Barmouth is a little gem of a seaside town with a great harbour which is sheltered by cliffs and hills behind. It boasts miles of clean and glorious sandy beaches running north up to Harlech and most of its caravan and camping sites are several miles out of the town towards the village of Tal-y-Bont.
However, if you are looking for a site to stay on that is not only in Barmouth but also right on the beach, then look no further than Hendre Mynach Caravan and Camping Park. Situated just as you leave the town to the north, the site is on the left hand side.
Once on the flat site area you are in different world. The caravan and camping areas are neatly separated from one another and there is a small shop on site next to reception. The pitches are well laid out and are neat and tidy, and the site is screened by mature trees to shelter it from the sea breezes and separate it from the buildings of the town.
This site is very popular with families and bookings will need to be made well in advance especially during school holidays, but don’t let that put you off. The toilets and showers are clean and tidy and there is a laundry room next to them.
A drive into Barmouth takes moments, but more entertaining is a good stretch of the legs walking along the beach to the attractions and just a 20-minute level stroll takes you into town. The beach is easily accessed from the site and is situated at the quieter northern end of the town. The sand is clean and glorious and the sea nice to swim in.
Nearby you have the attractions of Barmouth and Fairbourne, which is a short water taxi ride over the harbour and has a miniature railway that is always popular. There is decent fishing off the beach and the harbour wall in the town itself and the kids will catch plenty of crabs and the odd small fish with a crab line that can be bought in numerous shops in the town (apparently bacon works quite well as bait!).
If you are looking for a real traditional family holiday with plenty to see and do nearby then this is the place for you.
Llanaber Road, Barmouth, Gwynedd, Wales
We discovered Hendre Mynach 3 years ago and we go as often as we can, lovely pleasant staff, very clean showers and toilets, we don't want to go to other sites, in fact we would have a seasonal pitch...
Have been here before it’s a well run site the only down fort this time was the toilet/shower block near play area needs updating when all showers are being used I found you lost the water pressure...
Starting with the negative - The rules do state clearly that the volume of radios, tvs, etc should be kept low especially after 10pm, but we did not imagine that we would find ourselves having to...