Best Van Escapes in South Wales

October 17, 2017 at 2:10 PM

Whilst Summer may be a distant memory, South Wales still has many campsites worth discovering. So whether you've got a 5* campervan, a van conversion, or just a tent in the back of your van, let Capels Van Centre help you decide on your South Wales staycation. With its beautiful coastline, glorious mountains, and luscious wildlife areas it is truly a breathtaking location to visit. Taking your van on holiday ensures you have the freedom to really immerse yourself in the beauty of the area and gives you the time to really enjoy it as you travel from campsite to campsite. Vans also offer a cheaper way to explore than staying in hotels or bed and breakfast establishments would. Below is a list of some of the best places to take your campervan in South Wales:

Morawelon Camping and Caravanning, Newport, Pembrokeshire

This campsite is in a truly beautiful location, with the Carningli mountain creating the perfect backdrop, with the view out to the coast contrasting wonderfully. This is the perfect location for lovers of the seaside as Parrog and Newport sands are both within easy reach. This was the first registered campsite in South Wales, having first registered in the 1920s and it greatly benefits from all the experience of being such a long-running site. Whilst backpackers without a vehicle are charged just £7/night to stay at Morawelon, if you bring a caravan or campervan a night at this idyllic South Wales campsire will set you back £22.50 a night.

Carreglwyd, Gower

This is another beachside location, situated on the South Gower coast. The site itself is nestled between a picturesque village and the Bay of Port Eynon. There is direct access to the beach, which makes this the perfect location to camp with a family. There is also direct access to the Wales Coastal path, meaning it is the ideal camping spot for those who like to explore on foot. Carreglwyd offers 400 pitches for tents, caravans, and motorhomes with generous facilities - all available from just £20 per night.

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower

This is an award-winning campsite, located within an easy walking distance of Three Cliffs Bay. The bay, itself has won a number of awards and boasts golden sands and rocky coves, perfect for seeing the most of South Wales. Gower is also home to numerous activities, so, if you fancy pony trekking, archery, exploring historical sites or water sports you can find it all here. The Gower way is also perfect for taking in the splendour of the local area on foot, with 35 miles of path crisscrossing around the area. Three Cliffs Bay offers electricity hook-ups if your van requires - and costs just £26.50 per night including electricity.

Llwyngwair Manor, Newport, Pembrokeshire

This campsite is set in the grass and woodland area of Llwyngwair estate. The estate, itself is bounded by the River Nevern and is a huge in size, comprising of 55 acres worth of land. There is plenty of grassland on the estate, perfect for playing with the kids or having a picnic on a sunny day. The manor, itself is licensed, and is the perfect location for a drink or two of an evening, should you fancy it. You can even pre-book breakfast in the manor for £7.50 per person to save washing up in your van.

Pencelli Castle Caravan and Camping Park, Pencelli, Brecon

This holiday park is situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, in the grounds where Pencelli Castle once stood. This is a multi-award winning park, which has retained its regality despite the remains of the castle no longer being in place. The location of the site is perfect for all forms of travel, with numerous footpaths, buses running past the entrance, the Taff Cycle Trail passing close by and the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal running along the border of the park. Worried about where to dry your clothes out when you get back to camp? Pencelli offers a toilet and shower block with central heating and a drying room with lockers, where clothing and boots can be dried overnight to save stinking out your van!

Want to make the most of these top South Wales campsites? Check out used campervans and used vans at Capels Van Centre.

Best Van Escapes in South Wales

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