble beach beyond. 

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Facilities on site are excellent with two toilet and washing-up blocks plus a large shower block with hot showers (50p charge). There is a children’s playground on site plus the reception doubles as a small shop in peak season where you can buy basic essentials like bread and milk. There are pubs within easy reach for meals out and on our visit in the summer holidays of August 2018 a local wood burning pizza company set up on Saturday night and cooked takeaway pizzas to order which were fabulous. 

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From the main campsite you can walk down small wooden steps directly onto the pebble beach. The campsite allows you to launch boats from the private slipway. We took our inflatable paddleboard down to the beach and spent a day out on the waves and building rock castles on the beach.

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For a day out we decided to visit the beautiful fishing village of Porthdinllaen, home of the famous Ty Coch Inn. Access to the pub is via foot as vehicular access is for residents only.  You can park in either the National Trust car park at the bottom of Lon Golff or in the Golf Club car park itself (There is a charge for both of these approx £4). The pub is about a 20 minute walk across the golf course with sea views all the way.  ty coch inn by piggl

The pub is popular so finding table space might be a problem, but with patience you can enjoy a day on the sandy beaches with a pint in your hand. You can make the walk back to your campervan circular by following the path from the beach up to the lifeboat station (also worth a visit) and back through the golf course to the car parks.


This is a large campsite and popular because of its fabulous seaside location and private beach. If you visit in peak season you will be allocated a pitch so you might not get a prime view.. our advice is to put in a request for a fenceline pitch in the main field or a lower field pitch so you can walk out onto the beach.


The views are simply stunning here. Watching the sunset and waking up to the sun shining on the sea simply cannot be bettered. If you enjoy swimming, paddleboarding or canoeing then this campsite is perfect for a quick dip.




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