Two green coloured camping tents on grass facing a valley of lake and mountains.

Best Campsites in Wales for Families

Updated on 13th May, 2024

Are you planning a camping trip this summer? Look no further than Wales for breathtaking campsites located around the country. Whether you prefer the comforts of glamping or the convenience of parking your caravan, we share our favourite campsites for a fun trip with family and friends.

Camping by the Beach in Wales

Experience waking up on the beach by camping at one of the many campsites along the stunning Welsh coastline. Rise to the sound of crashing waves, and the smell of breakfast barbecues for the ultimate summer adventure.

A man cooking on a Barbeque in the night on a campsite.

Bert’s Kitchen Garden

Pitch your tent at Bert’s Kitchen Garden, a hidden gem just a stone’s throw from the Trefor coast in Northern Wales. You can choose from already pitched tents or huts to stay in during your time at Bert’s Kitchen Garden, each set in a natural meadow with breathtaking views. You’ll find barbecue facilities, a cafe, and a restaurant serving local and sustainable produce on site. This is a unique spot for both families and couples looking for a tranquil escape.

An orange camping tent on white sand facing the beach. Two cycles parked outside the tent.

Whitesands Camping, Pembrokeshire

For camping right by the beach, pitch your tent at Whitesands Camping. There’s availability for tents, campervans, and motorhomes and there’s no need to book – perfect for that unpredictable British weather. While dogs are welcome on site, they must stick to the coastal paths during the summer months as they are not allowed on the beach itself. Thanks to its exposed location, Whitesands Beach is a perfect destination for surfers, with consistent waves year-round. Amenities at the campsite include showers, and a cafe to refresh after a long day on the beach.

A spectacular shoreline of sand dunes, salt marsh and three limestone cliffs.

Three Cliffs Bay

Three Cliffs Bay in Gower offers glamping, pitch, and motorhome options. The campsite is dog-friendly, and has stunning views over Gower Peninsula, with easy access to the beach from accessible coastal paths. Open daily for all campers, the campsite shop offers freshly baked goods and local produce to ensure your camping experience includes delicious foods. Three Cliffs Bay also offers camping essentials on-site and beach and watersport rentals – great for busy families looking for an easy packing experience. This is a great spot to visit, with everything you need available on the campsite and local activity centres for the ultimate outdoor escape.

Campsites with Activities for Families

A family with two young children cooking on a campsite at dusk.

Hawarden Farm Shop Campsite

Set in North Wales, this 6.5-acre campsite offers a secluded camping experience, choose from traditional tent pitches, campervans, or bell tents which are set up for your arrival. Hawarden Estate provides a range of experiences for you to try during your stay, including their very own pub, farm shop, and summer camp, which include a series of mini-festivals throughout the summer months, which are perfect for keeping little ones entertained. The Walled Garden School is also on-site, offering both adults and children masterclasses in yoga, cooking, and arts. The Hawarden Campsite is the perfect spot for families looking to wind down and spend time outside.

Llyn Gwynant Campsite in Eryi National Park. A beautiful lake surrounded by mountains.

Llyn Gwynant Campsite

Set in the stunning Eryi National Park, Llyn Gwyant Campsite is surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lakes for a perfect nature escape. There are plenty of pitches available, however booking is required and recommended due to its proximity to Snowdon. Relax next to a campfire and wind down in the quiet as no loud music is allowed past 11 pm, great for families hoping to get the kids off to sleep early. Along with hikes in the neighbouring mountains, the campsite offers boat hire, climbing, and swimming activities, a nature lovers’ dream. After a day of activities, you can re-energize with food at the Cegin, an on-site kitchen that serves alcohol and meals throughout the day.

Dog-Friendly Campsites in Wales

A man sitting inside a camping tent photographing a dog looking inside the tent.

Parke Farm Camping

Set within 10 acres of Pembrokeshire National Park and nestled along the coastline with Broadhaven South Beach accessible via walking routes or a short drive. Pets are welcome at the campsite and can enjoy the surrounding trails and beaches for swimming. The campsite offers communal showers, kitchen facilities, barbecue, and fire pits; you’ll also find nearby pubs and restaurants a short walk away.

Graig Wen, located in Snowdonia National Park. A beautiful valley of lakes and mountains.

Graig Wen – Wild Snowdonia Escapes

Graig Wen, located in Snowdonia National Park, offers self-catering cottages, glamping, and camping. This dog-friendly campsite is set among the stunning scenery of the mountains and makes the perfect place to bring your dog for an active outdoor adventure. Enjoy hikes to nearby mountains or discover the nearby activities including a zip wire which offers options for dog owners. After a busy day outside, light a campfire and enjoy stargazing, while enjoying a craft beer from the camp shop.

At Nature Valley we’re always inspired by nature and we want you to be too…safely! Always check with relevant health and safety sources before venturing out.