The Best Campsites in Wales
Planning a camping trip in Wales? Excellent choice. Wales has some incredible campsites, ranging from luxury glamping spots to wilderness getaways to beachside camping.
Whether you’re hiking, bikepacking, or just heading out for a weekend away, we’ve found some of the best Welsh campsites below. We’ve also included some tips for camping in Wales. The weather in Wales can be a challenge, so making sure you have the right gear is a must. And if you’re heading for popular spots likes campsites in Snowdonia or the Brecon Beacons it’s definitely worth booking ahead.
When’s the best time to go camping in Wales?
If you have the right gear then camping in Wales is possible all year round! There is always a chance of rain, no matter what time of year you’re visiting, but May through to September will give you the best chance of dry weather. The school holidays can be very busy in certain hotspots like Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire, and the Brecon Beacons. If you’d rather have a quieter break then consider working around the school holidays!
If you’re planning to camp in the winter keep in mind that some Welsh campsites will be seasonal — and without proper cold-weather gear you’re not going to have a great time. Planning a trip in winter and camping isn’t for you? check out our guide to the best Airbnbs in Wales.
Is Wild Camping legal in Wales?
Wild Camping — which is when you pitch up outside of a designated campsite — is not legal in Wales unless you have the landowner’s permission. If you are able to get the landowner’s permission, you should abide by the Wild Camping Code.
The Best Campsites in Wales
Wales has hundreds of amazing campsites for you to choose from, so if you don’t see one you like here there are plenty more on offer! We’ve picked these camping sites based on location, reviews, and views.
Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park, Gower Peninsula
There are a few amazing campsites on the Gower Peninsula, but when it comes to great views Three Cliffs Bay Park can’t be better. The campsite is perched on a cliff looking down on the bay, and if you’re lucky you can get a pitch right on the clifftop. The site has excellent facilities, including a great shop and cafe, and you can even rent a firepit for those campfire vibes. We’ve stayed here ourselves and can’t recommend it enough for a camping trip to the Gower.
Priory Mill Farm Campsite, Brecon
Looking for a campsite in the heart of the Brecon Beacons? You’re in luck. Priory Mill Farm has beautiful pitches along the banks of the River Honddu and is a short walk from Brecon town. It’s a great base for a camping trip to the national park.
Fforest Farm, Cardigan
Ok, we’re talking glamping at Fforest, but sometimes you need a bit of luxury, right? Fforest Farm has everything from geodesic domes through to bell tents. An onsite private pub means that even if the weather is against you you’ll be warm and cosy. Check out everything Fforest has to offer here.
Bert’s Kitchen Garden Campsite, Gwynedd
Nestled between the mountains and the sea in Dinas Dinlle, Bert’s Kitchen Garden is a very special spot. Whether you’re pitching you’re tent or fancy a stay on their converted school bus, there is something for everyone. Situated on the northern side of the Llyn Peninsula, Bert’s is within striking distance of Anglesey, Snowdonia and all the peninsula has to offer.
Camp Eyryi, Snowdonia
A new addition for 2021, Camp Eryri is right in the heart of Snowdonia, minutes from Betws-y-Coed. The pop-up site has acres of space for you and the family to run wild, with great facilities too. Here’s hoping it makes a return for 2022!
Penpont, Brecon Beacons National Park
Another spectacular campsite in the Brecon Beacons! Situated on the idyllic Penpont Estate, you can camp by the beautiful River Usk, or in the historic Rose Garden. The estate itself has incredible grounds for you to explore, including a maze and organic farm shop. Best of all? You’re a short drive from all that the Brecon Beacons has to offer.
Rhosson Ganol, Pembrokeshire
Rhosson Ganol is Wales’ westernmost campsite, just down the road from St David’s. It has spectacular sea views taking in the Ramsey Sound and is a fantastic base for exploring Pembrokeshire’s coastline. The site welcomes tents, campervans, caravans — and even your four-legged friends.
Fforest Fields, Mid Wales
Situated right in the heart of Wales, this award-winning campsite is perfect for those wanting to get off the beaten trail. The site is situated on a family farm, a short drive from Llandrindod Wells. Fforest Fields has options for camping, glamping, campervans, and more. There is also a stone cottage onsite that is available to rent if you’re looking for a touch of luxury.