Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Location
This is Britain’s only coastal National Park. It covers around 230 square miles incorporating around 180 miles of the west Wales coastline – a mix of rugged cliffs, rocky coves and stretches of superb sandy beaches. In the Park you’re never more than ten miles from the sea.
The Park is probably best known for the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path which runs from Amroth in the south to Poppit Sands in the north. As well as being popular with walkers, the park is also excellent for mountain biking, climbing, pony trekking and bird watching. And, with all that water in close proximity, it’s popular with surfers, kayakers and canoeists too.
The area is steeped in history and boasts a wealth of prehistoric tombs, Celtic crosses and Iron Age hill forts, evidence of the pre-historic people who once lived here. There are also Norman castles, medieval churches and Victorian forts as well as many interesting market towns and villages.
St David’s, Britain’s smallest city is in the Park, famous too for its impressive cathedral – a shrine to the country’s patron saint. It’s near St David’s where you’ll find our Club campsite within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Camping in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
St David’s is Britain’s smallest city, famous too for its impressive cathedral – a shrine to the country’s patron saint. It’s near St David’s where you’ll find our Club site within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Things to do from the campsite
There’s an easy 25/30 minute walk to Abbereidy (the beach here is famous for its black sand) and the Blue Lagoon, a flooded slate quarry which are beautiful. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path passes the beach and the stretch from here to Porthgain is considered to be one of the best stretches of the coast path.
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path has breathtaking scenery and a superb array of flora and fauna, you’ll spot plenty of wildlife too. Whitesands Beach, just below St David's Head, is perfect for surfing, body boarding and launching boats. Whale and dolphin watching boat trips leave from St Justinian,Whitesands Beach and St David’s to Ramsey Island or take a boat trip round the RSPB reserve at Ramsey Island to see the breeding choughs and peregrines. Discounts are available on Site. Strumble Head north east of the Club Site is brilliant for sea bird watching. The Preseli Hills in north Pembrokeshire are perfect for mountain biking. Visit Dinas Head in May and June and you’ll find the woodlands carpeted in bluebells. A nature trail here follows the River Tywi.
Weekly sheep dog trials are held two miles from the site. There’s an excellent local market in St David’s every Thursday.
Places to visit
St David's - Britain's smallest city - is five miles from St David’s Club campsite. Its cathedral has been a place of pilgrimage since the Middle Ages. Next door are the ruins of the Bishops Palace. Solva Woollen Mills south of the campsite is one of the original Welsh Mills, where you can buy a traditional rug or even commission your own. Catch a boat to Skomer Island from Martin’s Haven.