Cae Du campsite is situated off the A493 overlooking Cardigan Bay with Panoramic views of Ynys Enlli and the Llyn Peninsula. Set in an idyllic landscape - just imagine yourself sitting in your chair by the camp fire, watching the sunset and the dolphins and porpoise pass by – this all awaits you at Cae Du campsite.
The campsite was established in the late 1930’s and began through families visiting their solider sons based at Tonfannau camp and wanted somewhere to stay. It then welcomed scouts over many years before broadening to the public, with many families camping here for over 3 generations, to what it is today.
Cae Du has ample facilities with a toilet block centrally located between the two camping fields with hot water, showers that operate by a £1 coin, and hair dryers. There is also an utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 freezers (ideal for your ice blocks) and the washing up sink has the most incredible view – you won’t mind doing the dishes here! Attached to the toilet block is an open plan room with an open fireplace and seating – ideal for sheltering on a windy rainy night or a hot summer’s day.
Dogs are welcomed for £1 a night and must be on a lead on site. Campfires are permitted with the stone fire pits and on the beach (but please do not take stones from the walls). No loud music is permitted. Fire wood can be bought at the farm for £5 a bundle. Also available are the farm’s own Welsh lamb burgers.
The Campsite is family friendly with its own beach, sand and rock pool’s to keep the children entertained for hours. Along the beach lies the large landmark of ‘Carreg Halen’ (a large black rock) where they use to smuggle salt in. Around the point is the Cave of Owain Glyndwr, where he is believed to have hidden from his enemies.
It’s about 2 miles to the nearest train station on foot and from there you can travel along the Cambrian coast with a choice of towns and villages to stop at. The 28 bus service by Lloyds coaches passes the entrance of the campsite which can take you to the nearest town of Tywyn or further afield to Dolgellau, if you wish to travel to Machynlleth or Aberystwyth the X28 can be caught 4 miles away at Llanegryn. The seaside town of Tywyn is the closest place to get your amenities and groceries, with a Co-op a Spar, a Bakery, Post Office and Petrol Station. It also has a newly refurbished cinema; The Magic Lantern, an activities park with a putting green, crazy golf and tennis courts, a Leisure centre with fitness gym and indoor pool without forgetting the famous Talyllyn Railway and Dolgolch Falls.
There are plenty of things to do close to the campsite; take a walk along the coastal path, or bike along the enchanting Mawddach Trail following the course of the estuary along the disused railway from Morfa Mawddach to Barmouth or Dolgellau. You can cycle from the campsite to the closest village of Rhoslefain, turning right towards Tonfannau and over a newly built bridge (for walkers, cyclists and horse riders) to Tywyn or a circular route can be completed. Near Tonfannau is the mouth of the river Dysynni, known locally as the Broad water, an ideal place to kayak and take in the valley views. If you wish to sea kayak – that can be done from the campsite! Half a mile north of the campsite is a quaint church called Llangelynnin where the famous Welsh Gypsy, Abram Wood was buried in 1799, and is well worth a visit to see the murals on the interior walls. Information and leaflets regarding local attractions can be found in the utility room on the campsite – or ask the owners for advice.
“Away from it all, a wonderful sea view, an idyllic location and ‘well-maintained” - Cool Camping
“A Snowdonian seascape to take your breath away” Guardian
“Set just metres from the water, the site is surrounded by dramatic sea views, imposing cliffs and the luminous landscapes of the west Wales coast. Light a campfire, watch the sunset and unwind to the rhythm of the waves and the tides” Telegraph
The 10 best campsites for views – Guardian Camping Guide (2011)
Britains top ten traditional campsites – Telegraph Camping Guide
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