Mynydd Mawr

UK Wales North Wales Gwynedd Aberdaron

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Total peace and quiet at the very tip of the Llyn Peninsula

It almost seems as though Mynydd Mawr lies on the very edge of the known world, at the far western tip of the Llyn Peninsula. In glorious isolation, it’s sheltered from the prevailing winds, but has a stunning view out across to Bardsey Island.

Once upon a time, the island was an important pilgrimage destination and it was thought that a quick trip across the water to it could possibly save your soul. They obviously knew a thing or two back then, because in our busy world, a camping pilgrimage to Mynydd Mawr could very well do the same job.

This out-of-the-way place rarely gets crowded; the site is small, the rugged scenery is massive and there is an overwhelming feeling of being hugged by Mother Nature – now there’s a thought. One of the most noticeable things about this place is the silence or, possibly more accurately, the lack of noise. Of course you can hear the sea, the birds and the wind, but the lack of cars, aeroplanes, and boats, even, has the unusual effect of an obvious – but welcome – silence. Listening to the silence may seem like an odd thing to do, but you just can’t help yourself here.

If late-evening strolls are your thing, then Mynydd Mawr is the place to do it. The walk from the campsite to the westernmost extremity of the Llyn, to watch the sun plunge into the red western sky, is one of life’s finest privileges. Anyway, enough of this dreamy contemplation – there is a lengthy inventory of scenery out there awaiting campers’ inspection.

The Llyn Peninsula Coastal Path passes the site (it couldn’t really avoid it) and offers the opportunity to stride off along the edge of the world to Aberdaron in one direction or to Porth Oer in the other. Aberdaron has a café or two, a pub, a nice beach, a quaint little church and the chance to get on a boat to visit Bardsey Island. To call Aberdaron a resort would be ludicrous, but after the isolation of Mynydd Mawr, it feels almost like re-entry into the world. You can even buy an ice cream there and get free WiFi on the beach.

The walk to Porth Oer along the northern and western fringe is among a much bigger and wilder landscape, with 240-metre cliffs plunging into the restless waters, while Porth Oer, about four very rough miles away, is a soft, inviting place of golden sands.

The Llyn Peninsula isn’t the kind of place to go if you’re seeking bright lights and entertainment and Mynydd Mawr lies at the very bottom of this scenic cul-de-sac, so getting elsewhere will never be achieved quickly on the narrow, country roads.

Wherever you venture on the lovely Llyn, to return to Mynydd Mawr for that sunset stroll – and to listen again to that sound of silence – it’s a haunting experience.

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Facilities

Facilities recently refurbished and comprise ladies and gents toilets and showers, plus disabled access and family facilities. 2 washing up areas with ample hot water, freezer for your ice packs and several water points scattered around the meadow. Chemical disposal for campervans and caravans. Electrical hook-ups. There's also a cracking onsite café serving breakfast, light lunches, afternoon teas, homemade cakes, ice cream and refreshments. Campfires are allowed but must be in a container and off the ground.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, motorhomes, well behaved dogs (on a lead) – yes. Big noisy groups – no.

Nearby

Hop onto the scenic coastal path or wander up the surrounding heather-hewn slopes. A mile and half east, Aberdaron is a beautiful hamlet and the place to go for organised fishing trips, water sports or wildlife tours, while Whistling Sands beach is also nearby. Most boat trips, of course, head straight to Bardsey Island, a nature reserve, designated Site of Scientific Interest and the centrepiece of the campsite's magnificent views. Trefor is slightly further and has a quiet sandy beach – another place where boats can be launched.

Food & Drink

The onsite cafe is something of a local legend – Carol's bacon butties are manna from heaven for early-rising campers. The Ship Inn (01758 760204), 2 miles away at Aberdaron, serves outstanding food in an intimate, wall-to-wall carpeted, front-room-style setting. Additionally, pubs, bars and eateries abound in Abersoch.

Opening Times

Easter – October.

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The Owner Says

Our site is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty at the northwestern point of North Wales at the tip of the Llyn peninsula overlooking Bardsey Island, a place of historic significance and the destination of pilgrimage over the centuries.

The village of Aberdaron is approx 1.5 miles away with its shops, pubs and beach. Whistling sands another beach is also nearby.

We are a established family run site and a warm welcome is extended to all.

The coastal path passes through the adjoining headland, ideal for walks and excellent for fishing.

We have recently refurbished our facilities which comprises Ladies and Gents toilets and showers and family/disabled facilities. Two washing up areas with ample hot water, freezer for your ice packs, several water points scattered around, chemical disposable unit together with electric hook-up connections.

Also on site we have a cafe serving breakfast, light lunches, afternoon teas,homemade cakes, ice cream and refreshments.

Should you require a relaxing break away from it all, then this is the site for you.

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Pitches

10 grass camping pitches.

Camping Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 15 Available
Grass pitch (no electricity)

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Location

Contact Mynydd Mawr, Llanllawen Fawr, Aberdaron, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 8BY

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Getting There

Take the B4413 to Aberdaron. After the 30mph sign take the first right by the sign to Uwchmynydd. Continue until you come to the second crossroads, signed for Uwchmynydd and seafood restaurant. Continue for 1 mile, passing the chapel and row of white washed cottages. The campsite is the last stop before you enter the headland.

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