Celtic Camping and Bunkhouses

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire St Davids

  • Contactless check in
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Campsite and bunkhouses that are perfectly placed to explore the Pembrokeshire Coast

As our colleagues at Cool Camping say, this campsite and hostel, just four miles north of St Davids on the Pembrokeshire Coast, will have you dancing a little jig of joy as soon as you’ve arrived, with stunning views across the sea from what is by any standards a spectacular clifftop location.

Situated on a National Trust-owned farm, it's run by the softly-spoken Ian Griffiths, who with his wife Judy opened the site back in 1992, with just a small field. Since then he has expanded the camping into further fields and converted some of the old stone barns to bunkhouses. The camping is deliberately simple with no minimum stay and campfires permitted, and there are three cosy bunkhouses – a big one made up of three eight-bed dorms and two private rooms, a smaller one with two six-bed dorms, and Ivy Lodge, which has a six-bed dorm and an eight-bed dorm. Each has kitchen facilities and communal bathrooms, a sitting room, and crockery, bedding and everything else you might need. Everything is also spotless, pricing is simple and you can either rent on a bed-and-breakfast basis or self-cater.

It's fabulous for groups, who can take over an entire bunkhouse for themselves, and great for those who want to take advantage of the outdoor activities the coast offers here, with bushcraft and survival skills available on-site and coasteering, surfing, sea kayaking and more available nearby, followed by a hog roast supper or surf-and-turf barbecue at the end of the day. There's also a sheltered swimming cove down below, Whitesands and Newgale beaches are nearby, and you couldn't be better placed for this magnificent stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast, with the coastal path on your doorstep. We reckon there's no better value place from which to enjoy it all. 

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Facilities

We are a rustic family-run open field campsite that fully supports diversification, so we deal with individuals, families, and larger groups - all we ask is for you to respect your fellow campers and understand that whilst you may have come away to meet up with family and friends there are others have also come away for a bit of peace and quiet.  You should not have to be told to keep the noise down - you should be respectful to others on site.    We have 3 spacious camping fields, all with electric hook-up (at an extra cost) around all fields and amazing coastal views - so there is something to suit everyone.  We also have several satellite camping fields that allow you to break away from the main camping areas.  There is a flat enclosed family field, with two other larger external fields that have plenty of space for groups. Fires are allowed providing they are off the ground: fire-pits can be borrowed but these are limited so we advise you to bring your own. We have 2 main wash/toilet blocks servicing both the North and South sites – both have lovely warm showers, rows of loos and sinks, which are cleaned daily.  Additionally, to support the vast numbers of campers wanting to get away, we have hired in extra portaloos to ensure there are toilet facilities in every field along with extra external washing up sinks.  There is also a more rudimentary shower and toilet block, close to the family field with baby changing facilities and disabled access.

Inside our two converted barns, we provide you with amazing sea views, these are ideal for dining in. Both barns have external and internal washing-up sinks. There is an external drying room to accommodate wet suit buoyancy aids etc. We also have a large range of bunkhouses and normal accommodation available on-site.   WiFi is provided free of charge and whilst we cannot cover the whole site it is accessible around the buildings.  We have also provided washing machines and driers for emergency used- NB these are not there for you to do your weekly wash and they are a shared facility for all campers.   We are a coastal site and with amazing views, it can be windy, so you need to ensure to have the correct camping equipment to withstand our coastal weather if it changes.

Suitable For

We allow everything on-site from tents,  trailer tents, campervans, caravans and motorhomes including well-behaved dogs (and owners). Any type of group is welcome, however, we would ask that Stag and Hen groups refrain from coming here during the main camping periods, as we are a family-orientated site.   So if you are a first-time camper or a seasoned camper we are sure that the site you provide you with everything you need. 

Please though remember, we are a coastal campsite and with amazing sea views and open space, we can be subjected to windy weather.  To that end, campers need to ensure that arrive here with the correct camping equipment and knowledgeable in not only how to erect their tents but also the functionality of their camping vehicles' caravans or campervans. 

Please understand that if you are looking for a Caravan Camping Club type site, then that is not what we provide - we are open field, rustic camping that has been enjoyed by thousands of people over the years.   Additionally, we do not allocate individual pitches  - our ethos has very much been down to your as individuals to find a pitch that suite you and your requirements rather than being forced into a site that is not suitable for you and your camping needs - clearly when the site is full then you have to go with what is available - but we have loads of room, so there is space on site for everyone.

Included in the price are the use of communal fridges and freezers plus washing machines and tumble driers.  Please note these are there for everyone's use and should not be hogged.   Additionally, we have provided WiFi across site  - and whilst is it limited to the building areas it is enough for you to pick up emails etc and social media.  However, if you are looking to download films with massive data then this is not what we have provided it for.  Besides, there are 186 miles of Pembrokeshire coastal path there for you to enjoy, we also have loads of amazing beaches for you to explore and get away from those mobile screens. 😎👍

Nearby

The pebble beach is a 10-minute walk away – just off the coast path. It’s small but has rockpools and is good for swimming. Or ramble along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path for just over 30 minutes towards Abereiddi’s famous Blue Lagoon. For the activities, we use external providers and you are welcome to book directly with them. Here are a few companies that we work with:  Man Up UK - 07855 954702  CELTIC QUEST COASTEERING - 01348 837337 TYF ADVENTURE  - 01437 721 611 ADVENTURE BEYOND - 01239 612133 - 07787123761

They all have pretty amazing websites and offer a fantastic service. We can also put you in touch with a local boat company (Voyages of Discovery - 01437 721911) that runs fantastic trips around our islands and just offshore.

Food & Drink

There are lots of places that you can visit locally and whilst we are slightly remote taxis are not a problem. There is also a local bus service that runs infrequently up and down the coast road. St Davids, which is 4 miles away, has a number of really good pubs The Bishops and The Farmers Arms, along with some cracking hotel restaurants; St Davids Cross Hotel and The Grove Hotel.

In the other direction, Porthgain, which is a tiny fishing village with a famous pub called "The Sloop"; which serves fine ales and very good food and is set in a beautiful location. Also in Porthgain, you can also find the fabulous fish restaurant 'The Shed' which serves up delicious fish and chips and freshly caught fish specials.

If you are looking for breakfast you can either eat here on-site, (when we are open) or venture into St Davids where you will find The Mill cafe and Pilgrims Cafe at Oriel y Prac but if you are looking for something different there is the amazing restaurant The Really Wild Emporium.

There is also CK's NISA convenience store and supermarket which provides just about all your needs  - this is situated 4 miles away in St Davids.  For those who need a little more both Tescos and Morrison drop off on-site.

Open

Open all year.

Family Friendly

Farm machinery and the on site pond (although this is ringed by a fence) to be mindful of, and you’re on a cliff-top.

Pricing

£10 per night for camping, £18 per night in the bunkhouses, plus £6 for breakfast. 

The Owner Says

Celtic Camping is a rustic open field site, which gives you the space to breathe, the space to play and the space to relax.  Our Pembrokeshire camping site is set in 250 acres of open farmland, you can enjoy knockout ocean views, our own little cove pebble beach of ‘Aber Pwll’, easy access to the ‘Pembrokeshire Coastal Path’, which runs directly through the farm and a wealth of stunning local activity beaches around our coastline.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Whilst Wales is now at alert level 0 - So you must still:

  • follow social distancing rules with people you don’t live with or who are not in your extended household
  • wear a face covering (if you are able to) in all indoor public places (not including hospitality) and public transport.

"Please do not travel to the campsite if you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms. Please also show consideration for everyone in the local community. We also urge everyone to respect social distance in and around the campsite plus whilst you are out in the local area and maintain good hand sanitation - very masks and face-covering where appropriate". Remember "Hands, Face, Space"

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Social Distancing Measures

"Please do not travel to the campsite if you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms. Please also show consideration for everyone in the local community. We also urge everyone to respect social distance in and around the campsite plus whilst you are out in the local area and maintain good hand sanitation -please remember it is still 2M in Wales - we also ask that you wear face-masks or face-covering where appropriate"

Pitches

Open, 'free-range' camping pitches, plus a handful of more formal, electricity-supplied spots. Bunkhouses also available.

Grass pitch (No hook up)

Grass pitch Sleeps 10 19 Available
We have a large camping field with no boundaries or pitch numbers, if you prefer to keep it simple. There are spectacular views from everywhere onsite and a cracking sunset everyday.

Grass pitch with electric hook-up

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 10 10 Available
There is plenty of room for traditional camping, touring caravans and camper vans. We have a field with electric hook up points, water facilities and washing up area.

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Location

Contact Website  01348 837 405  Celtic Camping and Bunkhouses, Pwll Caerog Farm, Berea, St David’s, Pembrokeshire SA62 6DG

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Getting There

Take the A487 into St David’s and head north out of the city on Nun Street. Take the first left (before the rugby club) and continue along the road for 3½ miles, passing Pembrokeshire Sheepdogs and the nursery. Celtic Camping is on the left. By public transport, take the train to Haverfordwest and, from there, the Puffin Shuttle (no. 400) to St David’s; from there take the Strumble Shuttle (no.404), which will drop you off near the site on request. 

Take a train to Haverfordwest and from the bus station there hop on the Puffin Shuttle (no. 400) to St David’s, then the Strumble Shuttle (no.404), which will drop you off near the site on request. Celtic Camping is 4 miles from St David’s.

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