Ffynnonddewi Camping The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Newgale

  • 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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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.

Pitches

15 grass camping pitches.

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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 3 reviews

★★★★☆

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!
Aug 27, 2019 by Simon Bartlett
★★★★★

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

Why book with Cool Camping?

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  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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