Black Rock Sands Camping and Touring Park is nestled behind the sand dunes right next to Black Rock Sands beach, with direct access to the beach from the campsite.
With a warm weather forecasted and a long weekend off from work, we decided to take Casper, our caravan, to the Seaside.
This wasn‚Äôt part of our official Caravan Challenge but being first-time caravanners, it was a chance for some more practice. Plus, we‚Äôre used to visiting campsites by the sea in a tent, so it would be interesting to see what it would be like staying in a caravan.
We decided to go to Black Rock Sands. This was somewhere we‚Äôve been meaning to visit for years, having heard great things.
Black Rock Sands is on the Welsh coast by the town of Porthmadog and is famous for its very large sandy beach, and is one of the few places you can drive right onto the beach.
We decided to stay at the Black Rock Sands campsite, which is right at the very end of the beach road to Black Rock Sands, right next to the beach.
As we found, the Sat Nav didn‚Äôt take us to the right campsite originally (plus it wanted to us to take a short cut that would not have been possible with a caravan!).
Unfortunately, the weather had decided to change from warm and sunny, to windy and wet.
Being so close to the sea, when the weather changes, you notice it.
The campsite is full of reasonably level pitches, with many with electric hook-up.
Tents, motorhomes, and caravans are welcome. Though, in the wet, we did find our pitch a little boggy, which presented a few challenges for our car with the caravan attached.
Some pitches are in little enclaves, surrounded by bushes.
Access to the beach is down a small path and over the sand dunes.
The campsite is geared for people coming back sandy and has an outside shower and ‚Äòutilitarian‚Äô showers and facilities. This campsite is very popular with both families and those with boats or jet skis.
Showers were warm and free.
Just outside the campsite entrance is a small caf?©. This also does pizza, which you can take out back to your tent or caravan.
When we visited a takeaway pizza was ¬£4, with additional toppings 50p each.
WiFi is free on-site, though it¬†depends¬†on where you are pitched on whether you get a signal. You might have to walk to reception to get a signal.
We also found mobile signal a bit hit and miss at some places at the campsite.
Campfire DetailsCampfires must be placed off the ground. Wood can be bought at the campsite and fire pits can be hired.
Shower DetailsShowers are free.
Electric Hook-upsThe site has many electric hook-ups on grass pitches.
Facilities DetailsFree WiFi is available, but due to the campsite's location, access to the WiFi is limited. Access is best by the reception and facilities. Note that this is a rural location without fast internet access.
On The Map
Please note that the Sat Nav may take you to a different campsite. Please follow the road to the Black Rock Sands beach and take the road to the right just before the beach entrance.
AddressBlack Rock Sands Camping and Touring Park
Black Rock Sands Touring & Camping Park, Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog