Llyn Gwynant Campsite review.
We arrived at 8 pm after driving through the beauty of Snowdonia national park. Passing the great mountain itself, we felt secluded from society. That rang even more true when we realised our phones had no signal whatsoever!
Llyn Gwynant campsite is set beside the Llyn Gwynant lake. The lake is 50 hectares in size and is accessible from the A498. Llyn Gwynant campsite offers kayaking and paddle boarding opportunities in peak months.
Some pitches include electric hook up but most of the campsite is a ‘turn up and stay’ opportunity. We did pre-book an electric bay as we wanted to guarantee a spot! There were lots of tourers and converted vans on the site which did nothing for our van envy!
Facilities on the campsite are really good and include:
- Toilet blocks for men and women, with extra porta-loos on the further end of the site.
- Small laundry.
- Dog walking areas. Dogs are accepted on the site and there are designated areas for them to go about their business!
- Washing up area.
- A small bar is open on site, with basic beers and gin! They also sell burritos here. They are absolutely gorgeous, and huge! I would definitely recommend.
- Small shop with basic supplies including milk and eggs. There were maps and books to keep kids entertained.
- Next to the bar is a pizza counter. The wait for this was quite lengthy, so be aware of this at busy times.
- Lakeside views. The lake is accessible and beautiful to look at. I wish we could have stayed longer to have a go at kayaking across to Elephant rock.
Llyn Gwynant campsite has the facility to hold weddings. If I had known about this when we were getting married, it would have definitely been a possibility! A young couple had just got married as we were exploring and they looked so happy standing by the lake. More details about weddings can be found on their website.
Our Final Thoughts.
Overall, as a one night stop over, Llyn Gwynant is perfect. As a base for most of Snowdonia’s famous walking routes, the campsite is in prime position for a weekend of adventure. I’m not sure I would bring the kids here for a holiday, purely because of the types of groups that were around. Large numbers of male only groups and lots of DofE! Although there is a quiet rule after 11, there were patches of disturbed sleep due to other campers.
The location is superb, and for a couple on an adult only adventure, we were perfectly happy at Llyn Gwynant campsite.
For other campsites in Wales, why not try Bird Rock Campsite.