About halfway along the stretch of road from Haverfordwest (Hwlffordd) to St David's, the road takes a steep dive down to the coast, to the stunning beach that is Newgale (Niwgwl). Surfers, kayakers, windsurfers and kite-surfers dot the bright water, while families spread out on the sand. And the campsite where many of these people hang out is in a large field, 30 seconds across the road. With such a proximity, the location is pure heaven on a hot sunny day. The campsite itself is basic - a largely flat, virtually treeless field. A low bank separates it from the adjoining A487. But there’s a great surfer vibe in the evenings – and if you don’t have any of the kit and fancy a go, you can hire everything you need from the Newsurf Beach Shop next to the site. And when the weather’s fine and you can see the sea shimmering from your pitch, it’s that proximity to the golden delights of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast that sees people coming back for more, year after year.
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Celtic Camping & BunkhousePwll Caerog Farm, Berea, St David’s, Pembrokeshire SA62 6DG
Knock-out sea views, the warmest of welcomes, a beach within reach, direct access onto the Pembrokeshire Coast Path: all just four miles from Britain’s tiniest city, St David’s. Celtic Camping showcases the best of Wales from its enviable cliff-top eyrie.
Shortlands FarmShortlands Farm, Druidston, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 3NE
This traditional, 29 acre, cliff-top dairy farm at Druidston is a breathtaking, back-to-basics site that makes the ideal camp for those exploring the unspoilt Pembrokeshire coast.
Trellyn WoodlandAbercastle, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 5HJ
Trellyn is a magical place; a steadfastly uncommercial woodland campsite. There is lots of space. And lots of trees.
Caerfai FarmSt David’s, Pembrokeshire SA62 6QT
Low carbon, cliff-top camping with magnificent views across St. Brides Bay from this friendly working dairy farm.
Hill Fort TipisHill Fort Tipis and Campsite Holidays, Penparc, Pencaer, Goodwick, Dyfed, SA64 0JQ
Camping on top of the world. Views don’t get much better than this.
Ty Parke Farm Camping and Yurt HolidaysLlanreithan, St. David’s, Pembrokeshire SA62 5LG
Ty Parke is camping as it used to be, with the wilds pushing in around the edges, but without the hardships.
Dale Hill FarmDale, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 3QX
Bargain-bucket camping with a million-dollar view.
Whitesands Beach Camp SiteTan-y-Bryn, Whitesands, St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6PS
Campers, forget facilities – this site is within surfboard dragging distance of the waves and it is all about the beach, the sea and, well, the swell!
BBQ’s allowed, but not campfires. The facilities block has 10 toilets and 8 hot showers (50p token), with cold showers for wetsuits behind it; the dishwashing room is open 8am–8pm; no laundry facilities; the Newsurf Beach Shop (01437 721398) next door sells essentials.