Camping on the Lleyn Peninsula, Wales

North Wales is a popular destination for camping holidays and the Lleyn Peninsula is one of the most delightful spots to choose if you are looking for a calm, relaxed and natural place to camp and to enjoy the great outdoors. Jutting out into the Irish sea from the mountains of Snowdonia, this green finger of land is ideal for hiking and biking holidays, with plenty of trails and footpaths to explore.

Here you can enjoy many attractions, including Iron Age Forts, picturesque villages, beautiful beaches and 70 miles of coastline replete with wildlife. Much of the area is in the hands of the National Trust and almost 80% of the peninsula is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you are considering a camping trip to this part of North Wales, here are three wonderful campsites that could be good bases during your stay:

Treheli Farm

This simple, meadow campsite is perched on the cliffs overlooking the beach of Porth Neigwl and the turquoise waters beyond. This is the perfect place to get away from it all, with basic facilities, yet offering all that nature-lovers will need. Take a short scramble down to the four-mile stretch of sand down below and collect some driftwood, then hike back up and light a campfire, settle down, and enjoy the beautiful natural setting as the light levels begin to fall.

Mynydd Mawr

This is the perfect campsite to choose if you are thinking about walking on the peninsula's coastal path. Sheltered from the worst of the winds, this remote campsite is another tranquil destination where city-slickers can get away from it all. You can camp in a tent here, or bring a campervan, motorhome or caravan. However you camp, you can enjoy a quiet evening around a campfire looking out over Bardsey Island.

Ty Newydd Farm

On the tip of the peninsula, and also with excellent views of Bardsey Island, this campsite is in a prime location. This site welcomes tents, campervans or motorhomes and dog are also welcome. What is more, like the previous two campsites, this choice also allows you to light a campfire and relax around it of an evening, enjoying the views and the peace and quiet.

The Lleyn Peninsula truly is a wonderful camping destination for nature lovers – somewhere you can get away from the fast pace of modern life and enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere. Looking for inspiration for your next camping holiday? This part of North Wales could be a good choice.