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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.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Aberystwyth: University Coach Stop — 10.3 miles
10.3 miles Capel Bangor (Ceredigion): Coach Stop — 10.5 miles
10.5 miles Aberystwyth Bus Station — 10.8 miles
- Train stations
Dovey Junction Rail Station — 2.1 miles
2.1 miles Penhelig Rail Station — 2.7 miles
2.7 miles Aberdovey Rail Station — 3.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 11.5 miles
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).
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
- Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway (5.3 miles)
- MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (5.5 miles)
- Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth) (11.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.