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Becks Bay Campsite
98%
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56 reviews
· Wales
1 acre
13 units
4 Motorhome/tent
9 Tent
A tiny, family-friendly campsite boasting bell tents and shepherds huts on the southern Pembrokeshire coast
Plotted within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Becks Bay Camping sits just 100m from the famous coastal path, overlooking the eponymous cove known locally as Becks Bay. In almost every direction the land folds away in a mass of summer green, while the nearest roads are all shielded by the bushiest of hedgerows. It’s no surprise that, though small, this sheltered meadow space was destined to become a campsite. It almost seems purpose built for it. In total, Becks Bay has just 13 camping pitches, along with five bell tents pitched on flat ground in a tiny wooded glade. There is no electricity, no playground and certainly no WiFi, while the toilets and showers have been newly built into a wooden shed, bodged together with charmingly mismatched wooden doors. The whole place feels thoroughly rustic and, despite proper flushing loos, still offers the wilder camping experience. This is the sort of spot where children play in rolling fields rather than a playground and campfires crackle through the night. Expect a week or two getting grass stains out of trousers when you get home. For those with who prefer their camping with a generous dose of luxury, the Frankshore Shepherd’s Hut come complete with electricity, a proper bed and en suite bathroom. Mod cons – like gas hobs in the kitchenette and a heated towel-rail – up the comfort levels, while traditional touches like the wood-burning stove makes this a cosy cocoon for couples. When the sun's out, there are plenty of beaches within reach with Lydstep Bay the nearest and most well known. The National Trust car park is free and the sands offer excellent views out to Caldey Island, though the giant holiday park that backs it slightly spoils the feel. Instead, head a little east to Penally Beach (free parking at the station) in the west end of Tenby’s mile-long south beach. Spanning the shoreline from St. Catherine's Island to Giltar Point, the views across to Caldey Island are spectacular. It’s slightly quieter than the sandy sections immediately around the town – Castle Beach, Harbour Beach and the north beach – though all are fantastic, especially if you want to explore Tenby itself at some point during your stay. You can spend the morning on a beach, the afternoon tasting ice creams and the evening back around the campfire. We think that’s all the essentials covered.
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Fishing
Hiking
Surfing
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Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Thomas E.Joined in July 2016
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29 Ratings · 56 reviews
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Emma H.recommends
July 23, 2022
Tent Pitch with countryside views
Great location close to the coastal path. Lovely facilities and nice and quiet. Friendly hosts. Would definitely go back.
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Daniel S.recommends
July 17, 2022
Grass Pitch for Campervan or tent
Excellent campsite! Excellent facilities! Clean friendly, quiet and peaceful.
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Natalie C.
July 16, 2022
Grass Pitch for Campervan or tent
Amazing location cannot fault the site itself, very clean, toilets and shower block cleaned throughly and frequently during our weeks stay. Great access to local bus which meant did not need to use the car at all during our stay, also amazing walks and view down coastal path. Nice breakfast and coffee at farm shop. sadly our last night/day the peace was ruined slightly by a large group (over 12) of teenagers who not only took over the peaceful field but also vomited in every toilet and urinated on the floor as well as in all the bushes during the day in full view of everyone. While to some extent the owners cannot control the behaviour of other guests they could limit the number to prevent similar groups spoiling the otherwise peaceful atmosphere.
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Haylee B.recommends
July 15, 2022
Tent Pitch with countryside views
Awesome place, safe and friendly! Right on Pembrokeshire coast and hour from Tenby (walking). Tom was super helpful :)
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Hansi S.
October 27, 2021
Really comfortable and relaxing. Beautiful area. Delicious breakfast to door from farm cafe. Thanks
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Ross M.recommends
September 6, 2021
Tent Pitch with countryside views
I think you can judge a campsite by how few aggressive signs there are. I counted exactly zero! The site is in a great spot, and everything we needed was available, all done in an upcycled-sustainable-cool style. We loved our stay and would happily go back.
From the host
Welcome! Becks Bay Camping is set next to an isolated cove just 1 mile West of Tenby’s South Beach and a ten minute walk to the stunning Lydstep Bay. The field is set in an amazing location in the grounds of the ancient ruin called Trussleton. We are passionate about providing a perfect place to camp for a real welsh adventure holiday. The camping fields are adjacent to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path on a working farm – we have produce for sale in our Farm shop (Bubbleton Farm Shop) and also sell fresh eggs, potatoes etc from an honesty table near the camping field. Our site is a short distance from Penally village (with train station and shop), and a 2 minute walk to the coolest new music café bar in Tenby – West Coast Café and Arts. On our doorstep we have a catalogue of Wales’s best beaches – we encourage you to explore the coast path especially the Manorbier peninsular and ancient village.
Nearby attractions
The campsite is right on the edge of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with easy access to footpaths, including trails down to the nearest beaches where you can link up with the famous coastal trail. The Manorbier peninsular offers some of the most secluded sandy beaches both east and west of the main surf beach – Precipe and Swan Lake Bay are particular local favourites. Nearby Tenby is an excellent old walled town to visit, with a harbour and expansive beaches at low tide. For something non-beach related, though, drive five miles south west to Manorbier Castle (01834 871394) a Norman keep located in the a beautiful old village. The curtain walls and round and square towers are now partially ruined but well worth a visit. Along with the castle, there are also gardens, a dovecote and mill to explore. For more organised family fun, it's five miles to Heatherton World of Activities (01646 652000), with archery, trampolining, soft play and more.
Food and drink
Waves Italian restaurant (01834 870085). The bright blue painted Cross Inn (01834 844665) in Penally is a mile away and has a fantastic, traditional, seaside pub atmosphere. The Plantagenet (01834 842350) in Tenby is a high-end option set in a romantic 10th century building, the oldest in town. Stroll across the meadow to Bubbleton Farm Shop & Café (07929 334826) on site while the Lydstep Tavern (01834 871521) is not too far beyond. 
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