Florence Springs

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Tenby

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby

Question: Back in 2011, which destination did National Geographic vote as the second best coastal vacation in the world, beating the likes of Costa Rica, Bermuda, and the Seychelles? Unforeseen answer: Pembrokeshire.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail snakes its way across 186 miles of some of the most magnificent coastal scenery in the whole of Europe. From Amroth in the south, to St Dogmaels in the north, the route covers almost every kind of seaside landscape – from silky sand beaches and jagged cliff-tops to twisting estuaries and sheltered coves – making Pembrokeshire a Shangri-La for any camper.

Less than four miles from the trail is Florence Springs, an eco-friendly glampsite that's within easy access of all the fresh-air-filled activities western Wales has to offer. For those seeking a wholly isolated site, perhaps Florence Springs isn't for you. The site sits next door to Heatherton World of Activities, a popular leisure park with go-karts, zip-wires, zorbs, and bumper boats; understandably not an ideal neighbour for the more traditional camper. That said, Florence Springs does manage to retain a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.

Each luxurious Mongolian style yurt (there are 4 onsite) come furnished to a high standard. A snug double bed and two fold-out futons are provided for sleeping, sitting, and lounging. There’s also a log burner, table & chairs, outdoor/undercover kitchen, compost toilet, private gardens (which gets muddy in winter), and stargazing benches. If you'd rather peg down the nylon, Florence Springs has three premium tent pitches with your own picnic table, all-weather cooking area, and fire-pit.

For all you anglers there are two private fishing lakes on site. Guests can catch their supper (or attempt to!), and then cook it to perfection on their very own BBQ underneath the starry Welsh skies. Not a bad way to end a perfect Pembrokeshire day.

Details

Facilities

4 yurts with a double bed, 2 fold out futons, table & chairs, log burner, rugs, and traditional Mongolian wall hangings. Outside the yurt: private garden, fully equipped undercover kitchen, campfire, benches, BBQ, and private compost toilet. 3 premium camping pitches with undercover seating area, campfire, benches, BBQ, and toilet. Yurts and campers have full use of the new shower & toilet block, and access to the (free) wood store. There’s also a solar-powered charging station, and 2 fishing lakes onsite (one offering trout and the other coarse fishing.)

Suitable For

Tents, glampers, families, couples, groups, and dogs – yes. Campervans and caravans – no.

Nearby

Only a 10 minute drive away is Manorbier Castle (01834 871394), a Norman Castle dating back over one thousand years. Life-size wax figures in costume are dotted about the place and you can admire the view from the turret windows down to Manorbier’s surfer friendly beach. Adults are £5, children £3, and dogs are permitted (if kept on a lead.) Alternatively, head to Tenby and explore its many shops and cafés. Manor House Wildlife Park (01646 651201) is a fun, educational family day out. The kids will love being able to get up close and personal with the Wallaby's, Lemurs, and Meerkats; youngsters (and adults if you really want to!) can help feed the sheep and goats. Heatherton World of Activities (01646 652000) is an enjoyable theme park with go-karts, zip-wires, zorbs, and bumper boats all on offer. Other activities include clay pigeon shooting, fishing, adventure golf, and paintball. If all thats not enough, take a short walk to The Dinosaur Park (01834 845272), it's only a mile away.

Food & Drink

Tenby (3 miles away) is home to an eclectic array of restaurants and bars. The Buccaneer (01834 842273) on St Julian St serves excellent pub grub and has a lovely beer garden. Head to Bar 10 (01834 845164) for a thriving atmosphere and an excellent choice of wine, cocktails and food. Ocean Restaurant (01834 844536) serves a cracking dinner, too. There’s a local shop in St Florence (1 mile) and 2 local farm shops within 3 miles Florence Springs. The restaurant at Heatherton World of Activities is open daily from 12 – 4pm.

Opening Times

Mid May - early October.

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Location

Contact Florence Springs, Heatherton Country Sports Park, St Florence, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8RJ

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Getting There

From the M4: Upon reaching Carmarthen, follow signs to Tenby/St.Clears (A477). At St.Clears roundabout take the first exit (Tenby, A477) then continue until you reach Kilgetty. At the first roundabout take the second exit (Pembroke Dock, A477 - do not turn for Tenby.) Continue on the A477 for approximately 3 miles until you reach the ‘Carew Market’ roundabout, take the first exit (Tenby, B4318). Heatherton is 2 miles along the B4318 on the left hand side, with large blue signs.

Nearest train station – Tenby (3 miles.) Tenby bus station is also 3 miles away, the 360 bus stops at St Florence, Sageston, and Tenby.

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