Let’s Go: the North Coast of the Llŷn
The Llŷn peninsular is one of the most beautiful sections of Wales’ 870 miles of coastline – and is just a short drive from our luxury motorhome rental service in the North West of England. This makes the Llŷn an ideal location for a weekend away in one of our motorhomes for hire.
The Llŷn peninsular in north-west wales offers visitors miles of idyllic coastal paths, glorious beaches, fun family days out, wonderful wildlife adventures – as well as some culinary treats thrown in for good measure!
The northern coast is a little wilder and a little quieter than the southern coast, which boasts holiday favourites such as Abersoch and Pwllheli. This makes the northern coast a great choice if you fancy a quiet summer weekend escape.
The Freedhome Luxury Motorhome team spills the beans about some of our favourite campsites on the North Coast of the Llŷn.
Parsal Farm Campsite
Clynnog Fawr, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 5PS
This quiet little campsite on the eastern side of Yr Eifl, the three-peaked mountain that guards the gateway to the Llŷn, is an ideal first-night stop if you wish to explore the north coast of the peninsular.
Motorhomes are catered for – with electric hook-ups available, if needed. Campers pay per person, making Parsal Farm a great value option if you are travelling as a couple.
The shower block and washing facilities are a little basic but very well maintained; you can’t grumble about the cleanliness. In fact, the whole site is well maintained and has a very peaceful vibe. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is the ideal campsite for you.
Parsal Farm’s location at the foot of the Gyrn Goch mountains, with Yr Eifl to the west, makes this a great spot for keen walkers. The Wales Costal Path and the Pilgrims Way to Bardsey run right past the campsite.
At the far end of the campsite, you’ll find private access onto the beach. At low tide it is possible to walk along the beach to the small sandy beach and harbour at Trefor. Head down there at dusk for a beautiful view of the sun setting over the Irish Sea.
There aren’t lots of amenities nearby – not even a campsite shop – but if you are looking for a quiet and peaceful retreat amidst beautiful scenery, Parsal Farm is a wonderful option.https://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/gwynedd/caernarvon/parsalfarm
Pistyll, Pwhelli, Gwynedd, LL53 6LR
This family-friendly site sits on a precipitous hillside overlooking the Irish Sea. On a clear day, it’s possible to see the hills of County Wicklow across the water.
Despite the sloping hillside, it is surprisingly easy to find a (relatively) flat spot on the site and motorhomes are well catered for with electric hook-ups, if necessary.
Follow the Wales Coastal Path the few miles into the nearby villages of Nefyn or Morfa Nefyn. Nefyn boasts a small but interesting maritime museum, local shops and services and a pretty, dog-friendly beach. Meanwhile, neighbouring Morfa Nefyn offers visitors an even better beach, seaside golf course and one of Wales most loved beach bars, the Ty Coch Inn.
After lunch on the beach, wander around the coastal path a little further from the Ty Coch Inn to the Lifeboat station and you might be able to spot seals basking on the rocks in the sunshine.
If you are travelling with small children, however, the real charm of Penisarlon Farm campsite has to be the animals kept on site. Your little ones might be lucky enough to help feed the chickens and geese in the morning and will certainly love petting the friendly pony and donkeys which poke their heads over the fence into the camping fields, demanding attention. The small play area at the bottom of the site and the modern shower facilities add to the family-friendly appeal.
Llecyn at Porth Colmon
Llangwnadl, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 8NT
If you want long stretches of golden sand on your summer weekends, Porth Colmon is the place to go. This glorious mile-long beach can get busy during the summer months, but there is plenty of space to find a little corner of pristine beach to call your own.
The long golden sweep of sand is actually called Traeth Penllech, but most visitors refer to the beach here after Porth Colmon; the small, rocky harbour at the western end of the bay. Follow the slip road up from the tiny harbour and you will come to a small seasonal shop and cafe, Y Siop Fach, and its neighbouring campsite.
The Llecyn campsite is a Caravan and Motorhome Club certified location, and caters well for motorhomers at very reasonable prices. The shower facilities aren’t particularly appealing, but they are perfectly serviceable and the site is family-friendly and dog-friendly.
The highlight, of course, is the beach. But, for weary motorhomers seeking a warm welcome and a breakfast cooked for you, the little shop comes a close second. We heartily recommend the Canadian pancakes with bacon and maple syrup!