Rhosson Ganol

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire St Davids

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Wales' westernmost campsite, boasting stunning views overlooking Ramsey Sound on the Pembrokeshire Coast

All manner of weird and wonderful campsites are brought to your attention via Cool Camping, but we all need a little bit of normality in our lives and this includes campsites where us average bods, whether couples or families, can enjoy a standard camping holiday – after all not all of us are searching out the weird or eccentric.

This is where Rhosson Ganol rides to the rescue, and where there isn’t a yurt or a tipi to be seen. Neither are the owners on a campaign to save the planet, and there is absolutely nothing strange or uniquely different trying to sell the site to the camping punters. They (the Griffiths family – Henry, David and Kate) just want their guests to enjoy their holidays.

The wide and unspoilt view may very well be the strongest reason for falling in love with Rhosson Ganol, but there is something else here gnawing at the senses, and it could be that feeling of being in a place where there is nothing beyond. In effect this is the Welsh version of Land’s End, or John o’ Groats, with Rhosson Ganol being the westernmost campsite in Wales. All this can be felt in your bones, too, sitting outside the tent staring happily and vacantly out at the sea on a warm summer evening.

Right, enough notional nonsense, for this is a fantastically practical place to come for that normal camping holiday we promised. Before venturing too far from the site in search of things to see and do it is worth kicking off the explorations by strolling down to that rocky little cove at Porthstinian, where a few leisurely facts become clear. The first being that a walk along the coast path from here is eminently possible, with a bus service bringing walkers back to base at the end of the day.

There are also quite a number of boat trips running out of Porthstinian, offering a bewildering variety of aquatic adventures including contrasts such as a visit to the RSPB reserve on Ramsey Island, to an outrageously mad jet-boat session in the whirlpools and big, big waves that batter this coastline. Added to all this is the existence of a nice beach just half a mile away, the city (well, it’s a village really) of St Davids just over a mile, and the whole of west Pembrokeshire readily accessible from this small campsite, which teeters on the very edge and makes a normal kind of holiday something rather extraordinary.

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Facilities

Clean, but quite basic, with proper flush toilets and hot showers with decent pressure. Electric hook-ups available. Free freezer packs.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs – yes.

Nearby

Campers can enjoy unparalleled access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Take to the waves with a jet-boat trip courtesy of Thousand Island Expeditions (01437 721721) or take cruise to Ramsey Island (01437 721423). There's a wealth of coastal adventures to enjoy with Tyf Adventure (01437 721611) including coasteering, climbing and sea kayaking all within walking distance. St Davids, the UK's smallest city, is also around half an hour's walk away.

Food & Drink

The Farmer’s Arms in St Davids is the only traditional pub in the area and provides decent food and ale. Morgan’s Brasserie in St Davids (01437 720508) supplies posh nosh at appropriate prices, and contemporary cuisine can be found at CWTCH restaurant (01437 720491) in St Davids and features in the Good Food Guide 2009.

Opening Times

Easter – end of October.

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The Owner Says

Rhosson Ganol has 35 pitches all in a scenic location overlooking Ramsey Sounds. The large camping field gives you plenty of choice on where you wish to pitch your tent for your holiday. There are plenty of walks nearby along the coastal path with a handy bus service bringing walkers back to base at the end of each day. There are also a number of boat trips running out of Porthstinian, offering a bewildering variety of aquatic adventures including a visit to the RSPB reserve on Ramsey Island.

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Accommodation

30 Grass pitches, 12 of which are for caravans & campervans 
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Location

Contact Rhosson Ganol, Rhosson Ganol, St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6PY

Getting There

From St David’s follow the narrow lane down by the cathedral towards Porthstinian and Rhosson Ganol is on left in 11/2 miles. Excellent bus service from Porthstinian in both directions along the coast from Easter to the end of September.

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