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Clifftop camping with views to die for

Just before you reach the 'city' of St Davids, there’s a small turning by the visitor centre which morphs into a single-track lane and stops at a small car park where the ground suddenly stops, quickly dropping down in a bundle of rocks and heather, a crash of sea spray and a shriek of circling gulls. It’s a good spot for your first lingering look at the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast, a designated National Park covering 240 square miles around the southwestern shore of Wales. From here you can see both sides of the coast’s character, from the gentle semicircle of Caerfai Bay – a small sandy beach that invites exploration of its rockpools and caves – while off to the right are the cliffs, intimidating and inspiring both in size and in structure. Handily enough, it's also an access point for the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path; and even more usefully, it's the site of the Caerfai Bay campsite.

Not to be confused with Caerfai Farm on the left side of the lane, Caerfai Bay is a more structured, organised sort of place, where they've made quite an investment in spotless facilities. There are two tent fields, but you have to negotiate tarmac drives with speed bumps and pass through a field of static caravans to get there. Not everyone’s cuppa and neither are the rules that come with the facilities. But once you’re tucked up in your own tent, surveying the stunning panoramic views of the coastline, with the knowledge that you can have a free hot shower whenever you want one, you’ll be glad you pitched up.

The Owner Says

Located in the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Caerfai Bay offers stunning panoramic sea views from every pitch. The park is a tranquil haven perfect for walkers, families, couples and wildlife lovers. Caerfai Bay sandy bathing beach is only a five-minute walk, accessed via a designated footpath. Enjoy exploring St Davids, Britain’s smallest city, with its magnificent Cathedral and Bishops Palace, alongside a wealth of charming independent teashops, restaurants, pubs and shops.Facilities include a modern amenity block with underfloor heating alongside refurbished shower, toilet and family rooms for 2017. No dogs in tent fields during school summer holidays. Motorhomes welcome to stay on touring caravan pitches.

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★★★★★

Stunning views, super facilities, stunning beach, friendly site. Tent Rental that made all the difference.

We love this area of Pembrokeshire - we found the super option of renting a huge 'Nepal' tent from the site - at only £10 extra a night. Already up on our arrival - big enough to sleep 12 I'm sure! Heavy duty, old school canvas, but newly made, with wooden toggles, thick sewn in groundsheet. We didn't have to adjust a guy-rope all week. The tent was sturdy and quiet in the wind. All we had to do was add our own camping gear on arrival. We stayed and slept soundly for 7 nights. The view of the sea and sky is immense. This is a big site, great for our kids to cycle on the paths, plenty of clean and well equipped facilities. Caerfai beach is a stones-throw away - sandy with rock pools. A 10 minute walk from tent to sand. The camp shop is just outside the site - with fresh bakery deliveries at 9 every morning. Organic and local produce at really fair prices that meant we didn't need to go to a supermarket. (Vegan ice-cream too for those in need.) A short walk into St. David's meant we lived largely without the car for the week. Wood fired Pizza's on site were a massive hit with us all. There was much joy on the last day when we didn't need to take the tent down, nor shoe-horn it into the car. For me, as mother of 3 this option to rent the tent made the choice to camp so much easier. Very friendly owners and staff - having camped in several places locally - we would definitely return to Caerfai Bay. Rent a Tent! What a brilliant idea to make it all a little easier.
Aug 15, 2018 by Jenny Halse
★★★★★

Stunning views and conveniently situated

When we holiday at St Davids we always camp here. The stunning views across St Brides Bay are the best way to start and end your day. The cove and beach are on the doorstep as is access to the coastal path if you want to be more active and it's only a short walk up the lane into St Davids. The site itself is well run and the facilities are always clean and well maintained and free to use. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The pitches are spacious, logically laid out and well marked. If you arrive late it is easy to find an available pitch by checking the notice on the office door taking a print out of the site lay-out. We look forward to our next trip here!
Jul 3, 2018 by Jill
★★★★★

First caravan experience!

Stayed here in July 14 as my first great caravan experience. This site is amazing and if you get the weather its even bettter! Clean, quiet, enough room for each pitch, great view and a short stroll into town for the pubs etc. Can't reccomend this place enough. 

Jul 8, 2014 by Anon

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