Bert's Kitchen Garden The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales North Wales Gwynedd

  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Games room
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Child-friendly seaside camping with a private shingle beach out front and a clutch of mighty mountains behind

Bert served the Paice family so well that when the time came to put him out to pasture, they couldn’t bear to stray too far from his side. So when they found an idyllic 13-acre farm on the Llyn Peninsula, they transformed one of those acres in to a kitchen garden that’ll feed him… in a way. Bert, you see, was the family campervan – home to the Paice family for a large part of four years but now he’s a café. And he’s destined to serve campers who are lucky enough to find their way to this sheltered haven between epic Welsh mountains and sea.

The first campers to pitch up at this seaside campsite were the Paice family themselves. Their legacy of life on the road (with three young kids in tow no less) is apparent in lots of little touches. If you don’t fancy pitching a tent, they’ll put one up for you. If you arrive at tea-time, you can book in for the Friday night-supper. And if you need a high chair, travel cot or baby-carrier they’ll lend you one. There’s also a kids’ playground, yurt playroom that’s open if the weather is bad and, of course, there’s Bert the café campervan. Not only can you buy home-baked croissants and cakes from his little kitchen, but there’s free-of-charge tea at all times too.

Around the characterful campervan, the campsite has just 15 pitches and a sociable atmosphere with communal campfires and shared-use barbecues in a designated area. There are monthly 'Feast Nights' too, designed for sharing stories over a sit-down supper. Pitches are reserved for tents and small caravans or campervans (we wouldn’t want Bert getting lonely after all) but there’s no electric hook-up and the loos are eco-friendly composting ones. It’s as green as the trees of the site’s little woodland, which are all that separate you from the sea. A track through the woods leads to the campsite’s own private shingle beach where you can spend days kayaking, paddleboarding and combing the shores. And there’s a sandy beach just a five-minute walk away along the Llyn Peninsula Coastal Path at Trefor too.

But the coast is only half the story with the Welsh mountains proving just as enticing. Hiking, bouldering and climbing opportunities are within easy reach among the Yr Eifl peaks which surround the site – and Snowdonia National Park is just 20 miles away. The granite-mining history of the area is laid bare at the Welsh Language Centre, a few miles away, and it’s just a little further to The Tŷ Coch Inn in Porthdinllaen. It’s been voted one of the best beach pubs in the world, with views of a sheltered bay and great walks nearby. But, if you don’t fancy the drive, there’s another place with similar credentials and less of the hype; the mighty hills above Bert’s Kitchen Garden. You’ll have to take your own drinks but as the sun sinks in to the sea, you’ll discover what the Paice family are happy to share; the perfect place for a sundowner.

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Facilities

2 showers and 5 composting toilets. A washing-up area, guest freezer for ice blocks, charging point for mobile phones, drying area, kids’ playground and baby equipment to hire, including high chairs, a cot, baby monitors, backpacks and bikes for younger children. Yoga, aromatherapy massage and Reiki can be booked onsite and a local bike rental company can deliver bikes. Pre-erected 5-man tents can be hired unfurnished (£15) but camp beds can be added (additional £6). Vintage dutch tents with camping beds, fairy lights and rustic furniture also available-from £70 per night. (Must bring your own linens and camping gear.) BBQs and communal campfires are allowed in designated areas only – not in the camping meadow. Logs are provided. Rubbish and recycling bins are provided on site. Please make every effort to limit the amount of plastic waste you bring.

Suitable For

Almost everyone! Campers, campervans, tiny caravans, couples, children, well-behaved dogs – yes. Large caravans and motorhomes, group bookings – no.

Nearby

A few minutes’ stroll through woodland takes you to the campsite’s own small rocky beach where you can take to the water or join the Llyn Peninsula’s coastal path for a hike. 5 minutes more gets you to the small sandy beach at Trefor Harbour. The surrounding Yr Eifl mountains provide plenty of walking, bouldering and climbing opportunities (if you’ve got your own gear). There’s a little museum and café at the Welsh Language Centre at Nant Gwytheyrn (01758 750334), just the other side of the mountain – 10–15 minute's drive away. It’s 8 miles to Parc Glynllifon, a country park with a café and children's playground and it’s 10 miles to Porthdinllaen. This coastal village has a great walk described by the National Trust, a sheltered beach with rockpooling and a pub pretty much on the shore that’s said to be worth a visit (see Food & Drink). Snowdonia National Park and the peak of Snowdon itself are about 20 miles away with the Snowdon Mountain Railway providing the quick route up if you don’t fancy the hike. Castle Caernarfon is 14 miles away and the historic town of Beaumaris on Anglesey is under an hour away.

Food & Drink

Campers can help themselves to freshly-laid eggs and free tea, coffee and hot chocolate are available from Bert, the on-site, converted-bus café. Fresh croissants are for sale here in the morning with homemade cakes available in the afternoons on weekends and summer holidays. There are also vegetarian communal Feast Nights on Saturday's – must be booked in advance. For coffee, cake and lunches off-site try The Black Cat at Parc Glynllifon (01286 832691) or Caffi Meinir (01758 750 442) at the Welsh Language Centre. A five-minute walk from the campsite, in Trefor, there’s a little shop and the Clwb-y-Tur, former quarryman’s social club where you can get a pint and a packet of crisps. But for something more substantial, try The Tŷ Coch Inn (01758 720498) in Porthdinllaen (regarded as one of the best beach pubs in the world), 10 miles away. The restaurant-quality food at The Goat Inn, 15 miles inland at Porthmadog, (01766 530237) and the Mexican-fare at Pontoon (01758 228346) on the south side of the peninsula are also recommended – booking is essential.

Opening Times

May–September.

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The Owner Says

Bert's offers low key eco camping with direct beach access on the Llyn Peninsula. With communal campfires, kids playground, yummy veg from their own kitchen garden and gorgeous coastal walks on your doorstep it's the perfect place to set up camp for your summer holidays.

Here at the farm we have 15 large tent pitches in our wild meadow field with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.

Yoga classes are running throughout the summer and why not treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage or a Reiki Session with our resident therapist after a long day out exploring.

There is parking for one car per pitch but the camping field is car free. You can transfer your camping gear by wheelbarrow to your pitch.

Enjoy back to nature camping with communal campfires, woodland walks, friendly chickens, kids playground, a kitchen garden, feast nights, yoga, meditation and many other activities throughout the year.

With coastal walks on your doorstop, nearby romantic castles, Snowdonia National Park, and pristine sandy beaches the possibilities for outdoor adventures are endless.

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Pitches

10 grass tent pitches, 1 campervan pitch, 2 pre-pitched dutch-style tents and a tree tent in the woods.

Top field

All-weather Sleeps 4
Hard Standing Pitch slightly separate from the main meadow.

D1- Dutch Tent

Quirky Sleeps 4
If you don't fancy lugging all your camping gear down for the weekend why not stay in one of vintage dutch pyramid tents. Comes partly furnished with camping mattresses, fairy lights and outdoor chairs. Sleeps up to 4.

D2- Dutch Tent

Quirky Sleeps 4
If you don't fancy lugging all your camping gear down for the weekend why not stay in one of vintage dutch pyramid tents. Comes partly furnished with camping mattresses, fairy lights and outdoor chairs. Sleeps up to 4.

Meadow Camping

Grass pitch Sleeps 5 12 Available
Large grass tent only camping pitches in a wild flower meadow, all with fantastic views of the mountains and easy access to the toilets and showers. These pitches are walking distance from the beach. We have luxury composting toilets and offer free herbal tea and hot chocolate

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Location

Contact Bert's Kitchen Garden, Trefor, Llyn Peninsula, Gwynedd LL54 5LD

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Getting There

From Caernarfon take the A499 towards Pwllheli and take the first right, signposted Trefor. As you pass the bus garage in the village, take a right and follow signs for Morfa Farm. Go through the metal field gate. Take the road all the way to the bottom and you will find Bert’s Kitchen Garden over the little bridge. If you’re coming from Pwllheli, head north on the A499 and take the second exit signposted for Trefor, then follow the instructions above from the bus garage.

There a railway station at Pwllheli, 10 miles away. The number 12 bus runs from Pwllheli (and in the other direction from Caernarfon) to Trefor with a stop just up the lane from Morfa Farm and Bert’s Kitchen Garden Campsite. The nearest large railway station is Bangor – a 45-minute drive away. There is a taxi rank at the station.

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