Kitewood The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Fishguard

  • Campfires allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Pitch-up at this pop-up in a magical pocket of Pembrokeshire paradise

With just nine pitches set in a whopping 60 acres, Kitewood must surely be one of the UK’s most spacious campsites. The scattering of generously-sized pitches can easily accommodate the largest modern tents and swanky canvas creations. Facilities are very much of the green variety, with innovative and immaculate composting 'i-poo' loos (one per pitch, so no need for queuing). Campers also get their very own covered campfire area complete with picnic table and folding wood fire grill... with as much complimentary firewood as you can burn. There are two roomy, clean showers with plenty of hot water and a separate washing up area. These are all housed in beautiful timber-framed, canvas-topped structures nestled seamlessly into the woods.

With open moorland spaces between the woodland areas, there are nearly 4 km of paths around the site plus numerous 'rabbit runs' linking sites and facilities, not to mention a safe adventure land for children (just watch them turn feral). Most pitches are accessible by car for unloading and loading during all but the worst of weather, all the site itself is completely car-free. For those less sun-blessed days, park the car in the yard (300 metres away) and pick up a wheelbarrow to trundle your gear to camp.  

For those less enamoured with guy ropes and peg hammers, there's also a tipi for hire... or rather, a psychedelic 'Dragon Tipi' emblazoned with full colour fairytale dragons designed and created by the local children’s author and artist Jackie Morris. Furnished inside with a proper double bed and two smaller futon beds, it also boasts a full camp kitchen nestled in the trees. For camping couples seeking sylvan solitude, experience Kitewood in June or July when the weather promises the best and you’ll wonder if there's even another soul on site.

Kitewood is helmed by the affable David and Sarah, who camp onsite with for the entire season. David is a proper woodsman, making charcoal, giving bushcraft demonstrations, and managing the woodland throughout the year. The couple's personal hosting really makes you feel like you are one of the family and not just a guest. David will take groups on pond dipping excursions to discover the hidden mini beasts of the woodland ponds and in the evenings you can join him for an evening bat walk. Wildlife abounds at Kitewood.

Life slows to a snail's pace here the moment your tent is pitched. Settle down and soak it all in – recline barefoot in a private glade, a blade of grass in your mouth, watching squadrons of dragonflies patrolling their woodland domain and, of course, the titular Red Kites soaring over this magical pocket of Pembrokeshire paradise.

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Facilities

The communal area ('cwtch') is the main hub. It features 2 hot showers (made from giant recycled orange juice containers), 2 tooth brushing/general body cleaning sinks, local info and picnic tables. There is a separate dish-washing area with two sinks – so there are plenty of sinks to avoid long waits with dirty dishes. Plentiful supply of complimentary firewood is up at the yard. The site is off-grid so no electricity, no fridge or mains power to charge items. Ice is available for cool boxes. There is an 'ipoo' composting toilet at each pitch. Bushcraft courses are held once a week. There are a few items of beach kit that are leant out on a first-come-first-served basis that includes, body boards, buckets, spades and rock pooling nets.

Suitable For

Tents and glampers – yes. Sorry, no dogs or large groups.

Nearby

Kitewood is set just a mile or so from the coast and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Path, so there are breathtaking beaches nearby (around 15–30 mins drive for most). The nearest, Goodwick Sands, is a family-friendly town beach which is only a 5 minute drive or 40 minute walk away. There's also the spectacular sandy stretch at Newport Sands (locally known as Traeth Mawr or Big Beach) and Druidstone further along towards St Davids – the UK's smallest city. Fishguard is within a 20 minutes walk and there are shops for all your provisioning and day to day needs.

Food & Drink

Fishguard is within walking distance, where view-tastic BarFive (01348 875050), overlooks the harbour – a place for a quiet drink rather than good food – and JT at 3 Main Street (01348 492185) offers good cocktails. The recently refurnished Royal Oak (01348 218632) has low beams and a notable plaque commemorating the defeat of a bizarre french raid in 1797 (the peace treaty was signed in the pub), while daytime bites are found in Gourmet Pig (01348 874404; the best coffee in the village) and the freshest local produce at Mannings Grocers (01348 874100). For fish and chips and homemade ice-cream Hooked@31 (01348 874657) is the one. When the weather's at its best, it's well worth the 15-minute drive to Pwllgwaelod Beach for the very last views of the evening sun at the characterful Old Sailors (01348 811491) – a classic, quiet smugglers pub dating from 1593, with views from the garden across Fishguard Bay.

Opening Times

July–September.

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The Owner Says

Welcome to Kitewood, offering you the most spacious, family "hideaway" woodland camping in Pembrokeshire, possibly Wales. Just 10 secluded family "Hideaway wild " bring your own tent camp pitches and our Dragon Tipi set in 60 acres of woodland with campfires allowed, in fact we encourage them! Just 2 miles from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and close to the beach.

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Accommodation

Just 9 pitches and 1 tipi in 60 acres!

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Location

Contact Kitewood, Kitewood, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9QF

Getting There

From the end of the M4: Follow the A40 from the end of the motorway through Haverfordwest towards Fishguard. Just before reaching Fishguard on the A40, between Haverfordwest and Fishguard, turn left where the brown sign shows camping (this isn't for Kitewood). Follow this road for approximately 1/2 mile. The entrance is on your left with a small sign "Kitewood".

From Fishguard: Take the A40 out towards Haverfordwest. As soon as you leave the roundabout, there is a brown sign that shows camping. Then, as above.

Alternatively use the postcode SA65 9QF and the entrance is opposite the only two little cottages beside the road.

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