Dunes at Whitesands

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  • Secluded pitches in dunes in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
  • A 10-minute walk from Whitesands Bay and half an hour from St Davids
  • Every pitch has its own picnic table, firepit and fridge shelf
Welcome to a bunch of peaceful pitches in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, where your daily holiday routine could include sea kayaking, coasteering around lagoons or hiking over clifftops and coves. Dunes at Whitesands is the name – that’s because this peaceful place is located in the dunes a 15-minute walk from Whitesands Bay, a fine stretch of white sand that is often visited by super surf and a splendid spot for canoeing, sea kayaking, bodyboarding and the likes. Don’t get it twisted – this isn’t all about beach activities, although they play a big part. The spacious hideaway-style pitches get spectacular sunsets and there’s plenty of peace and quiet for you to kindle a firepit at night, gaze up at the night skies and listen to the pounding surf drifting up from the beach. There’s no feeling of being crammed in, and each and every pitch has its own picnic table, firepit and grill, as well as a dedicated shelf in a communal fridge. St Davids, a small cathedral city, is just half an hour’s walk from the site too. That’s where you’ll locate the closest supermarkets, pubs, cafés and restaurants for all your tasty eats. Back at your small, family-run base on the St David’s Peninsula, there’s more than just sea views and modern, clean facilities. There’s also access to a handful of easy walks that take in the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and its splendid coastal scenery.

Site type

Tent pitches 18
Motorhome pitches 5

Languages spoken

English

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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 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 No dogs allowed

Themes

Lake and/or mountain Luxury Peaceful Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Communal freezer Communal fridge 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

Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Mountain biking nearby Surf school nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Dunes at Whitesands

Craig-Y-Mor

Whitesands Bay

St Davids

Pembrokeshire

Wales

SA62 6PT

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.89492°N
-5.2859°W

Nearest transport

Coach
24.2 km Bus Station
25.2 km Railway Hotel
25.3 km Railway Hotel
Rail
23.4 km Fishguard & Goodwick Rail Station
24.4 km Fishguard Harbour Rail Station
24.7 km Haverfordwest Rail Station
Ferry
2.5 km St. Justinian Ferry Landing
4.7 km Ramsey Island Ferry Landing
17.4 km 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

With such a fab setting in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, it’s likely you’ll be looking for coves and coastal scenery that have a ‘wow’ factor. Handily, there’s no need to look too far. Blue Lagoon (15 minutes’ drive) is a wild swimming destination that has been formed in a former slate quarry: the turquoise water is often the end destination for coasteering activities, but it’s easy to hike there too. As for beaches, up for your consideration are sandy stretches that are only accessible from the the Pembrokeshire Coast Path such as Traeth Llyfn (20 minutes), which has rockpools upon rockpools, and wild-and-rugged Porthmelgan Beach (half an hour’s walk). Elsewhere, Caerfai Beach (10 minutes' drive) is a rocky little place for light paddles and golden-sand Porthmynawyd beach (15 minutes) can be accessed via a valley hike. Newgale beach (20 minutes) is a busier sort of place – and famed for its big surf too – but if you’re looking for other ways to spend time by the sea, Fishguard (25 minutes) has opportunities for crabbing, paddleboarding, kayak tours and hikes to a clifftop fort.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Whitesands 0.7 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Caerfai 3.3 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Abereiddy 7.2 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Newgale 12.1 km Sea Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Nolton Haven 14.5 km Sea Good Good Good N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

St Davids Cathedral 2.2 km

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 32.2 km

Pembroke Castle 35.1 km

National Trust

St David's Visitor Centre and Shop 2.2 km

Stackpole Estate 39 km

Tudor Merchant's House 47.4 km

Cycle routes

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

Other

Whitesands - St David's Head - Carn Lidi - Whitesands 0.6 km

Around St David's Head 0.7 km

St David's City and St Non's Bay 2.4 km

RAMSEY ISLAND (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 18/11/1992) 5 km

Solva - Gribin - Pembrokeshire Coast Path - Pointz Castle 7 km

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.

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Amazing site, really large pitches, and incredibly clean and well designed facilities.…

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
Jo C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Amazing site, really large pitches, and incredibly clean and well designed facilities. Richard and Fran were so helpful. Close to the beautiful beach at Whitesands. Fire pits and a picnic table included. A really well run beautiful site.

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Lovely secluded pitches with excellent shared facilities. Richard was very welcoming on…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely secluded pitches with excellent shared facilities. Richard was very welcoming on arrival and the facilities were consistently spotlessly clean. No vehicles at the pitches apart from on arrival and just prior to departure made sure the site was peaceful and safe.

Disliked: Be aware that the toilets are a little far from the more distant pitches on the site (although there is a closer shower and washing up area).

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We liked the privacy of the pitch. Clean shower block and toilets.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
helen j. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass campervan pitch

Liked: The size of the pitch was huge. Loved the picnic table and fire pit. Seeing the different birds and butterflies was heartwarming. Hearing the birds as we sat eating our breakfast was just glorious. The sea and the beaches were so clean and we enjoyed the walk along coastal path around Carn Llidi. Generous size shower blocks and toilets - absolutely spotless!! Area for dishes and clothes if needed A very handy hose and bucket for rinsing wet suits and a washing line ! Dunes at Whitesands is a real gem of a place

Disliked: The wind - not a lot anyone can do about that 😂😂😂 So Nothing really !

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Costs a bit more, but we thought it was worth it.

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

Electric grass campervan pitch

Liked: The sites are huge and private. Whitesands Bay is less than a ten-minute walk from the site; St.Davids was an easy 10 minute cycle on a quiet lane; easy access to the Pembrokeshire coastal path. Spotless bathhouse. Host is lovely. You can’t see the sea from the sites, but if you walk a few minutes, you can see it from the gate. As much as I love being right on the ocean, it’s also really nice to be a little bit away and thus out of the wind! No WiFi on site, but the cell service was excellent.

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  • What attractions are near Dunes at Whitesands? With such a fab setting in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, it’s likely you’ll be looking for coves and coastal scenery that have a ‘wow’ factor. Handily, there’s no need to look … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Dunes at Whitesands?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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