Ffynnonddewi Camping The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Newgale

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Dog-friendly camping with campfires permitted and all just a 20-minute walk from a sheltered swimming cove

You know you’ve found a special spot for a holiday when you wish your getaway could last forever. It’s a feeling that Gareth and Luci Chapman know only too well, having experienced it year after year during their camping trips on the Pembrokeshire coast. Not content with poring over the photographs of cliff-top walks and salt-water-washed coves, the couple decided to up roots and harness that holiday feeling. The result is Ffynnonddewi Camping, just a few miles from St Davids and some of the best beaches on the Welsh coast.

Pitch up on one of Ffynnonddewi’s grassy pitches and you’re surrounded by miles of farmland with a 20-minute walk across fields to Porthmynawyd Cove. From here, you can turn left on the Wales Coast Path for a two-mile walk to the sand and surf of Newgale Beach or right towards the harbour village of Solva. But this is Pembrokeshire, remember, so expect some fairly challenging ups and downs on the way. And, if that sounds too much like hard work, just ignore the path and take a few more steps for Porthmynawyd’s low-tide sands and swimming in sheltered, turquoise waters.

It was coast and country that lured Gareth and Luci to Pembrokeshire’s quieter, northern end and that’s exactly what their campsite showcases. There’s nothing flashy about the place (apart from the gleam of their immaculate facilities). They’ve kept things simple with a couple of family bathrooms, an undercover washing-up area and a few convenient camping facilities which reveal that this pair know a thing or two about camping. Communal-use freezers, little phone-charging lockers and free Wi-Fi are solar powered and all part of the deal. Firepits are available to borrow and campers with dogs are well-catered for too – there’s a separate field where four-legged friends can run free and even a dedicated doggy shower.

Those walks on the coastal path are great for a day out with the dog but for two-legged campers there’s more besides. Days on the beach, wildlife watching and eating the freshest fish and chips are some of the simple pleasures that make trips to Pembrokeshire memorable. And they’re easy to find from Ffynnonddewi, with Newgale and Whitesands beaches, St Davids city and quay, and the harbour villages of Solva and Porthgain all within a 10-minute drive. But campers be warned: get a taste for these Pembrokeshire pleasures and you might find it hard to drag yourself away too. Maybe you'll end up returning to start your own campsite one day just like Gareth and Luci...

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Details

Facilities

2 solar-powered, family bathrooms; each with shower, basin and loo. 1 additional separate toilet. Undercover washing-up area, with 2 campers’ freezers and solar-powered phone-charging. Drinking water from taps around the field. The whole site is covered by free Wi-Fi. Campfires allowed in free off-ground firepits. Logs at £4 per net or 3 for £10.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, small caravans, motorhomes and dogs – yes. Large caravans and motorhomes – no. Larger groups considered for exclusive bookings only.

Nearby

The beaches of the Pembrokeshire Coast are easily reached. It’s about a mile’s walk from site to the nearest beach, Porthmynawyd Cove, where you can swim or join the Wales Coast Path. For a sandy beach to swim or surf from head for Newgale and Whitesands, both just a 10-minute drive away. The Big Blue Experience at Newgale (07816 169359) offers courses and activities, including paddleboarding and kitesurfing. Boat trips to wildlife hotspots, including Ramsey and Skomer Islands are available from Thousand Islands Expeditions (01437 721721) in St Davids, the UK’s smallest city (5 miles away). The huge cathedral is worth a visit. Picton Castle and Gardens (01437 751326) are less than 20 miles and a drive of 30 minutes away. The castles at Pembroke (01646 681510), Carew (01646 651782) and Manorbier (01834 870081) are all within an hour’s drive too. Folly Farm Zoo (01834 812731) offers lots of fun for younger families while Oakwood Theme Park (01834 815170) has thrills and spills for all ages; both are around a 40-minute drive away.

Food & Drink

Breakfast rolls and baguettes are available on site at the weekends and can be delivered direct to your tents. Gareth also smokes his own fish which is sometimes available to purchase. There’s fresh seafood, both raw and prepared, direct from Mike the fisherman at Something Fishy (07854 618466), just up the road. Solva has 4 pubs including the fantastic Cambrian Inn (01437 721210). St Davids (5 miles away) has a small CKs supermarket, a fantastic butchers, a greengrocers and a deli along with several excellent eateries and pubs. St David’s Kitchen (01437 720009), The Bishops pub (01437 720422) and Cwtch Restaurant (01437 720491) come recommended. Around 5 miles from site is the Artramont Arms in Croesgoch (01348 831309) where they do good fish and chips. And it’s another five minutes in the car to The Shed (01348 831518) at Porthgain which also serves just-caught fish and chips with vegetarian options too. The coastal village of Porthgain is also home to the excellent Sloop Inn (01348 831449).

Opening Times

Easter–September.

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The Owner Says

Conveniently situated just outside of Solva near St Davids in Pembrokeshire and set in 10 acres of flat land and with only 15 pitches, Ffynnonddewi is a back to basics get away from it all sort of place where you will find yourself surrounded by nature.

Its just like camping used to be, but don't think we are left in the past, we have a newly built bathroom with hot showers and real flushing toilets, 4G mobile phone reception is available on most networks and we also have free, fast wi-fi across the whole site, for those that need to keep in touch with the outside world.

Our new facilities block has an under cover wash up area and all lighting and phone charging lockers are solar powered and there is also a campers freezer for your ice blocks.

Camping wouldn't be camping without a campfire and we have fire pits for your use and plenty of wood available to purchase on site. There is nothing better than cosying up around a roaring campfire for a bit of stargazing and being so close to a designated dark sky observation point, the night sky's can be truly stunning.

Social Distancing Measures

As a Greener Camping Club site our pitches are already super spacious (min. 15m by 15 m) but in order to make social distancing easier we have also reduced the number of available  pitches on site.

We hope this extra space, along with contactless check in and payment methods, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting, the provision of hand sanitizer and cleaning products, distance markers for queues, and the use of a person portaloo on your pitch and additional cleaning and disinfecting of showers at peak times (morning and evening) in our two individual family bathrooms will ensure you can relax and enjoy your much longed-for holiday with us.


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Pitches

15 grass camping pitches.

Standard Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 16 Available
Flat spacious camping pitches sized 15m x 15m

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Location

Contact Ffynnonddewi Camping, Ffynnonddewi, Solva, Haverforwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 6LR

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Getting There

From Haverfordwest, follow the A487 (St David’s Road) towards Newgale and St Davids for about 10 miles. After Penycwm, take the third road on the right (after about a mile). Another ½ mile down the road you meet a crossroads where you turn right and, after another ½ mile, take a slight right. Ffynnonddewi Camping is on the left soon after.

The nearest train station is at Haverfordwest (13 miles away). Buses runs along the main A487 which is 15-minute walk from the site but Gareth and Lucy may be able to provide pick-ups from the train station if arranged in advance.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 11 reviews

★★★★★

very quiet, very clean, very friendly, massive pitches.......and our own loo!

Gareth and Luci are laid back and friendly. A mine of information about walks and the local area. The site is surrounded by fields so is very quiet. The stars were amazing as were the Red Kites and Buzzards following the threshing machine as the hay was being cropped. We had our own portaloo and the showers and washing facilities were new and clean. Hot and cold water in basin and showers was better than at home. Half an hour walk from Solva and a 5 min drive from Newgale beach with very good surf shop. Wish we were still there. Will go back.
Sep 28, 2020 by james crooke Verified Review

Response from Ffynnonddewi Camping

Hi James

Thanks for the lovely review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry that the weather turned for you last day or two, but you really seemed to get the most out of your time with us.
We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to Ffynnonddewi sometime in the future.
Best wishes and happy camping,
Gareth, Luci and Lola
★★★★★

We'd definitely go back....

We had a fabulous 10 days at Ffynnonddewi camping. Superb, flat and sheltered site with huge pitches, each with its own portaloo which helped with Covid restrictions. The location allowed us easy access to Pembrokeshire’s stunning coastline and countryside and we - and Harry and Marmite the dogs - walked 70 miles during our stay. This was helped by lovely warm weather which - lucky for us - lasted for our entire trip. We were sad to leave this beautiful place. The site is so well organised and clean. Luci, Gareth and Lola the Dog were always on hand to advise on good walks and local information - they strike a perfect balance between being helpful and welcoming without being imposing, leaving you to enjoy your holiday. And Gareth’s home-smoked mackerel was fantastic! We thoroughly recommend and would not hesitate to return.
Sep 25, 2020 by Alastair Gibson

Response from Ffynnonddewi Camping

Hi Al

So glad that you, Becca and the dogs enjoyed yourselves, poor Marmite must have slept for a week once you got home.
Thanks for your kind words, you would be always most welcome back at Ffynnonddewi any time.
Very best wishes
Gareth, Luci and Lola
★★★★★

Fantastic site

Stayed for 6 nights September 2020. This is a lovely campsite with spacious and well marked pitches. The ground is level. The facilities are great and well thought out. The bathrooms are clean with powerful hot showers. The phone charging points are a thoughtful touch. The fire pits are brilliant; it’s great to sit around a hot fire on a clear night and watch the stars come out. Nearby Solva is lovely and the coastal paths near the campsite and in the area generally are stunning. The owners are friendly and welcoming.
Sep 13, 2020 by Nina

Response from Ffynnonddewi Camping

Thanks for your lovely review Nina!
It was fab to meet you guys and we look forward to seeing you again at Ffynnonddewi.
Best wishes
Luci & Gareth
★★★★★

Super friendly, welcoming and easy camping experience

The owners were really accommodating and had thought of everything. Showers and toilets were sparkling every time and they went the extra mile during the pandemic to give each pitch its own portaloo. Had a campfire each night and were provided with a fire pit free of charge. I would recommend this place to anyone and look forward to coming back!
Sep 7, 2020 by Charlotte

Response from Ffynnonddewi Camping

Hi Charlotte
It was lovely to meet you guys, so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Ffynnonddewi!
Best wishes
Luci & Gareth
★★★★★

Spacious and friendly camping site

Our family and our friends family stayed here on 13th Aug for 3 nights. From the moment we arrived Gareth gave us a friendly welc ome and made us feel at home. Brilliant sized pitches on a nice sized rural area. They even provided each pitch with its own toilet due to covid which was a nice touch! The showers block was lovely and clean and the best and most powerful showers we have ever had camping. All this in a lovely area of the world with plenty of brilliant beaches...the blue Lagoon is a must visit if you are in the area. Definitely a 5 out of 5 and we will be back again sometime in the future!
Aug 23, 2020 by Jon Redhead

Response from Ffynnonddewi Camping

Hi Jon
It was great to meet you guys, thanks for the kind words about the site, we would love to see you guys again so that you can explore the area further.
Very best wishes
Gareth and Luci
★★★★★

A wonderful stay in a beautiful part of the world

We had a fabulous week at Ffynnonndewi. Gareth was a wonderful host making us feel very welcome. The special measures in place for COVID-19 were well thought through especially the portaloos on the generously sized pitches. Pembrokeshire is a beautiful area and we hope to return soon
Aug 17, 2020 by Darren Poole

Response from Ffynnonddewi Camping

Hi Darren
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, there is plenty more to see and do and we hope to see you all again sometime.
Best wishes
Gareth and Luci.
★★★★★

Friendly and spacious campsite

Fantastic stay in a very friendly and welcoming campsite. The owners made us feel very welcome the moment we arrived. Site very clean and well kept. An extremely large pitch, own toilet and a fire pit added to the pleasant stay. Close proximity for cycling to Solva, Porthgain and St David’s. Thank you for a brilliant 4 nights camping. Wish we had read more carefully and discovered about the swimming cove!

Response from Ffynnonddewi Camping

Thanks for the lovely review, you will now have to come back and find the cove and did we say that there is also an ice cream factory on the way .
Hopefully see you again in the future.

Best wishes
Gareth and Luci
★★★★★

Fantastic spacious campsite in lovely location

Our family loved this campsite. In a lovely quiet rural location with very generously sized pitches which gave a ‘back to nature’ feel. The showers were always hot and all the facilities were kept super clean. The campsite is a short drive away from some beautiful beaches and there is one within walking distance which felt like a secret cove! We made use of the fire pit provided (thank you for the marshmallows!). Thoroughly recommended - wonderful part of Wales and well run, relaxed campsite. Thank you for having us!
Aug 4, 2020 by Emma

Response from Ffynnonddewi Camping

Hi Emma
Thanks for your lovely review, we are thrilled you had such a lovely time and liked the campsite.
Hopefully we will see you again sometime in the future.

Very best wishes
Luci and Gareth
★★★★☆

Great Campsite

Great welcome, great campsite - fantastic location. Gareth was a very welcoming host and the breakfast delivered to your pitch is a fantastic touch. Fire pits supplied, plenty of space and lovely hot showers. The 20 min walk to the swimming cove is a lovely walk but more like 45 mins if you have kids!
★★★★★

Peaceful Campsite with Fire and Stars

We spent 3 nights here camping and loved our experience. Peaceful small site, excellent clean showers and toilets, Gareth and Luci always available to answer questions and help out, including a great breakfast bap delivered to our tent one morning. Fire pit and a sky full of stars at night were an added bonus. Great location with Solva and Newgale both down the road.
Aug 12, 2019 by Jack
★★★★★

Fantastic campsite

We just spent two weeks here and the campsite is great,personal and not too big. Gareth and Luci were really helpful. Great facilities, beautiful setting and a lovely atmosphere. We would definatley love to come back.
Jul 18, 2019 by Natalie Lunn

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  • Trusted for over 10 years
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