Story by Lisa Jane

A blogger's family break by Snowdonia - where the mountains meet the sea

We know Barmouth well, as we enjoyed a family camping holiday in the area a couple of years ago. As a rule we try to avoid returning to the same place twice for our holidays, purely because we enjoy getting to know new areas, but we were happy to break our own rule for the opportunity to stay at a holiday park located on the coast within Snowdonia National Park with spectacular views of mountains, hills and valleys.

Beach at Barmouth Bay, Wales

It took 3.5 hours to drive to Barmouth from Gloucestershire. The scenery en route was absolutely stunning, with most of the journey spent on A roads with mountainous peaks surrounding us.

Charlie and Harry were so excited to open up the caravan door and explore our new home for the next three nights. We were absolutely delighted with the caravan. It was a superior 8 berth caravan which could not have been more than a year old.

It was spotlessly clean with modern, light furnishings and central heating. The caravan had a master double bedroom, two twin bedrooms, a spacious lounge with pull out sofa bed and a modern kitchen with microwave and every utensil we could possibly need. There was a main bathroom with shower and toilet and conveniently, a separate toilet.

Quality accommodation at Barmouth Bay

It was pointless attempting to immediately put our boys to bed. They were far too excited running around from room to room, checking out every nook and cranny. We therefore unpacked and settled down with a much needed drink. I was pleased to find that the caravan had plenty of storage and wardrobe space. I could even put all of our bags under one of the beds

Barmouth Bay Holiday Park sits alongside a stunning sandy beach, and also has a kids’ playground, sports court and a large private heated pool with children play pool area.

“We had the picture perfect beach to ourselves all afternoon.”

Beach at Barmouth Bay, Wales

We made the most of all the park facilities during our short break. After packing up a picnic, we took the short stroll over to the beach to enjoy the sunshine and let the boys build sand castles. Apart from one couple with a dog, which Harry took an instant liking too, we had the picture perfect beach to ourselves all afternoon.

On Sunday we went for a swim in the on site pool. It was raining and we were a little worried that the place would be packed, but there was only one other family in the pool. As with all the other facilities at Barmouth Bay, we found the pool and changing areas clean and well maintained and the boys had a blast splashing around in the children’s play area.

Heated indoor pool at Barmouth Bay

We thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing and traditional seaside break. We have experienced several camping and campervan holidays as a family of four but this was our first holiday with Harry in a caravan. We will most definitely stay in a caravan again. As the caravan was so spacious it was truly a treat to chill out in the mornings and just enjoy being together.

Harry’s number one pastime whilst we were staying in the caravan was to run up and down from the bedrooms to the front room enjoying the sound of the hollow floor underneath his feet! (It’s good job we didn’t have people below us – he sounded like a herd of elephants!).

Picturesque Sunset at Barmouth Bay

The caravan also worked particularly well for us in the evenings when both boys were in bed. Richard and I had the choice of staying in the front room watching the TV or enjoying the summer evenings outside, a choice we would not have had if staying in a hotel room.

For more tips on things to do in the region, visit Lisa’s blog.

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