Situated behind the dunes at Whitesands right next to the beach, on the most Westerly tip of South Wales, 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, choose your pitch on the day, and find "Famous" Pete (who manages the site and may be found in the Car Park Ticket Office between 0900-1100 & 1400-1700).
The main small site (30 pitches) is open from Easter school holidays through to the end of October.
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 "back to basics" 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 by Dragin WiFi, first 10 minutes free).
We do not cater for caravans or motorhomes (large campervans). There are other nearby sites inland that specialise in these.
In July 2018 The Sunday Times Travel section chose Whitesands as one of the "top 50 beaches in the UK", and recommended Whitesands Camping as "the best place to stay" to enjoy the beach.
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, Whitesands dunes and nearby Porthsele or Porth Melgan beaches (15 minutes away) do not have dog restrictions. The site accepts well behaved owners and their dogs.
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!