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Heritage Coast Campsite
97%
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113 reviews
· Vale Of Glamorgan Cf71 7 Qq, Wales
1 acre
31 units
1 Glamping
30 Tent
Simple camping (with glamping options) just a stroll from the nearest Glamorgan beach – plus a brilliant little café to boot
So you know about Snowdonia, the Gower and the Beacons, and the Pembrokeshire Coast needs little introduction. But how about the Glamorgan Heritage Coast Path? Starting from Cardiff Bay's regenerated waterfront and spanning 35 miles westwards to the seaside kitsch of Porthcawl, this stretch of Wales' recently opened national trail takes in some of the country's most spectacular scenery. The sweeping golden beaches of Whitmore Bay, the famous sand dunes of Merthyr Mawr, the innumerable charming clifftop villages – it's a wonder the area isn't positively overrun with holidaymakers year round. But hey, we're not complaining, and lucky for us we've found the perfect coastal campsite base to explore this magnificent region. Glyn and Philippa George know a thing or two about hospitality. Having run their successful five-star B&B to much acclaim, the Georges decided to share their stunning corner of Monknash with the canvas contingent. Opening up the adjoining brook-side paddock for a trial 28 days a couple of years back, the response was so overwhelming that the ever-generous (as you'll soon discover) Glyn and Philippa realised it would be a shame to keep it to themselves. And so Heritage Coast Campsite was born. This tents-only spot had space for just 30 privileged pitches spread across two paddocks on soft, level grass. With uninterrupted views of undulating Glamorgan hills and the sparkling Bristol Channel, you can almost hear the "oo ar"s from Devon on a clear day. Facilities are second to none, with a brand new stables block housing all the expected, immaculately clean ablutions and a fully licensed café – Teddy's Bar & Kitchen – that serves all the grub you need, from your morning cuppa and bagel right through to a sunset beer from one of Glamorgan's local breweries. The resulting campsite is a thoroughly chilled out, family-friendly site (not one for the stag or hen do!), with views to savour, a brook to meditate beside and, of course, that breathtaking coastal path to pick up. Pretty much ticks all the boxes then, eh?
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Vale Of Glamorgan Cf71 7 Qq, 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 Philippa G.Joined in October 2015
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72 Ratings · 113 reviews
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Helen M.recommends
August 17, 2022
Large grass pitch (with electricity)
Everything was good here. The large electric pitches really are large. We managed to fit a 6 man tent plus a large gazebo and a land rover on our pitch and there was still some room, they also accommodated our request to be placed in pitches next to family. Lovely and quiet campsite. Hated the showers, there was possibly low pressure or something as both times we used the shower we were left with it not starting after we put the money in. Washing up water was also not warm every-time I used it.
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Emma H.recommends
August 17, 2022
Large Grass Pitch (Non-Electric)
Great pitches, fabulous service and very handy café! Host and owner were lovely.
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David H.recommends
August 15, 2022
Large Grass Pitch (Non-Electric)
Lovely place and made very welcome by super friendly and helpful staff
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Faith M.recommends
August 15, 2022
Large Grass Pitch (Non-Electric)
Camping alone
I loved camping there, amazing views very close to the beach...alot of space to enable you keep to yourself. Would love to go back. I was camping alone and I felt safe the whole time.
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Simon S.recommends
August 13, 2022
Large Grass Pitch (Non-Electric)
Great getaway
A brilliant and well run site, with beautiful sea views (and sunsets), immaculate toilets/showers, a great cafe and within 5 mins’ walking distance of a pub - and run by charming hosts. What more could you want?
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Na ?.recommends
August 13, 2022
Large Grass Pitch (Non-Electric)
We've enjoyed a fantastic few days here. The campsite is great with beautiful views and a short walk to the beach which is a real bonus. The owners couldn't do enough to make sure the guests are happy and the staff were really helpful and very friendly. The facilities are clean and tidy and there's a lovely area to sit and enjoy a drink watching the sun go down over the sea on an evening. We will definitely be back.
From the host
Glyn and Philippa George offer you a warm welcome to  Heritage Coast Campsite. Our site enjoys wonderful uninterrupted views of the Heritage Coast and we are just 15 minutes' walk to beautiful Monknash Beach. Facilities are clean and well maintained and, in 2015, Teddy's Bar and Kitchen was added to the site. We are particularly suitable for families and couples. Brook Paddock adjoins the campsite and is reserved for the exclusive use of visitors; a BBQ and Picnic area overlooking the pretty brook, 4 acres of secure paddock makes a happy environment for children to play ( when accompanied by an adult ) and enjoy.
Nearby attractions
Pick up the Glamorgan Heritage Coast Path and head north to Southerndown and Dunraven Bay. It's popular with the surfers and just about everyone else come summertime, while Dr Who fans might recognise it as Bad Wolf Bay. Escape the crowds with a visit to the Heritage Coast Centre (01656 880157). The nearby Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes provided the backdrop to the epic Lawrence of Arabia and the village's charming thatched cottages still attract the film industry today. Chilled out Llantwit Major boasts a handful of cool little boutiques, and it's just half an hour from Cardiff. But for those wishing to indulge in some serious retail therapy, chi-chi Cowbridge – 'the Bond Street of South Wales' – awaits just 4.5 miles from the site.
Food and drink
Heritage Coast Campsite plays host to the excellent Teddy’s Bar & Kitchen, a fully licensed eatery open from 8am–11pm, complete with log burner for chilly days and local artists work on display. In the morning, chow down to a home cooked breakfast, freshly brewed coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juices, with light meals and sandwiches also available throughout the day. Along with daytime essentials, Teddy’s bar also offers wide range of quality wines, beers, and ciders, of course, some delicious Fablas Welsh Ice Cream. Just 300 yards from the site you'll also find the excellent Plough & Harrow (01656 890209). With a fine selection of real ales (served from its charmingly tiny bar), decent pub grub, and live music on Saturday evenings, this timber-beamed old local is just the ticket if you fancy stretching your legs to somewhere off the campsite. The nearby Horseshoe Inn (01656 890568) in Marcross is another noted favourite for caskateers with local drops from the Gower, Kite and Tomos Watkins breweries. They also do takeaway fish and chips.
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