Shortlands Farm

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Little Haven & Broad Haven

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
This traditional, 29 acre, cliff-top dairy farm at Druidston is a breathtaking, back-to-basics site that makes the ideal camp for those exploring the unspoilt Pembrokeshire coast

In a region with no shortage of stunning views, the panoramic vistas over St Brides Bay enjoyed from Shortlands Farm are really quite spectacular. The Ledwith family's traditional 29-acre dairy farm at Druidston is a breathtaking, back-to-basics site that makes the ideal camp for those exploring this unspoilt fringe of West Wales. There's a refreshingly laid–back feel to the site – pitches are informal, with campers free to pitch up wherever they please. Perched atop the cliffside, exposed to the elements, there's no better place to watch the sun descend over the Irish Sea.

Distant enough from St Davids (25 minutes away) to avoid the crowds with secluded Druidston Haven just 10 minutes away, Shortlands is also enviably located for the Pembrokeshire Coast Path – accessible from a bridleway at the bottom of the farm. From your tent you can wander across, hop on the trail and stroll down the slope to a large, tidal beach, or walk the two-and a-half miles south to Broad Haven and Little Haven where there are further beaches and a clutch of sea-front pubs and cafés.

All in all, Shortlands Farm guarantees a friendly welcome and the perfect base for exploring this unspoilt stretch of one of the world's great coastal walks. As any beleaguered ramblers can attest, Shortland's hosts' hospitality knows no bounds. From complimentary use of the fridge-freezer, to a lend of brazier for campfires, Kate and family are happy to help and have expert local-knowledge of the best places to go. Not that you need go anywhere. With the best views for miles, Shortlands Farm is a place you’ll want to stick around at.

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Facilities

No allocated pitches – campers can choose their own spot. Unisex washblock with 3 toilets, 3 hot showers, 2 sinks, a baby-changing unit and 2 large sinks outside for washing-up. Fires are allowed but must be off the grass. Limited number of firepits available to borrow (deposit required) and logs for sale.

Suitable For

Tents, small campervans, groups and dogs – yes. They also have a separate Caravan & Motorhome Club site for touring caravans and motorhomes.

Nearby

Access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is 5 minutes from the farm. There are plenty of stunning beaches in the area too, with Druidston Haven the nearest, just a 10-15 minute stroll away. The medieval ruins and seaside charm of St Davids (Britain's smallest city!) is a 25 minute drive away. You'll find a wealth of aquatic activities to partake in here including coasteering, sea kayaking and, of course, surfing. For something a little more sedate, The Gallery at Oriel-Y-Felin (01437 720 386) is worth a visit, while a boat trip to Ramsey Island (01437 721 721) is also an unforgettable experience.

Food & Drink

For fish and chips, The Shed (01348 831 518) in Porthgain takes some beating. The Swan Inn (01437 781 880) is the pick of the bunch for gastropubs with a great line in inventive seafood dishes. The Druidstone Hotel (01437 781 221) restaurant boasts a decent enough menu of home-cooked dishes and some enviable views overlooking St Brides Bay, plus a bar that’s so popular they sometimes have to limit numbers in summer. The Old Pharmacy (01437 720661) in Solva is a cute little vintage tearoom serving delicious cakes and traditional dishes like Welsh cawl and their famous Pembrokeshire crab sandwiches. For quaint little Pembrokeshire pubs, make the short trip to The Ship Inn (01437 721 247) at Solva – a CAMRA-award winning, harbourside – or The Cambrian Inn (01437 721210) also in Solva. For supplies, the nearest shop is in Broad Haven – either 5 minutes by car or a 40 minute walk along the coast path.

Opening Times

All year round.

Family Friendly

Sea-sickness, scurvy, shark infested waters. If you're not a fan of boat trips you might not like the views at Shortlands Farm. The panoramic vistas of the sea from this laid-back cliff-top campsite are second to none. Don't worry though, you're on dry land and this campsite's not going anywhere.

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The Owner Says

Set in 29 acres, Shortlands Farm has stunning sea views and overlooks St Brides Bay in Druidston, Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The farm is currently home to dairy cows and their calves, and there are also rabbits, badgers, foxes and numerous birds to be seen on and around the farm.


Located at the end of a track, and within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Shortlands Farm is a peaceful and secluded get away, yet only 15 minutes by car from Haverfordwest, and 25 minutes from St Davids– Britain’s smallest city.

Nearby there are many beautiful unspoilt beaches and activities to choose from, including surfing, coasteering, horse riding, wildlife spotting, fishing, boat trips, walking, swimming and many more… Druidston Haven beach is a 10 minute walk away, follow the bridleway from Shortlands Farm then wind your way down to the beach. At low tide the large sandy beach stretches out to provide lots of space with rockpools and caves to explore. Druidston is a well-kept secret and remains peaceful and relatively quiet even during the summer months when some busier beaches are crammed with people.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path can be joined at the end of the bridleway for spectacular walks up and down the coast, and the local bus stops at Druidston Haven for those who want to explore further afield. Shortlands Farm tries to limit its impact on the environment by encouraging recycling and providing drinking water so no need to buy bottled. Please join us in preserving this beautiful and unspoilt part of the world.

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Pitches

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 4 30 Available
Pitch-where-you-like within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park – only 5 minutes from the coastal path.

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Location

Contact Shortlands Farm, Shortlands Farm, Druidston, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 3NE

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Getting There

From Haverfordwest: Take the A487 towards St Davids. Turn left at Simpson Cross (signed Nolton Haven). At small crossroads, go straight over (caravans should be on your left) then turn right into the no-through-road with the cream cottage. Keep going all the way to the end – it turns into an unmade lane and Shortlands Farm is the last property, overlooking the sea.

Train to Haverfordwest, then local bus to Newgale, and Puffin Shuttle bus to the end of the lane at Shortlands Farm.

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