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Dunes at Whitesands Camping

· St Davids, Wales
10 acres
23 units
5 Motorhome/tent
18 Tent
Membership of the Greener Camping Club is compulsory at this site. Dunes at Whitesands Camping spacious hideaway and meadow camping, just a short walk from the amazing Whitesands Beach. Relax away from the busy crowds on your own private pitch, our pitches are huge and allow you to experience your own piece of wild Pembrokeshire countryside. The site is in a perfect location for strolls to the beach or the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and less than a 5 min drive to the beautiful Cathedral City of St.David's. There are distant sea views from parts of the site, amazing night skies and the sound of the crashing waves are all part of the Dunes experience, along with modern clean facilities and peaceful chilled evenings by the campfire. In order to comply with countryside planning policy, we operate as a Greener Camping Club members-only campsite. The Club was established by people with a passion for sustainable, eco-friendly camping holidays. When you book your holiday with us, you must join the Club. Membership costs just £12 for the calendar year and gives you access to some of the greenest campsites in the UK. It also includes participation in the Club's 'Trees for Life' scheme, whereby a tree is planted for every member we enrol. During there high season (May Bank Holiday week and the months of July and August) we only take week bookings, Saturday to Saturday. For all other dates we have a 2 night minimum stay. Currently high season dates are not bookable through this platform, please visit our site direct for availability and booking. 5 Campervan pitches with EHU (one that is hideaway-Guillemot) 9 Hideaway camping pitches (one with EHU - Fulmar). 8 Meadow camping pitches EHU available on 5 of these. WE DO NOT ALLOW DOGS All bookings must include a responsible parent. Persons under the age of 21 years must be accompanied by their parent/s. Our little site has 23 private pitches set in 10-acres of wild Pembrokeshire Countryside. All pitches are far larger than standard campsites - some are the size of a five-a-side football pitch! This means that you get plenty of space to spread out. Simply, no pitches are shared with other bookings, the space you can see in our pitch photos is exclusively for your party. Our pitches are exceptionally spacious, with 23 family pitches. There are 10 Hideaway pitches and 13 huge private meadow pitches. Campervans are permitted on pitches Chough, Kite, Buzzard, Hawk and Guillemot. We do not accept caravans. Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit, and picnic table. This is an idyllic location boasting fantastic views, spectacular sunsets, peace and quiet and yet just a stroll from Whitesands Beach and a brisk walk into St Davids. New modern luxury shower block which includes a family bathroom, 6 flushing toilets , 6 showers, washing up facilities, fridges / freezers, phone charging points and a washing machine (extra cost per wash).
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St Davids, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Fran And Richard S.Joined in May 2017
25 Ratings · 28 reviews
Charlie H.recommends
May 21, 2023
Buzzard Camping or Camper Van Pitch (EHU)
Tranquil camping in beautiful spot
A beautiful and peaceful site in a gorgeous location. The facilities are fantastic, very clean. Each plot has a fire pit and picnic bench which were great. Fran & Richard are brilliant hosts too. The location of the site is great, a short walk to the beach and very easy access to St David's and surrounding areas.
Matthew M.recommends
April 18, 2023
Chough Camper-van Pitch (EHU)
Fantastic. Can't think of a better campsite we've ever stayed at. Facilities amazing, super organised and spotless. Local area and beach lovely. Hosts brilliant. Would love to come again.
Freddie R.recommends
August 27, 2022
Blackbird Electric Meadow Pitch - Tents Only
Very well thought out site!
Amazing place. Stunning views. The facilities are top notch, a very rare find! So many little details considered to make a very comfortable camping experience. Pitches are generously sized and private.
Lee P.recommends
August 21, 2022
Raven Meadow Pitch - Tents Only
Highly recommended campsite!
Amazing campsite. Facilities are all fantastic, and the amount of space you get on the pitches surpasses any other campsite I've stayed at. Short walk to Whitesands beach (either 5-10 mins on the road, or 10-15mins taking the slightly longer coastal path). We have young kids and it wasn't possible to walk into St David's with them, but only a 5 minute drive. The hosts were super helpful and kept everything spotless. We'll be back!
Lucy G.recommends
August 16, 2022
Guillemot Hideaway (EHU) Tent or Camper Van
We loved this campsite. We had one of the hideaway pitches and there was loads of room and the greenery provided good privacy.The campsite was full but it didn’t feel crowded as everyone is so spread out. The facilities were great too. We wish there were more sites around like this.
Beverley T.recommends
August 9, 2022
Kittiwake - Hideaway Pitch - Tents Only
Our favourite site
Another amazing stay at Dunes. Fran & Richard welcoming as always. Spotless facilities, huge secluded pitches and all within walking distance to one of our favourite beaches.
Tom F.recommends
August 8, 2022
Blackbird Electric Meadow Pitch - Tents Only
Peace and quiet in St Davids
Lovely, quiet campsite with plenty of space and great views - would highly recommend to anyone trying to get away from commercialised sites. Richard and Fran run a tight ship - pitches are well maintained, shower block is pristine and we were kept well informed of any maintenance issues.
Graham C.recommends
July 24, 2022
Guillemot Hideaway (EHU) Tent or Camper Van
Very large pitch, extremely priced ate, hardly aware of other campers. All facilities sparkling ean, everything you need provided including fridge and freezer space, charging points, laundry facilities and free hot showers.
Trevor J.recommends
June 19, 2022
Hawk Camping or Camper Van Pitch (EHU)
Nice site with good facilities Liked the EHU and campfire and being close to beach.
Ben S.recommends
June 18, 2022
Buzzard Camping or Camper Van Pitch (EHU)
Amazing - got everything
Stayed in a van - couldn’t fault it convenient water , hook up and ready made fire pit and picnic table . Great views - enormous pitch - really gave feeling of space - hope they don’t ever reduce them in size !! Probably the most comprehensive and clean facilities we’ve ever used outside a hotel !! Good walks, bike rides and near to st David’s - a must- stay campsite
Anna M.recommends
September 19, 2021
Puffin - Hideaway Pitch - Tents Only
We couldn’t fault this campsite. Our little hideaway pitch was amazing, so quiet and private. We made use of our designated fridge space and the shower/toilet block was always clean. Fran and Richard were always friendly and we loved our little camp fire. We would definitely visit again.
Paul L.recommends
September 16, 2021
Chough Camper-van Pitch (EHU)
Loved it. Huge pitch. Excellent facilities. Well situated for the coastal path. Beach very nearby. Would definitely recommend and hope to come back next year. Sue and Paul.
Jennifer C.recommends
September 9, 2021
Merlin Meadow Pitch - Tents Only
We had a wonderful time at this campsite and it was great to have a whole big pitch to yourself with fire and picnic bench. Such a good location with just a short walk to the beach and short drive into St.Davids. The toilet and shower facilities were really clean and ordering fire wood and Charcoal from Rich and Fran was easy. It was really handy to have our own fridge space and electric charging point for the phones too. I would stay here again.
Cathleen M.recommends
July 15, 2021
Guillemot Hideaway (EHU) Tent or Camper Van
We felt at home from the moment we arrived. Our pitch was secluded, facilities excellent and Richard and Fran were most helpful. It was great to be surrounded by lovely birds in the hedgerows. It was everything we love. A minor injury meant our week was cut short. Richard and Fran did everything they could to help us out till family arrived to take us home. We will definitely go back.
Tessa H.recommends
July 4, 2021
Peregrine Meadow Pitch - Tents Only
This place is an oasis of calm, it's fantastic! Me and my son loved camping here as it felt spacious and cared for. With my son can feel uncomfortable in busy or noisy places so trips away can be a challenge, but here we felt relaxed knowing we could head back to the campsite for some quiet time, I am so glad that there are wonderful places like this for people like us.
Joanne B.recommends
July 3, 2021
Shearwater - Hideaway Pitch - Tents Only
Quite possibly one of the best campsites we have been to! We had a lovely secluded pitch, which was beautiful and tranquil! Great location, 10 minutes walk from the beach and the amazing Welsh coastline! We will Definitely be booking again!
Rachel C.recommends
May 19, 2021
Fulmar Hideaway (EHU) Tents Only
Idyllic! Great facilities, beautiful campsite all felt new and clean. Perfect position for St.David's and Whitesands Beach. Richard and Fern were lovely hosts.
Ben M.recommends
August 20, 2019
Buzzard Camping or Camper Van Pitch (EHU)
We have just returned from the Dunes Campsite and had an excellent time. Fran and Richard have done amazing job in making this the best campsite we have ever been too. They are very friendly and the facilities are first class, better than some hotels we have stayed in. Whitesands beach is just a 10 minute walk away, even on a busy day there is plenty of space and with toilets and a nice café it makes it a lovely day on the beach. Richard told us how to walk into St Davids and is was very easy to find. We will defiantly be going back at some point in the future.
Slaney ?.recommends
August 19, 2019
Peregrine Meadow Pitch - Tents Only
We have just returned from 2 weeks at Dunes with our family of 4. In typically Welsh fashion, the weather chucked its best and worst at us, but we survived. Largely due to Richard & Fran’s attentive and thoughtful intervention; checking we had seen the forecast and providing us with heavy duty wooden pegs and a sledge hammer. The site is clearly their pride and joy and the new toilet block is stunning. You could eat your dinner off the floor! Fridges are great, each pitch has its designated shelf. £4 to use the washer (eco-detergent is provided in this) and you are trusted to pop your money in an honesty jar. Very much committed to recycling. Our youngest loved the short footpath that is cut into the inside perimeter of the site and must have done 20 miles a day on her bike, just pottering about. We have camped extensively over the years and have not felt this sad to leave for home in a long while. I shall very definitely miss the sight of Richard in his yellow wellies!!!!
Sally ?.recommends
August 16, 2019
Curlew - Hideaway Pitch - Tents Only
We had a fabulous week here this summer - the site is in a beautiful location tucked away behind Whitesands Bay, within walking distance of the beach via the coastal path, and with a view of St Davids in the distance. All the pitches are spacious, with a picnic table and fire pit - we stayed at Curlew which was lovely and secluded. The owners put a lot of thought and care in running the site - the two facility areas are always spotless and there are lots of thoughtful extras, including bags of dry wood available to buy, and a supply of pegs to keep your clothes on the washing lines in the Pembrokeshire wind! Most campsites are a good base just for sleeping and eating, but Dunes is also a lovely place to spend time - we often spent the morning relaxing on site, then headed down to the beach in the afternoon. It is our new favourite site and hope to return soon!
Chris ?.
July 19, 2019
We camped on Kittiwake pitch for 6 nights with lovely weather. This is such a good campsite. All pitches are very private. They will become even more beautiful as the planting develops. Facilities are very good. Although we were a bit of a walk to the toilets it was manageable. Lovely showers. Sensible fridge arrangement etc. And all very well cared for. Ten minutes walk to coastal path, beach, swimming and ice cream.
Jon J.
July 6, 2019
This is a beautiful site, we have had a great week and have also been fortunate to have great weather. Fran and Richard have provided a site which gives everything a camper could need. ,We stayed in Fulmar a spacious and private site where we could relax and enjoy the peace and scenery around. It is well located for boat trips and walks and the beach is fabulous and safe with life guards. All week we have seen Fran working so hard on the site for our benefit. Everything was clean well maintained and she is passionate about recycling and helping everyone have a good experience. Be prepared that the toilets are not close to the Concealed sites, and the site got a bit windy on a few days so a few extra pegs were needed. Having a fire pit and a picnic bench were also fun additions to the site. St Davids is nearby with a supermarket where we were able to buy all the supplies we needed. We geel we have been privileged to enjoy the Dunes camping site and this stunning area of protected nature reserve. Thankyou.
Roger C.
July 1, 2019
A warm welcome, and the site to ourselves! The shower/toilet/washing up block appeared to be brand new, and was equipped with fridge, freezer & washing machine. Close to beach & coastal path (10 minute walk)
Andy L.recommends
June 9, 2019
Kite Camping or Camper Van Pitch (EHU)
On arrival we had a very warm welcome from Fran who showed us the site and the amenities. It was very obvious from the start the pride she had in her site and the effort she had put in to making it the wonderful place it is. The site was immaculately clean, from the pitches to the showers etc. The toilets and showers were spotless and very well equipped. The site was quiet and very peaceful. Book with confidence that your stay will be fantastic.
Mooretams ?.recommends
September 17, 2018
Kite Camping or Camper Van Pitch (EHU)
We stayed for a week in the summer holidays and completely escaped the crowded summer holiday feeling elsewhere. Site is beautifully kept & in a fantastic location. Please consider a pitch for small campervans (up by the road so as to not encroach on the precious no vehicles tent zone) in your expansion plan!
Lucie ?.
July 21, 2018
Back from a week camping at Dunes with our family of 5. Brilliant campsite with friendly owners who keep the place spotless. Spacious private pitches. Best campsite shower we’ve had. Gorgeous area with 10 minute walk to sandy lovely beach which was great for body boarding. St David’s is a lovely place full of nice pubs, cafes and shops and the cathedral. Would highly recommend this campsite! Thanks for a great holiday.
Madeleine ?.
August 16, 2017
I have been camping for several decades and this is by far and away the best campsite I have ever stayed at. Fran and Richard are very welcoming. The site is beautiful and you feel as though you are getting right back to nature. It is a site for true campers. There are no campervans or caravans. Just tents on their own designated glades in amongst the dunes. We had a lovely week staying at this magical place. We stayed on Fulmar pitch. It has 10amp electric hook-up and is conveniently close to the showers and washing up facilities. When you are on the pitch you cannot see your neighbours, the loo or the showers etc. It is also great that cars are allowed to the pitch to set up/down only. The campfire are supplied with a cooking grate and there is a picnic bench which means you can leave the camping table and chairs at home! We will be returning next year!
Saffron ?.
August 3, 2017
We really loved this campsite! The pitches were private and spacious and perfect for the kids to run about safely on - like having a tent with your own private garden! We enjoyed campfires in the evenings which also had a grill for cooking (brilliant as we had no room to pack the bbq) The on-pitch composting toilet was brilliant - much better than I had expected - clean, comfortable and fresh smelling! The other facilities were immaculately clean and tidy. Lovely hot showers in very well designed cabins and a great indoor washing-up area with fridge, freezer and charging points. We had everything we needed on site and Fran and Richard were absolutely lovely and made sure that our stay was perfect. The surrounding area was also lovely. We spent several hot days on the beautiful Whitesands Beach (a short off-road walk) - a brilliant beach for sandcastles and surfing! We visited St Davids, climbed Carn Llidi for some amazing views, had an exciting 'wet and wild' boat trip with Venture Jets - where we saw seals close-up and also spent a very adventurous afternoon coasteering with TYF with the eldest child whilst the younger children enjoyed an interesting trip to the Bug Zoo! What a great holiday! We can't wait to return!!!
Nearby attractions

Blue flag and surfer friendly Whitesands Beach is just a 10-minute walk away, skirting around St Davids City Golf Course (07527 004015) to get there. You can take boards from the campsite and throw yourselves into the waves or simply enjoy a little sand castle building. Its 1½ miles into St Davids itself. Famed for being Britain’s smallest ‘city’, it is really little more than a village. But it’s one of the most characterful villages in the country and very much characterised by its celtic heritage, most obviously in the Welsh language, which you’ll probably hear being spoken in shops and bars hereabouts. Visit the cathedral (01437 720202), the bishop's palace(01443 336 000) and explore the many galleries – Oriel-Y-Felin (01437 720 386) is a particular favourite – or stick to the coast with a ramble along the renowned Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Food and drink

The beach café offers a wide range of hot and cold food and is just a 10 minute stroll away. For everything else, St Davids is the place to go. It boasts many good Welsh pubs, including the Farmers Arms (01437 721666) and The Bishops (01437 720422) – both of which offer traditional pub fare. There are a handful of good restaurants in St Davids too, including The St Davids Gin & Kitchen (01437 720404). Slightly further afield The Shed (01348 831518) in Porthgain offers the best seafood.

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