Sea View Camping Britain has now been split into three individual guidebooks which make up the Sea View Camping series. The others cover Scotland, and the West Country
This guide, published in Spring 2014, covers the entire coast of Wales and includes sites suitable for tents, caravans and motorhomes.
Key features are:
A photo of the sea view and description of each park GPS coordinates taken at the entrance to each camping park
OS Grid references for each campsite
Easy to use symbols for facilities and nearby amenities
Information on local attractions and amenities
Distance to the nearest pub, shop, beach and slipway
Clear directions suitable for all vehicles
Campground and facilities inspections for each entry
This unique guide shows and tells you about the campsites, camping and caravan parks and holiday parks with sea views around Wales. Whether walker, surfer, history buff or beach bum, Sea View Camping Wales has the seaview campsite for you. From family focussed holiday parks to farmers’ fields down dirt tracks and laid back camping where you can sing around a camp fire, all you have to do is decide where you want to go and be ready for a fantastic time as you explore the mudflats, mountains, cliffs and caves.
Listed are 112 inspected camping and caravan parks around the Wales coastline fo which 89 campsites are bdirectly on or within 0.25 miles of the Wales Coast Path or other footpaths, 51 holiday parks are directly on or within 0.5 miles of a beach, 12 camping sites are on the Isle of Anglesey, and 6 sites which allow open fires.
The OS Grid references and the proximity of the Wales Coast Path to so many of the coastal campsites make this guide the perfect companion for walking enthusiasts. Away from the coast, the surrounding countryside has a spider’s web of footpaths which weave their way through stunning landscapes and past historical ruins. So whether you’re hiking the full 870 miles around Wales or just fancy a ramble up a hill to look at some Iron Age remains, this guide will tell you where you can put your feet up at the end of the day.
If it's wild camping you're after, there are dozens of small, intimate campsites littered across the farms and pastures of coastal Wales which offer basic campsite facilities usually accompanied by stunning sea views. You can truly get away from it all and enjoy camping at its purest, surrounded only by nature and your own thoughts. Some of the beautiful beachside campsites in Wales are practically on the water and offer plenty of water sports and beach fun.
Users of RVs and 5th wheels should find it easy to navigate the beautiful Welsh coast, as 66 camping parks accept large vehicles and our directions detail the easiest route even for large vehicles.
Sea View caters for glampers too as 53 camping and caravan parks have rentable accommodation, like yurts, static caravans, tipis, B&Bs, hostels, hotels and camping pods.
The map at the front of the entries lists the camping parks numerically starting with 1 on the southeast coast of Wales near Swansea, moving clockwise around the Welsh coast and ending at the northern tip of Wales near Llandudno.
Each entry has an image of the sea view from the campsite or holiday park. Following that is a written description of the sea view and details of the layout of the campsite and what sort of ground the different pitches are on (i.e. hardstanding, grass, gravel, etc).
Also described are points of interest, amenities in the local area and the ease of beach access from the site. The symbols complement this information by telling you how large the site is (number of acres) and how many pitches there are, whether there is electricity and what amperage it is (where known) and lastly whether there are level or hardstanding areas. Typical campsite symbols highlight what facilities are on site. For example, toilets, designated disabled toilets, showers, family bathrooms, dishwashing areas, washing machines and wastewater and toilet waste disposal points. Also given are symbols denoting when slipways, pubs, shops, swimming pools, children's play areas and walking/cycling trails are located on or near the campsite (distances are given where appropriate in the information underneath the symbols).
Each camp site is priced according to ar sliding scale from £-££££. Prices were determined using the price for two people in a motorhome with electricity during August. The symbols also detail whether the campsite allows dogs, whether it's adult only, members only, is a CL (Certificated Location) or CS (Certificated Site) and whether the site has an internet point or WiFi.
At the bottom of each entry clear directions are given as well as GPS coordinates taken at the holiday park entrance. These directions should be suitable for all vehicles and are written in clear, easy to understand language with signs and landmarks noted. For walkers, hikers and cyclists, the OS grid references are also given. Click here for our stock of Ordnance Survey leisure maps including those for Wales. Lastly, the opening dates of the campsite are written at the bottom of each entry.
Sea View Camping Wales
Paperback - 64 pages
Published by: Vicarious Books
Price: £9.99 inc. p&p
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