Spotlight on: Trawsdir Touring Caravans & Camping Park


There is a friendly and efficient welcome at this award-winning site with sea and mountain views.

A mix of pitches are available, including fully serviced hardstandings. The grass pitches are at the front of the site and there may be some noise from the main A496 running alongside. Due to the location, there can be gusty winds so make sure you take securing straps for any awnings.

A refundable key fob system controls access to entry and exit barriers and also to the toilets and launderette. A large undercover dishwashing area has a view of the sea. The toilet block has a separate disabled washroom operated with a RADAR key. Reception has essential items, there is a large dog-walking field and a secure play area.

Trawsdir is a well-lit, five-minute walk away from Norbar restaurant and bar. Here, you can enjoy a drink on the terrace with lovely views. There is also a fish and chip shop at one end with limited opening. From 9am until 3pm The Hatch opens up at the front of Norbar and sells coffee, cake and hot rolls. Guests at Trawsdir can enjoy the facilities at sister site, Caerddaniel Park, a 10-minute walk away, where there is exclusive private access to the sandy beach and parking for vehicles.

A pavement runs alongside the site and you can walk the 2½ miles into Barmouth. The other way will take you to local villages or you could simply follow a path up into the hills. An hourly bus service, to Barmouth in one direction and Porthmadog in the other, picks up at the bus stop just a 10-minute walk away.

Barmouth is a lovely seaside town with a sandy beach and has an iconic bridge dominating a picturesque harbour. There are many independent shops and restaurants. Further afield is Harlech Castle and the famous Portmeirion Italianate village, where The Prisoner was filmed. We enjoyed a lovely train journey from Barmouth to Pwllheli on the Cambrian Main Line railway, experiencing spectacular views running parallel to the sea.

Trawsdir Touring Caravans & Camping Park
Llanaber, Barmouth, Gwynedd LL42 1RR
01341 280999

This site review first appeared in MMM magazine, October 2020 issue, submitted by Corinne Buxton.