Finding dog friendly campsites Llandudno
Finding dog friendly campsites near Llandudno can be a challenge so I thought I would share our most recent experience visiting Llandudno in North Wales.
Wales and dogs just is such a wonderful combination. I have many fond memories of when I was younger and when our family would visit North Wales campsites with our beloved Collie.
Dog friendly campsites and beaches near Llandudno
As an adult now, with my own dogs and child, I try to find other places in North Wales that offer a fantastic experience, for dogs and children.
Our family wanted a short break away in North Wales, somewhere that offered dog friendly camping, ideally close to a dog friendly beach.
We chose to be based near Llandudno. My husband found a beautiful dog friendly and child friendly camp site, called Trwyn yr Wylfa Caravan and Camping Site, in a town called Penmaenmawr.
The campsite offered outstanding value with modern facilities, they charged us no extra for dogs which was a welcomed surprise.
We set off from Shropshire in the morning and arrived just before tea-time at the very dog friendly campsite near Llandudno.
Check-in was simple and the host was incredibly accommodating, discussing their Covid-19 safety measures as well as providing us a map of the campsite and the local area.
On the Trwyn yr Wylfa map, there were usual house rules for dogs. We noted a great space where dogs could be let off their leads. It was a wonderfully wide field in the heart of the campsite. Perfect!
Perhaps the best dog friendly beach near LLandudno?
We asked our host about the ease of reaching the beach from the campsite. He informed us the dog friendly beach was a 15-minute walk away, but only 3 to 4 minute drive with loads of parking directly by the beach.
We drove into Penmaenmawr town for some dinner, ate our pizza in the Transporter, and then carried on to the beach.
We have a 3-year-old who normally is happy for a longer walk but we wanted to get down to the beach quickly and then carry on to Llandudno at sunset.
You can view the dog friendly beach that is near to campsite here.
It was glorious! Our little one really enjoyed the sandy beach and gentle waves. She, as well as our pup, enjoyed jumping in and out of the waves together. The beach was long and had beautifully soft sand on it. We spent a while there together.
Dog friendly beach photos near Llandudno
The sun had started to set, and I was able to get some phenomenal photos.
I am in love with the Huawei P30 I have just purchased, due to its amazing photography options on there. I was even able to capture some stars at night-time; a little more practice needed but I am happy with the images I caught.
We headed back to the campervan, got dry and ready for our little trip to Llandudno for sunset.
Dog friendly activities in Llandudno with dogs
Llandudno is a beautiful town. There are two beaches on either side of the Great Orme. The Western beach is sandy and dog friendly.
There is a wonderful tram that can take you up the Great Orme; you can choose to take the cable cars or walk up. We did not choose to go up the Orme this time, however, we noted the cable cars are dog friendly so this is an activity we will try with the pups next time.
It is also a cheaper option for a more budget friendly trip. The walk up the Orme is not buggy friendly so for those with little ones, I would not attempt it with them unless you have some sort of baby carrier similar to these on Amazon.
You can find information on these Great Orme options, but the telephone number for the cable cars is 01492 877205. Check their opening times before going; they are o[pen some of the year.
We chose to go towards the North Shore beach in the evening.
We took a stroll along the pier and the views back over the promenade and beach were spectacular. The pier is dog friendly however is best suited to quiet times as the pier gets very busy on a weekend.
The views of the colourful hotels, the sea front and the pier were lovely.
It was quiet during the evening with less crowds, which we were very welcome for. We purchased a bucket and spade set for our little one for the following day and began to head back to camp as it grew darker.
Our night time dog friendly campsite experience
Back at Trwyn yr Wylfa, our dog friendly campsite, we set up for bed. It had been a lovely afternoon near Llandudno. It was a stunning night sky. The campsite we stayed was ideal for some night time photography thanks to minimal light pollution.
Dog friendly campsite facilities
Morning came, we accessed the lovely facilities here. There are newly built family shower huts which were brilliant. There was a shower, toilet and sink inside each hut, there was plenty of room for the family to use them.
These huts were easily accessible for those who may struggle with climbing steps as they were on ground level. There are also some smaller single shower blocks, which I used, that were lovely too. These had steps to access them.
The toilet block was extremely clean. It is clear to see that the campsite hosts have thought so well about Covid-19 safety measures. We felt very safe whilst we were there.
After we made breakfast, we left the lovely, dog friendly campsite in Penmaenmawr and headed back to Llandudno for the morning.
Is West Shore beach in Llandudno dog friendly?
Yes it is!
This time, we went to the west side of the Orme on the West Shore Beach. This beach we found to be very dog friendly. We saw several families and their dogs enjoying the space.
It was amazing that the beach was so big that it felt we had the beach to ourselves.
There is a carpark close to the beach which did not have a far walk down to the beach. Another bonus for our campervan (VW T4) was that the van fitted nicely under the barrier.
For any campervan or motorhome owners, it always a worry when finding a parking space whether the van fits under the barrier. We did in our T4 campervan, and it was a great spot.
The beach again was a beautiful sandy beach. Our daughter enjoyed playing in the sand and paddling in the water, of course our dog follows her and they get up to all sorts of fun together!
After a short time on the beach, we all felt hungry for lunch! Of course, we had to sample the local fish and chips.
Doesn’t it just taste remarkable at the seaside? We packed ourselves back into the Transporter and drove to the North beach side of Llandudno and got our lunch from St George’s Plaice. It was very yummy.
What a fantastic over night’s stay we had at Trwyn yr Wylfa, the child and dog friendly campsite near Llandudno in Penmaenmawr. Certainly, a place for us to visit again soon.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about dog friendly campsites near Llandudno.
Read our blog here about the following night’s stay at Tyddyn Isaf Camping and Caravanning Park. Another dog friendly and child friendly campsite!