Bôn Camping The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Newgale

  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Off-grid camping and glamping on the edge of 21 acre Pembrokeshire coastal woodland

There’s a scrapbook at Bôn Camping where guests can note the wildlife they’ve seen or heard as they explore its diverse 29-acre space. There’s a wide variety of species in there too, scrawled in pencil and pen among the pages. It’s a good indication of what this place is all about. Campers take up only a small proportion of the space on offer here, with over two thirds of the campsite covered by woodland, and it’s wildlife that seems to rule the roost. Fiery yellow gorse bushes and blankets of mature trees are an attraction to campers and critters alike. And thankfully, Bôn Camping can accommodate them both.

In total there are just nine, grassy, non-electrical pitches spread across the two meadows behind Porterswell Farm. They’re accompanied by a classic 1970's Mercedes caravan for glampers, and simple, eco-friendly facilities. Loos are of the composting kind, while the showers too are entirely off-grid but gas-powered to provide good pressure and hot water. There is a farm barn that has been converted into a communal area with sofas and a dining table, with electricity providing for fridges and freezers, but otherwise the campsite is a rather unadulterated scene, where you can simply pitch your tent as you please and enjoy the natural environment.

The best place to start is by exploring the woods or heading out on a circular walk from the campsite, either along the Brandy Brook Valley or east to Newgale Beach, one of the best Blue Flag beaches in Pembrokeshire. The latter can also be reached in less than five minutes by car and is popular with families, surfers and just about everyone else who knows a top beach when they see one. Despite this, you can still get away from the crowds if you’re prepared to walk a little from the main car park. There is also the smaller, more sheltered cove of Nolton Haven, perfect for children with its sands and rock pools less than ten minutes away.

The ultimate retreat from the masses, however, undoubtedly comes from sheltering yourself away in he semi-wilderness of the campsite itself. Light your campfire, listen to the birds and watch the sun as it sinks its way towards St Brides Bay. After that, you’ll have some of the starriest skies in Wales for extra company.

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Facilities

There are 3 gas-powered showers, 1 flushing toilet, 2 compost toilets and 2 washing up sinks. Communal use of a chest freezer, a fridge and a fridge freezer, plus there's a hang out area in the barn, plus dining table. Campfires are permitted and firewood is available on site. 2 kayaks plus lifejackets  available to borrow on a first come, first served basis but remember your roof rack!

Suitable For

Families, couples, and groups of old friends, bring your tents! We are definitely suited to you all.
Wild campers - those who love to feel immersed in nature.
Those not adverse to pushing a wheel barrow to their pitch!
Walkers
Wildlife enthusiasts
If you believe you might have a noisy group that will disturb others, then it's best not to book with us. It's important we respect one another's camping experience.
No dogs are permitted unless they are a guide dog.

Nearby

A 10-minute walk from site there's a playground for those with young kids, 2 public tennis courts and a good pub (see Food & Drink), while you can also walk to the main coastal footpath for longer rambles along the cliffs. Walking from the campsite, there is a magical woodland walk along the ancient Brandy Brook valley. Great for kids. It's a circular walk that takes you past Roch Castle (01437 725566) and back. It takes less than 5 minutes to drive to the breathtaking Newgale Beach, a 2-mile stretch of sand at the heart of St Brides Bay and one of Pembrokeshire’s finest blue flag beaches. It's backed by cafés and places you can hire surf boards, while sea kayaking, and kite- and wind-surfing are also options. The beach is so expansive that there's room for all types though, from family sand-castle building at one end to youngsters riding waves at the other. For a smaller beach, Nolton Haven is only 7 minutes in the car. Our favourite family beach with easy access from the car and a smaller option and good access to coastal walks. Finally, a visit to Hilton Court (01437 710262; 5 minutes by car) is a must. Home to a tranquil woodland garden with its own lake and magical little houses, the place is a treasure trove for a child's imagination, while there is also a on-site pottery studio, a restaurant and a tea room. The famous Melin Tregwynt (01348 891 225) woollen mill is also just 15 minutes drive away.

Food & Drink

It takes just over 5 minutes to walk to The Victoria (01437 710426) in Roch, a welcoming old pub with its own micro brewery. Good for a pint. Roch is also home to Hilton Court Gardens (01437 710262) where there's a restaurant and tea rooms, while the fisherman in the village sells exceptional dressed crab caught locally. Beyond, head to nearby Solva for choices – The Cambrian (01437 721210) is a great gastro pub, The Ship (01437 721528) is a little cheaper and Café 35 (01437 729236) does top fish and chips – or drive the 15 minutes to St Davids. For a really special meal out, Druidstone Hotel is one of those places you'll never forget. Nestled on top of the Druidston beach, it boasts the most beautiful sea views in a rambling stone built house with walled garden and cosy cellar bar. (01437 781221 - needs booking in advance)

Opening Times

Camping: May – end of the October half term. 1970's Mercedes camper and Yurt available April - mid October. Summer holidays we are open for week long bookings only (starting 20th July to 1st September) Saturday - Saturday

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The Owner Says

Bôn is field and woodland camping in a 29 acre nature reserve small holding with gorgeous countryside views, so close to the coast you can hear the waves crash on the beach as you fall asleep. As a car-free site with a no dogs policy, families and couples alike can wonder around without any fear of being run over by a vehicle or  into dog poo.  Apart from the fields and woods to explore, we have two very friendly and adorable kune-kune pigs. When it's feeding time, kids are welcome to come along and enjoy. Glyn and Gladys love a good scratch!

The Woodland pitches are in the lower part of the valley in the shelter of the trees. To get to them, you meander down through the woods until you reach the clearings at the bottom. All pitches are flat and grassy, surrounded by willows, ash, oaks, sycamore and gorse. Plenty of sunshine reaches these pitches and some even enjoy a clear view of the Brandy Brook valley. Wheel barrows are provided to take your gear to the pitches, muscle work at first, but once you're there, it's the most enchanting camping experience there is. Also benefiting from composting toilet and drinking water.

Meadow pitches are where our campsite really started. Located at the top of the valley, each pitch enjoys uninterrupted views across the Brandy Brook valley. Partly sheltered by the tall gorse hedge, new willow trees have been planted around the pitches to create even more shelter. It is possible to have more than one tent pitched up with no extra cost. We now have five pitches spread out from each other with compost loo in the field. All pitches come with a picnic table and fire pit.

As well as the field and woods camping we also have bell tents and a yurt for hire, all come with all you need for a luxury stay in the outdoors, with campfires, outdoor seating, fully kitted out kitchens and ensuite facilities with a beautiful countryside view.

Our family homestead has 20 acres of wild woodland, teeming with wildlife and bursting with ferns and flowers. The facilities are indoor electric showers, compost toilets and flush toilets all within easy access of your tent, and for rainy days we have a big barn shed with dining area, washing up sinks, fridge freezers and sea kayaks available to use at no extra cost, on a first come first served basis. But remember you'll need a roof rack or a very big boot!

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Accommodation

12 meadow grass pitches,  (no electrical hook-ups), a 1970's Mercedes camper (sleeps up to 5) and a 5m yurt (sleeps up to 4).
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Location

Contact Bôn Camping, Porterswell Farm, Roch hill, Haverfordwest, Newgale, Pembrokeshire SA62 6JX

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Getting There

From the M4...Drive on the M4 heading west, then follow A48 to Carmarthen. At Carmarthen you need to follow signs for the A40 towards St Clears and then Haverfordwest. Keep following the A40 all the way to Haverforwest then follow signs for St David’s on A487. After leaving Haverfordwest, you will drive through Pelcomb Cross, Simpson Cross then Roch village. You need to turn left before leaving the village and just before the Victoria Inn. Keep a close look out for the 20mph signs on the left hand turn and drive along Roch Hill between the primary school and the pub. Keep going until you pass the Baptist Church on the left and take the next track road left, signposted Bon, Porterswell Farm.

You can also get here by train and bus. Take a train to Haverfordwest station. After arriving in Haverfordwest, you need to get on the 411 bus and head for Roch and ask to get off at Victoria Inn. Walk the rest of the way down the hill or call ahead and Point Farm will be more than happy to pick you up from the bus stop!

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 13 reviews

★★★★☆

Natural, basic, secluded

Stayed in woods. Gorgeous, natural-feeling pitches separated by trees, bushes and long grass. Couldn't even see our neighbouring tents which gave the experience a wild-camping feel. Tap and composting toilet close by in woods or five minute walk uphill to showers, sinks and fridges. Owners really friendly and I hope they keep up the standard of the facilities in future (eg replace broken toilet) to retain the wild but not too wild feeling of the site. It's a gorgeous site if you want a secluded off-grid experience. It's a lovely area too. We would return.
Aug 7, 2019 by StarBar
★★★★★

Beautiful place run by lovely people

Bon camping is a beautiful site very close to some lovely beaches. We spent a week here but our family of five ( 3 boys 2, 6, 10) would have loved to spend the whole summer exploring the woods and countryside around. The weather was very kind - meaning that a dip in the sea every day was all oart of the holiday. Campfires at night and amazing view. We loved the little woodland path that led up from our pitch to top. There are composting toilets - but different to any we've experience before - very prettily done and no smell!! Fran and Gordon were always working hard to make us feel welcome and to maintain the facilities so they were always clean and tidy. Thank you very much for a lovey holiday.
Aug 6, 2019 by Katie Campbell
★★★★★

Fantastic yurt

We had the best time staying in the yurt, in our own private little space with all the facilities we needed. The campsite is a really beautiful place, surrounded by nature it was exactly what we needed for a peaceful (and exciting for our 6yr old!) holiday. The yurt was amazing, we loved it and can’t wait until we can come back again!
Jul 31, 2019 by Sarah Pape
★★★★★

Awesome!

If you want to get away and spend time with nature and enjoy quality time with family - this place is it. First time I've camped in such a natural setting and after a week I felt amazing! Us humans spend SO much time in doors, which limits the quality time we spend with nature. Bon camping had so much to offer: we saw wonderful bugs, beautiful butterflies, toads, massive bees and woke up to the sound of brids singing each day. Sitting out at night was just magical and falling asleep to the sound of the ocean was just far too wonderful. We left happier and that little bit fitter. Don't be put off by not having your car next to your tent. I've only ever camped with a car next to my tent but now I see the beauty of not having cars so close. The smell of cars starting up and how they also make the view look terrible; really made me question how I camp in future. The showers were amazing, with lovely free to use products. Plenty of fridge space and clean toilets. We hope to return again if we come to Wales. Fran and Gordon, are great people who clearly have big hearts and big dreams for making the planet a better place.
Jul 28, 2019 by Christine Smethurst
★★★★★

Foxglove glade

Gordon & Fran were fantastic hosts. They greeted us with a cup of tea when we arrived and were a source of very helpful local information. The woodland campsite was the most beautiful we have stayed in. The wild flowers were magical.
Jul 3, 2019 by Richard Berwick
★★★★★

Peace and beauty

We loved our yurt experience!, what a great way to camping and unwind with views to die for, outside cooking was so much fun! Gordon, Gladis and Glyn were all great company, we can’t wait to come back
Aug 28, 2018 by Matt&Fleur
★★★★★

secluded woodland setting

Stayed for three nights in a secluded woodland pitch. The pitches were big enough to fit our massive tent (7.6 x 6.6 m ), and there was a picnic table and firepit (with logs). What we loved was the feeling of being completely away from it all.. It was lovely, no dogs, no traffic, and as we were down in the woodland, our pitch was surrounded by trees so it was almost as if we were the only other people there!
Aug 20, 2018 by MCurie
★★★★★

Amazing views

We stayed at Bon for 5 nights and were very sad to leave! The campsite is quiet and secluded with stunning views across unspoilt countryside - hardly a building in sight. The pitches are extremely generous in size and very private. Fran and Gordon were friendly and helpful throughout our stay, providing us with lots of local knowledge and a wheelbarrow full of complementary firewood. What a wonderful place! We will definitely be back!
Jul 9, 2018 by Grace Lara Flynn
★★★★★

Real life dreams

We stayed almost a week at Bôn camping and it was wonderful. The meadow pitches and views over farmland are beautiful. Fran, Gordon and their little family and are really putting their hearts and souls into this slice of life in Pembrokeshire. Gordon loaded us up a wheelbarrow of firewood which lasted our whole stay and had some super recommendations on things to do for all ages and interests. When we come back to Wales we will come back to Bôn camping, there's nowhere we'd rather stay! Also, the showers were incredible!
Jun 7, 2018 by Oliver Critchfield
★★★★★

A special place

We stayed at Bon Camping for a week and had a fantastic time. Gordon and Fran looked after us from when we arrived to when we departed. With free firewood and their direction we were encouraged to enjoy the walks and the tranquility around their site. They are setting up a low impact campsite which means each site has a large amount of space in which to enjoy the beautiful valley in which the site is located. Also its just a quick trip to many stunning beaches particularly at Nolton Haven and with St Davids down the way there is much to enjoy in this area, but you could as easily stay at the site wonder through the local woods. Had such a great week here. Thanks for making our week a special one.
Aug 19, 2017 by markogib
★★★★★

Quiet and friendly

We stayed here for a week with two small children and had a fantastic time. It is a quiet site with a limited number of well-spaced, good-sized, pitches of mown grass surrounded by the long grass. We loved sitting around our campfire and enjoying the views. The picnic table and chairs in the pitch were really useful. The kids loved being able to run freely and safely (no cars at the pitches) around the field we were in and playing with the other children. The owners were very welcoming and responsive and made sure that everyone was well looked after. The facilities may be 'basic' but have been very thoughtfully done - the composting loo was no hardship at all and we used the electric showers in the barn which were great. For loading/unloading (just beating the rain in our case!) we were able to carefully bring our car to the bottom of the field and then use the wheelbarrows to get onto and off our pitch but otherwise cars were sensibly kept behind a gate so the site was lovely and safe for the kids and quiet too. The location is very convenient for some great beaches and friendly local villages, the kids especially enjoyed looking in rockpools at Broad Haven.
Aug 16, 2017 by Angharad FM
★★★★★

Peaceful Paradise with great views

Gordy and Fran were great hosts. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived with a cuppa and a tour :) This is a small campsite so you get your own space and isn't overrun with other people. The view from the hills is as good as the pictures, rolling hills and the sound of the distant sea. Facilities were basic but good. There was a gas hot shower in our field and a composting toilet. Both were clean and the shower was lovely and warm. Cars were not allowed at the pitches, which was a nice touch (increases the feeling of being off grid and having gotten away). The wheel-barrow journey from the car was definitely worth it. Being in Pembrokshire it's very dark at night and we were lucky enough to see the milky-way one clear night. The site is well placed, being close to Haverfordwest and St Davids for main towns. The local villages of Solva and Dale were beautiful. Newgale beach is also only a couple of miles away for some time in the sea or some extreme sports! We will definitely come again for our next trip to West Wales.
Aug 6, 2017 by Damsin
★★★★★

Shhhhhh......

Fran and Gordon are relatively new guardians of this beautiful bit of Wales and have sprinkled a gorgeous vibe across it. They're creating a natural camping environment and are totally committed to seeing that their guests enjoy that full experience. Don't all rush there though, it's our own little secret hideaway! The coast is stunning too.
Aug 6, 2017 by Chris Coffey

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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