Wild Camping in Anglesey

Following our brief trip to Scotland we returned home to get the brakes fixed on the campervan. With the repair completed and still a few days remaining of our vacation we decided to head to North Wales. Being last minute and with no campsite booked we decided we would spend our first night wild camping in Anglesey. We have visited Anglesey a few times before and had a good feeling that finding somewhere to wild camp would be fairly easy. Anglesey is also a favourite location for Archie our Border Collie who loves the beaches there.

Wild Camping in Anglesey – Camaes Bay

Being a member of the wild camping for motorhomes forum I have a number of possible locations for wild camping in Anglesey. With good weather predicted we wanted a location that would offer a good sunset. It seemed Camaes Bay would be a good option. When we arrived it was indeed a good location for a sunset but we would not be wild camping here. There were no signs saying ‘No overnight camping allowed’ and no height barriers. However it’s clear from the sign we could see that they want to deter motorhomes. Whilst parking all day is only £2.00, if you want to park from 5pm to 8am the charge was £15.00! Considering there is no electric hookup or facilities of any kind this sort of ridiculous charge must be designed to push motorhomes to use the official campsites.

We briefly parked at Camaes Bay so that Archie could run on the beach. The photo at the top of this article is our vehicle parked at Camaes Bay. The photo below is the sunset we saw that evening.

Camaes Bay Sunset
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Camaes Bay Sunset

Whilst waiting for the sunset I used the time to decide where to overnight. The wild camping app revealed a few possible locations and we ended up further along the coast at a basic seafront car park.

Anglesey has many great beaches to explore. We particularly like Newborough Beach but decided not to visit on this trip. The following morning we instead decided to head to Snowdonia. Before leaving Anglesey we stopped at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch for a cooked breakfast. We have cooking facilities on board but had packed light for this last minute trip.

If you are interested in wild camping in Anglesey or anywhere else in the UK you might want to check out the Wild Camping for Motorhomes forum.


Gary Box

Author: Gary Box. Gary decided for a complete change of lifestyle late in 2009 which resulted in him buying a Hymer motorhome to live in and starting the Motorhome Vagabond blog. A tour of Europe followed in 2010 and he still writes about his adventures. Google

2 thoughts on “Wild Camping in Anglesey

  • September 7, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Is there anywhere i can get a printed list of free camp sites for motorhomes on Anglesey? Its our first time hiring a motorhome and we’re not sure where to go, we dont need mains hook up or water so thought wildcamps might be good, Anglesey and North Wales coast

  • September 8, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Hi Debbie,

    The best place of getting information about free wild camping locations that is kept updated is the website https://www.wildcamping.co.uk/. They do charge a fee for accessing their points of interest but it’s not much money and worth it. Once you wild camp regularly you tend to get to know what might be a good location but I still think the information given on the website I mentioned is worth it. I prefer having a few locations in their app that I can check out rather than trying to find my own location.

    Hope this helps.
    The Motorhome Vagabond

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