Becks Bay The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Tenby

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A tiny, family-friendly campsite boasting bell tents and shepherds huts on the southern Pembrokeshire coast

Plotted within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Becks Bay Camping sits just 100m from the famous coastal path, overlooking the eponymous cove known locally as Becks Bay. In almost every direction the land folds away in a mass of summer green, while the nearest roads are all shielded by the bushiest of hedgerows. It’s no surprise that, though small, this sheltered meadow space was destined to become a campsite. It almost seems purpose built for it.

In total, Becks Bay has just 13 camping pitches, along with five bell tents pitched on flat ground in a tiny wooded glade. There is no electricity, no playground and certainly no WiFi, while the toilets and showers have been newly built into a wooden shed, bodged together with charmingly mismatched wooden doors. The whole place feels thoroughly rustic and, despite proper flushing loos, still offers the wilder camping experience. This is the sort of spot where children play in rolling fields rather than a playground and campfires crackle through the night. Expect a week or two getting grass stains out of trousers when you get home.

For those with who prefer their camping with a generous dose of luxury, the Frankshore Shepherd’s Hut come complete with electricity, a proper bed and en suite bathroom. Mod cons – like gas hobs in the kitchenette and a heated towel-rail – up the comfort levels, while traditional touches like the wood-burning stove makes this a cosy cocoon for couples.

When the sun's out, there are plenty of beaches within reach with Lydstep Bay the nearest and most well known. The National Trust car park is free and the sands offer excellent views out to Caldey Island, though the giant holiday park that backs it slightly spoils the feel. Instead, head a little east to Penally Beach (free parking at the station) in the west end of Tenby’s mile-long south beach. Spanning the shoreline from St. Catherine's Island to Giltar Point, the views across to Caldey Island are spectacular. It’s slightly quieter than the sandy sections immediately around the town – Castle Beach, Harbour Beach and the north beach – though all are fantastic, especially if you want to explore Tenby itself at some point during your stay. You can spend the morning on a beach, the afternoon tasting ice creams and the evening back around the campfire. We think that’s all the essentials covered.

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Facilities

Hot showers, flushing toilets and a washing up area. No electrical hook-ups. Campfires and BBQs permitted. The private shepherd's hut has a double bed, wood-burning stove, gas hobs, table, chairs and fitted double bed (bedding included). It's fully en suite – hot shower and eco-loo – and connected to mains electricity. Campfires permitted outside and BBQ provided.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, dogs – yes. Caravans and motor homes – no. The shepherds hut is best for couples but there is room for an infant (additional cot possible). Dogs are also permitted in the hut.

Nearby

The campsite is right on the edge of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with easy access to footpaths, including trails down to the nearest beaches where you can link up with the famous coastal trail. The Manorbier peninsular offers some of the most secluded sandy beaches both east and west of the main surf beach – Precipe and Swan Lake Bay are particular local favourites. Nearby Tenby is an excellent old walled town to visit, with a harbour and expansive beaches at low tide. For something non-beach related, though, drive 5 miles south west to Manorbier Castle (01834 871394) a Norman keep located in the a beautiful old village. The curtain walls and round and square towers are now partially ruined but well worth a visit. Along with the castle, there are also gardens, a dovecote and mill to explore.

Food & Drink

Waves Italian restaurant (01834 870085). The bright blue painted Cross Inn (01834 844665) in Penally is a mile away and has a fantastic, traditional, seaside pub atmosphere. The Plantagenet (01834 842350) in Tenby is a high-end option set in a romantic 10th century building, the oldest in town. Stroll across the meadow to Bubbleton Farm Shop & Café (07929 334826) on site while the Lydstep Tavern (01834 871521) is not too far beyond. 

Opening Times

Early April–end of October. Shepherds hut open all year.

Family Friendly

If you like your camping small-scale and simple, then Becks Bay is, as Mary Poppins wold say, 'practically perfect in every way'. There's loads of spaces but very few pitches and the beach is within spitting distance. Don't spit though. Mary Poppins wouldn't like that.

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The Owner Says

Welcome! Becks Bay Camping is set next to an isolated cove just 1 mile West of Tenby’s South Beach and a ten minute walk to the stunning Lydstep Bay. The field is set in an amazing location in the grounds of the ancient ruin called Trussleton. We are passionate about providing a perfect place to camp for a real welsh adventure holiday.

The camping fields are adjacent to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path on a working farm – we have produce for sale in our Farm shop (Bubbleton Farm Shop) and also sell fresh eggs, potatoes etc from an honesty table near the camping field.

Our site is a short distance from Penally village (with train station and shop), and a 2 minute walk to the coolest new music café bar in Tenby – West Coast Café and Arts.

On our doorstep we have a catalogue of Wales’s best beaches – we encourage you to explore the coast path especially the Manorbier peninsular and ancient village.

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Accommodation

13 grass pitches, 5 pre-pitched bell tents and a shepherds hut.

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Location

Contact Becks Bay, Penally, Tenby SA70 7RX

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Getting There

The campsite is 1 mile from Penally train station. Coming from Tenby, the train station will be on your left. After 1 mile the road bends under the railway line and becks bay camping is on the left 100m after going through the tunnel.

Penally railway station (0845 748 4950) is 1 mile west of campsite.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 29 reviews

★★★★★

Great pitch - lots of space for kids to run free

We have just come back from a 2 week stay here and would recommend this for families who want to have the luxury of space all around them - Tom ensures the campsite is not cramped and happily introduced himself to all of us. The cafe with pigs, chickens, sheep and cows for the kids to feed is a brilliant way to while away a few hours - with our children (all under 8) running about & keeping entertained while we ate delicious cake and drank tea. The showers were wonderfully hot all the time (they each have their own gas boiler) and, though there were only a few showers, I never had to wait. Only recommendations would be to have an extra washing sink as there was often a wait (albeit around 5 minutes at most). Thank you for a brilliant stay!
Sep 2, 2019 by Angela
★★★★★

wonderful camp site

We spent 2 nights in one of the bell tents glamping on our first family camping holiday in Wales and this site we perfect. The tent and facilities were fab and Tom was the perfect host. We visited the farm shop for breakfast on our way to our next site and that was great too. My only comment would be to have a selection of gluten free foods in the shop/cafe.
Aug 12, 2019 by Heather Gibbard
★★★★★

3 nights in Paradies

We were lucky when Tom said us on the phone: Sure there is space for you. Find a pitch and feel like home. So we did and enjoyed 3 nights at this really relaxing Camping place. There were clean toilets and showers - most of the time with warm water. They had a solarpowered loading station for smartphones and the best: only some steps till the coast path. 45 min walk to tenby, much less to the beaches. We loved our time here and were a bit sad when we realised on our last day in Wales /GB, that the little farm shop which belongs to Tom an is really close, serves the best Welsh Breakfast we had during our 3 weeks holiday in the UK! Go for it!
Aug 5, 2019 by Ann-Catherine Fougeras
★★★★★

Perfect campsite in a beautiful location.

Just returned from a fabulous week’s camping at Becks Bay. The campsite is perfect: camp fires, small, dog-friendly, quiet, great showers and enough toilets to serve the small number of campers allowed. Terrific location too: several golden sand beaches within a 15 minute drive (we like Skrinkle the best) and, the sea was warm enough to swim in! (those in wetsuits did look warmer though). Thoroughly recommend it.
Aug 3, 2019 by Fiona
★★★★★

Fantastic Little Campsite

Spent 3 days at Becks Bay and thoroughly enjoyed it. Tom was very welcoming and the site itself was pleasantly busy without ever feeling crowded. Toilets were super clean and showers super hot. Only a short walk to the well stocked farm shop / cafe, and an even shorter walk to the coastal path. Pembrokeshire is possibly the best holiday destination in Great Britain and this site is a perfect base from which to explore it. Will definitely return again in the future.
Jul 8, 2019 by Matthew Davis
★★★★★

Best campsite we’ve stayed in

We’ve just come back from 4 nights at Becks Bay. It is a really great campsite with a very relaxed vibe. The toilets and showers were lovely and clean, the location is great (just by the coastal path) and the farm shop is also wonderful and great that it has freezer block facilities.
Jun 28, 2019 by Lara
★★★★★

Such a beautiful spot

Can't speak highly enough about this place. Very relaxed vibe, beautiful location and right on the coastal path. The coastline is a short walk away, and some gorgeous beaches in easy reach. We ate at the farm shop and it was delicious, and bought food from there to cook - also lovely. The shop also sells the dough balls for the pizza oven, which makes using that easy. Loved the whole experience, and can't wait to come back.
Jun 27, 2019 by Marie Leadbetter
★★★★★

Great site, welcoming and helpful staff, good location.... what's not to like?

Becks Bay is a relaxed and welcoming campsite. Child and dog friendly, it's spot on for the whole family. Ablutions and utilities as you'd expect; rustic, charming and functional. The nearby (5min walk) shop has all the essentials and plenty more; great for coffee and cake on any day it also provides details of local events and activities via flyers/pamphlets and the local knowledge of the helpful and friendly staff. Cliff top walks are a real highlight, the wonderful views meander gently to some lovely beaches. The camping is near the road, although it isn't busy and a solid hedge separates you, it's nothing to worry about but good to know. Glampers get the best view and when busy the pitches are close-ish, but far enough apart not to worry if it gets a little windy.... Overall Becks Bay is a great campsite, I will be returning.
Jun 3, 2019 by Happy Camper
★★★★★

Fabulous peaceful stay at a lovely campsite

Minimal pitches so plenty of space for everyone. Able to leave the car and walk from the site. Facilities rustic and qwerky but clean. Tom the owner very friendly. Firepits lovely. Bought meat from farmshop and all fabulous. Also ate at cafe on last morning before travelling home, really good. Wouldn't hesitate to return to this site.
May 14, 2019 by Mazda59karen
★★★★★

Wonderful

Lovely campsite, very laid back, dog and child friendly. Don't go if you can't live without electricity or wi-fi, or cobwebby upcycled toilets. If you can, however, you will have a fabulous time here.
Nov 10, 2018 by Gynapnudd
★★★★★

wonderful relaxing site with comfortable Bell Tents

We stayed for a week the last week of September 2018 for our honeymoon. We had a Bell tent with all the facilities and comfortable large bed. We took our dog as he loves camping and had an amazing time. The owners made sure we had everything we needed .. fresh eggs, bread, milk butter and jam for a breakfast starter. The site is located so close to all amenities with coastal walks within metres of the camp. Great location. Can't wait to book again next year.
Oct 3, 2018 by The Bowmans
★★★★★

Family-friendly, Wild and Wonderful

We spent a week at Beck's Bay and, despite the inclement weather, we survived and thoroughly enjoyed our time in this beautiful part of the country. We loved the simplicity of this small, relaxed, clean, family-friendly site, taking us comfortably back to basics. There is so much to see and do nearby that the children were never bored and were catered for even on rainy days. We would be very happy to return and recommend this site.
Aug 28, 2018 by Kym Delport
★★★★☆

Beautiful

Beautiful location, lovely relaxed vibe, GREAT cafe, lovely hosts 
Aug 27, 2018 by Cristin
★★★★★

Brilliant holiday, recommending this site to friends

My granddaughters loved the freedom and the eldest did not use her phone once during the week we were there. Tom was very welcoming to all campers as they arrived. Evenings were made even more special with the campfires . Very special place.
Aug 18, 2018 by Caroline
★★★★★

Friendly family atmosphere

Fantastic camp site, Tom and his family set a lovely vibe, of respect for each other and the environment. would recommend to anyone and our 2 kids love the play house and swing. I would recommend going to the farm shop and cafe we only went on our last day wish we had more as the food is fantastic.
Jul 18, 2018 by Robert
★★★★★

Great space and facilities for an intimate truly cool site

Tom is a very welcoming host
Jul 16, 2018 by Chris
★★★★★

Quiet retreat

Lovely campsite, we took our own tent, toilets and showering facilities were clean. Lovely little den for kids, and plenty to do nearby. Overall a great stay, we will be back and bring our friends with us.
Jul 1, 2018 by Chloe Hodges
★★★★★

A blissful retreat - perfect little campsite in every way - clean, peaceful, beautiful surroundings and perfect location right next to the UK's most stunning coastpath

A perfect stay in our campervan over a late May bank holiday weekend which would have been far less enjoyable anywhere else! Beautifully clean, tidy, quiet campsite with plenty of space between pitches and lots of quirky extras like hammocks in the trees! - friendly helpful owners, dog friendly and adjacent to the amazing Pembrokeshire coastal path - no need to drive anywhere - just pitch and walk in either direction - Tenby or Lydstep. We will return.
Jun 16, 2018 by judith mulcahy
★★★★★

Just a perfect little place in Pembrokeshire

Our first time glamping - couldn’t have asked for more. Gorgeous weather and a great site and location- easy to access all the super beaches in the area. Really peaceful and good facilities without being over developed- the shower is great! Beds are comfy. Lovely host Tom- friendly and helpful- the farm shop across the road is good too- full of local produce. We’ll be back for sure.
Jun 1, 2018 by Bethan Griffiths
★★★★☆

Relaxing bank holiday weekend.

We stayed at Becks Bay over a sunny bank holiday and it was just lovely to come back, to a peaceful campsite, after the chaos in Tenby and Sandersfoot. The environment was very friendly and welcoming and my brother was filled with regret as he was at a noisy campsite down the road. On the last day we went for lunch in the farm shop - was just beautiful and I didn't want to leave. Solar power electric point to charge phones - brilliant!!! Hope to visit again soon.
May 8, 2018 by Lydie
★★★★★

Perfect location and great facilities

We stayed for 2 nights. The site is right on the coastal path and owner Tom helpfully told us about some quiet nearby bays to explore. An hours walk along the coastal path to Tenby. Great rainforest shower and facilities. Hammocks and a pizza oven. Will definitely go back.
May 1, 2018 by Aimee
★★★★★

Lovely location - Ideal for coastal walks.

This was the best campsite we went to on our tour of Pembrokeshire by far. Good facilities,short walk to the cliffs and a reasonable walk to tenby.there is a lovely farm shop and cafe just over the road.staff were helpful and fantastic. I recommend it and yes,we will defiantly be coming back in 2018 😀 thanks.
Feb 2, 2018 by Wyndham
★★★★★

Wonderful winter break Jan 2018

“A fabulous romantic hut-escape! Excellent location for coastal walks and adventures. Down the road from Tenby and a short drive from other great coastal villages! The hut itself is delightful with everything you could need for a couple of days! A very warm and cosy feel. Absolutely loved the log burner and the fire pit outside too! All in all, a perfect getaway!” .
Jan 8, 2018 by Laura

Response from Becks Bay

Thanks Laura, hope you'll be back soon. Kind regards Tom
★★★★★

Absolutely amazing time.

Could not fault our stay in the Frankshore Shepherds Hut. A beautiful setting and truly amazing hosts whose hospitality and friendliness was so welcoming. The Shepherds Hut is well equipped, so great to have ensuite and a fab shower. We were greeted every morning by the dairy cattle and the chickens and pigs very comical. Bubbleton Cafe and Farm shop again were staffed with welcoming employees. The scenery and local attractions added to our experience. Tom advised on local beaches to visit and the information in the Shepherds Hut made us explore every day. We can really recommend Stackpole, part of the National Trust, the beaches are out if this world. I've already recommended friends to visit and we are hoping to return very soon and in the colder months. Thanks Tom and Sally, it was a pleasure meeting you. X
Jul 27, 2017 by Jo Knight
★★★★★

Wonderful stay

We absolutely loved it here and can't wait to go back. A few days before arrival I received a fantastic email from Tom with a map of the site, directions and pages of recommendations for meals, things to do etc. The site was easy to find - though it is a very sharp left turn immediately as you go under the bridge - and is well kept. Great toilet block and a wonderful shower. Each pitch is a good size and has a fire pit which is great in the evenings. The farm shop is just down the road and has a nice selection of supplies as well as an excellent cooked breakfast in a lovely cafe. Tom is incredibly welcoming and friendly and was on the site every evening. The location is perfect - peaceful but close to everything and we found it incredibly relaxing. Overall it's a very friendly, well kept site and the nicest I've been to - I can't recommended it highly enough and will be going back!
Jul 8, 2017 by alpritt
★★★★★

A great first time

We had our first camping holiday as a family. We had a weekend at Becks bay and were not disappointed. We had sunshine and heavy rain over the weekend and made the best of both. We enjoyed the campfires and bbq's on the grass and the kids loved the swing and walking to the coast. It was great to have a technology ban and enjoy some good old fashioned ball games. The site was very basic with no electric hookup or wifi thankfully but the toilet and shower facilities were great and charming at the same time. I love the "knocked up with anything will do" theme. We were contacted by Tom on the day we were arriving apologising for not being able to meet us due to personal reasons. He informed us that his mother in law would be looking after the site but we didn't see anyone. The farms shop was non-existent but understandably after reading newsletter on site citing reasons which I will not publicise on here. Our first nights sleep was awful due to wind flapping corners of tent and we were sleeping with our heads down the wrong edge of the tent and very noisy neighbours getting very drunk and shouting and swearing until 3:30am. (Unfortunately I had left my baseball bat at home lol). But despite that we loved camping and the site and would definitely go back. The location is great too, between Tenby and Manorbier. It was very quiet except for a little road traffic and the odd trai. Now and again.
Sep 25, 2016 by Allnjms
★★★★★

Absolutely superb campsite

Despite the rain and gale force winds, an absolutely fantastic few days. Excellent location, excellent facilities and very friendly and helpful owner, Tom who made sure call campers were OK after the windy night. Agree completely with two comments below. Absolutely superb campsite.
Aug 25, 2016 by elizabeth
★★★★★

Camping Unplugged!

A fantastic weekend with no electric hook up, no wifi, no phone signal........ Bliss! A lovely rustic, simple site to escape from reality and reconnect with nature, family and friends. A chilled vibe where campfires are welcome, with space and safety for children to run free with little worry for site traffic. We will be returning!
Jul 27, 2016 by Steve
★★★★★

Didn't want to leave!

We just had the most amazing weekend at Becks Bay! If what you're looking for is good ol' fashioned wild rustic camping, but with just the right amount of luxury thrown in then I can highly recommend the bell tent option at this site. The site itself, is in an incredible location, it's really accessible yet feels remote and secluded, it borders the stunning stretch of coast path between Tenby and Lydstep, with views over a picture perfect cove and the monastic island of Caldey. All within a stones throw of Tenby and wet weather activities in the shape of Anna's Zoo, The Dinosaur Park and Heatherton. As a young family slightly nervous about our first camping trip with a baby, we were delighted to be welcomed by a comfortable bell tent, with everything we needed provided from a BBQ to a fantastic hot shower. Tom the owner came to say hello and welcome us to the site with his two young boys on his tractor. The land has been in his family for generations and he was able to give us some top tips as to where to visit in the area and the best walks. We took his advice and took a wonderful day trip to Caldey island from Tenby. The beaches there are exquisite, and it's such a great place for kids. We'll definitely be back, but next time for a week, and although I feel compelled to write this review as a thank you for a wonderful weekend, there's a little part of me that feels like keeping it a secret!
Jul 25, 2016 by RGREES

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