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Rhosson Campsite

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire St Davids

Rhosson Campsite, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6PY

“Million dollar views for the price of a pint”, is how one camper described Rhosson Campsite. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.

Pembrokeshire is awash with incredible camping spots but few can match the spectacular price and stonking location of Rhosson Campsite, 200 metres from the renowned coastal path. Within walking distance of historic St Davids, the UK’s smallest city, this back-to-basics, meadow campsite charges just four pounds per person (a smidgen more than a pint of bitter in the nearby Farmer’s Arms) and welcomes every type of camping abode, from skimpy expedition tents to luxury campervans and caravans. The only rules? Accept that facilities are bare and basic, keep dogs on a lead at all times and respect your fellow campers. Oh, and while campfires are permitted, just make sure they don't turn into bonfires!  

The main Rhosson meadow is a glorious blast from the past. There’s no tarmac entrance, just a well worn gap in the fence; no reception shop; no playground; indeed, no buildings, other than a tiny old barn that has been converted into a rustic toilet block with fresh-water taps and cold, outdoor showers. It’s a real, old-fashioned farm campsite, where the lack of modern amenities is all part of the appeal. Stride down to the coastal path for a day exploring the beaches and bluffs of Pembrokeshire, cycle to renowned Whitesands Bay for an afternoon’s surfing, or simply hike up the heather-clad hunk of rock that protrudes from the adjacent meadow – a prized viewing point from which to watch the sunset.

The campsite is owned by the same family that run the Voyages of Discovery boat trips from the iconic RNLI St Davids Lifeboat Station in St Justinians. It’s a 15-minute walk to get down there and, if you’re camping, you’ll get a 10% discount on your trip. It’s well worth it on a sunny day. The boats speed you out around the headland, salty wind sending your hair in all directions, then tour along the rugged coast of 640-acre Ramsey Island, where grey seals and porpoises reside in abundance. Dolphins are a frequent sight as you journey in and out, too, before landing back on terra ferma and refuelling with an extra-large ice cream.

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Heaven in a field with an angelic horse

Wow wow wow what more can I say shhhhh don't tell anyone about this place they will all want to go it's a little piece of heaven there's a beautiful white horse who came to visit every morning and evening too hard to find but I'm glad I did can't wait to go back again soon
Oct 26, 2018 by Sonia Pearce

Beautifully basic costal campsite

Had a fantastic nights stay at Rhosson Campsite, would definitely return for a longer stay. The campsite is in a perfect location with sea views, 10 minutes stroll to the costal path and 25 minute walk to the edge of St. David’s and the excellent Famer’s Arms. The facilities are basic I guess if you are used to a more commercialised site but were great for us, we found them clean and tidy. A great, simple and peaceful site.
Aug 28, 2018 by Jodie

Thank goodness campsites like this still exist!

5 stars normally means swanky toilet block, warm welcome, everything provided. Not so here! Here it means a field with dirt cheap rates, lovely view, a basic loo and cold shower, and no stress whatsoever. No reception, no designated pitches, no check in or out times, just an honesty box and a pitch up wherever and whenever you like policy. Lots of space and 15 minutes walk from a gorgeous beach (and a much more expensive campsite!) in a beautiful part of Pembrokeshie. You can walk all the way round the headland from here. Absolutely loved our weekend here and this campsite made it all possible at the last minute and on a budget. FYI loo roll and soap not guaranteed, you'd do well to bring your own, and if you don't bring the sun with you too the cold shower might be interesting!
Aug 6, 2018 by Norbertthecampervan
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