Dale Hill Farm

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Milford Haven

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Stunning views; space by the bucket-load. Freedom.
Overlooking the mouth of the Pembrokeshire Heritage Coast is a simple field, where you (and, of course, anyone else who fancies it) can pitch your trusty canvas home-from-home and enjoy the simple pleasures of life – think kids roaming free in a lovely big field. The farmers run a very relaxed ship and seem somewhat perplexed by campers’ fascination with this field. After all, it is only a large field, backed by a rocky outcrop with a few grazing sheep – oh – and did we mention the view? In high season it’s a wetsuit-drying mecca, littered with surfboards and dinghies, smoking BBQs, impromptu ball games and kids ducking in and out of the guy ropes. Sheer magic. Beware though; this site should really come with a warning – camping at Dale Hill Farm could induce a certain smugness. You could become smug because you are on the closest campsite to coveted Dale, with its surfy, yachty gang. Smug because you know that there’s a short cut from the back of the site to surf-tastic West Dale. And, finally, smug because you know that you have a field ‘with a view’ (unless, of course, the sea mist has rolled in).

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Facilities

Batting, balling and bicycling, tag and generally just hooning about; plenty of space. One huge field, where you can pitch wherever you want. It’s best to set up your camp around the edge, so that everyone can roam free in the middle. The farmers are very chilled about what you can do here. One year, by request, they cut the grass into a cricket pitch. There’s a functional amenities block just outside the field gate in the farmyard. It’s no oil painting, but offers 2 showers, 2 loos and a washing-up room with a fridge-freezer. Queuing is unavoidable in high season. Charcoal BBQs are welcome, as is the family Fido, on a lead.

Nearby

Crabbing on the pontoon is a compulsory pleasure (apparently it’s bacon that gets them clinging on). Take a trip to the offshore island nature reserves of Skomer and Skokholm from the quay (01646 603110; www.dale-sailing.co.uk). Don’t forget you’re in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Heritage Coast, with its array of stunning beaches and cliff walks. The area is popular with divers, too (07894 496824).

Food & Drink

The family friendly Griffin Inn (01646 636227) is a great place for pub grub, or just to watch the comings and goings in the estuary. The Boat House Cafe is fantastic from an All Day Breakfast to a tasty Crab Platter the Cafe also has a small but a well stocked shop/beach shop selling  buckets and spades, crabing nets, bread, fresh milk, eggs, etc. You will find hypermarkets in Milford Haven.

Opening Times

May–Oct, but worth ringing if you fancy visiting earlier.

Family Friendly

The only rule here is no kite-flying due to the overhead cables. This is a working farm, so be tractor-aware.

Pitches

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Location

Contact Dale Hill Farm, Dale, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 3QX

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Getting There

As you enter the outskirts of Dale (on the B4327) you’ll see ponds and marshland on your left. Go over the hump-backed bridge and shortly after take the right-hand turn. This is by the postbox. Drive up the hill for about a mile and you’ll come into the farmyard with the shower block in front of you.

Pretty limited. The best option is to train it to nearby Milford Haven then take a taxi for the next 6 miles.

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