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Family friendly campsite just a stone’s throw from a beautiful sandy beach

West coast camping at its very best.

Bennar is a wonderful campsite near the beach in Dyffryn Ardudwy, North Wales

Located just off the Cambrian Coast Road, half way between Barmouth and Harlech, Bennar is close to a stunning beach, mountains & castles. Please note, we have a strict no noise policy after 10pm.

Facilities

Electric hookups for tents, campervans, motorhomes and touring caravans

Pedestrian access to the beach

Modern toilets and showers

Dog friendly campsite

Outdoor washing up facilities

Dog wash area

Outdoor beach shower

Off ground fire pits allowed

Location

A wooden boardwalk leads from our site through rolling sand dunes onto a beautiful sandy beach, just a short stroll away.

True west coast living which naturally means we always get the very best sunsets.

With the majestic Rhinog mountains standing guard to the East, Harlech Castle and the peak of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) visible to the North and the popular town of Barmouth to the South, Bennar is the perfect base for your holiday.

Ethos

Friendly, laid back escape from reality. All the necessities for happy camping without any fuss. We believe in a greener future and really hope our campsite will allow our guests to enjoy our beautiful coastal corner of North Wales in a sustainable way.

Benner is a unique campsite with its own independence of spirit, perfect for campers with a sense of adventure.

Pitch Types

We have 3 types of all-grass pitch. Please choose your pitch type from the dropdown list.

1. Pitches that are suitable for tents, campervans or motorhomes with electric hookup.

2. Pitches that are suitable for tents, campervans or motorhomes without electricity.

3. Touring caravan pitches with electric hookup.

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Campers’ Reviews

11 Jul 2024
Not having camped for forty years, we were a little apprehensive of what we would find.the site was perfect well marked out generous sized pitch.Every thing was so peaceful and scenery to die for.The toilets,water and dish washing areas were basic but met the needs required.Only fly in the ointment was a total lack of disabled toilets, and the reason we came home early.if the experience of bennar could be bottled there would be no need for antidepressants.Next time we will go electric ⚡️ the staff could not have been more welcoming,or helpful,a perfect bit of heaven.
gwyn-merriman
11 Jul 2024
A first class site shower and washing facilities great. Friendly and welcoming staff. Five minute walk to the beach. I will be back.
david-walker
10 Jul 2024
Hmmm… how to put it together so it doesn’t look too good as fake 🙂 It’s a wonderful site, with one of the best accesses to the see and dog friendly long beach - and mountains just behind you. With all the (people and caravan needs) facilities well thought through, easy to use and clean, lady on the phone always helpful and answering phone (that means a lot, cause from one point of view as a guest you don’t feel overwhelmed with owners eyes and don’t feel abandoned either). We’ve been visiting every year since 2012. Firstly with tent, now caravan. And now… for those who remember older times of this site, we did have sad/disappointing times, when previous owner was bitter, grumpy and complaining. Now whatever and whoever has changed, this site is blooming. No matter what weather, we always enjoy, having this place as safe, friendly, quiet, welcoming. CU next time - Ella, Pete and Maya PS. 5 mins walk to local shop, Local pub next to, Chippy next to both as well (one minus, chippy quite expensive and opened only 5-9pm, but hey, what’s not expensive these days).
ella
8 Jul 2024
Just had an amazing three night stay at Bennar Beach. Great location with beach walks minutes away. Good clean facilities. I am 6ft5 tall and managed to use the small new loos. We will definitely return.
chris-elaine-the-dog-iris
8 Jul 2024
This is a great site with a brilliant proximity to the beach the facilities are good and clean ,the booking is well run on line but on site presence is not obvious . During our stay on group turned up and put five tents up on one pitch and another group of lads turned up playing music realy loud and we could hear the base all over the site . Spoke to the booking team who texed the management and had no contact to say if anything had been resolved .
paul-mosedale
8 Jul 2024
Lovely clean site. We chose Bennar beach as it was a peaceful quiet camp site and dog friendly. Close proximity to the beach and lots of nearby days out too, it really was lovely. The larger shower blocks were brilliant for 6 minute showers! The site was clean at all times and well maintained. We'll be back again, thankyou!
sarah-and-jack
8 Jul 2024
Lovely, quiet site, perfect location close to the beach for sunset walks with our dog! Great facilities, super clean, flat site and spacious pitches. Bennar were great to deal with and lots of information given!
the-greenwoods
8 Jul 2024
We enjoyed the site especially the location nr the beach. It's closeness to the train station also was beneficial. However the toilets at the entrance we unfit for use hard to collect door impossible to sit to use. It was explained they were incorrectly installed but they were still there and two toilets for the number of campers simply inadequate.
i-gregg
8 Jul 2024
I'm a regular visitor to this campsite now...it's my 'go to' destination! Great new shower & toilet block! Always clean and tidy, with great access to the beach.
cate-crawford
8 Jul 2024
Campsite was brilliant, plenty of room, facilities well looked after. Perfect location for beach walks.
eliott
8 Jul 2024
It’s a Lovely clean Site we always enjoy our stay
matt-jenkins
8 Jul 2024
Been going to Bennar for years and was good to see how the site has changed for the better. Bit of a price jump but I guess that’s the way of the world at the moment.
nikki-dorman
2 Jul 2024
I have been using this site for over 30 years but must admit that recent improvements are now starting to show results and making our visits more enjoyable. The online booking system is easy and convenient too; another welcome addition.
alan-fallows
2 Jul 2024
Great site, great customer service and we extended our stay upon site because we both loved it. Thank you for such a relaxing holiday.
sharon
2 Jul 2024
Excellent, from the owner helping to set up our tent to the facilities and location. We will return
jen
2 Jul 2024
On arrival met by staff, Paul. Really pleasant and helpful. Went out of his way to help. Tidy campsite, plenty of space for pitch. Felt safe and secure. The location is great , beach about 5 mins walk, shop 10 mins. Used the nicer showers rather than the free ones as they are a little cramped. Would definitely go again.
phil-emma
2 Jul 2024
We really enjoyed our weekend at Bennar beach. It was lovely and quiet. Good size pitches, very clean toilets and showers and access right on to the beach. Will certainly book again.
michelle-heath
2 Jul 2024
Great campsite right next to the beach. Short walk to local facilities. Friendly and easy Checkin
tony
30 Jun 2024
Great campsite. 10/10. Clean toilets, good shower, plenty space on pitches, 5 mins from the beach. Reasonably priced. All dogs on leads. Don’t understand the negative feedback online.
jack
30 Jun 2024
This campsite was in a great location, just a short (beautiful) walk to the beach and a pub within walking distance, only a short drive to Barmouth too. We had three pitches together as family camping together, they were very accommodating putting us together. The field had beautiful views of the mountains all around and was very clean. The facilities were very good, the indoor and outdoor showers were piping hot, the bathrooms were cleaned every day. The campsite was quiet from 10 which was ideal, although there was a group partying on the first night, they went home the next day so it wasn't an issue. There were drinking taps throughout and a brilliant cold shower at the gate to the beach for rinsing off wetsuits/dogs that was super handy. Met some lovely people and we'd definitely stay again.
the-famband
25 Jun 2024
We stayed 3 nights, nice welcome from Paul. Good location closed to the beach, thought the outside showers and toilets quirky, ok in good weather. Not a good idea to have tents and Motorhomes next to each other as voices from tents annoying even though they were only talking, albeit loudly. Would visit again.
vivienne-fletcher
24 Jun 2024
Fantastic! Loved the hassle free arrival system. Being allocated a pitch in advance is great and no messing about on the day. My pitch (115) was lovely and spacious. Field was very clean and tidy and the bin areas clean and well organised. Brilliant location right by the beach and near to the next campsites shop, restaurant etc. 2 nights was not enough, will definitely be back.
laura-lloyd
24 Jun 2024
Great location, lovely site clean quiet and friendly 2 minutes away from beautiful beach.shop and restaurant only short walk away.will definitely stay again
johnathan-condrey
24 Jun 2024
Lovely campsite 5 min walk to the beautiful beach & sand dunes. Toilets/shower block very clean. The little metal outside toilets are abit of a squeeze if your over 5ft 7 but not a massive problem. We'll definitely be back. Thank you 😊
donna
19 Jun 2024
Only spent one night but will be back! Weather let us down !! Great space. Paul very helpful on arrival & to chat too sbout surrounding areas Lovely!!
elaine-smith
19 Jun 2024
I know you'll already know this but who on earth designed those wood/galvanised sheet toilet cubicles?! I'm 5"2" tall and no-one much taller than that would be able to sit on the loo facing forward without grazing their knees and, if anyone wanted to lean forwards, they'd brain themselves on the (beautifully painted and wonderfully robust) door! BUT we loved the fantastic location with wide open skies, mountains and the sea. Quiet after 10pm was respected by others and much appreciated by us.
angela-and-james
19 Jun 2024
Stayed 2 nights at this lovely campsite. Our second trip in our new Campervan and found the site had everything we needed. Great good sized pitch with lovely views. Very quiet. Couldn’t use outdoor shower facilities as no water so cannot comment. A canopy over the washing up area would be helpful when weather not so good. Actual shower block very good and clean (although entry instructions could be a little clearer). 5 minutes walk to fantastic beach. Would stay again and definitely recommend
christine
19 Jun 2024
Great campsite in a perfect location. Been coming here every year and it never disappoints!
lowri-evans
14 Jun 2024
Had the best time staying here. Pitch was immaculate, facilities were perfect. The mirror was a lovely touch! Plenty of water outlets etc. a short walk to the beach via a boardwalk and spent the whole day hanging out on the beautiful golden sands and swimming in the ocean. Good vibes all round and plan to return next year!
lulu
14 Jun 2024
Bennar is a fabulous site, with great basic amenities, shower, toilet, washing up area, post-beach cubicles. Site is well maintained. Sister site a short walk away with restaurant, bar, cafe, fish & chip shop and basic store. Entertainment peak season. Beach is a five minute walk from the site, just turn left as you leave site. Beach is a stunning sandy beach, dog friendly. EHU pitches available, pay for dogs, lovely open field. Pitches are a good size, not very level, but size allows you to find best position to pitch up. Good value for money 💰
collette-and-chris-price
2 Jun 2024
Came with family & friends - first time ever camping! Children absolutely loved it. The weather was glorious, and the campsite was spotless. We had an option to use the posher toilets and showers for £1, or just the basic ones. We stuck with the basic facilities and they were perfect. The beach was just a short 5 minute walk away, and a fully stocked shop was just a short walk too. Bennar campsite was the perfect place for our first camping experience!
hollie
2 Jun 2024
Another lovely stay at Bennar. Will definitely return and recommend to friends / family. Chilled site, great for a relaxing stay - good walks nearby. Excellent transport links via bus or train to get out for a day / few hours without the drive. Beach is a stones throw away - chippy, cafe / bar open on site next door. Toilets / showers are well maintained.. thank you
yasmin
2 Jun 2024
Lovely stay, good location, toilets clean although camping ones could do with being a little bigger. A different booking system is required we would have stayed longer but didn’t want to move pitches for the 3rd time in a 5 night stay.
Amy
24 May 2024
We booked for 3 nights but only stayed 2 due to an unusually wet weather warning The site is in a fabulous location. Just a short walk to the lovely beach. There is a well stocked shop a short walk away along with a very well stocked butchers and grocers a short cycle ride up into the village. The site is very clean, the outdoor shower and toilet block a welcome addition, although they are all very tight on space. There is a separate undercover shower and toilet block available although we didn't visit this. The site is unmanned but someone is available each morning or by phone. We would totally recommend this beautiful and peaceful site as it is great value for money.
dawn-rob-hari-terrier
23 May 2024
May 2024 The facilities were spotless, the site was well maintained, the staff welcoming and friendly. It was a pleasant short walk to the beach. Lovely relaxing holiday. Friendly helpful staff
marie-and-nigel
23 May 2024
Just back from our first camping trip and could not have chosen a better site. It was so relaxed and comfortable, really nice facilities and perfect location. Can't wait to book again
sarah
23 May 2024
Lovely site, excellent facilities which were clean and newly painted. Only a few minutes walk to the beach, perfect for dog walks. Seemed to get an amazing deal on the price, don't know if it was because I was a 'new' customer. Normal price (£30 without ehu) is more than we would usually pay.
sharon
19 May 2024
We had a great stay at Bennar, the location is fantastic with a footpath to one of the best beaches we have ever seen, we have a dog that loves the beach and the sea so this was our ideal site. We were greeted by Paul who told us where everything was and that was a big help. we arrived on Wednesday afternoon in the campervan field and there was only one other van there when we arrived, the views were fantastic and we sat outside past darkness. Everything was great until Friday when the field started to fill, when it was half full it became obvious that the facilities were lacking, there aren't enough toilets or showers for a half full site, high season must be impossible. we would go back off season but not when its busy.
andy-birks
19 May 2024
I always love my stay at Bennar and have been visiting this site for about 35 years now. Recently some changes have been made to the showers and toilets and while these are a very welcome improvement from the previous porta loos I do feel who ever designed the toilets could of put a little more thought into the size of the cubicle. I'm 5'4"tall and when seated on the loo my knees were pressed against the door this made things a little tricky and I was leaving the door ajar. Please Bennar see if this can be changed it's such a shame as there has obviously been a lot of money spent on these alterations. I am very impressed with the showers and washing up facilities on site and love your little camp site. I am already looking forward to my next visit later this year .
nichola
9 May 2024
Third visit to Benner ,each time something new has been added, outside toilets and showers free of charge. Very clean and friendly site short walk to the beach ,And dog friendly.
stephen-heath
9 May 2024
Lovely site, great location and views Facilities clean also with additional query outdoor version
simon-harrison
9 May 2024
We stayed at Bennar from the 3rd-6th May. It was a lovely site just a lovely short walk to beach so location was perfect. Our only criticism would be if the ‘camping’ toilets which we were very disappointed in. There was no room in there whatsoever and lord help you if it rained! The toilet block further down the site was lovely it’s a pity there couldn’t be another one of those installed. Other than that we had a lovely stay and I’m sure we will be back
barbara-kelvin-pugh
2 May 2024
We had a lovely weekend away with our 2 children and dog. Great location and clean facilities. Looking forward to coming again.
charlotte
27 Apr 2024
Site very easy to find, spic & span, amazing beach very close. Outdoor toilet is too small! Pls Allow campers to choose own pitch. Would stay again.
jo
25 Apr 2024
What a wonderful campsite! Beautifully kept, facilities are lovely and the views are stunning. With the beach within minutes walk we had the best time. Will visit again for sure!
kerrie-indi
25 Apr 2024
Had a wonderful stay at Bennar Beach campsite, enjoyed it so much we have rebooted a few nights. Toilet/showers are spotless, as we're the Toilet cubicles and "outside" showers. Short walk to miles of beautiful beach and the sunsets were amazing
helen-bufton
23 Apr 2024
Lovely site in great location. Clean an tidy, easy system to book an all info sent prior to arrival so no booking in when you get there.
andrea
22 Apr 2024
Really lovely stay on a super friendly site. Located a bit further main national park but no shortage of walks from flat coastal, castles and plenty of hills. The beach is really nice and very close. Really happy to spend time here and look forward to a return.
yasmin-green
19 Apr 2024
Lovely stay the cleanest facilities of any site we have stayed on the location was perfect only a short walk to the beach
kevin
19 Apr 2024
Wonderful campsite with fantastic views of the Rhinogs and a five minute walk from a great beach. The campervan field was level and the facilities in the toilet/shower block were good. A minor criticism though: I know you’ve only just had the new outdoor toilets installed but the design leaves a lot to be desired. It’s very hard to sit down if you are above average height and the roofs barely cover the toilets so in bad weather (which we had a lot of) you end up with wet campers and soggy loo paper! That aside, we will definitely be back.
nick-blackburn
19 Apr 2024
Lovely site, right next sand dunes and beach for walks, modern clean shower block, £1 six minutes reasonable.Bar/ food and shop facilities on adjacent site non residents welcome. Friendly helpful lady on site AM . Took advantage offer on non electric pitch but would happily pay full price in season.
nick-wiggan
19 Apr 2024
What a fab find! Minutes walk from the beach, lovely clean toilets and showers. Would recommend this site to anyone.
rachael
1 Apr 2024
Wonderful campsite with fantastic views of the Rhinogs and a five minute walk from a great beach. The campervan field was level and the facilities in the toilet/shower block were good. A minor criticism though: I know you’ve only just had the new outdoor toilets installed but the design leaves a lot to be desired. It’s very hard to sit down if you are above average height and the roofs barely cover the toilets so in bad weather (which we had a lot of) you end up with wet campers and soggy loo paper! That aside, we will definitely be back.
nick-blackburn
1 Apr 2024
We stayed at Bennar for 2 nights. We had great weather and really enjoyed it. Very clean hot showers, the beach was only a short stroll.The booking was very easy and professional as we received directions, pitch number and all we needed to know within hours.We will book again peaceful, tranquil and beautiful view of the mountains. Great Thankyou
tracy-cartwright
29 Mar 2024
Really enjoyed our one night stay facilities we're spot on,clean tidy,time of the year meant it's quiet which suited us, close proximity to beach and walking ideal with dogs,will be visiting again soon
haydn-roberts
29 Mar 2024
Lovely place & a few steps from beautiful beach. Facilities very clean. Paul, site rep, was very helpful.
jonathan
29 Mar 2024
What a great site to visit. Unfortunately only for one night. I had called a few other sites and none answered or an automated message said they were closed. I called the Bennar number and a lady called Kay answered straight away. She took our details and directed us to book on the website. It was really easy, specified which day (it was last minute) and paid. An email arrived immediately which specified - directions to the site, which pitch, what the code was for the shower block and we pulled up - a really tidy site, the facilities are clean and modern and there's a beach 5mins walk away! What more could you ask for! 10/10
gwyn
29 Mar 2024
Super campsite and we will definitely stay again. Wonderful world class beach, great views of the hills. 30 minute walk to a great pub. Easy access to beautiful walking in the Rhinogs. Just one small suggestion: the new toilets are a few inches too short for comfort as my knees hit the door, and the roof overhangs were not wide enough to stop the rain getting in (weather was pretty wild).
royston-sellman
22 Jan 2024
This is a gem of a site, close to beach and the owners are fabulous. I decided to have a seasonal pitch now my van in storage there ready for year. Xxx
Janet Parry
22 Jan 2024
Easy arrival and found our pitch easily. Good sized pitch with water and electric within easy reach. Site very quiet as we arrived during a storm and at the end of October. Very near the beach with lovely walks around the coast and inland. Local shop nearby and a pub in the next village. We did use the facilities whilst here lovely and clean (apart from the disgusting people who use the toilets as don't clean up after themselves) very annoying as there where less than 10 people on site! Dog had a wonderful time too. Only negative - please reduce the shower time for those not needing 6 minutes as I felt awful leaving the shower running when i only needed 2 minutes. A stop button perhaps - £1is annoying when you pay for EHU.
Angela
22 Jan 2024
Great location with lovely clean facilities. Will definitely visit again.
Yvonne
22 Jan 2024
Fabulous site right on the beach; showers and toilets immaculate Beach absolutely lovely We will be back for longer next time
Joanne Smith
22 Jan 2024
Stayed here for 3 nights and what a perfect site. The facilities were the best I've ever seen and everyone was so friendly. Loved that the beach was so close and there are also some lovely walks all around.
Becca
22 Jan 2024
Very much enjoyed our stay at Bennar this is the second time of visiting beautiful beach just a short walk away from campsite which was ideal lovely clean toilet and shower block looking forward to returning in the near future can’t fault it thank you.
David Adams
22 Jan 2024
Had a great time camping at Bennar. Easy to book, great field for camping, lovely shower & toilet block, beach and pub and shop within walking distance. Could hear the waves as we went to sleep - definitely recommend.
Claire
22 Jan 2024
What an amazing place, right near the beach with great facilities. Very helpful staff will definitely return.
Andrew Delves
22 Jan 2024
Great stay, fantastic location right by the beach, excellent toilet and shower facilities. Just had to cut our trip short by a day due to storms.
Gill Jarvis
22 Jan 2024
A two night stay while we worked on the boat at Shell Island. Good info, found the pitch in the dark with no problems , facilities are as good as they always have been and am loving the on-line booking . Will definitely be back. Regards, Ian.
Ian
22 Jan 2024
Booked via Pitch Up. Great location, clean tidy campsite with large pitches. EH and Water on a Post on pitch. Its 5 mins walk to the Beach. There are no staff on site apart from 1 hour in morning. The lack of warden was not a big issue tho on out last evening some dog owners with yappers arrived, who would have benefited from a chat. All in would recommend.
Steve Beaumont
22 Jan 2024
Spot not to be missed, with best access to the beach you could imagine. Quiet, clean, pet friendly… and recent upgrades making it so comfortable. We come back here other year, always this place. As important as place, lady running it - lovely, helpful and understanding. A+++
Ella and Pete
22 Jan 2024
Campsite was clean, the ground was a little uneven in places. Next door to a wonderful clean beach. The toilet area in the part we stayed had several toilets and two showers modern and clean only little down fall would be when getting dry those using the toilets are able to see you. It would benefit cubicles built in with the showers. But it wouldn't stop us from coming back in September
Mrs P Oakley
22 Jan 2024
Stayed here a couple of times this year on the camping field. Lovely quiet site with beautiful views. Porta loo x 2 on field, water and EHU. New shower block, washing up sink and toilets in next field. Easy walk to a stunning beach. Sunsets to die for. Our new go to place.
Lloyd Williams
22 Jan 2024
My wife and I have visited the camp site on a number of occasions and have had some fantastic times in the area, a lovely stroll over the dunes to the beautiful beach, we tend to turn right and head up to the naturist part of the beach, a lot quieter and a lovely breeze. A short taxi ride takes you into the town of Barmouth where there’s some lovely pubs for good food and drink, all in all this place is a complete gem, look forward going back in the near future, behind the stone wall.
 Peter Montague
22 Jan 2024
This campsite was definitely one of the best I've been too. the beach sunset was absolutely gorgeous and my entire family agreed when I said that the facilities were incredible.we were able to get walk to the beach in less than five minutes and could stay there for as long as we liked. definitely coming here again!
Jenifer Smith
22 Jan 2024
It's always been a brilliant spot but even better now with all the recent improvements. Look forward to visiting again later this summer.
David Jones
22 Jan 2024
Great stay once again but this time very impressed with all the changes and improvements. Wonderful site in a cracking situation.
John Larby
22 Jan 2024
Absolutely superb. Have camped here many times over the years but first time staying with the upgraded pitches, shower block and wash up facilities and the outdoor showers for when you come off the beach are so handy. Competitively priced too! Shell Island may be a little cheaper but this campsite is far superior and kept clean and tidy. Already booked our next trip and will definitely be using this site as our go to escape as often as we can throughout the camping season.
Jennifer Wilson
22 Feb 2023

“We had a wonderful week at Bennar. You have a real hidden gem of a campsite. I intend to only tell a select number of close friends. ;)”

Alex A
22 Feb 2023

"My husband and I, our two children and Yellow our dog spent a wonderful 7 nights at Bennar in September. The beach is less than a 5 minute walk away and is beautifully clean and dog friendly. We had various trips out in the car and especially enjoyed Harlech Castle and the slate caverns in Blaeunau Ffestiniog. We had a nice meal at the Norbar and enjoyed a beautiful sunset from the patio. The Garreg caffe in Llanfrothen is also worth a visit."

Natalie Doran
22 Feb 2023

"Great location. Great facilities. Great weather. Great Holiday. We will be back."

Trevor Buckley

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Seasonal Pitches

Our seasonal pitches allow guests to leave their van on site throughout the season, to come and go at their leisure.

Our season runs from 1st March-31st October. If you are interested in a seasonal pitch, please email beach@bennar.co.uk