Just as with any camping experience, Shell Island is great (unless you're battling 90mph winds). I've been here in the sunshine and in the rain - I love the place. When the tide comes in, the place becomes an island, which means no leaving until the tides are out again and the road is uncovered.
It's a great place to find a little space to camp in, chill out, get a fire going and relax for a weekend. We visited Harlech castle up the road, but other than that there aren't many places to go outside of camp. It's really nice wandering the length of beach in the sunshine, and the amenities are okay too. The toilet block can be a fair walk from your set up, but there are portaloos dotted about too if you can face them. Showers, a little cafe, gift shop and pub are on site too and they're all okay.
The second time we went it was absolutely blowing a gale and there was a huge queue of cars waiting in line to leave at 4 in the morning. The wind was at 80/90mph and our tents got trashed. We managed to last the full night but we did end up cutting the holiday short and leaving the next day. You can't predict the weather though, and that's what camping is all about.
Definitely worth going. I am giving Shell Island 4 rather than 3 because we had loads of fun both times!
- 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