Local Attractions


Llanbedr is the nearest village to Shell Island. About 2.5 miles from the Island. Llanbedr is a small village, population about 400. It nestles in the valley of the Artro, a smallish spate river, quite good for Salmon when in flood. Llanbedr is a village at the centre of the Ardudwy area. The bounds of the Ardudwy area are Barmouth in the South and Maentwrog in the North. Llanbedr has a number of notable interesting sites that are of particular interest to the visitor.

With the seaside tourist towns of Barmouth and Porthmadog less than 30 minites away, Shell Island is ideally situated as a base for those who wish to explore the local area.

With stunning scenery all around, and a variety of top tourist attraction’s close by, you will always find something to pass the time. The Reception offers a full range of leaflets for all attractions as well as bus and train times. Our staff are always willing to help you with any information during your stay on the Island.

Here are just a few of the local attractions in North/Mid Wales, which get good feedback from our Campers, in no particular order. Remember to check the tide times before you book anything.

Western Flyer fishing trips from Shell Island

The fishing around Shell island has to be amongst one of the greatest in Cardigan Bay with St Patricks Causeway only 2.5 miles away that stretches over 17 miles long. Pleasure Cruises with the scenic Harlech castle to the South end of shell island. View the castle at a different perspective along the cliffs of Shell Island to the sand dunes. Cruise lasts approx 60 mins. www.westernflyer.co.uk

Dragon Raiders Paintball Park, With Bear Grylls Adventure day and Segway Adventures

Located 35 minutes away, with 3 attractions in one location, you will definitely have a day to remember. www.dragonraiders.co.uk

King Arthur's Labyrinth

An Underground Storytelling Adventure in Corris, near Machynlleth in Mid Wales  www.kingarthurslabyrinth.co.uk

Snowdonia Adventure Activities (Based 2 miles away) 

From rock climbing high above the Mawddach Estuary to jumping and sliding your way down the canyon, choose Snowdonia Adventure Activities to be your guide to the wildest adventure activities in North Wales. Whatever your age or ability, we can take to you on an adventure you will never forget! www.outdooradventureactivities.com

Childrens Farm Park, Harlech (3 miles away)

In Spring and early Summer you can have a go at bottle-feeding the lambs and calves.  www.childrensfarmpark.co.uk

Greenwood Forest Park

Situated in the foothills of majestic Snowdonia is Greenwood Forest Park, the family adventure park like no other.  www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk

Llechwedd Slate Caverns.

A fun & family day out, for all adventurous explorers. A great tourist attraction offering underground mine tours in the heart of Snowdonia.  www.llechwedd-slate-caverns.co.uk

Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales.

Snowdon, at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.  www.snowdonrailway.co.uk

Snowdonia Cycle's.( 2 miles away) 

Based in our village of Llanbedr, from cycle repairs, sales and hire of bicycles, they are right on our door step, and are always helpful with all aspects of cycling. A delivery service for bike hire to Shell Island is available. www.snowdoniacycles.co.uk


Portmeirion was built to show how you could develop a naturally beautiful setting without spoiling it, and that with sufficient skill and care, architectural good manners can actually enhance the natural environment.  www.portmeirion-village.com/content.php?nID=6;lID=1

Electric Mountain

Set against a magnificent backdrop of the towering mountains and the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia, Electric Mountain is First Hydro Company's Visitor centre in Llanberis.  www.electricmountain.co.uk

Harlech Castle. (6 miles away) 

Set upon the cliff overlooking Royal St davids golf club, this castle dominates the surrounding area, with a new visitor centre opening soon, a walk up to the top of the battlements is a must! http://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/harlechcastle/?lang=en

Zip World

If you have not come across Zip World before – be ready for an experience of a lifetime!  Zip World offers a unique range of adventures in the heart of Snowdonia.  It includes a pair of zip lines, a mile long, where riders can exceed 100mph, 500ft high and experience the nearest thing to flying. http://www.zipworld.co.uk/

Bounce Below

Imagine giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels all made from netting. Now picture this suspended in a slate cavern hidden underground and you’ll have the right idea. Adults emerge from Bounce Below grinning from ear to ear. It literally brings out the kid in everyone. The surreal experience of Bounce Below is unlike anything seen before, huge nets are hung in the old slate cavern at varying levels, linked together by tunnels and slides, where you are free to jump, climb and slide, and release the inner child! http://www.bouncebelow.net/


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