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"A beautiful campsite location on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales."
The Lleyn Peninsula is home to our Club campsite at Llanystumdwy (pronounced clan-ee-stumdwee). On the southern coast of North West Wales, it is ideally placed for the Peninsula itself and Snowdonia National Park. Please note, many of the pitches on this site are sloping.
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I’m 49 and been coming to Criccieth since I
was eight. We think the area offers a very simple way of life. It’s convenient for everything. - Colin and Carol Clark
OS Map Reference: 123 - SH469384Latitude: 52.9211Longitude: -4.2787
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Llanystumdwy Camping and Caravanning Club SiteTyddyn SianelLlanystumdwyCricciethGwyneddLL52 0LS
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Gerry Dixon, Anne Dixon
The site was sloping which we were warned about on booking, but it was a bigger slope than we have experienced elsewhere. There was a lot of road noise which quietened on a night but started again very early in the morning. The smell from the environmental sewage area was very noticeable, and it was in the dog walk is very small..
DATE STAYED: September 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
I was rather surprised by some of the more negative reviews of this site as the few nights we spent there were perfect. Yes, the site does slope but it is mentioned in the Big Sites Book and on the website and it is by a main road but I didn't find either to be a problem. We had a great welcome from the wardens who made sure that we were on a suitable pitch and provided plenty of local information. This site is perfect to visit Portmeirion and the surrounding area.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
Very friendly staff, most helpful. Great walks along the coast an up river. Mainly sloping, but it works out OK.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
Spent a week at Llanystumdwy with our two boys (ages 4 and 2). Welcome good, site reasonably quiet and well kept, pitch on lower field. As with previous reviews, the site is on a gradient with the caravans on the steeper inclines. Our pitch (standard grass without electric) was a decent size but did slope so remember to bring plenty of chocks for your cooker, tables and shelves etc. Showers and toilets spotlessly clean as were the washing up areas and laundry all with plenty of hot water and within easy reach from anywhere on the site. Main road does run by campsite but to be honest, it did go quiet by our bedtime so no issue for us. Plenty of space in an adjacent field for the kids to run around although no 'play area' so bring outdoor games. Cricceth close by for good butcher, greengrocer and provisions plus the local farmer and fish man call regularly in the week selling excellent produce. Try the Feathers Inn in the village, 10 minutes walk and superb local food. If you have children that need wearing out, try Greenwoods Forest Park. Portmerion and the Ffestiniog / Welsh Highland Railway are not too far away. Great family holiday and would not hesitate in going back.
DATE STAYED: June 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples
Althought the site is seclude you do hear the traffic noise continuously, We were shocked on arrival to be shown a very sloping pitch which required your jockey wheel to be raised 18 inches off the floor and had not come across such an issue before. Fortunately I had an electric jack with me which came in very handy, but on talking to others already in situ they said that they used the steadies to raise the jockey wheel enough to slip a log and bricks underneath it before releasing the steadies themselves. I understood that at no time should you put the full weight of the caravan on your steadies but for 99% of the visitors thats all you could do.The problem could be solved by the site having a hydraulic trolley jack like the ones used in a garage or more permanently levelling the pitches which would only take a couple of days with a bulldozer over winter. there was also a smell of sewage near the toilet block. the toilets and showers were beautiful nd clean and the staff friendly but they shoudl help people with raising the jockeys as like me they may not have come across it before. Site very handy for the surrounding towns and villages.
All in all we had a great time there.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
As a memorial site it needs some of the clubs Â£29 million pounds upgrade money spending on it. The sloping pitches are unacceptable for caravan/motorhome units over I would say about 15 foot shipping length. The tree stumps onlong the perimiter to the road are unsightly and non functional, except that the cut up tree stumps do provide 18 inch blocks to lift your caravan up to a level position, my tow hitch was 3ft 6inches above the ground! The managers do there best with the bad pitches, and I think they deserve a decent reception building the old shack is a bit worse for wear. Excellent bus service at gate though.
The campsite was lovely and clean with plenty of space between the campers. The staff are helpful and friendly and we enjoyed joining in to break a world record wearing crowns. The downsides are the main road and the slopes. Although the camper was level, we found it difficult in the awning. We had to find something to level the table and the barbecue but we still enjoyed our stay.
DATE STAYED: May 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
There is no drive-over grey water disposal point which should be easy to install and would benefit the site. We noticed a slight odour of drains around washrooms and toilets. Although we had one of the few a level hardstandings the grass pitches all had a slope requiring leveling blocks. The proximity of the main A497 and a side road short cut to Caernarfon do distract from an otherwise peaceful site during the day but is not a real problem at night. The staff were friendly and helpful although sticklers for the 6m rule. With an excellent bus service from right outside the site entrance this is a good base for visiting Porthmadog, the Llyn (Lleyn) Peninsular and Caernarfon.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples
I have been visiting this site for the last five years. When I was visiting the site for the first time I joined the Club. The present wardens are very friendly and the facilities are very clean. The site is bordered by roads but I have not found it to be a problem even when I visited with a tent. But due to the sloping pitches I do try to book a hardstanding pitch. The local pub is very friendly and serves good food. The site is convenient for the narrow gauge railways at Porthmadog. The journey to Machynlleth on the main line is also very good. There is also plenty of good cycling routes, mainly traffic free to Pwllheli and Caernarfon. Hopefully I will continue to visit this site for many years to come.
DATE STAYED: March 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
I just want to echo previous comments as a camper in a tent. The adjacent main road (and it really is adjacent)was a big issue for me and disrupted sleep each night. This prevented the relaxing, peaceful holiday that you might typically want on such a trip. The sloping field also left us all in one corner each morning. Ideally, the upper caravan field and the lower camping field would be swapped around. Also, there is nothing for the children apart from a field that they can play in. Otherwise, site was clean, tidy etc and staff helpful, so no issues there. Sorry I can't give more positive feedback.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
Facilities and warden's friendliness were great however there are sloping pitches and there are SLOPING pitches! Despite using ramps we could not get the van level. I don't know what can be done to improve the situation (nothing I imagine) but I would not visit again due to this reason.
Nice clean site, A1 facilities.
Was in bottom field, was disapionted by there where no sea veiws (as stated), a lot of traffic noise from main road, would have liked some thing for the kids to play on, there was an play area but nothing in it. a lot of the pitches slop and i would say not the thing for tents.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Younger couples
Very friendly staff. Site is in a lovely spot. Very clean facilities.Traffic noise could be a slight problem but is only bad at the moment due to diversions through ongoing road constructions in Porthmadog. Excellent area for walking. Pub food in walking distance highly recommended.Bus services nearby. Scenery in this area unsurpassed!Good base for exploring North Wales/Snowdonia.
Fun being the only tent among many caravans and motor homes!! Beautiful beaches at Criccieth and Morfa Bychan. Porthmadog and Pwhelli both good shopping centres.Plan to visit again!
DATE STAYED: May 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
There was nothing wrong with this site except for the terrible road noise. One side of the site bordered a busy "A" road (Porthmadog to Pwllelli) and a second side was next to a side road which was being used as a cut through for heavy goods vehicles. These thundered past the site, changing gear several times. We felt as though we were sleeping in the middle of the M6. Caravanners were possibly not disturbed by the noise, but it was too noisy for those in tents. We booked in for two nights and would have stayed a third night if the site had been quieter. The lorries started driving past at about 6.30am and continued until it was going dark.
The campsite owners were very helpful and the site was spotlessly clean.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Younger couples
The hand book describes this site as sloping and that chocks will be required. Well that is great if you're in a van, but a tent is another matter, if you dont mind having to level your cooker with two books to stop the saucepans sliding off it, or hold your plate when eating to stop it sliding off the table this is the site for you. Also no mention is made to the fact that the field with the tents in is right next to the A487 which is really busy as it connects to Pwllheli and seems to be used by boy racers in the early hours...earplugs recommended. The area with the caravans was much quieter, perhaps the vans should be nearer the road as they at least have some extra insulation against the road noise. The staff were friendly and the site was clean and well cared for but this isn't enough to make me want to camp here again when visiting the Lleyn Peninsula.
This was our first time camping for many years so we were a little apprehensive.
We need not have worried, we had a very warm welcome from the staff and were shown to a nice sheltered pitch for our new tent which got a really good testing because it rained most of the time we spent on our two night stay.
The tent was great we stayed warm and dry we really enjoyed ourselves and so did our small dog "Jess".
We would recommend this site as a great place to explore the Lynn Peninsular very quiet site, lots of older couples in caravans and motor homes, very clean facilities ( there are even plugs in the sinks) the whole place is credit to the staff we will definitely be returning later in the year, hopefully with some nicer weather .Maureen and Dave...
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Nice clean site. Had a nice pitch for the tent. Helpful wardens.
We have camped and caravaned in the past but have just started again with a camper van. Arrived at site without booking and was very warmly welcomed and personally show to pitch. The site was easily accessed and very clean and well kept. Ideal for that quiet get a way but within easy reach of local towns.
Site assistants are a credit to the club and we will be returning.
DATE STAYED: August 2010
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
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Nearest train station: Criccieth – 2 miles
Nearest bus: From Site entrance
Llanystumdwy has dedicated accessible facilities suitable for wheelchair users, including level access shower and equipment.