Tŷ-Gwyn Campsite

View prices & book 8.6 273 reviews
View of the site (added by manager 08 Aug 2022)
Tent pitch (added by manager 08 aug 2022)
Non-electric pitches (added by manager 08 aug 2022)
Entrance to the site, with the toilet block to the left (added by manager 21 jan 2022)

  • Quiet and simple campsite five minutes' walk from Ynyslas beach
  • Just under two miles from Borth; Aberystwyth 20 minutes' drive
  • Set on a smallholding with views over a nature reserve and an estuary
With a no-frills approach and golden sand five minutes’ stroll away, Tŷ-Gwyn Campsite is certainly worth writing home about. This peaceful, grassy site is set on a traditional smallholding on the coast of West Wales… and it doesn’t hold back on the views either. They include vistas over the Cors Fochno nature reserve, the Dyfi Estuary and the sea. Five minutes' walk from Ynyslas beach and within two miles of the popular seaside village of Borth, it's all about simple camping in a laidback environment here. The facilities, while basic, are good, with toilets, a shower block and washing-up facilities. Waste and recycling facilities are provided too. The site's no-frills design means you'll have plenty of time to set off over the sand dunes of Ynyslas, light up a barbecue (they're allowed on site as long as they're kept well off the grass) or to take your dog for long seaside strolls. One such walk takes the riverside footpath down to the village of Borth to catch the sunset. If the four miles there and back is a bit of a stretch, it's five minutes in the car, or there’s an hourly bus service that’ll sort the journey for you. Once you're in Borth, the village has plenty of handy amenities that may well come in handy, including a railway station, local shops, a fish and chip shop and pubs. That’s not forgetting the Borth Golf Club for those of you who have a good swing. Please note that a railway line runs alongside the site, with train movements once an hour.

Site type

Tent pitches 40
Motorhome pitches 40
Touring caravan pitches 40
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. XL Bully, Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

German

Open from Wed, 1 May to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

88%

would recommend this site to a friend

84%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Great site.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Georgina P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: I arrived later than the check in time, but a quick phone call to the owner/ manager - number on the reception - very friendly voice directed me in, no drama. Lovely clean loos. Really friendly manager. It's about 500yds from the beach, has a rail track (used 7am - 10.30pm approx) on one side and a road on the other but it didn't disturb me. My grandson loved the big hill in the middle of the site. Overall, well kept, clean and tidy site, great location for the beach, friendly folk in charge.

Disliked: I can't afford to stay every weekend.

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Love this site !

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Rachel L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Clean basic toilets and showers. Great host, very helpful. Beautiful surroundings. Great price

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great view…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Simon L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Great view

Recommend to friends Visit again

Friendly and helpful, very close to the sea and plenty of space.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Thomas H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Friendly and helpful, very close to the sea and plenty of space.

Disliked: close to railway, but trains are not that often so it's ok

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Lovely clean facilities, swallows or swifts sharing shower block was a treat!…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anna C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely clean facilities, swallows or swifts sharing shower block was a treat!

Disliked: Train track close by but didn't wake us up. Instructions to call owner on arrival but having booked & paid I didn't see the reason for this.

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You just roll up and pitch wherever and mind your own business.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch (backpacker, no cars)

Liked: You just roll up and pitch wherever and mind your own business. Lower rates for hiker bikers and proximity to my favorite beach.

Disliked: Proximity to the train line. I don’t mind it as I like the trains but it can be noisy in the a.m.

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Basic BUT lovely and friendly, close to the beach and clean.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Martin W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Close to the beach. I have been staying here every summer for 5 years. I mainly go with a bunch of mates but have also stayed in summer holidays with my daughter. Kathy, the owner is really friendly and super chilled. She lets us (group of 10-12 lads, well blokes at least 40! She lets us all pitch together at the far end and any noise we make doesn't travel far. It's a basic site with basic (but clean) amenities, but is soooo good for how much it costs to stay. Will return year after year for sure.

Disliked: Trying to get the toilet paper from the roll in the holders is a bit tedious, so I take my own roll. It's very close to a train track, it doesn't bother me but some people might find it annoying. I always sleep with earplugs in camping so it's not an issue.

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Clean site verry polite staff and good clean facilities…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Callum S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Clean site verry polite staff and good clean facilities

Recommend to friends Visit again

A good functional stop in a pleasant dune walking area.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
John W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Excellent view to the East in the evening.Proximity to the beach

Disliked: Was quite busy on arrival and a little noisy in the evening but we coped!

Recommend to friends Visit again

The relaxed nature of the site…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 8
Laura S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: The relaxed nature of the site

Disliked: The shower timing options are two minutes or ten.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Local produce Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Public transport nearby

Type

Farm Medium (26-50 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Restaurant nearby Surf school nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Tŷ-Gwyn Campsite

Ynys Las

Borth

Ceredigion

Wales

SY24 5LA

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.51297°N
-4.04885°W

Nearest transport

Coach
6.6 mi University Campus Penglais
6.9 mi Bus Station
8 mi Penllwyn PO
Rail
1.5 mi Borth Rail Station
2.2 mi Aberdovey Rail Station
2.3 mi Penhelig Rail Station
Ferry
14 mi Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
14.2 mi Barmouth Ferry Landing

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Getting to know this area starts with the local towns. In Aberystwyth (20 minutes’ drive), you could board the Vale of Rheidol Railway to chug around woodlands, or the cliff railway for views of the sea from up high. With escape rooms, an Edwardian theatre and a horse riding centre, there’s plenty of variety. The same can be said for Aberaeron (45 minutes), which joins up with The Coastal Way path and has a lively harbourside that operates wildlife-spotting boat trips. Machynlleth (20 minutes), part of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, is home to local art galleries, antique stores and plenty of eateries to fuel your adventures outwards too. The energy is likely to come in handy for the Devil's Bridge Falls (35 minutes) in the Cambrian Mountains, where the trails take you through a wooded gorge with a waterfall. RSPB Ynys-hir (15 minutes), too, where the walks travel past salt marsh, oak woods and plenty of hiding places for wildlife. Keen to see more animals while on your adventures? The Animalarium (five minutes) is a small zoo with animals that were once held captive, while Dyfi Osprey Project (15 minutes) has a beaver family and ospreys.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Borth 1.6 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Aberdyfi 2 mi Estuary Excellent Good Good Good
Aberdyfi Rural 3 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Good Good
Tywyn 5.3 mi Sea Good Good Good Excellent
Clarach South 5.6 mi Sea Good Good Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway 5.1 mi

Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth) 7.2 mi

MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl 9.8 mi

Llanerchaeron - National Trust 21.7 mi

CADW - Harlech Castle 24 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

YNYS-HIR (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 20/04/2000) 5 mi

Abergynolwyn - Foel Y Geifr - Abergynolwyn 9.9 mi

Esgair Fochnant - Glaslyn - Bugeilyn 12.6 mi

Fairbourne to Barmouth 12.7 mi

Black Covert Walk 1 - Aberystwyth 12.7 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Ceredigion?

  • Does Tŷ-Gwyn Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Tŷ-Gwyn Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Tŷ-Gwyn Campsite? Getting to know this area starts with the local towns. In Aberystwyth (20 minutes’ drive), you could board the Vale of Rheidol Railway to chug around woodlands, or the cliff railway for … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Tŷ-Gwyn Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  3 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Tŷ-Gwyn Campsite? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.