The top 5 places in Wales to visit with your motorhome: Beaches
Wales is a beautiful country with a whole host of attractions. Here we list our top 5, starting with ...
1) The beautiful beaches
From vast expanses of golden sand for family fun, to rocky foreboding cliffs perfect for the intrepid explorer, Wales’ beaches have something for everyone. The two beaches we've picked out for this feature are Barmouth in West Wales and Southerndown in South Wales.
Barmouth lies between a mountain range and the sea on the mouth of the river Mawddach. The old town has steep steps and slate-roofed cottages on the side of a mountain and from the quaint harbour you can walk across Barmouth Bridge which spans the river. Fishing, sea and estuary trips depart from the harbour. The beach itself is large and sandy, perfect for children, and has a range of shops and pubs, with a funfair and amusements in peak season. There is so much space along the miles of unbroken sand that finding seclusion is easy.
The beaches near Southerndown are wonderfully dramatic. Take the Beach Road (off the main B4524 in Southerndown village), and you'll find several car parks with the main one having a refreshment and toilet building too. If you carry on walking past this car park, towards the trees in the distance, the main path leads to a gate through the trees which opens out onto the cliffside. The view is stunning, with the combination of rock and sand forming huge patterns on the beach. You can tackle the path down to the beach but tentative steps are needed. When you reach the bottom the enormity of this place hits you, with the towering rocky craggs behind and the wide open sea in front.
Hendre Mynach Caravan & Camping Park
Llanaber Road, Barmouth LL42 1YR
Tel: 01341-280262 Web: www.hendremynach.co.uk Open: 1 March - 9 January
Great site for families just 100 metres from Barmouth Beach. Great for dog owners as Barmouth town is dog-friendly.
Llandow Touring Caravan & Camping Park
Llandow, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7PB
Tel: 01446-794527 Web: www.llandowcaravanpark.com Open: 1 February - 30 November
Campsite with two areas – one for families and one for couples. Near Cardiff, three miles from the coast and about seven miles from Dunraven Bay.