The COVID-19 pandemic may have hampered our holiday plans in 2020, but things are looking up. With the increasing number of people getting vaccinated, lockdown restrictions are slowly getting eased. In Wales, self-contained accommodations, including campsites that do not require guests to share facilities, such as toilets and kitchens, were given the go to open for single households.
Yes, we are all excited to go outside and travel. With that said, here are the top COVID-secure camping sites in Wales you can consider for your next outdoor adventure.
- Snowdonia National Park
If you are looking for incredibly stunning scenery in North Wales, you need not look further than Snowdonia National Park. The place has everything you need for an unforgettable camping experience – from ice-covered crags to windswept coasts to a hundred glassy lakes and an extensive network of trails crisscrossing a breathtaking landscape of mountains and sandy beaches.
For an isolated seaside location with access to mountain views, Aberafon or Llwyndu Farm Hut may work for you. If you are an avid glamper and want to enjoy the comforts of home while enjoying nature, check out Bryn Dinas Camping Pods or The Cabins Conway. Glamping pods often have their private bathroom and toilet, a great way to keep safe.
Whether you prefer a luxurious pod, a traditional tent, or to hire a campervan in South Wales, you will not regret staying in the Vale of Glamorgan. Few places in the UK can compete with the stunning views it offers: sweeping beaches, towering cliffs, vast grassy fields.
The county also hosts several fascinating attractions, including the National Trust property Dyffryn House and Gardens, the 13th-century Fonmon Castle, the 220-acre Porthkerry Country Park, and the 14th-century Cosmeston Medieval Village. But what to see first? Campervanning lets you travel conveniently from one attraction to another. It maximizes your time and allows you to enjoy your holiday in full. Plus, you get an impromptu road trip on one of the most scenic roads in the UK.
- Pembrokeshire National Park
If you are looking for unspoiled beaches, the UK’s smallest city, country pubs, seaside towns and quiet campsites with a view, Pembrokeshire is for you. Whether you like heading to Tenby and Saundersfoot to enjoy good old fashioned sandy seaside fun, or prefer the excitement of Wales best loved tourist attractions, Folly Farm and Oakwood Park, South Pembrokeshire offers plenty of family fun.
For those with something a little less commercial in mind, head a little further North. Pembrokeshire has something for everyone. Surfers will love Newgale Beach’s rugged sweeping views and deep swells, while the cathedral in St. Davids and the many castles in the region offer plenty for history lovers to explore. You’ll also find smaller, hidden beaches off the beaten track, quaint villages and little harbours, like beautiful Solva with little cafes and trendy art galleries. Dunston Hill Caravan and Camping is well placed to access all of them, but you can also sleep bang opposite the beach in a ‘just turn up’ campsite opposite Newgale Beach.
The capital of Wales may be urban through and through, but that does not mean there are no decent campsites in the area or, at least, within a reasonable distance from it.
If you want to explore Cardiff, then escape to a quieter location after an exhausting day of exploration, then camping around the area is perfect for you. And it is a bonus, as the surroundings of Cardiff are breath-taking. You will enjoy traversing from the capital to your idyllic retreat in the countryside.
One of the most easily accessible pitches from Cardiff is Heritage Coast Campsite, just over the border in the Vale of Glamorgan. It earned a “We’re Good to Go” accreditation, which proves its compliance with COVID safety guidelines, such as staggered showering time, deep cleaning of shared facilities, and contactless check-in. For glamping, check out Lodge on a Lake and Under the Oak Glamping.