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SHELL ISLAND Is there a laundry there?

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giraffeski Thu 17-Jul-08 22:19:30

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MamaG Thu 17-Jul-08 22:20:32

oh! excited lurk as I really REALLY want to go there

do tell me what you thought on your return

Lucycat Thu 17-Jul-08 22:21:43

well it says on uk campung that there is a laundry.hth

mustrunmore Thu 17-Jul-08 22:22:00

Omg, that brings back memories of a childhood visit smile Sorry, that wont help you, but its made me happy!

harpomarx Thu 17-Jul-08 22:22:32

is this where you mean?

looks lovely, am supposed to be going camping in August, let us know what it's like.

giraffeski Thu 17-Jul-08 22:22:36

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Lucycat Thu 17-Jul-08 22:23:36

ooh yes tis windy - park your car seaward of your pitch to give some shelter!

giraffeski Thu 17-Jul-08 22:24:36

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giraffeski Thu 17-Jul-08 22:25:35

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harpomarx Thu 17-Jul-08 22:26:09

not liking the sound of wind though. And many memories of wet holidays in North Wales. I'm too much of a lightweight to relish the idea of camping in rain and wind....

PortBlacksandResident Thu 17-Jul-08 22:28:14

Aaaaah - you have taken me back a good 10 yrs. Newlywed DH and myself go to shell island with my mum and dad.

Cue hideous storm - wind, rain, gales - the lot.

So we decide to strike camp a day early. The sight of my mum holding down my tent for all she is worth and it flapping upwards full of water and drowning her face and shoulders is something i will never forget. Am tittering now!

<wipes eyes>

We enjoyed our time there though - Barmouth very nice too.

giraffeski Sun 20-Jul-08 20:43:52

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jemimapotts Sun 20-Jul-08 20:46:38

My Friend's DS was sick when we were there and she washed his sleeping bag in the launderette.
It's a lovely place.

Lucycat Sun 20-Jul-08 20:48:02

Just use your common sense when looking for a pitch - camp in the lee of the dunes and think about which way you pitch your tent i.e don't put the entrance facing the sea!

You'll be fine grin

There were lots of dead jellyfish along the shore line when we went and the wind was blowing the sand on your legs so much it hurt!

I do have a photo somewhere of the dunes - I'll see if i can find it.

Nemoandthefishes Sun 20-Jul-08 20:52:19

pitch behind one of the lovely sand dunes and will shelter a bit from the wind.Shell island is fab and you will love it

Nemoandthefishes Sun 20-Jul-08 20:53:50

meant to agree beach can be a bit of a no go in the wind as it whips right up but actual camping is fine.

Lucycat Sun 20-Jul-08 20:55:58

Can't find the actual photo that i wanted,(must be on the separate hard drive) but I've found one which was taken from Portmeirion and is looking across the bay towards Harlech - fantastic scenery - and we had the weather too!

bigTillyMint Mon 21-Jul-08 14:55:04

Ooh, haven't been there for more than 12 years. Lovely spot, but it was VERY wet when we went, and there was definitely a laundry!

giraffeski Mon 21-Jul-08 18:09:58

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