Dewslake Farm

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Pembroke

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Nestled in sleepy Pembrokeshire, yet still conveniently close to the regions finest sights, Dews Lake Farm is the perfect choice for campers wanting to enjoy the wonders of Western Wales

First time campers? The family not bowled over by the idea of a weekend camping in rural Wales? Then Dews Lake Farm might be the ideal choice for your first under-canvas foray. The site provides pitches for ‘traditional campers’ and ‘glampers’ alike on a friendly, authentic working farm teeming with wildlife and countryside character. Tucked away in sleepy Pembrokeshire, yet still conveniently close to the regions finest sights (including Manorbier Castle & Freshwater East Beach), Dews Lake Farm is the perfect choice for campers wanting to enjoy the wonders of Western Wales and its remarkably unspoilt landscapes.

Upon arrival you realise everything here is relaxed and pretty low-key. There’s no designated pitches, just rock up and find your corner of tranquillity. You’ll find decent facilities here too with pipping hot showers, 16-amp electric hook-up points (for caravans) and handy phone charging stations.

Dews Lake’s patch of flat green farmland sits only six miles from the loveable bucket-and-spade town of Tenby. Many literary greats such as Roald Dahl, Jane Austen and Beatrix Potter have taken inspiration from its elegant white Georgian mansions, glorious hilltop views and traditional fishing village feel. Today, Tenby is a postcard-maker's dream and delights visitors who stroll leisurely through its medieval streets lined with cosy pubs, quirky gift shops and tempting ice-cream parlours.

As luck would have it, Dews Lake is also on the doorstep of one of Europe’s finest beaches, Barafundle Bay. Reached after an invigorating half-hour cliff-top trek, the immaculate, golden sands and turquoise blue waters give it a paradisiac feeling, often drawing comparisons to the Caribbean. Out of season you often have the place to yourself, apart from a few brave surfers who tackle the choppy Irish Sea. From Barafundle, take a delightful little stroll to Bosherston lily ponds. The best time to visit is in late spring or summer when the lilies are in flower and become home to an eclectic array of wildlife, including otters, swans, herons, dragonflies and 'robbing' robins who won't hesitate to pinch food right out of your hands.

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Facilities

Five toilets and seven showers (with hot water) onsite. 16-amp electric hook-up points (for caravans) and phone charging stations. General waste and recycling bins are emptied daily.

Suitable For

Everyone’s welcome! Tents, caravans, campervans, groups, kids and well behaved dogs – yes.

Nearby

A 20 minute walk away is the small village of Lamphey. The birthplace of Henry VII (Henry VIII’s father), Lamphey was home to a fourteenth century parish church, used by the Bishops of St. David’s. However, Bishop Barlow wanted it removed to Carmarthen and he is seen as responsible for the churches decay. The ruins survive today and are a fascinating insight into the history of Pembrokeshire. On the history theme, Manorbier Castle (01834 871394) is a well-preserved 12th century gatehouse. When the crown disposed of the castle in 1670, it was declared derelict until a local family purchased it and it remained with the family until the 20th century. Life-size wax figures in costume are dotted about the place and you can admire the view from the turret windows down to Manorbier’s surfer friendly beach. Adults are £5, children £3, and dogs are permitted (if kept on a lead). Alternatively, head east to Tenby and explore its many shops and cafés. Manor House Wildlife Park (01646 651201) is an enjoyable, educational family day out. The kids will love being able to get up close and personal with the Lemurs, Wallaby's and Meerkats; youngsters are also invited to help feed the goats and sheep. Heatherton World of Activities (01646 652000) is a theme park with go-karts, zip-wires, zorbs, and bumper boats. Other activities include clay pigeon shooting, fishing, adventure golf, and paintball.

Food & Drink

The site can arrange outside catering for parties or guests hiring the entire site for a wedding or party. The Dial Inn (01646 672426) is only a mile away and serves excellent homemade food and local ales. Lamphey is home to Mr White's Bakery (01646 672102), a renowned artisan bakery that has fed the community for years. The Stackpole Inn (01646 672324) is a great choice for when you visit the beautiful Barafundle Bay. The pub was awarded the prestigious "Best Gastropub in Wales" award at the Great British Pub Awards. Narberth (12 miles away) is renowned for its fantastic deli’s, café’s and boutique shops. Everything served at Plum Vanilla in central Narberth (01834 862762) is home made, from the fresh bread loaves, soups, quiches, and salads, through to their fantastic desserts. They also cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Opening Times

Easter–September.

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Dews Lake Farm is on the outskirts of Lamphey village with countryside views overlooking the Pembrokeshire National Park. On site you'll find grass pitches for tents, campervans and caravans as well as glamping bunkhouse cabins.

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Accommodation

10 with electric hook-ups and 10 without. Dewslake farm also have 3 luxury shepherds huts sleeping up to 4 people.

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Location

Contact Dewslake Farm, The Ridgeway, Lamphey, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire SA71 5PB

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Getting There

From Pembroke: at the roundabout at the end of Main Street, take the second exit (Station Rd A4139). When you reach Lamphey continue onto The Ridgeway, Dews Lake Farm is approximately 1 mile after you pass the Dial Inn on your left-hand side. From Tenby: on Greenhill Road (A4139), take a slight right onto Holloway Hill and continue onto The Ridgeway towards Lamphey. Before you reach Lamphey on your left-hand side (just after Dews Lake Bridge), you will see the sign for Dews Lake Farm. If you pass the sign for Lower Lamphey Park you've gone too far!

There is a train station in Lamphey (2 miles) making Tenby, Pembroke, Manorbier and Narberth easily accessible. Trains run to Carmarthen (via Manorbier, Penally, Saundersfoot and Whitland) where connections can be made for Swansea, Cardiff, Manchester, Bristol and London Paddington.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 22 reviews

★★★★★

Everything camping should be

We stayed for a week at Dewslake and loved it (despite the rain). It's in a great location for walks, bike rides and getting to the beautiful beaches and countryside of Pembrokeshire. The site was gorgeous, with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a communal kitchen and excellent showers (a far cry from the cold, low-pressure trickle I expect from campsites!). The staff were super friendly, and it was great to be able to have a fire and toast a few marshmallows in the evening after a day on the beach. Will definitely come back next time I'm in Pembrokeshire.
Aug 23, 2019 by Ella
★★★★☆

Fregat place to be

Jul 24, 2019 by Sjaak Van Wandelen
★★★★☆

Great 'Glamp' experience.

It was the first time we've ever tried 'glamping' and I was really impressed with the cabin. It was brilliantly designed, compact but very comfortable, warm but with enough windows that we could get some fresh air in at night. There was a box with cutlery and basic camping equipment for 4, which has all you need for making a cooked breakfast and a basic BBQ at night. Being regular campers I normally have my own equipment so I missed some of my own essentials, like a sharp knife, a pan to make hot chocolate, and my own washing up liquid, sponge, t'towel, so don't forget those! The field is nice, but next to a main road which can be a bit noisy at night. You get your own fire pit and BBQ and a single stove burner for boiling the kettle. The shower blocks are great - really powerful showers, well maintained. I thought the toilet block was fine until I discovered that I'd been using the old toilets! The new ones were even nicer. The only reason I haven't given this 5 stars is because I quite like peace and quiet when I go camping and also I like a good area for the kids to go play in and this site didn't really have that (but kids made do with running around the field like mad). For location it was good - there's loads to do and see within easy drive. This was our first visit to the Pembrokeshire Coast and I'm sure we'll go back. The owners of the site were really friendly and helpful. The cabins are lovely and clean and definitely worth the money.
Apr 24, 2019 by Grace
★★★☆☆

Great location

It was our first time at Dewslake & we found the location ideal for the beaches we love. The kitchen is good as indoors not just under cover. We had electrical hook up & our own fridge but there was a fridge & freezer for guests to use (although they were packed full). The showers & toilets are a bit dated & could do with updating but functional. The field we camped in was nice & not too full so plenty of room for the kids to play. The rule of only driving onto the site though for setting up & packing up needs enforcing as others did not comply to this. Overall a good experience & we would stay again.
Aug 18, 2018 by Saffron Rowlands
★★☆☆☆

Great location uninspiring campsite

This is in a great location for nearby beaches etc. The campsite itself was a few fields, nothing that made it stand out. I’ve been to far nicer ones. There was a fridge and a kettle in the kitchen that was handy. The office was never open and we never met the owner. It was a bit unfriendly. There were additional new toilets but for some reason these were all locked. The other block was pretty old and dirty. Do t recommend.
Aug 4, 2018 by Caroline
★★★★☆

It's got fantastic views quite location and fantastic walks

This was our fourth stay at Dewslake fantastic location for walks, fantastic views and not to far from the very busy town of Tenby, you will need to drive in or walk into Lamphey and catch the train its only a ten minute ride and again fantastic views, see you there next year
Jul 25, 2018 by Jeff Hawthorne
★☆☆☆☆

Dews lake disappoints

Dews lake disappoints, the clever branding lifts expectations, but the facilities are atrocious. There needs to be serious investment if they are to continue to charge the high rates, we paid £10 per adult and £6 per child per night, £32/ family per night. Only 2 out of the 3 ladies toilets worked and there were are only 4 showers. The men's toilets overflowed. There were 4 extra portaloos in the field but they were not serviced so the smell from outside was nasty, and the chemical disposal was either blocked or not serviced so this was full also. Splitters were used to share the electric hook up so many more are on site than the number of advertised hook ups which add to the facility burden. This is a beautiful part of wales, barfundle is 10 minutes away, and Tenby 15 minutes it's a shame the site doesn't cater for its guests as its website promises. On a positive note the Dial inn which is a 5 minutes walk from the campsite in Lampney is a gem, quirky decor, lovely food, very accommodating staff, pool room and beer garden which help when you have energetic kids. Pizza were freshly made and divine, they also would provide a take away.
Sep 2, 2017 by N456
★★★★★

Beautiful location but facilities sub standard

We stayed at this campsite for some nights. The location is beautiful but the facilities are really too basic. The sanitary facilities were bad . Only 3 ladies' toilets and 2 men's is not sufficient for over a 100 campers. The kitchen was really dirty. Only one sink with hot water. This could be a lovely campsite with some investments.
Aug 2, 2017 by Wiesje Bruining
★★★★★

Perfect Get Away Site

My husband and I stayed for 6 nights in one of the pods recently and were more than happy with it. Kate looked after us very well and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The bed in the pod was very comfortable, my only criticism would be that the ladder is a little difficult to get up and down... The pod was well equipped. I would recommend this site. Nix
Jul 17, 2017 by Nix28Nix
★★★★★

Wonderful Relaxing Campsite

This is a wonderful campsite, relaxing, friendly, laid back and beautiful. The cars stay in the car park rule leads to a laid back vibe, with kids and families running around and enjoying the open spaces. The showers manage to be both powerful and hot (you usually get one or the other in my experience) and the kitchen has fridges, freezers and a kettle - again rarely found. The coastal path is a couple of miles away (as is the nearest beach) and the village is 10 minutes walk away. I can't recommend this campsite enough - I will certainly be back
Aug 23, 2016 by Jez
★★★★★

Fantastic Site

Both me and my boyfriend loved this site. We visited for the Ironman in near by Tenby and luckily managed to watch the cycle route go right past the site. The facilities on the site were superb! The toilets and showers were always clean and well stocked with soap and toilet roll. The kitchen area was also clean and well stocked with a kettle, toaster and a hob. 

We will definitely be returning to the site in the future and will also recommend it to friends.

Sep 16, 2015 by clovie.taylor
★★★★★

Dews Lake Farm

I'm glad I found this little island of calm close to some of the most beautiful coastline in GB.

I stayed for a (mostly dry) week during early September 2015, pitching up in my small campervan with awning alongside. Although the site slopes along three sides forming a sort of arena it is possible to find relatively level pitches all around. When I arrived, the Shepherds Huts and a few Bell Tents were occupied along with a few tent campers spread amongst  the three available fields, the site was quiet and everyone friendly. The facilities were clean with plenty of loo paper and hot showers; the kitchen useful complete with fridges, freezers, kettles, hob and sinks. Bethan runs a relaxed but well managed site, I didn't get the name of the guy who was erecting/dismantling bell tents, etc., but he was friendly and helpful and Bethan's dad is both pleasant and sociable.

For me, a big plus was that  just 10 minutes walk down the lane (past the pub / reasonable food) into the village and you arrive at the bus stop and railway station with regular buses into Tenby (£3.90 adult single / 30 minutes) and regular trains into Tenby (£3.50 adult single / 16 minutes) one way and Pembroke (less than 5 minutes) the other. Also in the village are the bakery and a couple of hotels with food/drink plus a petrol station with well stocked Spar shop.

Having my bicycle with me, I enjoyed good rides around the area along quiet lanes and enjoying breathtaking views and numerous cafes, welcome stops after conquering the occasional 1 in 6 climbs!

Recommended.

Sep 10, 2015 by Psling
★★★★★

Dews Lake Farm

We have just returned from a fab week at Dews Lake.  Large pitches, friendly, relaxed staff and lots of space in the centre of the field for the kids to run around in.  The showers were awesome and the kitchen/fridge/hob set up is a nice touch too, as are the fire pits.  The site is well located for exploring beaches and castles - we will definitely be returning!

Sep 9, 2015 by fairweathercamper
★★★★☆

Lovely campsite

An excellent place for a few days relaxed camping.  We arrived and managed to pitch our tent just before a six day long heavy rain shower but we were exceptionally pleased with the site.  A more than adequate number of showers and loos available which in general were hot and clean and without queues - even with a number of overly ambitious hen doers in Wellys and heavy mascara (I wish I had been the one to invent waterproof makeup as I would have made a killing!!).  All of the staff and campers were friendly and relaxed adding to the lovely views (even through the rain) making this a gem of a site.  

Sep 4, 2015 by coslindasaid
★★★☆☆

Nice

A great campsite and lots of space in August . Tents well spaced apart but the no noise rule seemed to be a little slack as the tent opposite actually had amplified films coming from their tent in the next field . However it did stop quite early . Chilled out vibe but be aware there is a road at the back of the field ... To the left .. Loos need a bit of a clean but showers were incredibly hot .. . And great use of fire pits . Good for dawgs too my two loved it 

Aug 17, 2015 by Sarah
★★★★★

One of the best campsites I have ever stayed at

Dews Lake Farm has everything - a laid-back feel, roomy pitches, lots of room to run around, and best of all - fire pits for hire.  It really takes care of those hours when it's getting dark but it's too early for bed, which can be tough in a tent when you're trying to play card games with an inadequate light.  Camping wouldn't be camping without a campfire and marshmallows to toast!

We found all the facilities more than adequate - hot showers (no extra charge), never a queue for the loo, and a very well appointed kitchen.  When we were there a takeaway van set up stall for the weekend, and there was also a daily visit from an ice cream van (it was quite entertaining to watch it bonging its optimistic way around the three fields during a rainstorm of biblical proportions!)

Location-wise it is perfect - our teenagers loved Heathertons and Oakwood, both only 20 minutes' drive away, and Tenby is within easy driving distance.  We also drove out to Freshwater West where there is an excellent surfing beach (and incredibly managed to park for free on the road right next to the beach).

If I could change just one thing it would be to add a plug socket somewhere in the loo block so those of us with non-electric pitches could use a hairdryer.  There is power in the kitchen, but I didn't think people cooking would appreciate me doing my hair in there!  It's not a gripe though: this is an excellent campsite, and one I would definitely stay at again.

Jul 28, 2015 by JayneC
★★★★☆

Lovely chilled out site

We've just returned from a lovely bank holiday weekend at Dews Lake. The site has a really nice, relaxed atmosphere and we really enjoyed our stay. There were lots of family groups staying with kids which can sometimes be annoying if you don't have any but as we were staying on the non-electric field we could choose our own pitch away from any screaming children which was great. There is plenty of space and even though the site was busy it didn't feel cramped. It was lovely just to sit out in the evening and being able to hire a fire pit was fun and added to the atmosphere. The facilities were good, although one sink for washing up meant you did have to wait around sometimes. The hot water ran out quite a lot too, which did unfortunately mean cold showers most days. Location couldn't have been better and it was great not to drive too far to get anywhere. Overall a brilliant weekend and we would definitely stay at Dews Lake again.

May 25, 2015 by Izzi91
★★★★★

Great Campsite

My husband and I just spent the weekend at Dews Lake and what a great place to stay. The washing facilities were great, luvly warm showers and the kitchen provisions were also great.  This is a very clean well run site and we will definitely be returning. 

Sep 15, 2014 by Sian Newey
★★★★★

Fab family-friendly campsite


We have just had a very happy stay at this very pretty, relaxed and friendly campsite.We had a pitch in the electric hook-up field and I loved the fact that once we had unloaded and set- up our stuff, and the car was back in the car park, all the children from round the edge of the field got together and played and ran about in the middle of the field safely and happily - free hula hoops and balls were available. The permanent camping cabins looked lovely too. Didn't see inside the Bell Tents in the non-electric field but spoke to someone staying in one and they were loving it.

It is a great set-up. Bethan (camp owner) is really friendly, helpful & responsive (people previously had lamented lack of showers and now there are double the amount (tip: the ones in the loos always seem to have hot water whereas the ones in new block sometimes run out!; and when we mentioned we would really have found it useful to have access to a freezer for cooling our ice-blocks, Beth said she was about to plug one in and true to her word it was on the go in the kitchen area later that day!

The kitchen is a top spot with additional crockery / cutlery / pans provided for those who have forgotten anything. Also on offer, spare bin bags, recycling bags, local info, and a communal fridge to keep your milk/ butter / wine/beer etc cold. (Washing machine also available).

The location is great too - v near Pembroke, Tenby and heaps of amazingly gorgeous beaches: we went to Barafundle (good sand & swimming, beautiful beach but 25min walk from car park; Broadhaven (our favourite - great sand, sea & rock-pooling); Manorbier (great rock-pooling & rock- collecting); Freshwater East, Wisemans Bridge etc. loads of great castles around too - Carew Castle was lovely. Also good boat trips from Tenby - mackerel fishing, Caldey Island etc.

We rented/borrowed a fire pit and toasted marshmallows - and felt v lucky with sensational weather until Hurricane Bertha hit UK and rained (and blew) heavily on our parade the night before and day we left. We have fallen in love with Pembrokeshire and would definitely come back to Dews Lake again. It was fab!

Can't think of anything we didn't really like - fellow campers were a friendly bunch. Only thing was cold showers but par for the course when camping occasionally.

Aug 18, 2014 by cheese4maweasel
★★★★★

Top tenting!

Holiday fever kicked in as soon as we stepped onto the site. The site looked lovely with bell tents, caravans and small huts, surrounded by endless greenery. The spacious and relaxed nature of the camp site meant we were able to sit out and enjoy the Pembrokeshire sunshine without even feeling the need to jet off out and around the county. Although it was not far to venture out to some beautiful spots and beaches. We were able to cycle to a nearby beach and the adjoining village itself was very quaint and friendly. I recommend taking the local cruiser bus that goes through the village, we were able to stop at several beaches throughout the day by hopping on this service as it takes you right along the coastline. Lunch and diner options were easy to access from the bus stops, we had a fantastic locally sourced lunch from the Cafe Mor stall on the breezy surfing beach of Freshwater West.

Jul 29, 2014 by Kathryn R
★★★★★

Relaxing little campsite

A fab find, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy well trodden tourist path and yet a short distance from Bosherston, (the best beach ever) Barafundle and Tenby. We enjoyed cycling into the Lamphey village for freshly baked bread from Mr White's Bakery. Dewslake Farm is on cycle route 4 perfect for exploring Pembrokeshire. The site is basic but had everything we needed, hot showers, plenty of space, campfires, beautiful views there is even a kitchen area where we had use of a fridge, kettle and washing up area. The owners were friendly and helpful and everywhere on site was kept clean. We will be back!

Jul 24, 2014 by Mario
★★★☆☆

Great getaway!

This campsite was perfect for what we were looking for. It's simple but has all the camping essentials you need - electricity if required plus hot (NB!) showers and toilets which are kept clean and stocked up, even though we visited on a very busy Easter weekend. There were some bell tents too which could be hired which looked lovely and while we were there some fisherman's huts were being built too, which looked very cute and I'd be tempted to head back again to try these! There was a little festival on the grounds while we were there which created a nice atmosphere. The campsite is a short drive to the beach and nearby towns but a car is a must around here. We'll hopefully return soon!

May 15, 2014 by JDP

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