A spacious grass pitch with electric hook-up, set in 10-acres of beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit & picnic table. The campsite is just a few minutes walk from Whitesands Beach, one of Wales' finest beaches
The Owner Says
These spacious pitches give you the chance to have your own private space camping amongst other peers! The campsite is set in a beautiful rural Pembrokeshire environment with fabulous views across Whitesands, St Davids, St Brides Bay and Carn Llidi. Once the sun goes down keep warm by the camp fire, enjoy the fabulous night skies and listen to the pounding surf drifting up from the beach. There is almost no light pollution out here and this results in a fantastic view of the Milky Way. New for 2019 are communal luxury eco shower & toilet facilities. There is also a communal facility for washing up undercover which also has a fridge / freezer and phone charging points. Be sure to visit the Pembrokeshire National Park where there are numerous amounts of walks with great views across the Sound to Ramsey Island. If you are feeling more adventurous then head up to the top of Carn Llidi and take in the fantastic scenery. Dunes at Whitesands Camping offers the use of boogie boards, buckets and spades etc... free to use on a first come first served basis!
About Dunes at Whitesands Camping
Families, couples, walkers, small motorhomes, caravans, camper vans – yes. Dogs – no. The camping site is vehicle-free during the week. Cars can only access the camping pitches twice; once to pitch and once to strike camp. The only exception to this is the camper van / motorhome pitches (Chough, Kite, Buzzard, Hawk and Guillemot).
Blue flag and surfer friendly Whitesands Beach is just a 10-minute walk away, skirting around St Davids City Golf Course (07527 004015) to get there. You can take boards from the campsite and throw yourselves into the waves or simply enjoy a little sand castle building. Its 1½ miles into St Davids itself. Famed for being Britain’s smallest ‘city’, it is really little more than a village. But it’s one of the most characterful villages in the country and very much characterised by its celtic heritage, most obviously in the Welsh language, which you’ll probably hear being spoken in shops and bars hereabouts. Visit the cathedral (01437 720202), the bishop's palace(01443 336 000) and explore the many galleries – Oriel-Y-Felin (01437 720 386) is a particular favourite – or stick to the coast with a ramble along the renowned Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Food & Drink
The beach café offers a wide range of hot and cold food and is just a 10 minute stroll away. For everything else, St Davids is the place to go. It boasts many good Welsh pubs, including the Farmers Arms (01437 721666) and The Bishops (01437 720422) – both of which offer traditional pub fare. There are a handful of good restaurants in St Davids too, including The St Davids Gin & Kitchen (01437 720404). Slightly further afield The Shed (01348 831518) in Porthgain offers the best seafood.
We have just returned from the Dunes Campsite and had an excellent time. Fran and Richard have done amazing job in making this the best campsite we have ever been too. They are very friendly and the facilities are first class, better than some hotels we have stayed in. Whitesands beach is just a 10 minute walk away, even on a busy day there is plenty of space and with toilets and a nice café it makes it a lovely day on the beach. Richard told us how to walk into St Davids and is was very easy to find. We will defiantly be going back at some point in the future.
We have just returned from 2 weeks at Dunes with our family of 4. In typically Welsh fashion, the weather chucked its best and worst at us, but we survived. Largely due to Richard & Fran’s attentive and thoughtful intervention; checking we had seen the forecast and providing us with heavy duty wooden pegs and a sledge hammer. The site is clearly their pride and joy and the new toilet block is stunning. You could eat your dinner off the floor! Fridges are great, each pitch has its designated shelf. £4 to use the washer (eco-detergent is provided in this) and you are trusted to pop your money in an honesty jar. Very much committed to recycling. Our youngest loved the short footpath that is cut into the inside perimeter of the site and must have done 20 miles a day on her bike, just pottering about. We have camped extensively over the years and have not felt this sad to leave for home in a long while. I shall very definitely miss the sight of Richard in his yellow wellies!!!!
We had a fabulous week here this summer - the site is in a beautiful location tucked away behind Whitesands Bay, within walking distance of the beach via the coastal path, and with a view of St Davids in the distance. All the pitches are spacious, with a picnic table and fire pit - we stayed at Curlew which was lovely and secluded. The owners put a lot of thought and care in running the site - the two facility areas are always spotless and there are lots of thoughtful extras, including bags of dry wood available to buy, and a supply of pegs to keep your clothes on the washing lines in the Pembrokeshire wind! Most campsites are a good base just for sleeping and eating, but Dunes is also a lovely place to spend time - we often spent the morning relaxing on site, then headed down to the beach in the afternoon. It is our new favourite site and hope to return soon!
We camped on Kittiwake pitch for 6 nights with lovely weather. This is such a good campsite. All pitches are very private. They will become even more beautiful as the planting develops. Facilities are very good. Although we were a bit of a walk to the toilets it was manageable. Lovely showers. Sensible fridge arrangement etc. And all very well cared for. Ten minutes walk to coastal path, beach, swimming and ice cream.
This is a beautiful site, we have had a great week and have also been fortunate to have great weather. Fran and Richard have provided a site which gives everything a camper could need. ,We stayed in Fulmar a spacious and private site where we could relax and enjoy the peace and scenery around. It is well located for boat trips and walks and the beach is fabulous and safe with life guards. All week we have seen Fran working so hard on the site for our benefit. Everything was clean well maintained and she is passionate about recycling and helping everyone have a good experience. Be prepared that the toilets are not close to the Concealed sites, and the site got a bit windy on a few days so a few extra pegs were needed. Having a fire pit and a picnic bench were also fun additions to the site. St Davids is nearby with a supermarket where we were able to buy all the supplies we needed. We geel we have been privileged to enjoy the Dunes camping site and this stunning area of protected nature reserve. Thankyou.
At the Cross Square in St David’s take the A487 (Nun St) but, after 800m, turn off (left) onto the B4583, following signs to Whitesands Beach. After another 100m turn left and stay on the B4583. After 1 mile, and immediately after passing the Craig-Y-Mor B&B sign, turn left at the cross roads. The entrance to Dunes at Whitesands Camping is 100m on the left directly in front of the golf course club house.
There is a local bus service that stops 100m from the site entrance with links from St Davids to Haverfordwest and Fishguard. Trains from Haverfordwest connect to Cardiff and London Paddington.