Dunes at Whitesands Camping The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire St Davids

  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A short walk from Whitesands Beach and within easy walking distance of St Davids. Spacious hideaway pitches, camp fires permitted and amazing facilities - seaside camping at its best.

On a sunny day, Whitesands fully justifies its reputation as one of the UK's finest beaches. Famed for its sunsets, when the fiery reflections only accentuate the golden colour of the sand, and renowned as one of the top surf spots in Pembrokeshire, it offers ample space for families and a convenient sliding scale of surfing difficulty – the experienced will find the best waves off the headland on the right of the beach, novices should stick to the left.

Set back from the sands and just beyond the sea-front golf course, ‘Dunes’, a relatively new campsite that opened back in 2017, is the ideal camping meadow for basing your Whitesands break. There are just 23 camping pitches on offer, hewn into heathery thicket and grasslands, each with its own picnic table and fire-pit.

While the place has retained its thoroughly laid-back feel, it's had a steady upgrading since it first opened and today offers truly first-rate modern facilities, particularly given its diminutive size. There are flushing toilets, hot showers and each pitch has its own shelf in a fridge (plus freezer space for icepacks) and there are charging points for mobile phones. Clever touches like the hot outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach, show great attention to detail, while the semi-wilderness of the meadow itself lends the campsite to parents who don’t mind their children getting grass stains on their knees and molten marshmallows stuck in their woolly jumpers.

If you’re not at the beach, it’s just over a mile to the smallest city in Britain, where you can explore the cathedral that gives St David's its city status and duck in and out of the various cafés and galleries. Or, stay on the coast and hop from cove to cove and bay to bay, taking in the other Pembrokeshire pleasures – Druidstone Beach, Newgale Beach, Caerfai Bay, Little Haven, St Non’s Bay, Marloes Beah… the list goes on. And that’s before you’ve even considered a ferry out to the islands!

Details

Facilities

Each pitch has its own fire-pit, picnic table. New toilet block with family bathroom, six flushing loos and five showers. In addition there is a partially covered outdoor hot water shower for rinsing off after the beach. The new facilities also house washing-up facilities, fridge and freezer space (ice-packs available for use) and charging points for your mobile phone. A washing machine is also available at an extra cost.

Suitable For

Families, couples, walkers, small motorhomes, caravans, camper vans – yes. Dogs – no. The camping site is vehicle-free during the week. Cars can only access the camping pitches twice; once to pitch and once to strike camp. The only exception to this is the campervan pitches (Chough, Kite, Buzzard, Hawk and Guillemot).

Nearby

Blue flag and surfer friendly Whitesands Beach is just a 10-minute walk away, skirting around St Davids City Golf Course (07527 004015) to get there. You can take boards from the campsite and throw yourselves into the waves or simply enjoy a little sand castle building. Its 1½ miles into St Davids itself. Famed for being Britain’s smallest ‘city’, it is really little more than a village. But it’s one of the most characterful villages in the country and very much characterised by its celtic heritage, most obviously in the Welsh language, which you’ll probably hear being spoken in shops and bars hereabouts. Visit the cathedral (01437 720202), the bishop's palace(01443 336 000) and explore the many galleries – Oriel-Y-Felin (01437 720 386) is a particular favourite – or stick to the coast with a ramble along the renowned Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Food & Drink

The beach café offers a wide range of hot and cold food and is just a 10 minute stroll away. For everything else, St Davids is the place to go. It boasts many good Welsh pubs, including the Farmers Arms (01437 721666) and The Bishops (01437 720422) – both of which offer traditional pub fare. There are a handful of good restaurants in St Davids too, including The St Davids Gin & Kitchen (01437 720404). Slightly further afield The Shed (01348 831518) in Porthgain offers the best seafood.

Open

April–September (week-long stays only during July and August).

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The Owner Says

Dunes at Whitesands Camping is just a short walk from the amazing Whitesands Beach and there are distant sea views from parts of the site. Our little site has 23 private pitches set in 10-acres of wild Pembrokeshire Countryside. All pitches are far larger than standard campsites - some are the size of a five-a-side football pitch! This means that you get plenty of space to spread out. Simply, no pitches are shared with other bookings, the space you can see in our pitch photos is exclusively for your party. Our pitches are exceptionally spacious, with 23 family pitches. There are 10 Hideaway pitches and 13 huge private meadow pitches. Campervans are permitted on pitches Chough, Kite, Buzzard, Hawk and Guillemot. We do not accept caravans. Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit, and picnic table. This is an idyllic location boasting fantastic views, spectacular sunsets, peace and quiet and yet just a stroll from Whitesands Beach and a brisk walk into St Davids. New modern luxury shower block which includes a family bathroom, 6 flushing toilets , 6 showers, washing up facilities, fridges / freezers, phone charging points and a washing machine (extra cost per wash).

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Pitches

There are 10 'hideaway' pitches amongst the thicket and 13 huge 'private meadow' pitches. Camper vans are permitted on pitches Chough, Kite, Buzzard, Hawk and Guillemot (all of which have electric hook up).

Guillemot Hideaway (EHU) Tent or Camper Van

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6
A spacious grass pitch with electric hook-up, set in 10-acres of beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit & picnic table. The campsite is just a few minutes walk from Whitesands Beach, one of Wales' finest beaches

Fulmar Hideaway (EHU) Tents Only

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6
A spacious grass pitch with electric hook-up, set in 10-acres of beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit , & picnic table. The campsite is just a few minutes walk from Whitesands Beach, one of Wales' finest beaches

Puffin - Hideaway Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A secluded hideaway pitch - only 1 large tent any additions must be small 2 person tents or toilet tents, 1 gazebo allowed

Kittiwake - Hideaway Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A spacious grass pitch, set in 10-acres of beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit, and picnic table. The campsite is just a few minutes walk from Whitesands Beach, one of Wales' finest beaches

Razorbill - Hideaway Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch Sleeps 4
A spacious grass pitch, carved into a high horse shoe bank which forms a natural sun trap. Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit and picnic table. The campsite is just a few minutes walk from Whitesands Beach, one of Wales' finest beaches

Oyster Catcher - Hideaway Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A spacious grass pitch, set in 5-acres of beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit and picnic table. The campsite is just a few minutes walk from Whitesands Beach, one of Wales' finest beaches

Gannet - Hideaway Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A spacious grass pitch, set in 10-acres of beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit, & picnic table. The campsite is just a few minutes walk from Whitesands Beach, one of Wales' finest beaches

Cormorant - Hideaway Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A spacious grass pitch, set in 10-acres of beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit, and picnic table. The campsite is just a few minutes walk from Whitesands Beach, one of Wales' finest.

Curlew - Hideaway Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A spacious grass pitch, set in 10-acres of beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit, picnic table. The campsite is just a few minutes walk from Whitesands Beach, one of Wales' finest beaches

Shearwater - Hideaway Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
A spacious grass pitch, set in 10-acres of beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit & picnic table. The campsite is just a few minutes walk from Whitesands Beach, one of Wales' finest beaches

Chough Camper-van Pitch (EHU)

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 4
Pitch with electric hook up, set on firm grassland. Chough is conveniently close to the facilities. An established hedgerow protects the pitch from the prevailing south westerly winds.

Kite Camping or Camper Van Pitch (EHU)

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6
An extremely spacious pitch with EHU, picnic table and fire pit, set on firm grassland. Kite is conveniently close to the facilities. Kite is fenced on three sides and a juvenile native hedgerow has been planted on the forth. An established hedgerow protects the pitch from the prevailing south westerly winds.

Buzzard Camping or Camper Van Pitch (EHU)

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6
A spacious pitch with electric hook up, picnic table and fire pit set on firm grassland. Buzzard is conveniently close to the facilities. Buzzard is fenced on three sides. An established hedgerow protects the pitch from the prevailing south westerly winds.

Hawk Camping or Camper Van Pitch (EHU)

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6
A spacious pitch with electric hook up, picnic table and fire pit set on firm grassland. Hawk is conveniently close to the facilities. Hawk is fenced on three sides and an established hedgerow protects the pitch from the prevailing south westerly winds.

Kestrel Meadow Pitch (EHU) Tents Only

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 8
An exceptionally large meadow camping pitch, Kestrel is set in it's own fenced and gated paddock which is exclusive to Kestrel. Children can play safely within the confines of the paddock.

Merlin Meadow Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch Sleeps 7
Merlin is a large private camping pitch set in a 1 acre fenced and gated paddock. There are four larges pitches in the 1acre paddock all separated from each other by natural flora including grasses, willow, gorse etc. The pitch is not shared with any other tents. Merlin is conveniently sited approximately 100m from the shower and toilet facilities.

Skylark Meadow Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch Sleeps 8
Skylark is a large private camping pitch set in a 1 acre fenced & gated paddock. There are four larges pitches in the 1acre paddock all separated from each other by natural flora including grasses, willow, gorse etc. The pitch is not shared with any other tents. Skylark is conveniently sited approximately 100m from the shower and toilet facilities.

Peregrine Meadow Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Peregrine is a large private camping pitch set in a 1 acre fenced & gated paddock. There are 4 larges pitches in the 1acre paddock all separated from each other by natural flora incl. grasses, willow, gorse etc. The pitch is not shared with any other tents. Peregrine is conveniently sited approximately 100m from the shower and toilet facilities.

Raven Meadow Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Raven is a large private camping pitch set in a 1 acre fenced & gated paddock. There are 4 larges pitches in the 1acre paddock all separated from each other by natural flora incl. grasses, willow, gorse etc. The pitch is not shared with any other tents. Raven is conveniently sited approximately 100m from the shower and toilet facilities.

Swift Electric Meadow Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6
Swift is a large private camping pitch

Blackbird Electric Meadow Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6
Blackbird is a large private camping pitch

Goldfinch Electric Meadow Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6
Goldfinch is a large private camping pitch

Robin Electric Meadow Pitch - Tents Only

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6
Robin is a large private camping pitch

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Location

Contact Dunes at Whitesands Camping, Dunes at Whitesands, Craig-Y-Mor, Whitesands Bay, St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA626PT

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Getting There

Use this link to find us; https://w3w.co/nearly.reputable.rally

At the Cross Square in St David’s take the A487 (Nun St) but, after 800m, turn off (left) onto the B4583, following signs to Whitesands Beach. After another 100m turn left and stay on the B4583. After 1 mile, and immediately after passing the Craig-Y-Mor B&B sign, turn left at the cross roads. The entrance to Dunes at Whitesands Camping is 100m on the left directly in front of the golf course club house.

There is a local bus service that stops 100m from the site entrance with links from St Davids to Haverfordwest and Fishguard. Trains from Haverfordwest connect to Cardiff and London Paddington.

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