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Rhosson Ganol

· St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales
4 acres hosted by David G.
46 motorhome/tent pitches
Best all-round: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Wales' westernmost campsite, boasting stunning views overlooking Ramsey Sound on the Pembrokeshire Coast

All manner of weird and wonderful campsites are brought to your attention via Hipcamp, but we all need a little bit of normality in our lives and this includes campsites where us average bods, whether couples or families, can enjoy a standard camping holiday – after all not all of us are searching out the weird or eccentric.

This is where Rhosson Ganol rides to the rescue, and where there isn’t a yurt or a tipi to be seen. Neither are the owners on a campaign to save the planet, and there is absolutely nothing strange or uniquely different trying to sell the site to the camping punters. They (the Griffiths family – Henry, David and Kate) just want their guests to enjoy their holidays.

The wide and unspoilt view may very well be the strongest reason for falling in love with Rhosson Ganol, but there is something else here gnawing at the senses, and it could be that feeling of being in a place where there is nothing beyond. In effect this is the Welsh version of Land’s End, or John o’ Groats, with Rhosson Ganol being the westernmost campsite in Wales. All this can be felt in your bones, too, sitting outside the tent staring happily and vacantly out at the sea on a warm summer evening.

Right, enough notional nonsense, for this is a fantastically practical place to come for that normal camping holiday we promised. Before venturing too far from the site in search of things to see and do it is worth kicking off the explorations by strolling down to that rocky little cove at Porthstinian, where a few leisurely facts become clear. The first being that a walk along the coast path from here is eminently possible, with a bus service bringing walkers back to base at the end of the day.

There are also quite a number of boat trips running out of Porthstinian, offering a bewildering variety of aquatic adventures including contrasts such as a visit to the RSPB reserve on Ramsey Island, to an outrageously mad jet-boat session in the whirlpools and big, big waves that batter this coastline. Added to all this is the existence of a nice beach just half a mile away, the city (well, it’s a village really) of St Davids just over a mile, and the whole of west Pembrokeshire readily accessible from this small campsite, which teeters on the very edge and makes a normal kind of holiday something rather extraordinary.

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132 Ratings · 152 reviews
Matt W.recommends
April 1, 2024
Grass Pitch (water & optional EHU)
This is a beautiful place .. amazing views … Lovely new facilties. WiFi there but limited to a few pitches. Owners lovely and doing best to manage flooded pitches and stuck vehicles. A bit pricey for us with a simple small tent but hey ho seems to be the way.
Jeff E.recommends
September 3, 2023
Grass pitch
Rhosson Ganol ❤️❤️
Wow! Amazing views. Toilets very clean and great showers. All guests on site were respectful of each other. Only negative I’d say was not being able to find anyone to tell us what pitch we were on. Fortunately other campers told us about the notice board at the entrance which listed customers pitch number. Will definitely return to this site , we loved it.
Andrew P.recommends
August 22, 2023
Grass Pitch (water & optional EHU)
Beautiful setting and fab campsite.
Rhosson Ganol is in a stunning location. It overlooks the Irish Sea and Ramsey Island, it overlooks the rolling hills down to the sea and best of all you get amazing sunsets from the campsite. The shower blocks are nice, clean and well maintained. The pitches were large so you had lots of space to spread out and have your camper or tent in any direction you wished to have it. Although David was not there when we arrived he answered the phone immediately when we called him. Very accommodating and pleasant man. Will certainly recommend and be back to this stunning place.
Victoria T.doesn't recommend
August 22, 2023
Grass pitch
Disappointing visit
Would not recommend. Arrived and found we had a non electric pitch which is not what I had booked (as seasoned campers we don’t go away for a week without it so unsure how this happened as I would not have booked non electric). Toilet and shower facilities were not that close to the pitches especially if you need to go in the night! And they were disgusting, toilets blocked with faeces and shower cubicles covered in sand, clearly not regularly checked and cleaned. As a regular camper these are by far the worst facilities I’ve come across. Tents were quite close together lacked privacy. Children were playing ball games in middle of the tents and ball kept hitting our car, tent, windbreaker and cooking stove (worried I was going to be scalded if the ball hit the pans so had to comment on it when the ball landed 6 inches away from the boiling hot water. Surely there needs to be a campsite rule on this or another field for ball games would be ideal? This continued well into the night and we couldn’t get to sleep due to the ball hitting all round the tent, kids shouting and coming up to the tent to retrieve said ball. Would be better if ball games were kept to a separate field/land. Communicated all the issues with the host as we left the following morning but had no response from him - thought a partial refund would have been courteous as we had driven for over 4 hours to get there only to be met with such disappointment
Lee Anne H.recommends
August 5, 2023
Grass pitch
Glorious views
Stunning views of the sunset, quiet, peaceful. Easy check in process Wind is not to be underestimated though!
Nicola H.recommends
July 18, 2023
Grass Pitch (water & optional EHU)
We loved our stay at Rhosson Ganol. The location is fantastic, right on the Coastal Path and yet close to St David's. We had some wild and woolly weather and felt quite exposed at times, but it somehow seemed appropriate to the landscape, and the view of Ramsey Island and Sound from our caravan was very beautiful in all weathers. The facilities are excellent – the showers and toilets were spotless and new, and the tumble drier turned out to be very useful! Highly recommend the site and definitely plan to return.
St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by David G.Joined in January 2018
From the host
Rhosson Ganol has 35 pitches all in a scenic location overlooking Ramsey Sounds. The large camping field gives you plenty of choice on where you wish to pitch your tent for your holiday. There are plenty of walks nearby along the coastal path with a handy bus service bringing walkers back to base at the end of each day. There are also a number of boat trips running out of Porthstinian, offering a bewildering variety of aquatic adventures including a visit to the RSPB reserve on Ramsey Island. All our pitches are pre-determined, however we will try our best to accommodate for your preferences.
Nearby attractions

Campers can enjoy unparalleled access to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Take to the waves with a jet-boat trip courtesy of Thousand Island Expeditions (01437 721721) or take cruise to Ramsey Island (01437 721423). There's a wealth of coastal adventures to enjoy with Tyf Adventure (01437 721611) including coasteering, climbing and sea kayaking all within walking distance. St Davids, the UK's smallest city, is also around half an hour's walk away.

Food and drink

The Farmer’s Arms (01437 721666) in St Davids is the only traditional pub in the area and provides decent food and ale. Saffron (01437 720508) serves the best Indian food on the St Davids peninsula, while St Davids Kitchen (01437 720404) does excellent posh nosh.

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