Carreglwyd campsite, Port Eynon, Gower.

Carreglwyd campsite, Port Eynon, Gower.

Carreglwyd was chosen above Hill End, Llangennith and Three Cliff’s Bay for our Easter trip to the Gower- an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just over an hour away from us in Caerphilly. Hill End has similar access to the beach though not as close. We chose Carreglwyd because it has the closest access to the beach, it’s nowhere near as windy as Hill End, the pub is closer and you can pre-book online. OK, so it turns out it wasn’t busy enough to book but imagine if there was a heatwave and we got down there on Good Friday and couldn’t get a pitch.

Good– Lots of space with no dedicated pitches- means there are fewer roads on the site and a better feeling of space in my view; amazingly close (and direct) access to the beach and coastal path; very clean facilities; beers & wine for sale in the shop and not too expensive; short walk to pub; friendly & welcoming staff and easy to book, online.

Alright– Not too pricey. We paid £26 for 4 of us to camp per night at Easter which makes it a cheap night stay which is what camping should be and for beach-side accommodation that is really cheap.

Crap- Not a lot, will definitely go again.

Tips- Book online, this place gets busy in the summer; Do a shop on your way down there- there is a Tesco and Sainsbury’s on your way through Swansea if coming from the east. Go at Easter, but wrap up- the kids will have so much space to themselves.

Port Eynon is 16 miles from Swansea and 57 miles from Cardiff. Travelling through the Gower is slow-going though, took us 40 minutes. Just head for the beach in Port Eynon and turn left!

Website: Carreglwyd campsite

Other info: Campsites near the sea in Wales

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