Popcorn Camping St Davids Popcorn Camping

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire St Davids

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A simple pop-up campsite on a rugby pitch on the St David’s Peninsula in Pembrokeshire

The chap behind Popcorn Camping has found a perfect pitch in Pembrokeshire. It’s flat, grassy, well maintained and has a clubhouse nearby. It’s also got two towering goalposts. That’s because this perfect pitch is, first and foremost, a rugby pitch. But come the summer, when the season is over for St David’s RFC, it divides instead into 75 different pitches. Now, of course, we’re talking camping.

It’s a perfect timeshare arrangement; with the rugby club’s well-maintained field and clubhouse facilities being given new purpose in the summer. It’s the brainchild of events organiser Scott Doane, who under the Popcorn Camping brand, is opening sites in schools and on rugby pitches across the countryside. This one is in a great position, under a mile from the UK’s smallest city, St Davids. If you’re worried about being too near hustle and bustle, rest-assured St Davids it’s actually no bigger than a village, home to just 1,600 people. Its city status is thanks to its mighty cathedral, a place of pilgrimage since medieval times as the final resting place of Wales’ patron saint. For its short pop-up season Popcorn Camping is one of the closest campsites to it.

On site, despite the innovative idea, it’s a fairly traditional and back-to-basics affair. Cars are parked to one side with super-spacious (10m by 10m) pitches laid out between the goal posts. Washing-up sinks and a water tap are set up in the field, otherwise it’s a short walk to the newly-refurbished clubhouse for facilities, which include plentiful toilets and hot-water showers. Here convenience and connectivity trumps peace and quiet. There are roads and buildings nearby and you should expect some noise from traffic passing by but, as this place is more a base than a destination site, it’s more than likely that you’ll miss much of it while you’re out exploring the area. There’s certainly a lot to see.

This is the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and beyond the teeny, touristy centre of St Davids, the peninsula has plenty of other treasures. You can find out about them all at a visitor centre in the city. There are wildlife hotspots like St David’s Head and, off shore, the RSPB Reserve at Ramsey Island, reached by boat from St Justinians. For swimming head three miles to the beach at Solva and for surfing, there’s Newgale beach. There are plenty of options for coastal walks and other adventures with the Pembrokeshire Coast Path snaking its way around the peninsula and beyond.

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Facilities

The campsite is based at St Davids rugby club, where the field is flat, and the grass is well maintained. Facilities include hot showers and toilets in the clubhouse. Washing up facilities are set up outside for the summer. BBQs and firepits are allowed as long as they are off the ground and are placed over the protective boards we provide to stop the grass from getting burnt. We also offer firepit rental and wood sales. Car parking is on one side of the pitch, not far from the tents.

Suitable For

Tents only. Dogs are permitted as long as they are on a lead and supervised at all times. 

Nearby

The local area is stunning, and famous for its dramatic coastline and the historic Cathedral at St Davids.

Open

July and August only.

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The Owner Says

St Davids is one of the most beautiful coastal locations in the UK. St Davids Peninsula lies in the heart of The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and has some of the most magnificent coastal scenery in Wales. St Davids is the smallest city in Britain and has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries.

Pitches

75 grassy off-grid pitches.

Grass Pitch, Non-Electric, Max 6 people

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 20 Available
Large grass pitch (10m by 10m) in a very spacious field. Parking included near to the pitch for 1 car, and you may have 1 pup tent plus 1 awning or gazebo per pitch.

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Location

Contact Popcorn Camping St Davids, St Davids RFC, Nun St, St Davids, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 6BP

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Getting There

St Davids Rugby Football Club is easy to find in Google Maps and other maps. 

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