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- Peaceful site with sea views, 15 minutes from Carmarthen Bay
- A few minutes' walk from a beach, a castle and a village pub
- Half a mile from trains to the Gower Peninsula and Cardiff
You can see the sea from Ferryside Farm Caravan Park and Campsite.
But pack the bucket and spade and then an extra one or two, for within a mere 15-minute drive of this peaceful south Wales getaway you’ll also reach Carmarthen Bay beaches famed the world over. The full seven sandy miles of secluded and silky Cefn Sidan, for example, as well as stunning Amroth Bay, and the sands and surf of Rhossili, regularly voted as one of the best beaches on the planet by baskers, view fans and board boffins.
Keep the car or take the train from here: Ferryside is only a few miles off the A484 between Carmarthen and Kidwelly with quick access to both towns as well as Swansea and Llanelli, and half a mile from Ferryside Rail Station where you can steam ahead to the Gower Peninsula, Milford Haven, Tenby, Pembrokeshire and Cardiff or on to Crewe, London and Manchester.
And that sea you can see from the farm? It and Ferryside beach (and a castle; tis Wales after all) are a few minutes’ walk away, where you’ll also find a village pub and the Ferry Cabin, ‘where locals like to eat’. Kidwelly, the nearest village after Ferryside, has another pub, a restaurant, an off-licence and a newsagents.
Facilities at Ferryside include a shower and toilet block. Guests can pick their own pitches, and dog guests are welcome too.
Open from 01/05/2019 to 30/09/2019
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Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (sea view)
Max. persons: 10 x
Pitch size: Max 8.0m width x 8.0m depth (26.2ft width x 26.2ft depth) Calculated area: 64.0m² (688.9ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Amazing weeks holiday.Definatly booking again.Clean facilities.
marc s. Confirmed
A very Friendly campsite. Phil the owner was fab. Everything ...
Excellent site with clean facilities. Friendly owner and area also ver
machala e. Confirmed
Great site - brilliant picturesque location, friendly staff.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Leave the car at home
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Carmarthen: Blue Street o/s Bus Station
— 6.0 miles
6.0 miles St Clears (Carmarthenshire) Coach Stop — 6.6 miles
6.6 miles Llanelli: Island Place Bus Station — 10.8 miles
- Train stations
Ferryside Rail Station
— 0.6 miles
0.6 miles Kidwelly Rail Station — 3.3 miles
3.3 miles Carmarthen Rail Station — 5.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Tenby Ferry Landing
— 16.1 miles
16.1 miles Caldey Island Ferry Landing — 17.1 miles
17.1 miles Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal — 21.7 miles
— 17.3 miles
On approaching the first roundabout in Carmarthen turn left onto the A484 for Kidwelly. After about 500 metres you will pass Morrisons on the left-hand side. Go through the village of Idole (careful - there is a speed camera!) and continue for another three miles passing the Star Forge Garage on the right. A mile down a hill, take the turning for Ferryside located on the right-hand side (opposite the turning for Llandyfaelog). As you're approaching the village, turn right immediately before the humpback bridge. Ferryside Farm is the first property on the right.
From London, Bristol, Cardiff, or Swansea: the village of Ferryside can be reached via Arriva and First Great Western. Please check times before travelling. On arrival head down through the village passing the school on your right. After about 1.5 miles you will cross over a humpback bridge where the property can be accessed turning left into a no through road and then right into the driveway.
Absolutely naturally, the beaches – and the castles – are first: take a walk after a lie on Ferryside beach to see 12th- century Llansteffan Castle, overlooking the sand and the River Tywi flowing into Carmarthen Bay. It’s not much of a surprise to find out that this perch has been protected since at least Iron Age times – there was once an Iron Age fort here built by savvy ancestors protecting their section of bay from invaders.
Access to Llansteffan these days is by a public footpath and lane; climb up from the estuary car park 800 metres away. (Rumours that a secret passageway runs from the castle to nearby Plas Bay are so far unfounded – prizes for any holidaymaker who proves the point).
A fine collection of other castles are in the vicinity – again, it is Wales after all: 12th-century Kidwelly Castle and 11th-century Carmarthen Castle are the closest, but Laughherne is within 17 miles, Oystermouth 27, Emlyn 28 and Carew 36.
Legend lovers may also like to know that the old market town of Carmarthen is where Merlin is said to have born: the remains of Merlin’s Oak, a tree said to predict the ‘drowning’ of the town if it was ever removed, are now in the foyer of St. Peter’s Civic Hall. Wizard.
Once (or before) the castles are conquered, Carmarthen Bay, the Gower Peninsula and neighbouring Pembrokeshire have so many award-winning beaches you are hereby challenged to get around them in one trip. If you then fancy something inland, get to Colby Woods and Gardens from Amroth Bay or Pembrey Country Park from Cefn Sands, which has a dry ski slope, eight wildlife trails, horse riding and the longest toboggan run in Wales (something you surely might not expect near seven miles of beach).
Two types of racing are within 15 minutes of Ferryside: motor at Pembrey Racing Circuit and horse at Ffos Las Racecourse, and if you feel like speeding a little further away, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the tiny city of St Davids are to the east and north west.
- Pembrey Country Park (6.8 miles)
- National Botanic Garden of Wales (10.2 miles)
- National Wetland Centre Wales (12.7 miles)
- Rhossili Visitor Centre and Shop (14.5 miles)
- Tudor Merchant's House (16.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
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Ferryside Farm Caravan Park and Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 15 days of arrival date.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Ferryside Farm Caravan Park and Campsite will debit the balance from your card 15 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 15 days then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash