Caerfai Farm

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire St Davids

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Low carbon, cliff-top camping with magnificent views and tasty croissants

Caerfai Farm is one of the original pioneers of low-carbon camping. Indeed this organic, family-run dairy farm has won awards-a-plenty for its eco-initiatives, for example the landmark wind turbine you pass on your way down the lane. However, you don’t have to join the sandals and sackcloth brigade to camp here – it’s a welcome-all, traditional campsite, with the usual scattering of tents, the odd campervan, buckets and spades, wetsuits and surfboards.

There are four fields, three of which look out to sea, with the best views had by those in the “cliff field” next to the coast path. Yes, you are camping virtually on top of the Pembrokeshire coast, with the pretty little Caerfai beach just a five-minute stroll down the cliff path. There are adequate washroom facilities here, with solar heating and a fantastic little farm shop that sells some outstanding local produce including matured Caerfai Cheddar and Caerphilly cheese, all produced on the farm. So, no unnecessary food miles. The morning croissant queues are legendary, with kids and adults alike racing back across the grass clutching brown paper bags to enjoy the warm contents with their morning cuppa.

It’s an easy hop into St Davids for all the local attractions and you’re brilliantly placed to explore all the beautiful beaches that North Pembrokeshire has to offer. Do remember, though, that the views come at a price in inclement weather. Being on the edge of Wales, glorious sunshine and pancake-flat seas can often be engulfed by howling wind and lashing rain. Regulars (of which there are many) tend to opt for sturdy tents and double-check their pegs and guy-ropes!

Details

Facilities

4 fields, one with storm shelter. Water standpipes within 100m of each pitch. Mens and ladies toilet blocks with 1 shower each. 3 additional single showers, plus 2 family showers. Dishwashing room. Laundry-room at the farm (across the lane). No campfires. Onsite farm shop.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, groups and dogs – yes. Caravans - no.

Nearby

If you want an adrenaline rush or just a good soaking try TYF Adventure (01437 721611) for coasteering, sea kayaking, rock climbing and plenty of other waterbound activities. Surfers should head to Whitesands beach and wannabes can take lessons with the Ma Simes crew (01437 720 433). Oriel y Parc (01437 720 392) is a national treasure, especially on damp days – art collection, kids craft days and cool café.

Food & Drink

The Farm shop sells basic essentials and organic produce, including cheese made from the Caerfai cows’ own milk right on the farm. Caerfai also grow and sell organic potatoes. The shop is open all day during the school holidays and at regular times outside that period. St Davids has everything else: The Sound Café (01437 721 717) is popular with the surfey crowd and renowned for its great breakfasts and tapas evenings. And for ice-cream lovers, it doesn’t get much better than the gelato at The Bench (01437 721 778), made from Caerfai organic milk. Just under a mile away, back near the Visitor Centre, is The Grove Hotel (01437 720341), a regency house with an atmosphere-less restaurant (only open Fri/Sat night), but a livelier snug bar that serves decent food. Also in town is the lovely Cwtch (01437 720491), serving simple, traditional dishes with a contemporary twist in cosy, relaxed surroundings.

Opening Times

Mid May – End of September.

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Location

Contact Caerfai Farm, St David’s, Pembrokeshire SA62 6QT

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Getting There

From Haverfordwest, take the A487 to St David’s. Look out for the Visitor Centre on the left when approaching St David’s and take the left just before it. After about 1/2 mile, the Caerfai Farm Shop (and booking office) is on the left.

Train to Haverfordwest or Fishguard and buses run from Haverfordwest to St David’s (service 411), but it’s quite a walk from town if you’ve lots of gear.

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