Gwel y Wawr

Benllech Road, Pentraeth, Anglesey, LL75 8DQ

View on map

Rated 5 of 5

Community rating

Read reviews

Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

Welcome to our CL site, we have a breathtaking view over Red Wharf Bay and during the summer months a spectacular sunrise over the Bay hence the name "Gwel y Wawr". As the pictures show the field is on a slight slope but this only enhances the view of the Bay.

There is a bus stop outside the gate, and a pub about 100 yards away which does value for money food and a daily carvery. Walkers can join the coastal path or enjoy walks along the beach or in the nearby forest.

All five pitches are hard standing and have a view of the Bay with easy drive on access (no reversing!) and tracks to drive out so there's no problem with getting stuck in bad weather. Dogs are welcome (on leads please). Thank you for looking at our site.

We are an adults only site.

No car charging please.

Stephen and Einir Barber

Facilities on site ...

  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)
  • Working farm

Prices

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

0.5 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 10

Lawned site

Nearby

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

View all savings

Map

Directions

You need to be a Club member to view directions to this Certificated Location. Log in

Sites key: Certificated Location

Postcode:
LL75 8DQ
Plan a route to this site
GPS:
Lat 53.291266 / Lon -4.224846
OS field ref:
SH522795
OS map ref:
114

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bangor
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Holyhead (20 miles)

Reviews

Rated 5 of 5

Overall rating

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

close panel

Log in to write a review

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Quiet Site

Gwel y Wawr
We stayed here for 3 nights. We arrived mid-afternoon on the Thursday and was allocated pitch no 3. We were hoping to erect our awning, but not only did the hardstanding not allow for this (the edges sloped down quite significantly), the size of our drive-away awning would have encroached on to the grass - and unfortunately awnings are not allowed on the grass. Not deterred we erected our windbreaks and was able to sit out a couple of times in the evening when the weather allowed. There are toilets on site - which were clean and a Godsend for us when our water pump decided to give up the ghost on our last morning. The owners were extremely friendly and talkative. The site is situated just off the main road - there is slight road noise during the day - but very peaceful at night. The view over Red Wharf Bay is just lovely. As usual we used our e-bikes to get around. We cycled to the Menai Bridge and the National Trust property Plas Newydd on the Friday and on the Saturday we cycled locally - taking in lots of local bays - all downhill - which meant lots of uphill cycling when leaving them. The cycling was lovely once off the main road - but boy - we were both glad to have the pedal assist on our bikes - especially when cycling round some of the rural roads in between Dulas and Penysam. We binned cycling on to Amlwych as the weather was closing in and the sun looked to be shining more inland - which indeed it was - and the hills were more gentle!!! Just be warned - the ehu only runs on 10 amps.

Carolee

Motorhomer from Lincolnshire

Reviewed on 12/07/2021 13:46

27 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Wonderful site

Gwel y Wawr
A gem of a site, Had 10 fab nights here, warm welcome from the very friendly owners. easy access, loveley views, whats not to like, we will definitely be back. Bob Pauline and Nipper the dog.

venga1

Reviewed on 09/07/2021 16:25

1 review

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Peace Perfect Peace

Gwel y Wawr
Greeted on arrival. Easy parking pitch. Elevated above Red Wharf Bay. Stunning views. Easy access to surrounding towns and villages etc. Woke naturally by beautiful bird song. Weather was beautiful. Lovely relaxing atmosphere. Can highly recommend setting up here. Panton Arms and The Ship pubs offer excellent food but avoid The Bull...food not good and lacking atmosphere. Be warned the homemade food portions at the Ship are huge and gorgeous. Panton Arms very nice. Fab pizza! Books up very fast. All in all a fab 4 days. Loving little Diesel the site doggie..gave us a lovely warm welcome 🥰 Thankyou...We'll definitely be staying again 🧡

Domino20155

Reviewed on 20/06/2021 12:33

1 review

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Breathtaking views

Gwel y Wawr
We spent 10 days at this lovely site. It should have only been 7 days, but we loved it so much, we asked Mrs Barber if we could stay longer. She managed to squeeze us in for another 3! The views over the bay are beautiful. The pitches are hard standing, and very useful as we did have a lot of rain! But it did not dampen our stay. Mr and Mrs Barber, were most welcoming and friendly. I wish we lived nearer, not in Suffolk! As we would definitely make this site a regular stop.

kimbar

Reviewed on 05/06/2021 10:59

6 reviews

0 Helpful notes

Report this reviewer

Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 5 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Weekending at Gwel y Wawr

Gwel y Wawr
We had a weekend away here in mid October. Rain soaked weekend forecast, but we set off anyway. When we arrived the owner was waiting to greet us with rain water dripping off her hat. The site has five hard standing pitches, but only two you can get to easily without driving over grass, pitches four and five. It was indeed very wet under foot, so good job we were allocated Pitch 5 and did not have to negotiate the grass. Only one other pitch was taken. The site has toilets, which was handy. £20 per night, winter price because of “extra electricity used for heating”. One of the best things about the site, at least for me, was the view. You can see Red Wharf Bay from the back of the site (and the Ship Inn if you know what you are looking for). We parked up so that in the morning we could throw open the back doors of the van and look at the view; provided it had stopped raining by then! Another handy thing about the site is that the Bull pub is almost next door, literally 50m away. Two obvious things to do direct from the site are either to walk down to the sea shore and the Ship Inn for lunch; or to walk to Pentraeth Forest where, apparently, there are red squirrels; or combine the two. Because of the weather we went for option one. We walked along the A5025, need to take care of the fast moving traffic, but there is pavement, but did not take the road heading down to the sea on the other side of The Bull, but continue a bit further, past a little industrial estate, where there is a path on the left, much nicer than road walking. When you get down to the sea you hit the Anglesey coast path, head left and this will take you all the way to the Ship Inn. Took an hour to walk to the pub. The rain mostly held of all the way, just some light drizzle; although the streams we crossed over were gushing. The Ship Inn is a perfect harbour side pub right on the sea front. It serves Kenneally Bitter brewed specially for the Ship Inn, or so I as told. Nice food. There is another eatery a few doors up called The Boathouse. After lunch we decided to walk along the coast path a bit further to the beach on the other side of the headland. walked back along the road up to the A5025 and then along the old railway line back to the camp site. Despite the rain we had a great weekend at Gwel y Wawr.

Frans C

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 20/10/2019 20:16

8 reviews

1 Helpful note

Report this reviewer