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Things to do

750 beach

With the beautiful, clean, safe, sandy beach just a 100 metres from Hendre Mynach, there is always plenty of space for the family to play, sunbathe and swim. Sea-fishing is very popular from the shore and boat trips are available from Barmouth harbour for fishing off-shore. The promenade takes you straight to Barmouth town centre, a pleasant and safe 20 min walk, where there are plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels with bar-food. There is a leisure centre, amusement park and donkey-rides and trampolines on the beach nearer the town. Barmouth is proud to have the European Blue Flag Award for its beach. A small land train travels up and down the promenade, fun for all the family, and the local bus to Barmouth stops very near the site. We are right on the National Cycle Route No. 8.

Mountains and Estuary

The Snowdonia National Park is right on the doorstep with the foothills of Cadair Idris just 10 miles away by car. There are many lovely mountain and estuary walks in the area, varying in difficulty, please ask at the site office for detailed information. The famous and beautiful Mawddach Estuary stretches from Barmouth to Dolgellau. You can drive down to Dolgellau and back up again to Fairbourne or walk or cycle down the footpath along the old railway line, starting by crossing the famous Barmouth Bridge, from which there are spectacular views of the estuary. Ideal site for bird-watching with a RSPB site at Penmaenpool right on the footpath. Bike hire is available in Barmouth if required.

Close by

750 hills

Within 10 miles of the caravan park there are two golf courses, river and lake fishing, pony trekking, sailing, Harlech swimming pool, Harlech Castle, Fairbourne Miniature Railway and mountain biking. Further afield there is the famous Portmeirion Italianate Village, Caernarfon Castle, Betws-y-Coed, Beddgelert, Snowdon, Celtica at Machynlleth, Ffestiniog and Talyllyn Miniature Railways, and much, much more. There is simply so much to do!

Places to go in the local area

Listings under nearest town or village, in alphabetical order, preceded by Barmouth itself, with approximate distances


    • Beaches, excellent blue flag awarded beaches suitable for dog walking, family activities and with donkeys/trampolines etc in summer
    • Dragon Theatre with events & activities for all ages, all year.  Includes regular film showings: 01341 281697   www.dragontheatre.co.uk/
    • Leisure Centre call for details, tel 01341 280111


    • Funfair and arcade: Las Vegas Amusements, Promenade

01341 280634

    • Bendi-gedig Indoor adventure play centre & café serving ‘proper’ food! Great wet-weather option for young families. Also has basketball hoop for older kids. tel 01341 281523


    • Library


    • Tennis courts and multi-sport court.  Free to use.  Next to children’s playpark and bowling club, Park Road
    • Wildlife reserve and Pirate Ship: Wern Mynach, next to Barmouth and Dyffryn Football Club
    • Land train from mid-promenade to ‘campsite stop’ at Hendre Mynach/end of Prom at campsite exit, Barmouth Promenade. Details at reception. Summer only
    • Skate Park at campsite exit, Barmouth Promenade
    • Stand-up Paddleboarding at Barmouth Harbour: https://www.supbarmouth.co.uk
    • Fairbourne ferry at Barmouth harbour, summertime only


    • Numerous independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants all around a compact town centre

Aberdovey, 28 miles

      • Beaches, excellent beaches
      • http://aberdoveygolf.co.uk/, 18 hole course tel 01654 767210

Bala, 26 miles

      • Bala Lake Railway, 4.5 mile lakeside ride, tel 01678 540666
      • Golf, Bala Lake Hotel, 9 hole course tel 01678 520359
      • Bala Golf Club, 18 hole course
      • www.glassblobbery.com, glass blowing and gallery, 9 miles north of Bala tel 01490 460440
      • www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/…/Penllyn-Leisure-Centre,-Y-Bala.aspxcall for details, tel 01678 521222
      • Adventure and Watersport Centre, at Bala Lake, tel 01678 521059

Bangor, 40 miles

      • Bangor Museum and Art Gallery, town centre location, disabled access, tel 01248 353368
      • Penrhyn Castle,Neo-Norman fantasy built 1840, tel 01248 353084
      • Golf, St Deniniol Golf Club, tel 01248 353098
      • Golf, Treborth Driving Range, tel 01248 371170
      • GreenWood Centre, 17 acrea woodland/garden/activities, situated mid-way between Bangor and Caernarfon on B4366 at Y Felinheli, tel 01248 671493

Beddgelert, 24 miles

      • Beics Beddgelert, bike hire, tel 01766 890434
      • Woodcraft Gallery, clocks, barometers, exhibitions tel 01766 890586
      • Sygun Copper Mine, award winning underground tour, tel 01766 510100.
      • Walking, good choice of routes

Betws y Coed, 28 miles

      • Bike Hire, Marin mountain bikes from Beics Betws, tel 01690 710766
      • Zip World Fforest rollercoaster www.zipworld.co.uk/location/detail/fforest
      • Golf,Betws y Coed Golf Club, 9 hole tel 01690 710556
      • Eating, wide choice of venue and cuisine
      • Railway Conwy Valley Railway, for details, tel 01690 710568
      • Swallow Falls, visit the waterfalls
      • Shopping, excellent gift items
      • Penmachno Woollen Mill, south of the town, tel 01690 710545
      • Trefriw Wells Spa, situated on B5106 to Conwy, open all year, self guided tour,tearooms, shop; tel 01492 640057
      • Trefriw Woollen Mills, also situated on B5106 to Conwy, weaving, spinning, shop, cafe, tel 01492 640462
      • Motor Museum, at Royal Oak Farm, tel 01690 710760

Blaenau Ffestiniog, 24 miles

      • Power Station for tour details, tel 01766 830465
      • Leisure Centre call for details, tel 01766 831953
      • Mountain Railway 13 mile journey to Porthmadog, tel 01766 512340
      • Zip World at Llechwedd Caverns. Thrill-seeker’s paradise with zip wires through the underground caves.  Or take the train on a guided tour into the mine and into the past.  Set off an explosion and have a go at slate splitting.  Café, Victorian workshop, gift shop and exhibition. www.zipworld.co.uk or www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk tel 01766 830306

Caernarfon, 32 miles

      • Caernarfon Castle, explore the 13th century castle, tel 01286 677617 open all year
      • Brynbras Castle,at Llanrug, tel 01286 870210
      • Flying, scenic flights from Caernarfon Airworld, tel 01286 830800
      • Golf,Caernarfon Golf Club, tel 01286 678359
      • Leisure Centre call for details, tel 01286 676451
      • Gwynedd Archives, Cyngor Sir Gwynedd, tel 01286 679089
      • Cym Pottery, at Trefor, tel 01286 660545
      • Inigo Jones slate workshops, craftsmen at work, tour, exhibition, shop, tel 01286 830242
      • Oriel Pendeitsh, exhibition/gallery, opposite Castle entrance, tel 01286 676451
      • Plas Menai National Watersport Centre, instructors, equipment, en-suite rooms, tel 01286 670964
      • Snowdonia Riding Stables, at Waunfawr, tel 01286 650342

Coed y Brenin, 14 miles

      • Biking, excellent routes in the forest
      • Visitor Center, cafe, walks, toilets

Conwy, 48 miles

      • Butterfly Jungle call for details, tel 01492 593149
      • Conway Castle, World Heritage Site, open year round tel 01492 592358
      • Academy of Art, the Royal Cambrian on Crown Lane, tel 01492 593413
      • Plas Mawr, superb Elizabethan town house, tel 01492 580167
      • Bodnant Garden, 80 acre gardens open March-Oct, tel 01492 650460
      • Fishing, at Tyddyn Mawr Trout Farm, tel 01492 650302
      • Golf, Conwy Golf Club, tel 01492 593400
      • Golf, 9 hole, Old Conwy Golf Club, tel 01492 515581
      • Zoo, Welsh Mountain Zoo, endangered species, reptile house, chimps and more, located at Colwyn Bay on B5113, tel 01492 532938

Dinas Mawddwy, 15 miles

      • Meirion Mill,specialist woollen retailer, tel 01650 531311

Dolgellau, 9 miles

      • Dolgellau Golf Club, 9/18 hole course, pay and play, memberships available tel 01341 422603
      • Leisure Centre call for details, tel 01341 423579
      • Museum, Quaker Heritage Centre and Tourist Information, free admission, tel 01341 424442
      • Cymer Abbey, ruins near Dolgellau, tel 01341 422854
      • Bryn Melyn,Studio, Gallery Pottery, at Llanelltyd, tel 01341 440651
      • Abergwynant Farm award winning riding centre, tel 01341 422377

Fairbourne, 2 miles by ferry; 12 miles by road.

      • Beaches, (less busy) beaches
      • Golf, 9 hole course
      • Railway Steam Railway since 1895, tel 01341 250362

Harlech, 10 miles

      • Harlech Pottery, and White Room Gallery, Located off High Street in Upper Harlech, tel 01341 247397
      • Golf, Royal St Davids, 18 hole course tel 01766780361
      • Leisure Center, call for details, tel 01766 780576

Llanberis, 29 miles

      • Lake Railway, narrow gauge steam, along lakeshore, tel 01286 870549
      • Honey Farm, at Stryd Fawr, tel 01286 870218
      • Welsh Slate Museum, industrial and social history from the 1860’s to the present day.
      • Mountain Railway, train service to top of Snowdon, tel 01286 870223
      • Paragliding, experienced instructors at Snowdonia Paragliding School tel 01248 602103
      • Lakes and Walks, good scenery and waterside activities.
      • Electric Mountain, hydro electric tour inside a mountain, tel 01286 870636, Email: em@fhc.co.uk

Machynlleth, 26 miles

      • Art Centre, Y Tabernacle, free gallery, tel 01654 703355
      • Centre for Alternative Technology, A 7 acre site exploring better ways of living, hands on exhibits, wind and solar energy, gardens, cafe, shop, tel 01654 702400, open all year.
      • Corris Craft Centre, workshops/exhibitions/cafe/gifts, located 6 miles north of Machynlleth on A487, tel 01654 761437
      • King Arthur’s Labyrinth, underground tour, located at Corris Craft centre
      • Senedd-Dy-Owain, Parliament House, tel 01654 702827
      • Celtica, exhibition centre/cafe/gifts, tel 01654 702702
      • Felin Crewi Watermill, at Penegoes, tel 01654 703113
      • Golf, Machynlleth Golf Club, 9 hole, tel 01654 702000
      • Leisure Centre
      • Dovey Valley Activity Centre, clay shooting and quad bikes, tel 01650 511252

Penmaenpool, 7 miles

      • Walking, excellent views from Mawddach trail
      • Biking, as above, Bike hire available in Dolgellau
      • RSPB bird reserve and visitor centre

Pensarn, 7 miles

CMC Pensarn Harbour & Bryn-y-Moel


Outdoor pursuits centre incorporating sailing, mountain activities and much more.

Porthmadog, 20 miles

      • Gallery, Rob Pierce’s mountain paintings, Snowdon Street, tel 01766 513833
      • Motor Museum, tel 01766 713618
      • Snowdon Mill, Art and Craft Centre, working pottery, exhibition centre/cafe/gifts, tel 01766512137, email: snowdon.mill @ bt internet.com
      • Golf, 18 hole, tel (clubhouse) 01766 512037
      • Golf, driving range, tel 01766 514499
      • Leisure Centre call for details, tel 01766 512711
      • Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway 13 mile journey to Blaenau Ffestiniog, tel 01766 512340. www.festrail.co.uk
      • Railway short steam ride, footplate passes, tel 01766 513402
      • Portmeirion, architectural gem, with restaurant and shops, south of Porthmadog, tel 01766 770000

Snowdon, 35 miles

      • Mountain Railway, train service to top of Snowdon, tel 01286 870223
      • Walking, many routes to the top, and surrounding area, buy an Ordance Survey map.
      • Cafe, mountain top refreshment at the summit.

Trawsfynydd, 18 miles

      • Cruise, on the lake, beautiful views, tel 01766 540375.
      • Power Station, free tour of Magnox Nuclear Power Station. Open March/October, or by appointment, tel 01766 540622.

Tywyn, 21 miles

      • Beaches, good beaches,
      • Halo Foods, factory shop for ice cream, tel 01654 711171
      • Fishing, on Talyllyn Lake, call Tynycornel Hotel, tel 01654 782282
      • Tywyn Pottery, unit 8, Pendre Ind Est, tel 01654 711905
      • Leisure Centre call for details, tel 01654 711763
      • Railway, Talyllyn Steam Railway opened 1865, tel 01654 710472

Lake Vyrnwy, 31 miles

    • Walking, various trails and views
    • Biking, bike hire available
    • Boating, boats and canoes for hire
    • Birdwatching, RSPB hides around lake, for all above activities, tel 01691 870278
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