Whitesands Camping . St Davids . Pembrokeshire . Wales

Pitch up next to the sand, sea and surf.

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Monday 2 August July 2021 - Update

Main site: half a dozen pitches available on main site (1430).  Farm fields overlooking beach: plenty of spaces for tents and trailer tents (fields open July through August - 13 acres or 10 football pitches).  

Weather Outlook.  A sunny start to the day, chance of cloud in the afternoon.  N 8mph; 15’C (feels warmer), sunset 2108.  Tides HW 1403 LW 2041.  Sea 1' waves, cross/offshore. 

Look Ahead: drier, sunshine through Tuesday.

We do not formally take bookings at any time of year and cannot allocate pitches or electronic hook-ups in advance: 

"first-come-first-served policy".

 Tariff 2021 season

  • Adults:                £10 per person per night (16 years+).
  • Children:               £5 per night (4 and above); under 3s foc. 
  • Hookups:               £5 per night (only available on main site), 'first come first served'. 
  • Dogs:                     £2 per night.
  • Awnings:                £1 per night.
  • Additional Cars:   £5 per night (first car free).
  • Shower Tokens:    £1
  • Payment:          Card payments (preferred) or cash.
  • Arrival time:      Not before 12pm mid-day. 
  • Departure time:  No later than 12pm mid-day. 
  • Phone Charging:   Free of charge in the office.
  • No Peak Season Increases.  
  • Office Hours:    0900-1800  Please try not to arrive later than these hours.

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Met Office Whitesands Beach Forecast 


For 'live' surf report:

Surf Cams - Watch Live Beach Webcams in HD - Surfline

The new Shower and Toilet block opened in August 2020.  There are separate female, male and disabled/family sections; an outside washdown shower and stainless steel washing-up sink.  Tokens are available for the shower meters (coins will not work).


Main site (30 pitches - shown photo below): 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 @7.5 metres plus; and RV).  

Whitesands Camping_7 

Farm Fields (13 acres, or nearly 10 football pitches) above the beach; plenty of space; in 2021: open for July and August.  This 'wild camping' is restricted to tents, trailer tents and vehicles with driveaway awnings; the pitches are set far apart.  There are water taps located in most fields, no hook-ups.  Of course, the facilities on the main site (showers and toilets) are also available to campers using the farm fields.  There will be no additional charge for those who bring their own toilet tents in order to remain self contained.  

More photos of the campsite: http://whitesandscamping.co.uk/gallery.html

Campsite Wedding - 21 June 2021 - beautiful ceremony held on Whitesands Beach:

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There are electric hook-ups on the main site.  It is not possible to book hook-ups in advance.

Electric Shower Tokens are £1.  Campers must not use coins, they shut down the meters.

We do not allow campfires on the ground which damages the grass (the campsite is part of a working farm).  Respect the Farm.

In the interests of other campers, dogs should be kept under close control or preferably on a lead on the site.  They are not allowed in the shower and toilet block.

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 slopes gently down towards the sea.  The farm fields are open in July and August 2021: the higher up you go in the fields, the flatter your pitch will be, and more dramatic the view.

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 at the office.

We accept contactless and card payments (preferred) or cash.

Broadband Wi-Fi available on site - charges made for use by Home | Dragon WiFi 

Mobile Phone - reception on the campsite is weak, unless you have a walk to the top fields overlooking the beach. 

Surf Lessons and Hire on Site - 10% discount given by Ma Simes Surf Hut 01437 720 433.  https://masimes.co.uk/

Car Battery Charging - Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre Car Park, St. Davids, SA62 6NW (2 miles from campsite, in St Davids).






Camping Next to the Beach

Surely it doesn’t get much better than this?

Pitch up next to 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


A newly built shower block was opened in August 2020: showers (five with tokens), an outdoor shower, 6 toilets (male, female and disabled/family).  The site has electric hook-ups, and water taps dotted about the place.  For most of the season this is sufficient, though it can get busy in August.

The farm fields are open in July and August in 2021: there’s plenty of room in the fields (13 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.

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 cafe, situated in the beach Car Park, is open for the camping season.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park imposes a dog ban on Whitesands Beach between 1st May and 30th September.  There is no ban on the coast path, or the nearby beaches of Porthsele or Porth Melgan.

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