I have been researching campsites in Wales, particularly Pembrokeshire. Turns out there are a clutch of really rather great campsites. Pembrokeshire offers wild coast lines, hidden coves, huge sandy beaches, very little light pollution and far fewer crowds than many areas of Cornwall.
Here are some of my top finds (of course they are all campfire campsites!):
‘Our unspoiled land is situated in a beautiful part of Pembrokeshire and our land includes a small mountain with remains of Iron Age hillfort.
We have 12 camping pitches plus a bell tent and trailer tent in peaceful and quiet but stunning location. Each pitch has a firepit – just ask us for firewood £5.00 per net for relaxing evenings round the campfire with friends or family.’ Hillfort Tipis website
Spectacular views over the wild headland of Strumble Head. Just 12 pitches and the magnificent tipis, plus an ironage fort on the site.
‘There are just 5 secluded pitches here at Trellyn, each with their own covered campfire area,a picnic table and grill. You can really enjoy the peace and tranquility of your own space in the countryside, confident that when you return from the day out, you’ll be on your own pitch without new neighbours. This what we are all about, a space of your own just yards from the sea to chill out and relax.’ Trellyn Woodland Camping website.
Ty Parke Farm
‘What makes us a bit different from many other campsites is that we only ever take a maximum of 10 camping bookings (plus three yurt bookings) at a time, on a site that could easily accommodate one hundred or more tents. And because you need to be pre-booked to stay, it makes for a very friendly, personal and safe holiday environment.’ Ty Parke Farm Website
‘Come for a short stay or stay longer. Bring your own shelter. See the starts and hear the sea. Leave the tarmac behind and feel the earth. Walk the old ways. Strip away those outer layers and feel the breeze of freedom. Be a little wild! Come alone, come together. Space and time for yourself, your family, your friends.Light your fire and mull it over, or go and roam for a while…
You many be walking on the nearby coastpath and want to pitch up somewhere without losing that zest, or perhaps you just want somewhere to park up and explore the network of footpaths and those little coves and sandy beaches, knowing you can settle down at night under wide open skies.’ Arymwny – Camping Wild Wales website.
This wild, little site with sea views looks well worth a visit.
‘As our name suggests Camping is very close to our hearts. Enjoy knockout ocean views and enjoy the great facilities next to the ‘Pembrokeshire Coastal Path’ and explore our very own little beach of ‘Aber Pwll’ at the foot of the farm.
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path runs directly through the farm giving easy access to some the finest scenery in the UK’s only coastal National Park. At the foot of the farm lies a small sheltered bay of ‘Aber Pwll’ where seals can be found during most of the year.’ Celtic Camping website
More amazing sea views plus great new shower block. Click here for my personal review.
Walton West Campsite
‘A camping holiday field within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park within walking distance to the beautiful beaches of Little Haven and Broad haven.
We offer a basic but beautifully located family campsite in a hidden wildlife rich location.
Our 4 acre organic camping field is set less than a mile back from the coast and hidden from view up a windy track past our duck pond and woods, surrounded by hedgerows, meadow and wildlife scrubland with views of pasture farmland, St David’s head and glimpses of the sea.’ Walton West website
A lovely basic campsite with good access to the beach.
Wow, what a selection. So many campsites – so little time!