Pencarnan Farm Caravan and Camping Site

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Overlooking Porthsele beach (added by manager 12 Sep 2019)
Porthsele beach (added by manager 12 sep 2019)
Private vehicle access is available to porthsele beach (added by manager 12 sep 2019)
Overlooking the sea (added by manager 12 sep 2019)

  • Family-run site situated on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
  • Direct access to Porthsele beach; a mile from Whitesands
  • Farm shop, coffee hut, bar and pizzas available in high season
Fancy a stay on a family-run farm… with direct access to a beach below? Make your way to Pencarnan Farm Caravan and Camping Site, a 96-acre farm overlooking Porthsele beach on the Pembrokeshire coast. The site is on the most western tip of Pembrokeshire, with views of St Georges Channel connecting the Irish and Celtic seas. You'll be in good company with a stay here: generations of the same family have been running the site since the mid-1950s, a holiday spot for guests who return year after year – some with their kids and grandkids now in tow. This place is just the ticket for outdoor adventures too, as it's set directly above Porthsele beach (with private vehicle access so you can cart all your kit along with you). The sea and bay are safe for swimming and kayaking, and there are plenty of rockpools to explore at low tide. If you haven’t got your fill of sea breeze, surfing beach Whitesands is a one-mile walk along the coastal path or, if you’re feeling adventurous, a half-mile swim or kayak from Porthsele. Sorting supplies is easy at the farm too: in the high season, a site shop is on hand with camping and food supplies, wetsuits and logs for beach fires, and a coffee hut opens every day. A bar and pizzas are also available at peak times.

Site type

Tent pitches 60
Touring caravan pitches 15
Motorhome pitches 30
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 1 Mar 2024 to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

96%

would recommend this site to a friend

94%

would stay here again

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Would recommend and look forward to going again

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Julie I. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

3-amp Ramsey Island Field electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Wonderful views and walk down coast or beach. Shower block clean and little extras available. Great pizzas and beer with upstairs terrace and views. Walkable to St Davids

Disliked: Only 3amp option for campervans

Recommend to friends Visit again

This campsite is just perfect. Lovely facilities, good showers & very clean.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Rachel C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

3-amp Ramsey Island Field electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: This campsite is just perfect. Lovely facilities, good showers & very clean. Loved the extra touches & wood-fired pizza for tea. You can’t get better. Just under 2 miles to St David’s & a short walk from the site to a beach. What’s not to like. Friendly staff is the cherry on the top of a great site.

Disliked: Having to go home

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We Love this site!…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Alicja N. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Beach Field non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: We Love this site!

Disliked: None.

Recommend to friends Visit again

My favourite campsite in tent or van. Craft beers and fresh pizzas…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jeff C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Beach Field non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: My favourite campsite in tent or van. Craft beers and fresh pizzas beautiful views lovely beaches you can walk or catch the bus to St David’s. Friendly helpful staff clean modern facilities. It’s a regular for us.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent relaxed site , clean facilities,food on site & nice staff.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

3-amp Carn Llidi View electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Facilities. Cafe. Pizza. Shop. Showers/toilets. Free WiFi in courtyard. Upstairs outdoor seating with a view. Friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere. Incredible view. Quiet beach. On coastal path.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent site, friendly staff, excellent food, perfect views

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Laura G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

3-amp Carn Llidi View electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Been a regular spot for us and no where comes close, the pizza the view and the cocktails. My son is getting used to his favourite spot on top of the van! Just perfect

Recommend to friends Visit again

Will definitely be back :)

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Rhosson Field non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Lovely facilities, quiet campsite, friendly staff, perfect location

Disliked: Absolutely nothing :)

Recommend to friends Visit again

Perfect for us. Resident Swallow makes it even more special

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jo E. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

16-amp Rhosson Field electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Excellent site lovely welcome beautiful views. Very close to the best beach ever, sea clear sand and great rock pools. Close to St Davids even closer to boat trips. Surrounded by coastal paths. Amenities good showers toilets washing up facilities. Brilliant pizza’s great coffee and local beers for sale.

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

Wow what a super place - definitely going back.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Laura T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Beach Field non-electric grass tent, campervan or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Everything! Amazing view, super staff, great facilities - the bar, the coffee shop, the pizza bar and the shop!

Recommend to friends Visit again

Amazing - book now!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Le-Anne L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

16-amp Rhosson Field electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Lovely big pitch sizes, not overcrowded. Lovely helpful and friendly owners.

Disliked: Leaving 🤣

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Pencarnan Farm Caravan and Camping Site

Pencarnan Farm

St Davids

Haverfordwest

Pembrokeshire

Wales

SA62 6PY

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.88465°N
-5.3049°W

Nearest transport

Coach
15.5 mi Bus Station
15.9 mi Railway Hotel
15.9 mi Railway Hotel
Rail
15.6 mi Fishguard & Goodwick Rail Station
15.8 mi Haverfordwest Rail Station
15.9 mi Johnston (Pembrokeshire) Rail Station
Ferry
0.5 mi St. Justinian Ferry Landing
1.8 mi Ramsey Island Ferry Landing
10.2 mi Skomer Island Ferry Landing

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

This is heaven for beach buffs: Porthsele and Whitesands beaches are both within walking distance of Pencarnan. At Porthsele, take your pick from kayaking, surfing and paddleboarding from its sandy shore; if fishing's more your bag you can fish for mackerel, pollock and seabass from the beach and from certain points on the cliff around Pencarnan's land. There are also a few marked climbing spots around the cliffs on the land and some good entry points for coasteering or a coastal swim back to Porthsele beach… followed back at base with a sunset beach fire or barbecue to end the day. The famed surfing centre of Whitesands, a mile away on the coast path from Pencarnan, has a café, deckchairs and wetsuit hire, plus lifeguards in the summer months. Heading south, St Justinian’s (under a mile away along the coast path) is home to RNLI St Davids Lifeboat Station and a departure point for boat trips around, onto and beyond Ramsey Island to spy seals, seabirds, porpoises, whales, dolphins and sharks. Make time too for a trip to the tiny city of St Davids, to browse its shops and galleries and take a look at sixth-century St Davids Cathedral.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Whitesands 0.9 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Caerfai 2.3 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Abereiddy 5.5 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Newgale 8.1 mi Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Nolton Haven 9.4 mi Sea Good Good Good N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

St Davids Cathedral 2 mi

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 20.2 mi

Pembroke Castle 21.9 mi

National Trust

St David's Visitor Centre and Shop 1.7 mi

Stackpole Estate 24.2 mi

Tudor Merchant's House 29.8 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Around St David's Head 0.9 mi

Whitesands - St David's Head - Carn Lidi - Whitesands 1 mi

St David's City and St Non's Bay 1.9 mi

RAMSEY ISLAND (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 18/11/1992) 2 mi

Solva Quay - Upper Solva - Solva Quay 5 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Pembrokeshire?

  • Does Pencarnan Farm Caravan and Camping Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Pencarnan Farm Caravan and Camping Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Pencarnan Farm Caravan and Camping Site? This is heaven for beach buffs: Porthsele and Whitesands beaches are both within walking distance of Pencarnan. At Porthsele, take your pick from kayaking, surfing and paddleboarding from its sandy shore; if … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Pencarnan Farm Caravan and Camping Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Pencarnan Farm Caravan and Camping Site? From £33 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.