Just before you reach the 'city' of St Davids, there’s a small turning by the visitor centre which morphs into a single-track lane and stops at a small car park where the ground suddenly stops, quickly dropping down in a bundle of rocks and heather, a crash of sea spray and a shriek of circling gulls. It’s a good spot for your first lingering look at the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast, a designated National Park covering 240 square miles around the southwestern shore of Wales. From here you can see both sides of the coast’s character, from the gentle semicircle of Caerfai Bay – a small sandy beach that invites exploration of its rockpools and caves – while off to the right are the cliffs, intimidating and inspiring both in size and in structure. Handily enough, it's also an access point for the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path; and even more usefully, it's the site of the Caerfai Bay campsite.
Not to be confused with Caerfai Farm on the left side of the lane, Caerfai Bay is a more structured, organised sort of place, where they've made quite an investment in spotless facilities. There are two tent fields, but you have to negotiate tarmac drives with speed bumps and pass through a field of static caravans to get there. Not everyone’s cuppa and neither are the rules that come with the facilities. But once you’re tucked up in your own tent, surveying the stunning panoramic views of the coastline, with the knowledge that you can have a free hot shower whenever you want one, you’ll be glad you pitched up.
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Hosted by Caerfai P.Joined in October 2012
From the host
Located in the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Caerfai Bay offers stunning panoramic sea views from every pitch. The park is a tranquil haven perfect for walkers, families, couples and wildlife lovers. Caerfai Bay sandy bathing beach is only a five-minute walk, accessed via a designated footpath. Enjoy exploring St Davids, Britain’s smallest city, with its magnificent Cathedral and Bishops Palace, alongside a wealth of charming independent teashops, restaurants, pubs and shops.Facilities include a modern amenity block with underfloor heating alongside refurbished shower, toilet and family rooms for 2017. Tent fields have dog friendly and non-dog areas. Motorhomes welcome to stay on touring caravan pitches.
As well as the beautiful beaches, join Thousand Island Adventures for a jet boat trip to explore nearby Ramsey Island and the local wildlife (01437 721721). For a day’s cycling, sailing, fishing and a kids adventure playground, drive 15 miles to Llys-y-Fran Country Park (01437 532273). About an hour’s drive south is Manor House Wildlife Park run by TV’s Anna Ryder-Richardson (01646 651201).
Food and drink
The Pebbles Espresso Bar is a great place for relaxing with a coffee and admiring the local art exhibited on the walls. St Davids has lots of places to eat, CK’s supermarket, Peter’s greengrocer and a butcher. The Grove Hotel (01437 720341) also does great pub grub. For the best fish & chips head to The Shed (01348 831 518) at Porthgain.