Wales is one of the most popular destinations for touring, with the varied and rugged Welsh coastline offering spectacular views and the chance to spot some wonderful wildlife. Walkers should take a look at the Wales Coast Path website (www.walescoastpath.gov.uk/) for a series of walks and the highlights along its 870-mile length. Enjoy the view or be part of it with sea-based activities then return to your base at one of these great campsites.
Tyddyn Du Touring Park
Conwy Old Road, Penmaenmawr, Conwy, North Wales,LL34 6RE; 01492 622300
From the immaculate adults-only, Tyddyn Du Touring Park you have gorgeous views across the Irish Sea to the Great Orme ‘mountain’ of Llandudno on one side and the island of Anglesey on the other.
Pwll Caerog Farm, St Davids, Haverfordwest SA62 6DG; 01348 837405
Set on a National Trust working farm within the Pembrokeshire National Park, this campsite offers plenty of adventure with activities that include kayaking, paddle boarding and coasteering.
Pencarnan, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6PY; 01437720580
Located on the most westerly point of Pembrokeshire, Pencarnan campsite is part of a 96-acre, family-run working farm that extends to the sheltered Porthsele beach, overlooking St George’s Channel.
Gyrn Goch, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 5PN; 01286 660295
Aberafon has a private beach with safe bathing and access for boat launch. The site lies at the foot of the 1500ft Gyrn Goch mountain, so you have wonderful views all around. Good sea and river fishing nearby.
Trwyn Yr Wylfa
Penmaenmawr, Conwy, LL34 6YF; 01492 650 672
The site name means ‘Watching Point’ and it does have great views north out over the Irish Sea and south to the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park. It is just a 10-minute drive into the historic town of Conwy.
St Davids, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 6QT; 01437 720274
The family-run Caerfai Bay Caravan Park boasts gorgeous views overlooking the Pembrokeshire coast and is just 300 yds from Caerfai beach. It’s less than one mile from the tiny cathedral city of St Davids.
Skysea Caravan and Camping Park
The Seafront, Port Eynon, Gower, Swansea. SA3 1NN; 01792 390 795
Its location on the South Gower Coast with direct access to the beach, which has lifeguard cover, makes this a great family site. There’s also direct access to the Wales Coast Path.
Morawelon Caravan and Camping Park
Mynydd Mawr, Llanllawen Fawr, Aberdaron, Pwllheli LL53 8BY; 01758 760223
The site is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooking Bardsey island on the Lleyn Peninsula. Aberdaron with its shops, pubs and cafés is 1.5 miles away.