Whitesands Camping . St Davids . Pembrokeshire . Wales

Pitch up next to the sand, sea and surf.

Tariff & Terms


Thursday 6th August 1800 Update:

The main campsite is now full.  We still have room on the farm fields for tents and trailer tents.  

For those who can camp on weekdays, it's a lot quieter with a wider choice of pitches.  

The new shower and toilet block is open: There are a female, male and disabled/family sections:

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 Covid 19:  We do our best to keep the toilets clean, and they are treated with appropriate anti-bacterial chemicals; we use paper for wiping surfaces (rather than cloths) and a steam cleaner for the floor and surfaces.  Campers are asked to ensure cleanliness at all times.  Dogs are not allowed into the shower and toilet facility.

The farm fields (13 acres, or nearly 10 football pitches) above the beach are now open.  These provide 'wild camping' for tents and trailer tents, with places to pitch that are set far apart (see photo from 3rd August below).  There are water taps located in most fields, but main facilities are close to the beach.  There will be no additional charge for campers who bring their own toilet tents in order to remain self contained.  

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For a 'live' image of Whitesands Beach: https://youtu.be/4MjvSFTXyV0

Main site (30 pitches): Tents, trailer tents, campervans (such as VW T5) and smaller sized motorhomes are welcome. Sorry, we do not have pitches for caravans or very large motorhomes ('A' class and RV).   

Farm fields (13 acres or 10 football pitches): Now open (tents and accompanying vehicles, and trailer tents only).  'Wild camping' in farm fields with water taps, and facilities closer to the beach.  

We do not formally take bookings at any time of year and cannot allocate pitches in advance: "first-come-first-served policy".

We encourage payment by card, but also accept cheques or cash.

Tariff 2020 season 

  • Adults:                  £9 per person per night (16 years+).
  • Children:               £3 per night (2-15 year old); under 2s foc. 
  • Hookup:                £5 per night (only available on small site), 'first come first served', cannot be booked. 
  • Dogs:                    £2 per night.
  • Awnings:              £1 per night.
  • Additional Cars:    £1 per night (first car free).
  • Payment:               Famous Pete works in the Car Park Ticket Office (0900-1100, 1400-1630) & lives at Tan y Bryn                                         (white house opposite site). 
  • Card payments (preferred), cash or cheque.
  • Arrival time:          Not before 12pm mid-day. 
  • Departure time:    No later than 12pm mid-day. 
  • No Peak Season Increases.  
  • No bookings.

The new Shower and Toilet Block will be ready for the for the 2020 season, by Wednesday 5th August.  Despite Covid 19 limitations, very good progress has been made on this project so far. 

There are 14 electric hook-ups on the main site ("first-come-first-served").  It is not possible to book hook-ups in advance.

Electric showers are £1 for a token, obtained from Famous Pete.

We do not allow campfires (on the ground), and Chinese lanterns may not be lit or launched on site (the campsite is part of a working farm).

In the interests of other campers, dogs should be kept under close control or preferably on a lead on the site.

To avoid damage to the grass-cutting machinery and natural environment: campers are requested not to remove stones from the hedges, or leave them on the fields: Respect the Farm.

The main 30 pitch site is fairly flat, sloping gently down towards the sea; the farm fields above the beach (open in August) all have flat areas mainly next to the hedges, but if you camp on a sloping section it would be wise to park your vehicle across rather than facing downhill.  The higher up you go in the fields, the flatter your pitch will be (and more dramatic the view).

10% discount given for groups of 20 or more.  Please e-mail your requirements for larger parties. 

Groups of under-18s are accepted if contact details of "a responsible adult" are provided by e-mail, and payment for the camping visit is made immediately on arrival.

In 2020 we accept card payments (preferred), cheques or cash.

Broadband Wi-Fi available on site - charge made for use by Dragon Wi fi (first 10 minutes free, 24 hours 2 devices £5; 3 days 3 devices £12; 7 days 2 devices £15). 

10% discount given by Ma Simes Surf Hut (on site in August) 01437 720 433.

10% discount given for those on site by Aquaphobia Boat Trips 01437 720 471.





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


The facilities are basic, with a newly built shower block built for the 2020 season: showers (five with tokens), an outdoor shower, 6 toilets (male, female and disabled/family), 14 electric hook-ups, and water taps dotted about the place.

During August, there’s plenty of room in the fields (over 10 acres) for a game of football or cricket; at the Beach Car Park you can book surf lessons and hire equipment, including windbreaks and recliners.  For a 'live' view of Whitesands click on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MjvSFTXyV0

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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