Mulberry’s Farm Campsite Review (Camping in Anglesey) 🏕️
Mulberry’s Farm Campsite Review (Camping in Anglesey) 🏕️

Mulberry’s Farm Campsite Review (Camping in Anglesey) 🏕️

Situated just off the north-west coast of Wales, last weekend we were particularly excited to head out on our camping trip to the picturesque isle of Anglesey.

While it was my first time ever visiting the area, the weekend was somewhat of a nostalgic trip for my girlfriend who spent many a family holiday here as a kid, exploring the various beaches and charming villages scattered all around the island.

Trearddur Bay, On the road to Anglesey

Camping on Mulberry’s Farm

Pitching our tent on the campsite of Mulberry’s Farm in Holyhead, we were handily located near some of the best spots on the island.

We arrived at the farm mid-afternoon on Friday to check in and were kindly greeted by site owner Derick, who took us to our pitch and handed us an informative leaflet of things to check out on the island.

Making our way to the pitch, we were particularly impressed with not only how well-maintained the site was, but also how large each designated camping spot was.

Mulberry's Farm Camping Pitch, Anglesey
Mulberry’s Farm offers very spacious camping pitches.

Each of the numbered camping pitches were nestled in their own private spot and separated by the surrounding tall grass, really giving it the feel of having your own individual camping spot.

This spaciousness was definitely a welcome change from the usual camping sites that can at times feel quite crammed. We even got our own fire pit!

As we were pitching our tent, we were also greeted by Derick’s wife, Gill, who kindly offered some more recommendations of the area and directed us to the information hut on-site, which included a wealth of knowledge regarding the island and (more importantly) locally made ice-cream and welsh cake up for grabs.

Gill also ran a breakfast butty service on-site, which you simply ordered the night before to be delivered straight to your tent by 9:30am the next morning. Perfect!

For £25 per night, Mulberry’s Farm was a little more expensive than other campsites we’ve stayed at, but we feel the extra few quid was definitely worth the money.

From the roomy camping pitches, the little extras such as breakfast service, wheelbarrows on-site to help bring your camping equipment to your pitch, the bathroom huts which had quality hot showers and eco-friendly body wash provided…it all just made for a very pleasant and stress-free stay.

Being located near an RAF base, we were also able to spot some military planes flying overhead on the Friday evening which was a sight to see.

What time is check-in /out?

Check-in is between 2pm-8pm, while check out is 11am.

How far is Mulberry’s Farm from the beach?

Not far at all. It’s around a 15-minute drive from the campsite to Rhosneigr beaches.

Is Mulberry’s Farm child friendly?

No – the campsite is adults only in the 2021 season.

Is Mulberry’s Farm dog friendly?

Yes, dogs are allowed on the campsite – although be careful that your furry friends don’t tread all over the carefully laid out tall grass and plant life!

What To Do In Anglesey

With so much to see on the island and only having a couple days to explore, we narrowed down our trip to a few key locations…

Rhosneigr

A quaint little seaside village well known for its surf-friendly beaches, Rhosneigr was at the top of our list for places to visit in the area.

Rhosneigr Boat On The Beach, Anglesey

First heading there Friday evening immediately after setting up the tent, we walked along Traeth Crigyll beach as the sun set, checking out all the different boats while eating some fish n’ chips from the local chippy.

Rhosneigr Sunset, Traeth Crygill

We even came back to Rhosneigr Saturday evening for another stroll, this time heading to Traeth Llydan beach.

We were hoping to try out the highly recommended Mojo’s Restaurant Crêperie & Bar for dinner, but unfortunately it was fully booked, so we ended up with chippy once again!

The main reason we actually booked this trip was to try surfing in Rhosneigr, but since I was still recovering from a rib injury we unfortunately had to give it a miss.

Paddle boarding is also supposed to be great round Rhosneigr and there are several shops in the village that offer hire and lessons. Llyn Maelog lake is supposed to be the best spot for beginners like ourselves.

One company we kept seeing pop up again and again for surfing and paddle boarding was Gecko – it seemed like half of the people in the whole of Anglesey were wearing Gecko hoodies! Will definitely have to pick one up next time when we get to book on at the surf school.

Is Rhosneigr beach dog friendly?

Dogs are allowed on Traeth Llydan and Traeth Crigyll beach all year round.

We saw a bunch of both tourists and locals on the beaches, walking, playing and paddling in the ocean with their furry family members.

Where to park in Rhosneigr?

There is a pay and display carpark in the heart of the village, although you shouldn’t have much trouble parking on the roads or side streets just outside of the centre if you want to park for free.

Rhosneigr tide times

For the full lowdown on tide times during your visit to Rhosneigr, be sure to check out the detailed daily reporting over on Tideschart 👈

Trearddur Bay

Waking up bright and early Saturday, we spent the morning exploring the quaint seaside resort of Treaddur Bay.

Trearddur Bay, Beach
Trearddur Bay Beach, before the sun came out

Rated the 5th best beach in Angelsey, the sloping sandy beach soon piled up full of tourists making the most of the sunny weather.

After a walk round the town and checking out the Arts & Crafts market fair at the Village Hall, we picked up a brew and an ice-cream and chilled by the beach before jumping in the car and heading to South Stack Lighthouse.

Creepy House, Trearddur Bay
Creepy house on the hill at Trearddur Bay…
Are there toilets at Treaddur Bay?

Yes, you can find the toilets on the carpark in the heart of the village.

South Stack Lighthouse

Tucked away in a stunning location on the very north west tip of Anglesey stands the South Stack Lighthouse.

South Stack Lighthouse, Holyhead, Anglesey

Residing on a small islet, visitors can pay a small fee and make the daunting 400 step descent down the steep cliff face to the lighthouse.

Even if you don’t fancy making your way down to the lighthouse, the views from above are still breath-taking and well worth the drive.

After snapping some shots, we also spent some time exploring the nearby walking trails, which were equally as picturesque.

South Stack Lighthouse, Holyhead, Anglesey Walk, Nature Trail

These South Stack Cliffs are also renowned as being a birdwatching hotspot since it’s a breeding ground for a variety of seabirds, namely puffins, guillemots razorbills, chough and peregrine falcons.

Is South Stack Lighthouse Free?

Unfortunately not – at the time of writing this, walking to the island requires a donation of £5.

Can dogs go to South Stack Lighthouse?

Dogs are allowed down the cliff face steps, but are not able to actually go over to the islet where the lighthouse is located. The steep ascent and descent may also be difficult for some dogs so please bear this in mind.

Beaumaris

Before we arrived at our campsite on the Friday, we were also able to check out the quaint village of Beaumaris.

Beaumaris Sea Front, Boats Sailing, Anglesey

Famous for its stunning sea-front, Victorian pier and medieval castle, Baumauris was a great location to spend a relaxing afternoon just strolling around and exploring.

The castle here is notorious for being arguably the greatest castle that was never built. Lack of money and tensions rising in Scotland meant building work had largely come to a halt by 1320s – leaving the unfinished castle largely as it stands today.

The contrast between this large and imposing stronghold surrounded by the charming little pastel-coloured cottages was quite a sight to see.

Beaumaris, Pastel Coloured Cottages

The Victorian pier at Beaumaris was pleasant to walk along, taking in the views over the Menai Strait and Snowdonia as I munched my freshly caught pot of cockles bought from the local shop.

Beaumaris Victorian Bay Pier, Seafront
This bird was eyeing up my tray of cockles.

Crab fishing was also particularly popular here. The seafront was crammed with hoards of parents and their excitable kids hanging crabbing lines over the pier edge into the ocean.

The pier also had a wide variety of boat excursions available, from fishing trips along the Strait to visiting the famous Puffin Island. If we had more time we would’ve liked to check that out.

Beaumaris Old School Car
A proper old school motor…

Continuing our walk through the streets of cottages we came to the small town centre of Beaumaris, which boasts an array of restaurants, cafes, crafts and quirky trickets shops. One shop was even selling handmade medieval weaponry which was cool to see. If my girlfriend wasn’t there to dissuade me, I very well may have been coming home with a 12th century longsword…

Beaumaris Oldest Building, Anglesey

We’d loved to have spent more time here, but unfortunately were limited to just the afternoon. Safe to say next time we’ll definitely stay for longer.

For a more detailed blog about what to do in Beaumaris, be sure to check out this great post by travel enthusiast, Raulerson Girl’s Travel here.

Porth Wen Brickworks

Last but certainly not least, no trip to Anglesey would be complete without tracking down this hidden gem!

Aerial view of Porth Wen Brickworks, Anglesey

A long disused 19th Century brick making factory located on the northern tip of the island, many of the buildings still stand today and make for some spectacular urban exploring.

Residing between Bull Bay and Cemeaes Bay, Porth Wen Brickworks is also home to a secluded pebbly beach and is perhaps best seen along the stunning Anglesey Coastal Path.

For the full lowdown, you’ll really want to check out our ‘Ultimate Guide To Port Wen Brickworks’ which’ll provide all the info you need to know when visiting these abandoned Victorian ruins!

Parys Mountain Copper Kingdom

Parys Mountain, Windmill. Copper Kingdom Walk

One of the UK’s most unusual walking destinations, the vibrant shades of red rock make walking on Parys Mountain feel more like stepping on Mars than Wales!

A copper mine dating all the way back to the bronze age, Parys Mountain was once the largest copper mine in the world, earning the nickname ‘Copper Kingdom’.

Located just south of Almwch, around 5 miles from Porth Wen Brickworks, discover all you need to know about this fascinating historical site with our Ultimate Copper Kingdom (Parys Mountain) Walk Guide.

More resources

Wales is absolutely teeming with outdoor wonder. For more tips, tricks, walking guides & secret spots to discover during your time here, be sure to head on over to the Wales section of our blog!