Review and Factsheet
What is Greenacres Holiday Park?
Greenacres Holiday Park caters for touring caravans and has static caravans for hire.
The Park is set next to a large sandy beach, Black Rock Sands which has car access.
Greenacres has amazing views of Snowdonia from all around the park.
You can book Greenacres via Haven
Where is Greenacres Holiday Park
Greenacres Holiday Park is found at Black Rock Sands, Morfa Bychan which is in Porthmadog, Gwynedd in North Wales in the United Kingdom.
The postcode for Greenacres Holiday Park is LL49 9YF
What accommodation did Jill and Brian use for their stay?
Jill and Brian’s review of Greenacres Holiday Park and this part of their trip
Jill and Brian were on a road trip encompassing Greenacres Holiday Park in Porthmadog, Riverside Camping in Caenarfon and finishing with Sunnyvale in Rhyl. Today’s review covers the first part of this trip.
This part of the trip took place from 22nd May and 29th May 2021
Jill and Brian took the scenic route from their home in Lancashire to Porthmadog. They passed by Chester, Wrexham, Bala and Trawsfynydd. Jill and Brian enjoyed parking for a brew and lunch at lake Llyn Celyn (the bonus of having a motor home!) and they also passed the lake Llyn Trawsfynydd.
The drive was not without issue though as they had a puncture on the front driver’s side 11 miles from the site! This could have been a major issue, but luckily, they were close to a layby and had roadside assistance cover.
On arrival at the Holiday Park, they were directed to the Touring Site and one of the fully serviced Euro Pitches.
There was concrete hard standing for their motorhome, but the area for sitting was composed of slate fragments, which when wet due to the rain, stuck to the soles of their shops and was walked into the motorhome.
They do not allow annexes, pup tents or gazebos!
All the activities and shows had to be prebooked due to COVID-19 restrictions and sadly everything was fully booked when they arrived. So, they enjoyed fish and chips in their motorhome on the first evening.
During this part of their trip they enjoyed days in Porthmadog, Morfa Bychan (Black Rock Sands), Criccieth and along the Llyn Peninsula to Pwllheli. More about these towns and villages below.
Had they been at Greenacres Holiday Park any longer they would have also visited the unique Portmeirion which is a short distance away. This is also on our list to visit at some point. The last time we were in this area we had our dog with us, and dogs are not allowed in Portmeirion.
Would Jill and Brian stay at Greenacres Holiday Park again?
Yes, if they wished to visit the area.
What are the facilities at Greenacres Holiday Park?
45 fully serviced Euro Pitches
- Concrete hard standing
- Fresh water
- Wastewater drains
- TV point
- A large concrete Bar-B-Que
- Awning space
- Parking next to pitch
10 basic pitches
- Concrete hard standing
- Awning space
- Parking next to pitch
Fish and chip shop
- This got the thumbs up from Jill and Brian
- Marina Show bar
- Mash and Barrel Lounge Bar and Café
Indoor swimming pool with steps access
A well-stocked shop
Children’s Play Areas
Mini Bowling Alley
Dogs are welcome
What is nearby to Greenacres Holiday Park?
- Porthmadog is know as the Gateway to Snowdonia.
- Bustling town
- Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
- Maritime Museum
- Porthmadog Eisteddfod Stone Circle
- Known locally as Black Rock Sands
- A hard sandy beach with rocky area
- The rocks are not actually black!
- 2 miles of beach backed by dunes
- Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest
- Rockpools and caverns to explore.
- A river mouth to the south-eastern end of the beach.
- Beach is just a few hundred meters away from the Village of Morfa Bychan.
- The beach has lovely views of the mountains and countryside of Snowdonia National Park.
- A slipway provides vehicular access to the sands and most visitors park on the beach.
- Easy access for those with mobility issues.
- Designated bathing and boat launching areas.
- Dogs are banned from the central section of the beach but allowed on the east and west sections.
- All day parking is £5 (if there is someone there to collect it from you!)
- Parking is available on the seafront. There is a pay and display, but it is free for Blue Badge holders.
- From the seafront parking there is an excellent view of Criccieth Castle.
- Busy harbour
- Shopping centre
- Portmeirion is situated on a private peninsula, overlooking stunning coastal scenery
- It is like the Italian Riviera meets rural Wales.
- Portmeirion Village is a riot of colour and architectural styles.
- It was built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis
- It is one of Wales most popular tourist destinations
- It is the well-known location for the 1960’s cult TV series The Prisoner.
- It comprises a cluster of colour washed buildings, a central piazza, scenic surroundings and an extensive woodland.
- There are two hotels
- Historic Cottages
- Gift shops
- A spa
- Plus, award winning restaurants.
- Admittance costs are currently £13 for adults with £11 concession, £9 per child with under 5s free. Family tickets (2 + 2) at £37.50 also available.
West Coast Railway
- Here you can experience the round Mount Snowden scenic route.
Snowdonia National Park
Can you get discounts on Greenacres Holiday Park?
As I write this there are no discounts from August 2021 onwards. But it is always worth checking the following
Tesco Clubcard deals
If you are new to Tesco Clubcard deals, I have written an article to help you. I use my vouchers for a mixture of hotel stays and Hoseason Holiday discounts. How your grocery shopping can help pay for your travels! – Ears and Ideas
As above if you are new to Quidco, I have written an article. But basically, if you are a member (free and paid memberships) just by going through their site you can get cashback. I have received almost £500 from the past few years. Save Money On Your Next Trip – Ears and Ideas
The final one I would suggest you check out is TopCashBack, again I have written an article if you’re a new to this site, it works in the same way as Quidco. Want to get your next trip cheaper? – Ears and Ideas
The bulk of the information and the review for this trip has been provided by guest authors Jill and Brian Crawford from their 2021 trip