Based in North Wales and boasting stunning views of the unspoilt Welsh countryside, including Cardigan Bay and the Snowdonia National Park, Shell Island is one of Europe's largest Campsites.
Catering for all the family and with excellent facilities Shell Island will make your camping experience one to remember. From Shell Island on a clear day, you will have fantastic views of the North Cardigan Bay. Looking out across the bay is the Llyn Peninsula, with Abersoch, Pwllheli and Criccieth on the facing shore.To the North lies Snowdon (3559ft), the highest mountain in England and Wales. With its snow capped peak in the,spring, walkers from all over the UK ascend it throughout the year.
Harlech castle, stood prominent on the hill at Harlech is clearly visible, and to the right of it, the Rhinogs Mountain range.Looking south towards our sand dunes lies Cader Idris, and the Cambrian mountain range, with the coast ex ending all the way down to Pembrokshire.
Shell Island started off as a farm dating back to the Doomsday book of 1086. The Island developed as a tourist attraction in the 1880's with the coming of the railways.
In 1958 it was bought by the Workman family who still run it today. With its unique location on the North Cardigan bay, in the Snowdonia National Park, it attracts families from all over the UK and Europe for camping holidays and day visits.
With over 450 acres, of which 300 acres are available for camping, Shell Island has developed into one of the largest camping sites in Europe. Shell Island appeals strongly to those who love un-spoilt countryside, and those who appreciate quietness. So whether you come for the day, or a weeks holiday, Shell Island offers everybody their own piece of paradise.
I went to visit Shell Island at the height of the season, and towards the endthe season, and the place was a hive of activity on both occasions. The island itself has lot's to offer all ages and all walks of life. Shell Island has gotgreat facilities and all at affordable prices to. I just couldn't get over the atmosphere of the place, everybody speaking to each other like they were all part one big family. I was astonished to find the management at this site doing the types of jobs you wouldn't see management at a lot of resorts doing! Shell Island is certainly a one off and gets a massive thumbs up from us all here at
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