Even before you arrive at Islawrffordd, you know you’re in for a quality experience. The huge gold-lettered entrance sign lets you know that this place is built up to a standard, and proud of it. Reception is equally impressive with its fully glazed double-height bay window, and throughout the site buildings are modern, well-designed, and beautifully maintained.
The same is true of the touring areas, which are well laid-out with well-tended plantings. The site has 75 fully-serviced hard standing touring pitches for caravans and motorhomes, plus 30 tent pitches. Sanitary facilities are first rate, and the site operates a night toilet system where the main blocks are closed at 9pm and separate male and female WCs opened. The main facilities reopen at 7am, and both sets are operated by a keyfob.
The site has a characterful and well-stocked licensed shop selling everything from fresh bread to inflatables, and there’s a good choice of catering on site with a coffee shop, fish and chips takeaway, Henry’s bar and restaurant, and another coffee lounge beside the indoor swimming pool. Energetic children have the choice of the indoor arcade and bowling alley or the enclosed outdoor adventure playground.
A main attraction is the coast, right next to the touring field. Here the dog-friendly shingle beach provides plenty of opportunity for walks and relaxation, with fantastic views to the Llyn peninsula to the north and towards Barmouth in the south. The site even has its own slipway and boat storage yard for resident owners.
Tal-y-Bont, Barmouth, Gwynedd, Wales