This was the first proper camping experience with my girlfriend and what a fantastic one it was! We stopped here for three nights with friends and has a great time; we had BBQs every night and sat up until late playing UNO by candlelight, such a great holiday! The best thing about Shell Island is its seclusion and uniqueness. When arriving make sure you know when the high tides are as you can't access the island when the tide is high - these are on the website for Shell Island.
As they aren't designated pitches, make sure you drive around and find the perfect spot! It is great because we found a spot which was nice and secluded and keeps you separate from everything, yet not to far from a toilet block or the main site with the showers. We stopped Wed-Sat and regretted staying the Friday night as large amounts of large groups of young people arrived staying up until the early hours, making great deals of noise with music and shouting. With this in mind, when revisited in September we staying Mon-Thurs, much better and much more peaceful.
We couldn't have wished for better weather in July, it was scorching hot all four days and made for a great experience. The beach is fantastic, albeit difficult to find! A long stretch of sand with beautiful clear waters, it is quite easy to find a quiet spot to enjoy sunbathing, a game of badminton and some paddling.
The only downside, as I guess is true for all campsites, is the state of the toilets, they are quite dirty and the showers became so too. This is fellow campers I understand, but some more frequent cleaning couldn't hurt. The toilet block near us had a power cut one night and they didn't sort it until the next day, difficult to locate in the middle of the night when you're half asleep!!
Overall this was a wonderful holiday and I would highly recommend stopping here. It can get expensive at peak times, but still worth it! All the conveniences are reasonably priced considering and have a good stock. We will be back again this year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Based in North Wales and boasting stunning views of the unspoilt Welsh countryside, including Cardigan Bay and the Snowdonia National Park, Shell Island is one of Europe's largest Campsites. Catering for all the family and with excellent facilities, Shell Island will make your camping experience one to remember. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Shell Island Llanbedr, Wales