Whitesands Camping . St Davids . Pembrokeshire . Wales

Pitch up next to the sand, sea and surf.

About

Situated on the most Westerly tip of South Wales, right next to Whitesands Beach, looking out to the Atlantic beyond - you can’t get much further away from the hustle and bustle of modern life than this!

We have catered for campers since the 1920s, adopting a relaxed, family-focused, low key and friendly approach to our many return and first time visitors: no need to book in advance (we don't make bookings), just turn up and ask for "Famous" Pete, who manages the site, choosing your pitch on the day. 

The main small site (30 pitches) is normally open from Easter school holidays through to the end of October.  Due to the impact of the wet weather, and the need to re-seed the grass, the main small site will not open in 2018 until Whitsun weekend, Friday 25th May. 

In the summer school holiday weeks, during August, the site expands to include additional fields that provide breathtaking views over Whitesands Bay.  For those who enjoy "farm camping" and "wild camping", then this will 'hit the spot'.  The farm fields are now closed.  

The facilities provided are basic: electric hot showers (two with tokens, available from "Famous Pete"), outside cold water shower, toilets, an outside sink for the washing-up, fourteen electric hook-ups on the main site ("first come first served", they cannot be booked in advance), and water taps dotted about the place.  Plus in August there's plenty of room in the fields for a game of football or cricket; you can book surf lessons and hire equipment in peak season; windbreaks and recliners can also be rented at the beach slipway.  Broadband Wi-Fi is available on site (charge made, first 10 minutes free).

In 2014, this site came top of the Weather Channel's "Ten Coolest Campsites in Britain":  "Once you're in Britain’s smallest city, St Davids, take a drive down a winding country road to reach Pembrokeshire’s renowned Blue Flag beach, Whitesands. Here you will find Whitesands Beach Camp Site; a low-key, no-fuss spot with the best views around and effortless access to the beach. Nights are the real highlight: as the beach empties, campers at Whitesands more or less have their own private patch of sand – perfect for games and BBQs as the sun fades and the moon gradually illuminates the sea".

Whitesands Bay was chosen as the Countryfile Magazine "Beach of the Year 2014/15".

The Beach Cafe and Shop is open for most of the year.  The "Coaster" bus travels back and fore to St Davids every half hour during the summer months (May to September); and the beach is manned by RNLI Lifeguards over the same period.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park imposes a dog ban on Whitesands Beach between 1st May and 30th September.  The coast path and nearby Porthsele or Porth Melgan beaches (15 minutes away) do not have dog restrictions.  The site accepts well behaved owners and their dogs.

Whitesands attended car park is £5.00 per car (£4.00 for registered disabled); it is a pay car park run by St Davids City Council, and is open between 1st March and 31st October each year.  There is no charge for parking vehicles alongside tent pitches on the campsite.

So, if you want a relaxed, no-frills tent site with plenty of space, situated next to a stunning beach, with "the best views around" - then this should be your first choice!

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Camping Next to the Beach

Surely it doesn’t get much better than this!

Pitch up alongside Whitesands Beach: choose the best waves from the comfort of your tent; go for a swim when the tide is just right; explore the rock pools below you; and experience the magic of a Whitesands sunset.

Whitesands Webcam

Whitesands Webcam

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Facilities

The facilities provided are basic: showers (two with tokens), an outdoor shower, toilets, 14 electric hook-ups, and water taps dotted about the place.

There’s plenty of room in the fields for a game of football or cricket; at the Beach Car Park you can book surf lessons and hire equipment, including windbreaks and recliners.

The “Coaster” bus travels to St David’s every half hour during the summer months (May to September); and the beach is manned by RNLI Lifeguards over the same period.

A shop, situated in the beach Car Park, is open for most of the year.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park imposes a dog ban on Whitesands Beach between 1st May and 30th September.

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