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Smugglers Cove Boatyard

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A small friendly boatyard on the Dyfi estuary, located at an old slate works and quay in the Snowdonia National Park.

We have established a small, slightly eccentric, sustainable resource to be used by those interested in the outdoors.

We have a small campsite, holiday cottages, boating facilities, toilets & showers.

Located 3 miles upriver from Aberdyfi on the A493, and 3 miles from Machynlleth.

We have purpose-made pitches for between three and five tents depending on size.

They are located on a plateau just above the high tide line.

They have amazing views and a beach (when the tide is out.)

There are three fireplaces; we have a supply of local seasoned logs on site which you can purchase by the bag or wheelbarrow load.

There is no vehicle access to the camping pitches however we provide a wheelbarrow for you to carry your kit and it's only a 100m walk.

The shower and two toilets are located near the car parking area.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed




Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby


Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents


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  • Fron Goch, Aberdyfi Aberdovey, Gwynedd, Wales, LL35 0RG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.5557°N 3.9722°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Aberystwyth: University Coach Stop — 10.3 miles
Capel Bangor (Ceredigion): Coach Stop — 10.5 miles
Aberystwyth Bus Station — 10.8 miles
Train stations
Dovey Junction Rail Station — 2.1 miles
Penhelig Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Aberdovey Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 11.5 miles
Barmouth Ferry Landing — 11.8 miles
Anglesey Airport — 53.7 miles


Take the A493 from Machynlleth for about six miles, after a sharp right then left hand turn entrance to Smuggler's Cove is on the left. Parking as you enter, then walk under the railway to estuaryside where you will find the boatyard & camping. Giles or someone should be around to welcome you if you have booked (reccommended).

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

Aberdyfi - fishing village with range of good eateries and a big sandy beach
Machynlleth - market town with independent shops & supermarket
Centre for Alternative Technology - sustainable energy and eco-build centre
RSPB Ynys-hir nature reserve - location of BBC Springwatch 2011 - 2013
Dyfi Osprey Project - one of only two breeding locations for Ospreys in the UK with a walkway & hide for spotting
Magic Lantern Cinema, Tywyn - independently run renovated 1920s cinema hosting a range of family films, independent cinema, music concerts and a bar
Dyfi Yacht Club - sailing, kayaking, kitesurfing in nearby Aberdyfi
Boating on the estuary from the boatyard is great fun and highly recommended

Must see

  • Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (5.3 miles)
  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (5.5 miles)
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth) (11.0 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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


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