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Camping in the Forest (CITF), which manages Beddgelert Caravan and Camping Site under a License Agreement from Forest Holidays, will cease to operate the campsite from 31 October 2017

Forest Holidays will take over operation of the Beddgelert site from 31 October 2017, view full details.

You can’t beat a good bit of Welsh tranquillity. An odd statement, maybe, but visit our Beddgelert campsite and you’ll soon agree. Beddgelert epitomises tranquillity. Just take a moment and absorb your surroundings. Take in the rich hues, the spectacular mountains, the sweeping forest and breathe in the air. Everyday life will soon become a distant memory.
Beddgelert is a stunning forest campsite providing all who camp here a completely relaxed, away-from-it-all holiday. Set amongst green conifer and broadleaf trees there are 195 pitches to choose from - most amongst the trees, but with others offering a more open camping experience, with stunning mountain views.

Of course the unique surroundings aren’t the only attractions of Beddgelert campsite. The site sits within the stunning Snowdonia National Park, which covers 2,170km² of North Wales. 

A 10-minute drive from site will deliver you right to the foot of the National Park's star attraction – Snowdon. The more energetic may prefer to walk. From site to the mountain is around five miles through the forest before you meet the Rhyd Ddu path - just make sure you know how you’re getting back!

Snowdonia provides countless opportunities for cycling and walking offering wonderful views of the coast and countryside.

Closer to the Beddgelert campsite, Beddgelert Forest, covering 700ha of Snowdonia, has plenty of opportunities for outdoor pursuits – and you can access them all directly from camp.

The Beddgelert site even has its own station for the Welsh Highland Railway, which runs from Caernarfon Porthmadog.

A spacious site made cosy by the forest, Beddgelert simply is tranquillity. It’s family holidays, short breaks, romantic getaways and outdoor retreats all rolled into one.

Book online today for your forest experience.


Facilities available at Beddgelert Campsite, Snowdonia

Beddgelert campsite is suitable for all campers (including dogs), with facilities including toilets, showers, dishwashing, chemical toilet disposal, laundry, a children’s play area and more.

For campers and caravanners with televisions, please note that there is limited TV signal on-site.

Please note: Rock pegs are required for all tents and awnings.

Directions to Beddgelert

From the M6 North and M62 North East

  • Follow the M56 (W) and join the M53 (S).
  • At the end of the motorway, join the A55 and follow this road until it joins the A487 towards Caernarfon.
  • Follow the A487 until it meets the A4085.
  • The campsite is located on your right, 12 miles along the A4085. If you arrive at Beddgelert village, you have missed the turning.

From Birmingham and the South

  • Follow the M6 and join the M54. At the end of the motorway, take the A5 to Shrewsbury.
  • Follow the A5 around Shrewsbury and join the A458 heading West.
  • At the end of the A458 join the A470 (N&W) and then the A487 to Porthmadog.
  • Join the A498.
  • Follow the A498 as it merges northwards into the A4085.
  • The site is on your left a few miles along the A4085.

Please take care. The roads around Beddgelert are narrow but are passable with caravans if taken with caution. It’s worth the journey!

Public transport at Beddgelert


Nearest stop: Just outside the site on the main road Gwynedd public transport – Snowdon Sherpa for all round the Snowdon area Day Tickets Adults £4.00 Children £2.00.
Runs from 29.03.2010 – 04.09.2010

For more information visit:

From Caernarfon Bus Station - Beddgelert campsite stop
Service no: S4
Provider: Padarn Bus Ltd 

From Porthmadog - Beddgelert campsite stop
Service no: 97 
Provider: Padarn Bus Ltd


Welsh Highland Railway (narrow gauge railway). The Nearest stop is on site, runs from Porthmadog to Caernarfon.

For more information visit

Nearest train station is Porthmadog approx. 9 miles (Raileas)

Visit to gain access to all the information on travelling throughout Wales on Trains, coaches and buses.
Snowdonia is the outdoor enthusiast’s mecca offering boundless opportunity for excitement, adventure and entertainment.

Here's a selection of the things you can see and do during your stay at our Beddgelert campsite. 
Benches outside Caffi GwynantCaffi Gwynant
Ideal for either before or after your walk to the top of Snowdon, or just on passing by.

Bethania, Nant Gwynant, Caernarfon,
Gwynedd, LL55 4NL
Telephone: 01766890855

Bounce Below Logo
Bounce Below
A truly unique experience jumping around huge trampolines attached to the walls of a disused slate cavern.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3NB
Telephone: 01248 601 444

tables and chairs inside cafe glandwrCafe Glandwr and Glaslyn Ices
Fantastic food, including ice cream, perfect for the end of your day's activities.

Beddgelert, Caernarfon, Gwynedd County, LL55 4YB

snowdon mountain railway carriageSnowdon Mountain Railway
Incredible views grace you at every step of this journey up 3,560ft to the top of Snowdon.

Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4TY

surf snowdoniaSurf Snowdonia
If you're after water fun Surf Snowdonia hosts a 150 meter surf logoon and Crash & Splash water-based obstacle for the children.

Conway Road, Dolgarrog, Conwy, LL32 8QE

BikesBeddgelert Bikes

Bike hire, sales and service throughout the year, one of the leading mountain bike hires in the Snowdonia National Park.

The Bike Barn, Beddgelert Forest, LL55 4UU

Sygun-Copper-MinesSygun Copper Mine

Take a tour through the winding tunnels and large chambers of Sygun Copper Mine, an exciting underground adventure and just a 5 minute drive from Beddgelert Campsite.

Sygun Copper Mine Beddgelert, Gwynedd LL55 4NE

 For Rainy Days


Bangor-AquaticsBangor Aquatics and Healthy Lifestyles Centre
Discover your inner mermaid or mermen at Bangor’s leisure centre. Pools, diving boards, fitness facilities and a place to grab a drink make this a great place for an indoor adventure. 

Address: Ffordd Y Garth, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2SD
Tel: 01248 370600

Cineworld-Junction-WayCineworld, Junction Way Leisure Park
A trip to the cinema provides the perfect rest day. Whether you’re camping as a family or as a group, you’ll find something for everyone.

Address: Junction Way Leisure Park, Llandudno Junction LL31 9XX
Tel: 0871 200 2000

The-fun-centreThe Fun Centre, Caernarfon
For families with little ones, The Fun Centre provides a safe and secure zone for kids to let loose.

Address: Christ Church, Bangor St, Caernafon, LL55 1AR
Tel: 01286 671 911 

Anglesey-Sea-ZooAnglesey Sea Zoo
Aquariums are a perfect rainy day solution. The sea zoo in Anglesey showcases and focuses on conservation of our friends living under the sea along the British coastline.

Address: Brynsiencyn, Isle of Anglesey, LL61 6TQ
Tel: 01248 430411

The-DenThe Den, Llanberis
The Den is an indoor play area, a 30 minute drive from the site and is a great indoor option for keeping children under 12 entertained.

Address: The Den, Electric Mountain, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4UR
Tel: 01286 872 050

Welsh Highland RailwayWelsh Highland Heritage Railway
From the nearby station, catch a heritage steam train through the Snowdonia National Park and visit either Caenarfon or Porthmadog. A really scenic route and enjoyable for all ages.

Booking office: 01766 516024 

For even more things to do in Snowdonia, including walking routes, visit this page.

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At a Glance

  • Toilets and showers available
  • Rock pegs recommended
  • 195 pitches
  • Hardstanding available
  • Rally field available
  • Pets welcome
  • Open all year
  • View our pricing guide and seasonal dates

Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7642 3008
Beddgelert Campsite, Snowdonia Beddgelert Gwynedd LL55 4UU
01766 890288

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Beautiful location
Despite non stop for almost two days, the campsite is lovely, clean and well attended to. The staff were so friendly and couldnt do enough to help and offer advice. They made us so welcome and added to an enjoyable stay. Very efficiently run and beautiful.
Unit Type: Tent
A beautiful site even in the rain!
Beddgelert is a beautiful site with very helpful staff. We got caught in traffic on the way up and didn't arrive until 9.30pm but after a phone call it was no problem for the staff and we were able to pick a pitch and register the next morning. The hard standing pitches for Camper Vans are all under the trees and some are a little damp. The first one we picked ended up with a stream running through it after heavy rain but we were able to move to a much drier pitch with a bit more light. The smaller toilet block is fairly basic with no access code but the bigger block for which you need a code was very well equipped and clean with piping hot water in the showers. There is a laundry with large washing machines and driers and a fairly well stocked shop where you can order fresh bread and croissants etc. although it doesn't open until 9am. On one very rainy day we took the steam train direct from the campsite to Porthmadog. Pretty expensive at about £25 each for a return ticket but kids go free and it is a lovely trip. There is an easy walk into the village along a winding footpath with great views. The cafes and restaurants in the village are amazing. Particularly special was the curry and tandoori chicken at Cafe Colwyn (one of the only places serving food mid afternoon) and the Lamb Burger on the river side terrace at Hebog Eat was divine. The local Purple Moose Ale (brewed in Porthmadog) is very special after a long days walking. There's also a bus that goes up to the campsite if the heavens open and one that goes straight to the Peny Pass for an attack on Snowdon without the parking hassles. Both are a flat rate of £1.50. Overall an excellent base for exploring Snowdonia with excellent walking straight out of the campsite.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Amazing location
We had so much fun! From sploshing around in the river to building dens in the trees to watching the steam train go past. So much to do locally we need to come back in a few years as only scratched the surface in a week. Small niggle, please sort out the hot water in the small shower block. It was way too hot.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Great location and lovely site in the woods with its own steam train station.
We stayed hear in our motorhome for 3 nights. This is a lovely spot in the National Park close to Snowdon with plenty of good walking/cycling. The Welsh Highland steam train has a station right on the site - great day out. Beddgelert is within walking distance (15 mins) and has good pubs and restaurants. We highly recommend the Hebog which has excellent food at reasonable prices and excellent service. The Saracens Head is ok but more basic. Portmadoc is well worth a visit - use the train. Facilities on the site are a bit tired and in need of investment. Be prepared to be in the trees after all this is camping in the forest.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Although a really peaceful site in beautiful forest land the shower and toilet amenities were sadly rather shoddy, in desperate need of attention.
Unit Type: Caravan
Great holiday
This was our first trip to Beddgelert and we would definitely go back. Before going we were a little nervous of some of the reviews we had seen. However having visited we think some people are a little harsh. Yes there is mud, rain, rocks and midges - its a forest campsite in north wales in a mountainous area what more would you expect. We didn't find any of these a big issue - take rock pegs, an extra groundsheet, smidge and wet weather clothing. The staff were lovely, very helpful telling us the best route to climb Snowdon with a 5 and 9 year old (pyg track up, miners track down - it is a little hairy but awesome). Fresh bread available daily. Kids play area which was busy every evening rain or shine. Toilets are adequate and clean enough given the numbers of people using them. Yes some showers have low water pressure and don't stay on for long but you are on a campsite not at ghe Hilton! The showers were always warm and we never had to queue. One shower block is pass coded but within a few hours even our 5 year old could remember the numbers so not a problem. Lots to do in the surrounding area which is beautiful. The train is lovely to ride on from campsite to Porthmadog (children ride on train for free) the children loved seeing and hearing it daily. The stars on a clear evening are a beautiful sight (embrace the fact that your child needs a wee at 3am!). Loved every bit of our week and can't wait to return (if you approach from the south the roads are tiny and windy so probably not suited to towing or large motorhomes but the views are beautiful).
Unit Type: Tent
Amazing Break away
I would like to thank the staff at this camp site for their time and helpfulness. We had an amazing holiday and due to the friendly staff it couldn't of gone better. Very knowledgeable in all the advise given, specially about where to go for walks and what was near by. The showers and toilet facilities were well maintained and clean at all times. Even down to the DVDs that they were kind enough to loan out to us to make our stay even more homely. We were made to feel like part of a close friend even though we had never been before. This place is a definite must for anyone who is either a first time camper or a pro..
Unit Type: Camper Van
Amazing, peaceful and well-run camp site with great facilities and perfect for hiking Snowdon
We only stayed here for one night in order to hike the Rhyd Du track up Mount Snowdon. We had a small two man tent and car - this campsite was perfect. We wish we had more time to enjoy it! It is perfectly located for the hike, and we really enjoyed the breathtaking walk through the welsh countryside to the pub for dinner and a pint. The facilities were great and the staff were amazingly friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this campsite - we will be back!
Unit Type: Tent
Very Unpleasant
When booking, I explained to the lady that we're a group comprising dads and lads with a variety of largish and small tents and a gazebo that we could all sit under after a hard days activity around a camp fire. No problem she and took the booking and our money. Camp was set up on a saturated bog of a site but at least we could still sit outside around the fire due to the Gazebo. This was short lived as were told to remove the gazebo as it was against camp policy. As a consequence we were no longer able to sit outside due to the rain. This completely changed the complexion of the trip. Instead of returning to camp after activities and listening to the boys excitedly relive the day's events around a camp fire it was straight to bed. Trip spoiled by small minded, petty policy. We were in a far flung part of the site and the gazebo was placed behind the main tent, was barely visible and certainly wasn't bothering anyone. The site is a bog Toilets facilities were good in fairness. Would we return? No Never. As a group we have stayed at far nicer and far more accommodating camp sites.
Unit Type: Tent
Great weekend away
Had a lovey stay at this campsite. Staff were friendly, the surroundings were beautiful and it's great place to go and relax. I will definitely be returning.
Unit Type: Tent
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