Waterside campsites near Tenby

Outdoor adventurers and nature lovers will love the Welsh seaside appeal of Tenby and the surrounds.

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6 top waterside campsites near Tenby

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Rhydfach Valley Camping

1 unit · Motorhome, Tent7 acres · Pembrokeshire, Wales
An exclusive-hire campsite with its own wild swimming pond in Pembrokeshire
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£20
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Cilrath Wood Camping

15 units · Tents10 acres · Narberth, Wales
Off-grid eco camping with campfires in a patch of Pembrokeshire that time forgot
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Cornish Tipi Holidays & Camping

127 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Cornwall, South West England
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 a unique 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 full of ferns, bluebells, oak and meadowsweet. Left in peace for many years there's been no modern chemicals or poisons on the land, meaning we've got bluebells, dormice, Red Admirals and shy woodland Jays for you to spot. It’s a place set 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 local knowledge or contacts if you need them. We want to offer our guests a 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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Wild Wellingtons Glamping

3 units · Glamping4 acres · Llandysul, Wales
Eco-friendly glamping 10 minutes from the beaches of Cardigan Bay, with great facilities for parents and acres of wild space for kids
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£110
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Denmark Farm

7 units · Tents1 acre · Lampeter, Wales
Spy real, live dragonflies dancing over lily-rich ponds as you head out in search of sleepy dragons in the wooded wonderland at this quiet eco site
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£14
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Elmar's Place

2 units · Tents1 acre · Bude, England
Nearly wild camping on the border of Devon and Cornwall
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Waterside campsites near Tenby guide

Overview

With beautiful Blue Flag beaches and plenty of nearby campgrounds, Tenby is a Pembroke destination for outdoor adventurers and campers in its own right and an ideal base from which to explore the wider South Wales region. With hills and mountains to the east, miles of coastal path to the west, and nearby islands such as St. Catherine’s Island and Caldey Island, visitors are spoilt for choice in Tenby, which is also within driving distance of other Welsh seaside towns such as Manorbier and Saundersfoot. Campers aren’t short on options either, whether you prefer caravanning, en-suite glamping sites with yurts and bell tents, or family-run campgrounds.

Where to go

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, within which the town of Tenby is set, is dotted with family-run campsites and caravan parks offering views over the Irish Sea, as well as upscale glamping options. Plus, birdwatchers, horseback riders, and hikers are well-catered for within the park, which is also a hotspot for water-based activities like surfing and canoeing. If you have the time, you can also walk the length of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Cardigan Bay

While Cardigan Bay extends almost the entire length of the West Wales coast, the southern portion—from Aberystwyth down—is easily accessible in under two hours from Tenby. There, walk the southern portion of the Ceredigion Coast Path, enjoy the Blue Flag beaches, or try a wealth of watersports, such as coasteering and canoeing. Whichever stretch of the Bay you choose to explore, you won’t be short on full-service holiday parks complete with hook-ups and wifi, campervan sites, and campgrounds in which to pitch your tent.

Brecon Beacons National Park

Bike the Taff Trail, hike the miles of well-signposted rights of way, and stargaze after dark in the Brecon Beacons National Park, the only International Dark Sky Reserve in Wales. Just over an hour and a half east of Tenby, this national park is home to several family-friendly campsites and caravan parks—ideal during the winter months—that will suit most campers. Plus, enjoy inland water activities such as windsurfing and canoeing on Llangorse Lake.

When to go

Tenby is a pleasant seaside town which enjoys peak beach season during the sunny summer months of May to September. For outdoor pursuits, the cooler spring and autumn months are excellent, as well as quieter and cheaper. However, you should expect rainfall throughout the year, particularly during November, December, and January.

Know before you go

  • Tenby town centre may be small, but there are plenty of high-quality camp supply stores, such as Trespass and Mountain Warehouse.
  • St. Catherine’s Island is a tidal island, so access depends on the sea and the season. Check times and dates in advance before planning your visit.
  • Tenby hosts an annual Iron Man contest in September and a Long Course Weekend in July. During these dates, the town is overrun with visitors so make sure to book accommodation well in advance.
  • There’s a train station in Tenby although routes from Birmingham, Manchester, and London require at least one change in Swansea.

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