The Essential Camping Guide

Category : Silver Bay News

At Silver Bay, we love the Great Outdoors. And although we offer the pinnacle of holiday caravan parks, sometimes our guests like to sleep under the stars. If you’re more of a ‘glamper’ than a hard core camper, here is a list that should get you well on your way to a memorable camping adventure. The last thing you want to be is unprepared. So here are our suggestions:


  • Backpack
  • Bags
  • Ice Chests/Ice/Ice Packs

Lighting – Check batteries!

  • Gas lantern
  • Lighter
  • Matches (preferably water proof)
  • Spare batteries and bulbs
  • Spare lantern fuel and mantles
  • Generator
  • Torch


  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Duvet
  • Ground Sheet
  • Air mattress/Inflator for air mattress
  • Pillow
  • Hammer to sink tent pegs


  • Suntan Lotion
  • Insect Repellent – Spray
  • Aspirin, Paracetemal
  • Tweezers for splinters and ticks
  • First Aid Kit
  • Pocket Tissues

Cleaning and Personal Items

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Comb/hair brush
  • Towel
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet Paper (essential)


  • Swiss Army knife
  • Compass and Map
  • Safety pins
  • Mobile phone / extra battery and car adapter
  • Camera with good battery and film
  • Books, radio, cards, games, toys, etc.
  • MONEY, credit card
  • Chairs
  • Travel Clock
  • Clothesline and pegs
  • Basic tools (screwdrivers, pliers, etc.)
  • Maps


  • Stove with fuel and lighter
  • Newspapers for lighting a campfire
  • Charcoal and Grill for BBQ
  • Frying Pan
  • Sauce pan – ; With lid
  • Can opener


  • Plates
  • Mugs
  • Sharp knife
  • Knives, Forks, Spoons and Teaspoons
  • Dish Cloth
  • Tea Towel
  • Washing Up Liquid


  • Paper towels
  • Rubbish bags
  • Paper plates, cups, bowls, etc.
  • Plastic knives, forks, spoons
  • Aluminium Foil

Food and Drink

  • Cooking Oil
  • Baked Beans
  • Crisps
  • Butter
  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Tomato sauce
  • Cheese
  • Onions, mushrooms, Tomatoes
  • Bread
  • Salt, Pepper, Spices, Sugar
  • Fruit – Small fruit cups or fresh fruit
  • Veggies
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Sugar
  • Milk, juice, soft drinks

Once you have the items on your checklist, be sure to book your campsite. And enjoy!

Calls for a third Menai Crossing

Category : North Wales News

The Anglesey AM Leuan Wyn Jones has called for a third crossing across the North Wales Menai Strait. The issue was discussed with the Transport Minister Edwina Hart on June 5th.

Mr Jones raised the points that the traffic in mornings and particularly late afternoons was getting considerably worse.

He also asked the Welsh Assembly to consider short term measures to help ease traffic flow to and from the North Wales town of Anglesey. Mr Jones said;

“Following my questions to Edwina Hart today, I am very pleased that the Welsh Government is looking at short term measures to alleviate congestion on the Britannia Bridge at peak times, and I look forward to getting more details shortly.

“We must also keep up the pressure for the longer term solution of a third crossing”

Stay Safe in the Surf as the Weather Hots Up

Category : North Wales News

It was reported that almost every lifeboat crew in North Wales was called out this weekend. The hot weather attracted many into the sea, some not taking all necessary precautions.

With many incidents reported in Rhyl, Llandudno and Black Rock Sands the emergency services have had a very busy two days.

With the weather set to hold out it’s being advised by the authorities that everyone should enjoy themselves but stay safe at all times.

Anglesey’s Version of the London Eye

Category : North Wales News

A 35m high giant wheel apparently brought in more than 1,000 people to Beaumaris during the hot weekend.

The Beaumaris Eye provides fantastic views over the rooftops of the town and castle and across to Snowdonia. Pip Cockeram, press officer for the wheel, said: “The first weekend has been a massive success, we think around 1,000 people have been on the wheel over the first two days and the feedback has been very positive.

The eye has 24 gondolas that will take passengers on rides until 9th June. Sited on The Green, the eye was the brainchild of eight local business people who joined together to underwrite the hiring cost in the hope that the Eye will draw in visitors.

A trip on the eye costs £5 per adult and £3.50 for children.

The Duke and Duchess to Remain our Neighbours Whilst Setting up their London Base

Category : Duke and Duchess

The newly titled Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to move into Kensington Palace in London, using an apartment within as their London base.

Kensington Palace, formerly the official home of Princess Diana, will act as a temporary measure, with the couple looking to acquire a larger property in the capital at a later date.

Their Royal Highnesses will retain their Anglesey property during Prince William’s service as a search and rescue helicopter pilot at RAF Valley across the bay from us here at Silver Bay.

The move is due to happen before their official tour of Canada which begins on June 30th.

New Show Lodges Ready to view – May Bank Holiday

Category : Uncategorized

Why not join us at Silver Bay over the May Bank Holiday – 28th, 29th and 30th May and view our luxury lodges here on Anglesey.

Call Jamie Hughes on 01407 860111 and book your appointment with Jamie and a glass of the new season’s wines.

That’s Silver Bay on 01407 860111 – Luxury Lodges for sale Anglesey.