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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, where stunning mountain views will delight all who occupy them. 

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 get access them all directly from camp.

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
 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.

Prices From
£13.80 per night (Two Adults)

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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Lovely site ,shame it won't be here for long
Stayed here many times ,Love this site , great location, clean facilities,But so saddened to hear most of the pitches are to be lost to redevelopment and to be replaced with log cabins !!!! I'm sure this will make it harder for me to get a pitch here in the future, please reconsider
Unit Type: Tent
Concerned campers
We decided to book camping in the forest site whilst holidaying in Wales, as we had previously done so last year when visiting Scotland, and had actually added an extra night on to our stay in Scotland as the site and weather were lovely. Although the site at Beddgelert campsite, Snowdonia, was pleasant, I was a bit disappointed, as felt that the site looked a bit neglected. The washroom facilities were pleasant enough yet felt they were a bit dated and were not cleaned regularly. It was difficult to choose a pitch for our motor home, as a lot of the pitches were very uneven and some areas were cordoned off, to say that this is an all year site, I would have imagined that the site would have been a bit better kept. I know it is still winter time, but still a bit disappointed really. We were also informed by local people that the site may be changing to accommodate log cabins, therefore reducing the pitch availability in the future, which for me goes against what camping in the forest sites are or at least should be about, which is accessible and cost effective camping facilities for everyone. I feel that this change would impact the local community and business as I am sure they rely quite heavily on campers visiting and using local shops, pubs and cafes and would force campers to go elsewhere.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Idyllic location, relaxing week had by all the family.
We spent 5 nights at the Beddgelert site, our first visit and chosen for its location and being open all year round. Upon arrival we were welcomed by friendly staff, although we did have difficulty accessing the hard standing pitches as some of the access roads are long overdue repair. The facilities were always clean although perhaps looking a little tired and could do with being modernised. The site location is superb, walks available straight from your pitch as well as close access to Snowden. We would definitely consider staying here again and have stayed at other Camping in the Forest sites, but dissapinting to hear that proposals have been drawn up to close the majority of this site and replace with wooden lodges, likely to be beyond our price range!! Explains the apparent lack of investment in maintaining what should be a magnificent site.
Unit Type: Caravan
New year break
Having stayed on this site before we chose it again for it's location. Great location for walking and siteseeing alike. Good location for roads to key points and you also have the option of the Welsh Highland railway with a stion on site. We went on this occasion for a quiet getaway for new year and quiet it was even though the site was almost full. Overall this is a great site and we will stay here again but it is in need of modernization in the shower blocks but they are acceptable. Roadways around the site could do with potholes being filled in and the pitches being a little more defined. TAKE A TOURCH.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Beddgelert - The second time around
If you read on you will find my review of 2013. We planned our holiday and booked early for mid June. My main (and only real) gripe is despite us booking early and arriving mid week, there were not many suitable (select with picnic table) pitches left when we arrived on site so we had very little choice. We ended up in the bottom part of the site basically in the dark for most of the time as the trees were so thick they did not let much light in at all. Because it is damp, midges are a real problem in this part of the site too. Overall though we had a great time. The facilities are very good and the site staff are friendly and helpful. Thankfully, we had fantastic weather and enjoyed touring the beaches in Gwynedd and of course the beautiful island of Ynys Mon (Please don't tell anyone about this fantastic place). Also, if you do base yourself at Beddgelert please visit Caernarfon for the culture, castle and great little shops. Portmeirion (say no more), and of course Llanberis - The National Slate Museum is amazing as of course is Snowdon, the lake and the fantastic walks. Porhtmadog is good for Black Rock Beach and great for general food shopping - Aldi, Lidl, Tesco and some cracking independent shops. We found lovely free range eggs just up the road, and great fish and chips in Tremadog, where you will also find super little pubs as you will in Beddgelert village (another gorgeous place) which is an easy walk from the site.
We have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Beddgelert site and found the staff very welcoming and accomodating. We booked three separate units as there were 13 of us in total 2 Caravans and a Tent. We were able to select an area where we were all close enough together and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. This was our 2nd visit to Beddgelert and our friends 1st. We all agreed the staff were great and the facilities perfectly adequate for our needs. Also a big bonus for North Wales SUNSHINE for the majority of our stay. Thank You.
We have just returned from a 3 night stay on this site. On arrival and throughout our stay the staff were very friendly and helpful. The site is just what we wanted , secluded and tranquil. Bread and pizza's made on site were delicious. Toilet, showers etc are spotless. We walked to Beddgelert through the Forest on our first day. It takes 20-30 mins and is a delightful walk. The steam train stops at the site and this made a lovely second day . On the 3rd day we just chilled around the site. We will definitely be going again!
pleasant stay
It was at least 15 years since I stayed here so was keen to see if it had changed. On arrival the wardens were extremely helpful, particularly as I couldn't understand the campsite map. the campsite was quiet so had a choice of pitches, I headed for one out of trees as in the van dripping trees was the last thing I wanted. it was raining heavily and the ground between pitches was soft, so I was glad of the hard standing. electric hook up was close by but I was some distance from the toilet block, not an issue as long as it wasn't raining. The toilet block was accessed with a code and was very clean. I was very pleased to see wash cubicles rather than a row of wash sinks [in the gents]plenty of showers and the block was centrally heated, nice and warm. overall a very nice block, I wonder how it copes in the summer with a full site? The site had some damage from the winter storms with some trees down and fence posts broken. Overall a nice site, quiet when I stayed there and would come again in spring or autumn/winter. not sure about summer as I suspect its very midgey, the site hadn't changed much over the years.
Lovely site but rather disorganised
First, this is a wonderful site for outdoor types. Set in lovely woodland, with forest tracks going in all directions, and its own station on the Welsh Highland Railway, it's ideal for a walking holiday. It's also good for kids as well, although ours are now grown up. A very peaceful location, apart from the occasional tooting from a steam loco going past the site. The village is about a 30 minute walk away, and has three pubs and several cafes where you can eat or have a drink. If you prefer, the site offers hot food such as pizzas, and you can also order bread for collection in the morning. The pizzas had generous toppings and were good value for money. A couple of quibbles. First, the main toilet block. The showers are dated, and one was very hard to operate. Also there is no stool. The hand cream ran out on the first day, and still hadn't been replaced by the time we left. The other problem was pitch allocation. We had booked a premium pitch. No specific pitch had been allocated, but we were pointed in the direction of an area \"where premium pitches should still be available\". We couldn't find one, but on our second circuit, another motorhomer stopped us and pointed to a select pitch next to hers that was free. Apparently she had also tried and failed to find a premium pitch - so we both ended up on select pitches. I just hope that any later arrival who had booked a select pitch managed to find one. The pitches are also not clearly marked, making it hard to determine what did and did not constitute a pitch. This is in marked contrast to some C&CC sites we have been to which were regimented to the extent that we were not only told which pitch to use, but exactly how to position the motorhome! Somewhere in between would be ideal. All in all though it was an enjoyable and relaxing three nights. More so as there was no phone signal and no TV reception - although if you have a satellite disk, you should be able to get a signal in most locations.
Nick & Helen review of Beddgelert
A beautiful situation with fabulous views of Snowdonia. Very peaceful, a really good place to relax. Staff were very friendly and helpful (on the downside the midges were very 'friendly' too!). If you are camping, bring heavy duty pegs and a lump hammer as the ground is very stony and normal pegs may well give up. The toilet block is a bit tired, but very clean and does the job. We will be coming back soon.
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