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A quiet location with great sea views, just outside the village of Manorbier on the Pembrokeshire coast. Three-minute walk to the beautiful Church Doors beach.
The camping is on a level field 100m from the car park & the Hostel. There is no car access onto the camping field to prevent damage to the grass.
Campers have full access to the facilities in the Youth Hostel (100m walk), which include toilets, showers, fully equiped self catering kitchens, dinning room, lounge & TV, games room with pool and table tennis & also laundry & drying facilities.
Meals are also available in the Hostel, evening meal costs from £5.50 for a main course served from 6pm to 8pm , breakfast costs £4.95 served from 7.30 and 9.00 am, and it is £4.50/£5.50 for a Junior/standard Packed Lunch. We also provide children's meals for under 10's at £4.50 for an evening meal and £2.95 for breakfast.
Carew Castle - Magnificent Norman Castle and mill. Two hour guided tours and resource packs. From £2 per person, teachers free. Tel: 01646 651782 Visit: www.carewcastle.com
Pembroke Castle - Well-preserved 13th Century fortress, birthplace of Tudor dynasty. One hour tours and resource packs, from £1.50 per person. Tel: 01646 681510 Visit: www.pembrokecastle.co.uk
Manorbier Castle - Open Easter – Sept. Ideal visit to combine with St. James Church & Manorbier beach. From £1.50 per person and discount s for large groups. Tel: 01834 871394 Visit: www.manorbiercastle.co.uk
Castle Henllys - Iron age fort, scene of BBC1’s The Iron Age. ½ hr guided tour and resource pack. Open April – October. Activities from £1 per person and free entry for large groups. Tel: 01239 891319 Visit: www.castellhenllys.com
Natural history and conservation
Caldey Island - A beautiful Island just a 15-minute boat trip from the idyllic seaside resort of Tenby and home to a priory of Cistercian monks. In the small village you can buy the perfumes, chocolate and shortbread made on the island. A walk up to the Lighthouse opens up spectacular panoramic views of the Pembrokeshire Coast, Tenby and the Preseli Hills, the Gower Peninsula and Lundy Island. Or you may prefer simply to relax on the expansive sandy beach at Priory Bay, perhaps enjoy a snack at the Tea Gardens, or take a leisurely picnic in the peaceful, pollution-free surroundings of this unique island. Tel: 01834 844453 Visit: www.caldey-island.co.uk
Skomer Island- Skomer is an enchanting island with just about everything an island nature reserve should include and is one of the most important wildlife sites in Europe. A 15-minute boat ride from Martin’s Haven across the often-turbulent waters of the Jack Sound, Skomer measures 2 miles, east to west; and almost 1.5 miles, north to south. For bird watchers, this makes it one of the best sites to visit in Europe, especially during springtime, when the bluebells and coastal flowers (sea and red campion, pink thrift) present a wonderful coloured carpet for the birds to land on. The sheer cliffs support Guillemots (14,000 individuals), Kittiwakes (2,000 pairs), Razorbills (3,500 individuals) and Fulmars (700 pairs). Perhaps the most popular bird to observe on Skomer is the comical “Pembrokeshire Parrot”, the Puffin; over 6000 pairs breed on the island each year. The world’s largest colony of Manx Shearwaters (over 150,000 breeding pairs) is also resident. Curlews, Short-Eared Owls (who prey on the unique Skomer Vole), Buzzards, Kestrels, Peregrine and Oystercatchers also make their home here. The beaches are a year round home to one of the largest seal colonies in the southwest (up to 200), and porpoises and sometimes dolphins can be seen fishing and playing around the rocky coast.
Dale Sailing - Skomer, Skokholm & Grassholm Island safaris and boat trips. Prices from £8 per person.
Tel: 0800 0284090 Visit: www.dale-sailing.co.uk
Manor House Wild Animal Park - Wide variety of wildlife, kids petting farm, falconry displays. Situated in Tenby. Group and school rates available. Tel: 01646651201 Visit: www.manorhousewildanimalpark.co.uk
Folly Farm - Family Adventure Park with farm, zoo, fun fair, go-karts & theatre. School/group rates from £3 per person Tel: 01834 812731 Visit: www.folly-farm.co.uk
Fun and Adventure
Outer Reef Surf School - Full range of surfing courses from half day to one week. Outdoor education delivered to your door from £25 per person. Tel: 01646 680070 Visit: www.outerreefsurfschool.com
Oakwood Theme Park – with roller coaster, boating lake, bob sleighs, mini-golf & more! Group and school discounts available. Tel: 01834 861889 Visit: www.oakwoodthemepark.co.uk
Heatherton Park - Bumper boats, pitch and put, go-karts, archery, laser clay shooting, paint ball and lots more! Pay when you play from £4.50 per person. YHA guests can get a discounted family ticket for £40.
Tel: 01646 651025 Visit www.heatherton.co.uk
Water quality at nearby bathing waters
, South West Wales
Tenby South, Pembrokeshire
Freshwater East, Pembrokeshire
- Pembroke Castle (6.4 miles)
- Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (7.9 miles)
- Pembrey Country Park (20.3 miles)
- Tudor Merchant's House (3.9 miles)
- Stackpole Estate (6.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Lydstep - Pembrokeshire Coast Path - Manorbier - Lydstep (0.6 miles)
- Manorbier Bay - Swanlake Bay (0.9 miles)
- Manorbier - Pembrokeshire Coast Path - Manorbier (0.9 miles)
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No dogs allowed
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
Commercial vehicles allowed
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Surf school nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Tenby: Upper Park Rd Coach Stop — 3.8mi
Pembroke: Castle Coach Stop — 6.4mi
Kilgetty Coach Stop — 6.6mi
- Train stations
Manorbier Rail Station — 1.2mi
Penally Rail Station — 2.7mi
Tenby Rail Station — 3.7mi
- Ferry ports
Caldey Island Ferry Landing — 3.7mi
Tenby Ferry Landing — 4.0mi
Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal — 8.3mi
- Swansea Airport — 30.7mi
From Tenby follow the A4139 to Pembroke. Turn left at the junction to Manorbier onto the B4585. By Skrinkle Housing Estate and bus shelter turn left, this is signposted to the hostel and also the Royal Artillery range. Pass the children's playground on your right and on the mini roundabout go straight on. By the Artillery base turn left and the hostel is on the end of that road.
349 bus - Tenby - Haverfordwest, alight at Skrinkle housing estate (approx 1 mile) follow signs to hostel, past children's playground, at Artillery base turn left
Manorbier Railway station 2&1/2 miles. From the railway station cross the level crossing walk past the garden centre and primary school to the A4139, turn left at the top of the hill (approx 1/2 mile) turn right, at Skrinkle housing estate follow signs to the Youth Hostel and Royal Artillery range.