Min Y Don Caravan Club Site (REF : XMD)

Beach Road, Harlech, Gwynedd, LL46 2UG, Wales

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Min Y Don Club Site is ideally situated on stunning landscaped land between the coast road and the beach, set against a backdrop formed by Snowdon and the intimidating mountain range. The views of the mountainous terrain, sand dunes and floodlit 13th century World Heritage Castle are breathtaking. A short walk from the caravan park will take you into Harlech past the railway station, where you can enjoy quaint pubs, tasty restaurants and shops set within this historic town. You will also find a heated indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, tennis court and theatre. If you want to venture further, the site is conveniently located to the main train line to Pwllheli, Criccieth, Barmouth and Aberdovey.

Set within the Snowdonia National Park, Min y Don Club Site is ideal for the beach, walking, climbing, golf, fishing and cycling. A short walk from the caravan site, via the pathway across the adjoining famous Royal St David's Golf Course, affords an easy approach to the 3 miles of soft sandy beach which offers safe bathing for all ages.

Things to do on site ...

  • Golf
  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • Wi-Fi

Prices

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Supermarket notes:

Premier shop 0.5 miles from site. Tesco, Aldi and Lidl, Iceland and Co-Op 9 miles from site.

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Directions

From North: turn right off the A496 (Portmadoc - Harlech) below Harlech opposite the Queens Hotel into Beach Road. The Site entrance is on the right in 400 yards (2nd caravan park). From South: turn left off the A496 (Barmouth - Harlech) below Harlech past the Toyota Garage and level crossing into Beach Road. The Site entrance is on the right in 400 yards (2nd caravan park). Please note: avoid B4573 uphill into Harlech, stay on A496 signposted towards the railway.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
LL46 2UG
GPS:
Lat 52.862044 / Lon -4.113934
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OS field ref:
SH577318
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
E7

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Maentwrog, Harlech, Barmouth and Dolgellau
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Harlech
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Super break - but nearly cancelled!

Having just returned from a most pleasant first stay at this site, a holiday we nearly cancelled! Let me explain, having booked our stay I revisited the site details and read some very negative reviews, which made us think we had made a dreadful mistake. But fortunately some very good reviews suggested we would like Min Y Don after all, so we stuck with our booking. After a very pleasant booking in procedure by welcoming and friendly staff, you drive through a holiday park area before arriving at the touring site. This holiday park area is first class and the grounds are immaculate. The touring area is laid out in a series of cul-de-sacs, but as you have been allocated a pitch, this is not a problem. Between each pitch is 5 meters of grass plus hard standing (very sad - I measured it!) equal to if not greater than some club sites. One review suggested it is not really a fully serviced site as the service water points are the wrong side of the caravan and at some distance. Not a problem - I invested £38.00 on a water extension pipe. Arriving at your pitch, you are required to park the off side caravan corner next to the service point bollard, just as you would with the club pegs. The service point bollards - water/electricity and waste were perfect, well designed and worth copying, and surprise - right next to my caravan, any one want an extension pipe!! The toilet block is huge, immaculate with fresh flowers (in the gents) and spotless. A good design idea - these large blocks can be divided in two equal longitudinal parts for cleaning or reduced usage times - so no closure for cleaning. The Elsan emptying room was a revelation - stainless steel work station, spray head,wash hand basin, hand towels, soap and spotlessly clean. Now there were some down sides, one was the drive from the South through Barmouth - this was a bit hairy with the caravan. Shopping was interesting - two small but well stocked convenience shops locally with the nearest supermarket 10 miles or 20 minutes away - and this superstore was let's say interesting! And finally after checking every touring pitch, I did find some with shared service bollards (2 vans per bollard) where longer service leads/pipes would be required. This affected 22 pitches out of the 100 pitches available.These were at the very end of the site next to the dog walking area - so avoid these if you have not got long enough supply leads. Anyway - would we come again - definitely!

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This site gets 100% from us. Can understand some caravanner's gripes but for us it was perfect. Thank you to everyone at (English) on-the-edge.
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Lovely site

Lovely site, all motorhome amenities. Ehu, water, disposal. But nothing else. Not worth the price paid.
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Great location, close to the beach, beautiful views of the castle. However I would not recommend the site. On a positive note the site is immaculate and although only one shower block the facilities at the block are excellent. The water tap is the other side of the caravan which does not reach which is not ideal and only one chemical waste point for the site, therefore not really fully serviced site. The whole site is very regimental from the rows of caravans, the dog walk ( a small field in a circle ) and patronising rule book full of rules and regulations which are not required at other successfully run sites. Another gripe I have is the swipe system in place requiring a £10 deposit, I understand this is to ensure the return of the card and the budget required to replace these and for maintaining the system, I left my card in the shower block on day one of arrival and was informed I was to forfeit my £10, come on Min - Y - Don I am sure you could honour the odd genuine lost card £10 due to the high nightly fee you receive to ensure good customer satisfaction. I do not complain lightly but Love2stay / Min - Y Don need to take some of the constructive criticism on board to encourage the return of content customers.
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I would only go back if Geillylydan was full up!

There is no doubt that this is a nice looking site, and some money has definitely been spent on it, but I didn't like it very much and would try not to use it again. The Good points: Close to Harlech Beach The Toilet and Shower Block were apparently immaculate A Good Children's play area. The Bad Points: There is no one way system, so one central road goes up the middle, and the touring area consists of spurs off this road, which are all cul de sacs. The central road gets very busy with pedestrians, who do not seem in the least bit keen to accommodate vehicles. The road is nice and flat, yet even with the slightest rain large puddles appear that you have to negotiate on foot if you want to go to the toilet block. There is only 1 toilet block and 1 chemical point on the whole site, and this can be quite a walk. The pitches are far too close together and small. You have to park your car in front of the caravan. I like my car, but I prefer a view of the Welsh countryside when I drink my wine! They claim that the pitches are all serviced, well I suppose on paper they are, but: The water tap is on the back of the electrical supply post (I'm surprised that's allowed), but that is the door side of a UK caravan. Our caravan, and most others I've noticed have their water intake on the other side. This meant that my hosepipe was not long enough. I bought another cheap one and connected them, they just reached when combined. The quality of the hard standing isn't as good as Club pitches. Too many great chunks of rock, or nothing at all! The noise was unbearable. It was school holidays, but the other people's kids were still screaming at the tops of their voices at gone 11pm. This would not happen on a CC site. We have children too, and they enjoy themselves having fun, but not at the expense of others. To get to the touring section you have to go through a large static area. Basically they have crammed far too much into this piece of land. The A496 is not a very nice road for towing, there are walls at either side, and or jagged rocks exposed. My advice would be to try to avoid it. On the way back we turned off for Porthmadog via the new bridge, and then turned right onto the A487, this cut out the worst of the A496 and didn't take any longer. We only had one key card, which you had to have, even if you didn't want to use the toilets. The "Welcome" pack was just some rules and a whole pile of adverts. The communal style wash basins were not a hit in the toilet block. Caravan Club - Please do not use this site as inspiration for new sites. The dragon picture shown on the website isn't even on Min Y Don, it's on Castle Point, which is next door! Min Y Don has a similar statue, but it's a Griffin.
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01766 780286
Email:
manager@minydonholidayhomepark.co.uk