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Campsites in Gower AONB

Cliffs, dunes, castles, and countryside: the Gower Peninsula – or 'Gŵyr' as it is known in Welsh – is made for holidays in the great outdoors.

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Cowpots Camping

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents60 acres · Ciffig, Carmarthenshire
Camping with 'en-pitch' facilities on a working farm that produces the finest homemade ice-cream for miles
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Cilrath Wood Camping

15 units · Tents10 acres · Narberth, Carmarthenshire
Off-grid eco camping with campfires in a patch of Pembrokeshire that time forgot
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Kitewood

15 units · Glamping, Tents60 acres · South Wales, Pembrokeshire
One of the most spacious campsites in the UK, set in a magical pocket of wooded Pembrokeshire paradise
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Surf Pods and Camping at Atlantic Farm

50 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · South West England, Cornwall, Bude
Glamping near Bude, with eye-catching eco-pods, a staggering treehouse for couples and traditional tent camping
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Kingsmead Camping

37 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Devon, Devon
A range of pitches, from grassy open spaces to off-grid woodland clearings, topped off by two well-stocked fishing lakes
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Wylde Valley Camping

132 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents14 acres · South West England, Cornwall, Bude
A popular festival space that's now a bona fide campsite, with modern, pop-up facilities and a top North Cornwall location
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Higher Moorlands Farm

15 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents30 acres · South West England, Devon
Farm camping in the Blackdown Hills, with campfires, big views and homegrown produce for sale
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Forest Edge

29 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents30 acres · South West England, Devon
A welcoming and wild-ish camping and glamping site on the edge of a forest in East Devon
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Cornish Tipi Holidays & Camping

127 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · South West England, Cornwall
Wake up to the sound of birdsong, go swimming before breakfast in the clear water of a secluded lake. Cook your bacon and eggs over an open fire while you plan your day, or just laze it away in the peace and quiet of your own personal tipi. You can always go fishing tomorrow, and walk along the cliffs the day after that…The site is unique. A woodland valley folded around a clear, spring-fed lake created from the old Tregildrans Quarry. Our tipis and tent pitches are dotted about this secret 20 acres clothed in ferns and bluebells, oak and meadowsweet.  Left in peace for many years there's been no modern chemicals & poisons on the land, meaning we've got bluebells & dormice, Red Admirals & shy woodland Jays for you to spot. It’s a place a world apart from the rush and clutter of the modern holiday experience, with an atmosphere that makes you forget the world outside, and just lounge, ramble, or potter about in a boat. We're committed to giving you a genuinely individual service from first contact to your time staying with us. We established CTH in 1996. This was the first and we believe still is the best tipi holiday site in the UK. We know our area inside out and can always help with a little local knowledge or contacts if you need them. We want to offer our guests a really sustainable holiday. A return to real camping means the lowest possible impact on the land and environment - our tipi poles don’t even break the surface of the earth. Your footprint while here could only be bettered by a survival expert. You don't have to fly! a major bonus, and we source all our wood, fish and canvas locally and work with local people wherever possible.
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Coppet Hill

17 units · Glamping, Tents600 acres · Bridport, Dorset
Wildlife-friendly camping and glamping with private loos at each pitch, 15 minutes' drive from the coast
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Camping in Nature at Vallis Veg

15 units · Tents18 acres · South West England, Somerset, Frome
Back-to-basics, natural camping with campfires encouraged and easy walks to the local attractions in Frome
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Field 725 Camping

20 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · South West England, Somerset
Field 725 is situated at Redwood Rare Breeds in Wanstorw Somerset. Redwood Rare Breeds is a new rare breeds farm park in the making with 35 acres of fields and forest. Located on the edge of the Mendip Hills, Somerset between the popular hotspots of Frome and Bruton. Our campsite, Field 725, is perched on the top of a hill with outstanding views of the surrounding area, flanked on one side by untouched natural woodland adding to the wildness of the site and enhancing the opportunities for getting back to nature and in touch with your wild side.
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Camping on the Gower Peninsula guide

Home to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the South Wales Coast, the Gower Peninsula is a small but mighty region where visitors can partake in a range of adventure activities—including watersports, paragliding, and hiking—all within easy driving distance of both Swansea city centre and Cardiff. While Gower is well-known for its coastline, caves, and beaches (especially Rhossili), the region extends inland where keen hikers will find many public rights of way and castles to explore. Campers aren’t short on options either, as the Gower Peninsula has plenty of full-service touring parks, caravanning options, and campsites with sea views.

Where to Go

Rhossili Bay

Rated one of the best beaches in the UK, Rhossili Beach is a 3-mile expanse of sand ideal for sunbathing, strolling, or avoiding altogether in favour of sea-based watersports. You can also reach Worm’s Head from Rhossili Beach, a promontory that becomes an inaccessible island during high tide, as well as paraglide from Rhossili Downs. When it comes to camping, you’ll find plenty of places to pitch your tent along the coast.

Swansea

Though the Gower Peninsula is technically situated within Swansea, Wales’ second city is also an excellent base within the region which offers proximity to wider South Wales, including the Valleys, Brecon Beacons, and Wye Valley, as well as access to several camping stores. However, given Swansea’s urban sprawl, campsites and motorhome parks with wifi access are situated on the outskirts of the city.

Mumbles

Mumbles, an unusually named seaside town known for the “Mumbles Mile” of pubs and its 19th-century pier, is situated on the eastern edge of the Gower Peninsula. A great place to set up camp if you love beaches, Mumbles is also a convenient spot to start the Gower Coastal Path and is situated close to a couple of family-run caravan parks and campsites, including Nicholaston.

Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Rhossili Beach, Oxwich Bay, and Three Cliffs Bay are all part of the Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a protected area crisscrossed by footpaths, dotted with wildlife trust reserves, and dense with protected woodland which is a haven for walking and birdwatching. The Gower Coast Path also runs the length of the AONB coastline, while caravan parks and campsites typically offer sea views, electric hook-ups, and other amenities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wild camping is not officially permitted on the Gower Peninsula in the United Kingdom, as the majority of the land is privately owned or managed by the National Trust. However, there are many established campsites and caravan parks on the Gower Peninsula that provide a range of camping experiences, from coastal views to rural settings. It's always best to respect the local regulations and choose a designated campsite for your stay.

The Gower Coast Path is approximately 38 miles (61 kilometers) long. It is a part of the larger Wales Coast Path, which stretches 870 miles (1,400 kilometers) around the entire coastline of Wales. The Gower Coast Path takes you through stunning landscapes, including sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and picturesque villages.

The Gower Way is approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) long. It is a walking trail that traverses the Gower Peninsula in South Wales, United Kingdom, from Rhossili on the western end to Penlle'r Castell on the eastern end.

Camping on Worm's Head, a tidal island located off the Gower Peninsula in South Wales, United Kingdom, is not allowed. Worm's Head is part of the National Trust and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its unique wildlife, plants, and geological features. Visitors are encouraged to explore the area during low tide, but camping is not permitted to protect the sensitive environment.

However, there are several nearby campsites and accommodations on the Gower Peninsula where you can stay and still enjoy the beauty of the area. For more information on camping in the Gower Peninsula, you can visit Hipcamp.

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