Dunes at Whitesands Camping Hideaway & Meadow Camping Pitches Minutes Walk From Whitesands Beach near St Davids


Hideaway & Meadow Camping Holidays Minutes Walk From Whitesands Beach

Dunes is a small family run campsite. Peaceful, quiet, exceptionally spacious camping set in an idyllic location on the St. David's Peninsula.

Dunes is just a short walk from Whitesands beach & the Pembrokeshire Coast Path while still being within easy reach of the cathedral city of St. David's
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There are 10 hideaway family pitches and 8 meadow camping pitches nestled in 10 acres of wild Pembrokeshire Countryside
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Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit and picnic table.
We have amazing new modern clean facilities.

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Dunes At Whitesands Camping
Dunes at Whitesands Camping
Location -
This is an idyllic location boasting sea views, spectacular sunsets, peace and quiet and yet just a stroll from Whitesands Beach and a brisk walk into St Davids.

Pitches -
The pitches both hideaway and meadow are unusually spacious. You will not be crammed in here, there is room to spread out and enjoy yourselves. Each pitch is complete with picnic table and fire pit.

Facilities -
We have amazing modern clean facilities which were brand new in 2019 and include free hot showers, flushing WC’s, a large family bathroom, hot and cold washing up, fridges and freezers. An endless supply of hot water is provided by a mix of solar and electric power and there is the added luxury of underfloor heating. Outside there is a partially undercover “hot” shower for rinsing off after a day on the beach.


Things To Know


Camp fires allowed (we sell clean burning kiln dried hard wood)

Car free hideaway camping.

No Dogs. Sorry we do not accept dogs

Camper-vans: We have five grass pitches with EHU on which camper vans / small motorhomes are permitted, these are Chough, Kite, Buzzard, Hawk and Guillemot (note Guillemot is not suitable for motorhomes). Only one camper-van or motorhome is allowed per pitch.

Hideaway pitch Fulmar has EHU

Walkers & backpackers welcome, must arrive on foot or cycle: £10/night per person (pitch without fire or picnic table allocated on arrival - max stay 2 nights)

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This is Whitesands Beach. You can walk to this Blue Flag award winning beach from the campsite

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Rural Pembrokeshire - The site is set in a beautiful wild Pembrokeshire countryside with fabulous views across Whitesands, St Davids, St Brides Bay and Carn Llidi. Once the sun goes down keep warm by the camp fire, enjoy the fabulous night skies and listen to the pounding surf drifting up from the beach. There is almost no light pollution out here and this results in a fantastic view of the Milky Way.
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Children can play safely here; during the week vehicle movements are restricted to journeys between the site entrance and the parking and the camper van pitches are all together and to one side of the site. The only exception is Guillemot which is adjacent to the parking area anyway.

The site is dog free and with the right supervision children love toasting marsh mellows over the camp fire. There are also mowed tracks within the site where children can explore nature.
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Rare Breed Sheep & Our Working Sheep Dog Rhian- We have a small flock of Balwen Welsh mountain sheep. They are a small very hardy breed, that originate from one small area of Wales in the Tywi Valley. They have very distinctive markings being black in colour with a white blaze white socks and a white tail tip.
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Dunes is also a haven for bird watchers. Along with the numerous land species which visit the camp site and surrounding area (Choughs, Swifts, Grouse, Buzzards, Owls, and Kestrels), the local offshore islands are inhabited by a wide variety of sea birds including; Gannets, Razorbills, Guillemots, Puffins, and over half the worlds population of Manx Shearwaters breed on the islands of Skomer and Ramsey. Skomer is also home to the largest Atlantic Puffin Colony in Southern Britain. Grassholm Island is a tiny piece of rock but is home to the third largest colony of Gannets in the world, roughly thirty nine thousand pairs visit the island. Ramsey Island has a host of resident birds including two breeding pairs of Peregrine Falcons. The islands are easily accessible via one of the many boat trip companies which operate out of nearby St. Justinian.
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Dunes is also a haven for bird watchers. Along with the numerous land species which visit the camp site and surrounding area (Choughs, Swifts, Grouse, Buzzards, Owls, and Kestrels), the local offshore islands are inhabited by a wide variety of sea birds including; Gannets, Razorbills, Guillemots, Puffins, and over half the worlds population of Manx Shearwaters breed on the islands of Skomer and Ramsey. Skomer is also home to the largest Atlantic Puffin Colony in Southern Britain. Grassholm Island is a tiny piece of rock but is home to the third largest colony of Gannets in the world, roughly thirty nine thousand pairs visit the island. Ramsey Island has a host of resident birds including two breeding pairs of Peregrine Falcons. The islands are easily accessible via one of the many boat trip companies which operate out of nearby St. Justinian.
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We are listed in the Guardian Top 20 UK Coastal Campsites 2018. Click here
Reviews:

2019 Jessica Major (original on Google)
If we could design our ideal campsite, this would be it. The setting is stunning, the location, a few minutes drive away from St Davids and a short walk along the coastal path to Whitesands, could not be better. The camp site itself is really something special. Each pitch offers space and privacy, peace and quiet and wonderful views. Our children were able to explore safely due to no cars which added to our relaxation as we didn't have to worry. If you are looking for a campsite that is quiet and relaxing and offers some privacy, this is for you. Ideal for couples and families, old and young. The other wonderful thing about this place is how it has been designed with every need in mind. We loved the ability to have a camp fire - sitting with our children toasting marsh mellows whilst the sun went down was a real high light and something very special. The site is looked after so well and the facilities are the best you will find anywhere - stylishly designed wet rooms and toilet blocks and washing up areas, Bosch washing machine and modern fridges. Fran and Richard clearly gave a lot of thought to the design of the site and they work really hard each day to ensure everything is spotless . The camp site is a green campsite and so there are recycling facilities which is fantastic. Fran and RIchard are really great and cannot do enough to help. This place has a bit of magic about it and we would strongly recommend it - we cannot wait to go back! Thank you Fran and Richard!

2019 Fiona Pratt (original on Google)
We have just returned from probably the best campsite we have ever been too - and that says a lot as we are out 3-4 times a year.... Firstly the facilities, just wow for a campsite - this was 5 star hotel level, the showers & toilets were maintained so regularly I can’t imagine how Fran gets anything else done! It felt really quite luxurious. We stayed in one of the ‘hideaway pitches’ and we therefore had the added bonus of a unit nearer us that had fridges - with your own clearly marked shelf and freezers for ice packs. There was also washing up facilities here, so we didn’t have to go to far with our pots etc. The pitch we stayed in was remarkably large, yet wonderfully private. Each pitch is separated by beautiful wild flowers & trees, giving a ‘wild camping ‘ feel yet also set in a way that’s really thought through for campers privacy. The location is beautiful only 10 mins walk to a great surfing beach, which is a massive positive as well. We will be returning this year without a doubt. Well done Fran & Richard you have got this spot on, thanks.


2019 by John Uphill (original on Google)

Stunning facilities glorious surroundings. Great location to explore the beautiful areas of Pembrokeshire. Very friendly owners with an obvious keen eye for quality and comfort. Pitches are huge really makes a lovely difference to the enjoyment with fire pit and picnic bench already in place. Showers etc were simply exceptional almost Spa quality. If you enjoy quality and relaxation with exceptional views then you’ve found a real sanctuary here

2019 by Clarence Phillips (original on Google)
Just returned from a 6 night camp. The site is amazing, perched on the hill top that leads down to Whitesands Beach with views of cairn liddie. The facilities are kept immaculately clean by the owners, Richard and Fran. Some lovely rare bread sheep in field. Everything is very thoughtfully set up for camping convenience. Had very high winds the first two nights. Richard put up two heavy duty posts to anchor our tent and prevent it being blown away. We had fresh eggs from their chickens. My kids, 11 and 7 loved running around and exploring. Dogs are not allowed on this site and there are restrictions on car use. Cars are only allowed on to the pitch twice, to pick up and drop off so the children can run around in safety. No need to worry about hidden dog mess like you do with other campsites. You wake up to bird song and wildlife. Richard and Fran are incredibly helpful with their local knowledge, best places to launch boats ets and are always thinking of solutions to make camping more enjoyable. I fully recommend this place.

2018 by Bryony Wiffen (original on Google)
We are just home from what has become our favourite camping destination! Dunes camping is literally a 10min stroll to Whitesands Bay, St David's is also in walking distance & easily accessible by car. Top marks for location...but that's easy, it is what it is! The site itself: we stayed on the Curlew Pitch, a large plot surrounded by bracken, hedge seedlings, thistle & various other wildflowers that grow to such a height that you are essentially entirely private. Our pitch had an eco loo. This is a composting toilet that was immaculate, well built & only for our use during our stay. By following the instructions the loo remained clean & odourless during our 3 night stay. There were two showers (but the site only has 10 pitches so there was never a queue), & a washing up station. All of the facilities kept clean & to a high standard. If the private, quiet, secluded & well located pitch with clean facilities isn't enough the owners came up trump's yet again! Each pitch has it's own shelf in one of the two communal fridges, there is a bank of sockets for charging phones etc & a freezer (you can borrow & switch out Dunes ice blocks to keep your cool box cool). Everything I have already mentioned makes this site worth the rating, in addition to this there is a shiny new bathroom/ flush toilet installation in the stable block near the main house as well! The owners were hugely welcoming, instructions & guidance very clear & the site well maintained. We loved the added bonus of not having to dodge campsite traffic as once unloaded & pitched we removed our car to the Dunes parking area! I cannot rate this site enough!

Aug 3, 2017 by Saffron (original on Cool Camping)
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!!!

Aug 16, 2017 by Madeleine (original on Cool Camping)
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!


All of our pitches are complete with picnic table, fire pit & grill, and plenty of space. The site has a new clean and modern communal facility comprising; family bathroom, three flushing toilets, four showers with unlimited free hot water, a hot outside shower for rinsing off after the beach, an inside communal area with hot and cold washing up facilities and shared fridges and freezer and outside there are two rotary clothes dryers. A washing machine is available (extra cost applicable). We also provide free use of body boards and beach stuff on a first come first served basis

PEACE & QUIET This is a peaceful, quiet campsite. We do not allow radios, stereos or TVs
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