Tycanol Farm

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Newport

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Perfectly situated slap-bang on Britain’s only coastal national park

There's hardly a campsite in Great Britain that can beat this one for views. Right on Tycanol Farm's doorstep is the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, weaving its way across 186 miles of some of the most thrilling coastal scenery in Europe. From Amroth in the south, to St Dogmaels in the north, this epic journey covers almost every kind of seaside landscape; from soft sand beaches and craggy cliff-tops to winding estuaries and shady coves, making Tycanol Farm the promised land for any camper.

Run by Mr. Harries, a traditional Pembrokeshire former farmer who’s the embodiment of courtesy, welcoming campers with smiles and open arms – and sometimes a shot of whiskey! The owner is eager that guests make the most of their Pembrokeshire visit, whatever that may be, so bring deep pockets for his inevitable distribution of local leaflets. Utter a few choice words in Welsh and old man Harries might even tell you where to find the "oldest pub in Wales".

Pitch space is plentiful and it’s easy to find a quaint little corner to throw up your canvas; visitors have the pick of three fairly flat, neatly trimmed fields, all with good views, one of which is also well sheltered. If this sounds slightly too manicured for your taste, one quick look across St Georges Channel puts everything back into perspective. Tycanol Farm has a reassuringly natural, outdoorsy feel.

Facilities? Okay, they are basic and not quite up to Savoy standards, however the showers are hot, powerful and always immaculately clean. You'll also find proper little campfire burns in one of the open sheds – complete with a selection of battered sofas. Tycanol Farm is a well-maintained, back-to-basics type of campsite, with the attraction being its removed, awe-inspiring location rather than its facilities.

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Facilities

Loads of space with room for 60 tents, caravans (20 hard-standing), and a bunk-house (sleeping 4). Facilities are basic but clean with toilets, showers, dishwashing area, freezer and a launderette. Onsite fun to be had includes a log fire, free BBQ (held nightly), fishing, and horse riding.

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, kids, groups, and dogs – yes.

Nearby

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, one of the most spectacular coastal walks in Europe (voted by National Geographic as the second best coastal vacation in the world!), is right on your doorstep. Seal lovers can drop down the mountain to Pwllderi, to see pups being born (in season), and the popular sandy stretches of Newport and Whitesands are both close by. The nearest beach is a 2 minute walk and the peaceful town of Newport is a short 20 minute stroll away. Newport has a laid back way of life and boasts both a Norman Castle and Church, which stand proudly on the slopes of Carn Ingli mountain. Charming timeworn streets lead directly to the river Nevern's (Nyfer) estuary, which teems with wildlife.

Food & Drink

Free nightly barbecues are held at the height of summer. The Bridge End Inn at Llanychaer (01348 8725450) is just 5 miles down the road. It's very much a ‘local’, and serves decent pub grub and sees very few tourists. If you fancy a simple yet satisfying meal (like fresh local beer battered fish and hand cut Pembrokeshire potato chips), take the half hour drive to The Shed Bistro (01348 831518) at Porthgain. For a special occasion, head further down the coast to The Druidstone Hotel and Restaurant (01437 781221), which has been in the Good Food Guide consistently since 1974 and serves delicious homemade food that will suit all tastes. For a bite to eat a little closer to home, there’s a shop, restaurant, pub, and takeaway all within 1 mile. Be sure to ask Mr Harris where to find the "oldest pub in Wales".

Opening Times

All year round.

Family Friendly


The Owner Says

Ty Canol Farm is a family run campsite and visitors are mainly greeted by Huw Harries,it was once a traditional welsh dairy farm until around 15 years ago. Ty Canol is a truly special place with stunning views over looking Newport bay and situated right on the Pembrokeshire Coast path, it has a rustic and natural feel about it almost as if it's untouched apart from the immaculately kept fields and very clean facility's. This place is   what camping is all about the open barn has picnic benches and log fires for campers to get together of an evening and share a drink and perhaps listen to a few of Huw's story's and jokes oh and a drop of whiskey or 2!   Please call for prices as they alternate depending on time of year!

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Location

Contact Tycanol Farm, Tycanol Farm, Newport, Pembrokeshire, SA42 0ST

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Getting There

Not to be confused with Tycanol Farm in Neath! From the centre of Newport: head west on West Street (A487) for one mile, then take a right (keep your eyes peeled, the sign for Tycanol Farm is tiny!) Follow the single lane for a further half a mile.

Fishguard Harbour railway station is only 6 miles from Tycanol Farm and connects the coast to Clarbeston Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Carmarthen, and Cardiff Central. See website for all the latest arrivals & departures.

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